Saturday 8 August 2009

Week 1 – A sketch by Tara G

Hi everyone and welcome back to the new and improved BasicGrey Challenges, we hope that you are enjoying the new look blog and have found your way around ok :)

Well here we are with our first challenge ,well technically its the 37th challenge, but as we have re – launched the blog we thought why not start the challenges with a clean slate :) , so i give you our first challenge , drum roll please :)

A sketch by Tara G

Copic Class Sketch 1

Our fabulous design team member Tara G has designed this wonderful sketch for us to play with this week :), feel free to flip, stretch and rotate the sketch to fit your needs, as long as the original sketch can be easily recognised you are good to go :), oh and don't forget to use at least one element from BasicGrey somewhere on your creation.

Now remember that we will no longer be offering weekly prizes, instead 5 lucky people chosen at random from this challenge will go through to the monthly prize drawing which has been sponsored by our one and only sponsor Simon Says Stamp, and believe me when i say the prize is a good one :)

Also dont forget that we are now a fortnightly challenge blog and our next challenge will be on the 22nd of August, so that gives you a little extra time to take part :), plus we also now allow you to combine your cards to our challenges with any other challenge blog that allows you to do this :)

Righty then here is the Design Teams cards to give you some inspiration :)


P1020328 (Small)


Tree house BG card





Relaunch Sketch






Relaunch Sketch


Tara G

NewBG#1 copy

Tara W


Guest Designer


BGC Lemonade - June Houck

We hope you enjoy this weeks challenge, and please if you take part could you please link to your creation NOT your blog , as this saves us time in searching for it, if you are not sure how to link on Mr Linky then be sure to check out the How to play along page at the top of the blog :)

The BasicGrey Challenges Team


  1. Oh I love the new look blog and that card sketch is magnificent, nice one Tara. I love the layering on the sketch and had a LOT of fun using the pretty Basic Grey Lemonade papers to make mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

  2. wow, it's looks like I found your challenge blog at the right time....week #1!
    Love using BG papers!
    oh, and I'm so glad you allow combined challenges!!! thank you!
    Will definitely be playing along!
    Blessings, Maria

  3. My card can be seen here:

    Posting the link incase Mr.Linky goes missing :O)

  4. What a nice sketch! I added mine with the Linky. Love all the samples from the DT!

  5. What a great sketch and I am over the moon that I have found a basic grey challenge as i just adore your papers they are the best love cheryl xxx great cards by the DT too xxx

  6. GREAT sketch and truly amazing DT cards!! Will definitely be playing! Can't wait! :o)

    Chris xx

  7. I've just bought Lemonade papers, but I'm still crazily in love with the Wisteria range! So that's my choice for this Challenge. The DT cards are simply beautiful - thanks for this chance to win!

  8. loved this sketch - it was lots of fun once i figured out what to do with it! the BG Obscure papers worked great for me - all of the pretty paper from my card is from three sheets of my 6x6 stack!

    thanks for the challenge! i will ABSOLUTELY be back - BG is my favourite paper, hands down!

  9. All the cards are charming. June, you did a great job as usual. Love following your creations!

  10. Thanks for the challenge! Love the sketch and love all the cards used for examples as well. Great job!!

  11. Great sketch! Your design team is one talented group... love those cards! WOW!!

  12. I made a mistake with my entry, and posted a photo of my card before it was finished. I've posted the correct one under Red Squirrel. Can you delete or otherwise ignore the first one?

    Man I was so looking forward to this, and now I've messed up and caused a hassle on the very first challenge! I do apologise.

  13. found some sublime paper so used that to make a colourful art girl card

  14. My first entry and I am thrilled! Tara, your sketch is fabulous thank you! DT team cards are so inspirational too!

    Happy to have found you :)


  15. Wonderful sketch which definitely will be re-used!

  16. Welcome back missed yr challenges. hope you like my take on yr sketch Tara see you soon

    Love Dawn xx

  17. Fab sketch, loved playing with this one...thanks! My entry is here

    Cheers, Hels x

  18. Have added my entry now.. and what a joy that sketch was to follow, Tara! Excellent! Thank you. :o)

    Chris xx

  19. Hi Guys
    Welcome back and a great looking new blog, fab sketch from Tara and wow amazing candy and prizes i look forward to participating once again.
    hugs Debra

  20. So much fun! This is my first Basic Grey challenge :) So excited!

  21. Could it be? Am I the 100th entry? Wahoo!! I am thrilled you all are relaunching the challenge blog, I look forward to playing along in the future!! Gorgeous works from the DT, and fabulous sketch to play with!!

  22. This is the 1st challenge I have ever tried and it proved to be quite fun.
    Thanks and beautiful works from the DT!

  23. It's great to see you back up and running -- fun sketch for the first challenge!

  24. loved playing with the beautyful sketch.. thanks for looking xx

  25. I do not know for sure if this is the right place to inform you that I've added the link to your blogcandy on my blog.
    xxx Margreet

  26. Wonderful sketch and such fabulous cards by the DT....lots of good inspiration!!
    I have posted my card in Mr Linky.

  27. I'm so glad I participated in this challenge or I might never have had the idea to use the paper photo combination I've used. I'm really happy with how it turned out! I've joined the Linky list.

  28. Hiii!
    I'm entering for the first time.. I hope I did it good..
    Love the sketch..
    hugs Marley

  29. This was a really fun sketch to do. I look forward to doing a lot more of your fun challenges. Lots of creativity to admire!


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