A lot of scrapbookers, in our community for that matter, are Basic Grey-challenged. The sometimes bright but most of the time distressed designs of this brand cause many of us to have creative block. However, we can’t help but buy (or at least drool) everytime they release a new design *sigh* because they’re so beautiful and irresistible! So happy I get lucky to create some pages worthy to be featured in their gallery like this one:
Materials Used: Papers, stickers, mini brad-Basic Grey; Felt-Queen & Co., Fancy Pants & hand-made by Alidz; Flower-Prima; Journalling spot-Prima; Chipboard-AC; Ribbon-Heidi Swapp; green brad-local.
Do you know that the Basic Grey Gallery hibernated for a while but now it’s back — better looking, improved, with lots of newly released- inspiration filled pages? Better check it out now and submit your works for a chance to win some give-aways!
So, going back—how do we solve the problem like Basic Grey (BG)? I was looking at my 2007-2008 pages…
My GDT works with Scrapbukan in 2008 (though published in Feb 2009).
…and one thing I noticed was that I used their plain or simple paper/s in the kit or a cardstock as the base and the rest of the busy and bright ones work well with it (especially when I did some cutting). It helped that I used not-so-busy-looking/too many colors photos as well. Add some of their yummy stickers, rub-ons and 3D embellishments, and, viola , I bet you’ll have an awesome page!