Thursday, April 5, 2012

A tisket, a tasket, a little yellow basket



I needed an Easter Basket to place a few Easter goodies in, so I decided to make one.  I found this great tutorial on how to weave your own here.  (One extra bit of info: you'll need 2 sheets of 12" x 12" of cardstock to complete the basket as I did.)  Each of the four sides are decorated using a variety of dies (from Cheery Lynn Designs, MFT, Memory Box, Spellbinders, Sizzix), rubber stamps (Unity, Cowtown, VLVS), Copic markers, Distress Ink, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, and Creative Inspiration paints.  



The first panel scene was created by combining Cheery Lynn Designs (Victorian Picket Fence, Mini Flourish One),  Memory Box (Butterfly Delights, Twiggy Tree, Leafy Canopy), MFT (Fresh Cut Grass), Sizzix (Branch, Cherry Blossom) dies.  All the flowers are painted with Creative Inspiration paints (Winter Frost) so they are very shimmery and the centers were added with a Pearl Pen.




The opposite side is decorated with rubber stamp (bunny - Cowtown Stamps; bees - Unity Stamps) images, which are colored with Copic markers and the bees wings were painted with Creative Inspirations paints (Pink Highlights, Sunshine).  In addition Pink Highlights was used on the bunny's ear, nose, and eye lid.



The other two sides of this woven basket are decorated with butterflies cut out with Cheery Lynn Designs (Exotic Butterflies Small) and highlighted with Creative Inspiration paints as well.  The little butterflies are from Memory Box (Butterfly Delights).


 The sentiment is from VLVS and was cut out with Spellbinders (Standard Tags). 












I'm entering my basket in the following challenges: Cheery Lynn Designs (basket); Great Impressions (flowers); Creative Inspiration paints (Easter); Oozak (anything goes).




Copics used: Y06, Y08, RV000, RV00, RV91, Y0000, Y00

14 comments:

rachel said...

fabulous basket Anne - I know two little girls who would love one of these - if only mummy had the time!!!! Hugs Rachel xx

Tammy said...

Oh wow Anne, your basket is so special and fantastic! Love the little scenes you created on each side! Excellent work of crafting!

Deloris said...

What a fabulous basket! The scenes are wonderful.

Some "bunny" is going to be very happy to receive it this Easter!

Thanks for entering the Flowers challenge at Great Impressions!

Hope you have a great day!

Bonnie Brown said...

Very cute basket! Good luck and thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs.

Jenny said...

What a fabulous project! The "Easter Bunny" went way out for this one :) Thanks so much for playing with use at Great Impressions Stamps!

jimlynn said...

OMG Anne!!! This is over the top fantastic! Love the weaving and all sides are unreal they're so pretty! Beautiful creation!
lynn

Linda said...

WOW Anne this is fabulous! I love the colour and all the embellishments too. I love the new look to your blog too.

Hugs
Linda xxx

E.T. said...

FABULOUS!!

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous Easter basket, and beautiful all round! :) Love the warm colours and all your pretty details and die-cuts.

Thank you so much for joining us and sharing your creation with Cheery Lynn Designs this week,

hugs

xxalisonxx

jessica said...

What an adorable Easter Basket!! I love all the details you put into this! Great use of Creative Inspirations Paint as well!
Thanks for sharing and joining in on our Inspired By Easter challenge over at Creative Inspirations Paint! Hope to see you back for the next challenge!
Jessica
~CIP DT~

jessica said...

What an adorable Easter Basket!! I love all the details you put into this! Great use of Creative Inspirations Paint as well!
Thanks for sharing and joining in on our Inspired By Easter challenge over at Creative Inspirations Paint! Hope to see you back for the next challenge!
Jessica
~CIP DT~

Sandy Hulsart said...

Anne, this is just too cute. I love how you used the Mini Flourish One as a vine on the Victorian Fence, it is perfect! Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge blog.

Tamara Morton said...

Fabulous Basket Anne! Thank you for joining us at Cheery Lynn Challenge Blog. I wish you lots of luck in the draw..
Hugs
Tamara

Mel said...

Fabulous Easter basket, love it. Thank you for joining us at OOzak's first challenge :)