Friday, May 7, 2010

May Day Basket

Challenge #10 "BASKETS"

Creating little containers, gifts and altering items are some of my VERY favorite projects to create which is why I have been in "CREATIVE HEAVEN" this week. (I have a wooden Vintage box posted below this) Love challenges that really cause us to think "outside the box" and break out of a creative rut. Check out FUSSY & FANCY for complete details

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This basket was created by using the large Spellbinders Scalloped Squares. I then dry embossed each square. Here is a closeup of the "Crafty Secrets, Bouquet of Joy " image that I colored with Copic Markers. I can't get enough of the new "Vintage Background" (GinaK by NinaB) stamps either. How beautiful is that lacey/eyelet stamp in white ink on always artichoke cardstock?
Closeup of the flowers & Ribbons that I attached at the base of each handle. The Handle is attached with a large brad so it moves back and forth.

Top view to show that I got a little carried away and decided that this would make a wonderful "Teacher's Appreciation" or "Mother's Day" gift so I completed the basket by creating
3"x 3" gift cards.

And Finally a peek at some of the little cards:

Fussy & Fancy: Baskets
Creative Card Crew: April showers bring May Flowers
The Pink Elephant: Mom
A Crafty Little Place: Sketch (ok I can still see their sketch- flowers, image & sentiment are the 3 squares and the vintage background across the bottom is where they have their strips, I just had to squish mine because of the small area)
Creative Craft Challenges: Bloomin Marvelous
Daisy Doodles: Anything but a Card
KL Stampin N Scrappin: Inside Out (I think creating the little cards for the inside of my basket qualifies???)
Cuttlebug Challenges: Mom
..............Supplies I used..................
Stamps: Gina K (Vintage backgrounds by NinaB), Crafty Secrets (bouquet of joy), Paper Trey Ink (Button Basics)
Ink: Momento (tuxedo black), Copic Markers, Paper Trey Ink (dark chocolate, fresh snow)
Cardstock: Gina K (pure luxury 120lb white, sweet corn & fresh asparagus), Stampin Up (always artichoke), Paper Trey Ink (berry sorbet, spring moss, melon berry)
Patterned Papers: Bo Bunny, Stampin' Up, K&Co (bailey mat pad),
Tools: Spellbinders (large scalloped squares, large scalloped ovals), Provo Craft (Cuttlebug, cuttlebug textile embossing folder)
Misc: Paper Trey Ink (Ribbons, buttons), Prima (caboodle lavender, pink flowers)


Stef H said...

holy moly! this is absolutely gorgeous!!! i love it! and i just love those flowers and buttons!

did you move yet?????

Cec said...

This is so fabulous with all the flowers and the special little cards. It looks like it was a lot of work but the result is worth the effort. Thanks for joining us at Daisy Doodles and please come back - we would love to have you.

Mina said...

wwwwwooooowwwww this is just stunning Justine, I love that little vintage girl...what a fantastic gift this would make
Mina xxx

My Creative Outlet by Janna said...

Oh how sweet and fun! I love that image! Great flowers too! Thanks for playing at CCC!

Janna :)

Helen F. said...

Such a wonderful and thoughtful gift,Justine! Fabulous idea and your coloring is gorgeous, Justine...
LOVE it!

Stampin Mindy said...

Very cute, I love all the flowers and all the little cards inside are darling. Hugs!

Georgia Ehrmann said...'ve been busy! This is beautiful and the little cards (with those buttons) are wonderful! What a great gift for some lucky person!

Sheri Gilson said...

Adorable project!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week!!

Rhonda said...

WOW!! This is sooooo gorgeous and the cards, too. Well done! Thanks for playing with us at Daisy Doodles.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

This is a wonderful project. It would work as an amazing entry for our Crafty Little Challenge that focuses on cards and other projects. Thanks for using our Scrap Challenge Sketch for this inspiring project. It is great to have you with us. I sincerely hope you come back again...very soon!


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh just FABULOUS, so pretty to look at.

Melissa Sauls said...

Oh my goodness this is jaw dropping awesome!! I wasn't expecting to see even more fabulous little projects emerging from the basket! LOVE IT!

Anonymous said...

This is gorgeous basket--I love the Crafty Secrets image, embossing, and all the colorful flowers and ribbons! So nostalgic and vintage-looking, and the little note cards are so cute!

sandra's crafty corner said...

wow wow wow this is stunning, you are very talented hun, thanks for joining us at creative craft challenges and good luck xxx

Jane Wetzel said...

oh Justine...just adorable! what an awesome gift!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Thud! Absolutely fabulous!!

Sylvia x said...

excellent project and perfect for the creative craft challenge blog...good luck

sylvia x

Maria Matter said...

oh WOW Justine, this is a GORGEOUS project!!! I love each and every one of these, you're so creative!!!
Hope you're enjoying your wknd!!!
hugs & blessings!

Thanks for playing along with the Creative Card Crew with this beauty!!!

Donna said...

Wow Justine, this is such a stunning project and how beautiful that it contains handmade cards must have taken ages to put this together...well done on a fab job :) Donna x

Cara said...

Just beautiful! Thanks for joining ACLP this week!!

Denise Marzec said...

Adorable notecards and I love the pairing of the prima flowers with the floral image on the basket. So pretty!

Anonymous said...

Oh My This is sooo simply!!!!! `gorgeous` so much beauty in one place...fab design:)!!!
Thanks for joining in with the cuttlebug challenges

Kelly L said...

Ohhh my goodness, what an amazing take on our I/O challenge!! I love all of your lovely details. The little basket/purse and lovely 3 x 3 cards are such a sweet addition. :) Thanks for joining us at KL Stampin N Scrappin for our inside-out challenge! Hugs, Kelly

Silver Strands said...

Wow! Very beautifulL! Glad I happened upon your blog :)

kado! said...

OK...that button card idea with the trees and cherries!!!!....I LOVE it SOOOO much! I need to save that idea in my brain somewhere! Hope it is there when I need it!

Sammye Jo said...

Love your take!!!
Thanks for playing in the Scrap Challenge at A Crafty Little Place!

Sammye Jo

~*Joni said...

What an amazing project you've created here! Beautiful job with this gift set, all the cards included are so wonderful and sweet. Thank you so much for joining us at ACLP's scrapbook challenge!
~*Joni ACLP DT