Week 42: How do you solve a problem like…

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Basic Grey?  

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:

LITTLE ARTIST:

 

 CLOSER LOOK:

Caught Alexa doodling at a tender age of one and a half years old here. She just turned 3 and she still loves to color and doodle, particularly flowers using circles. Yes, we have to encourage and start them young. She might be the next Frida Kahlo or a female Juan Luna, right?

 

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…

Created this in 2007. The time when hand-cutting (or what we term massacre) the papers was beginning to be the norm in scrapbooking.

Created in 2007 but still one of my faves!

A layout in 2008 and still loving it!

 

BG-Fusion papers were one of my oldest stash. I was able to use them only in latter part of 2008, to think they were released ages ago!.



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!

But I still wonder how my fave BG  designers Kelly Goree  and my friend, Iris Babo-Uy make it seem so easy peasy!

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