Friday, June 19, 2009

Picnic Fun

This week, on the heels of a new Papertrey release, Lauren's My Time team has created projects using one of her My Timeless Templates, and as an additional challenge we had to create our own background paper.

I couldn't help using one of the newest templates, Pack a Picnic. I absolutely love this template, and have lots of ideas, unfortunately I ran out of time, and don't have this quite done because I wanted to buy a strawberry plant to put inside of this basket before I gave it away.

The pattern was printed on kraft cardstock, and I used my acrylic paints again (I recently found them in my craft room, and I can't get enough of my paints) to lightly paint red and white stripes across the basket in a loose plaid pattern.

The image is from Unity and is part of the Fall Festival set. I had originally thought I would use a cherry or strawberry image on the basket, but I think the pie is much cuter. I can just see the strawberry pies now!

Instead of using the cardtock handles that come as part of the pattern I decided to use twill and I really like the look it gives. I am quite pleased with how this turned out, and I can't wait to use it again!

Be sure to check out the rest of the team, and play along this week with your own stamped (or painted) paper! These samples look fantastic, visit the blogs below to see the whole project!



Lisa (lakind) said...

Great job with the challenge! Love the pies on the front and your cool painting technique!

Kristin Bueter said...

This sure is a popular basket with the team today :O) Love that you used acrylic paints. I just recently got into my acrylics again also! They're so fun, and I love that you can layer acrylics effortlessly.

Great rustic look with your painting technique and the twill handles! I can envision a strawberry plant in it now :O)

Tracey Cuccia said...

Super cute Tamara -- I like the twill handles :) Great idea -- I'll have to 'borrow' it :)

Dana Gustafson said...

Ohh acrylic paint gives this basket a totally different feel! I love it! Very vintage picnic feeling!!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tamara - I love this and really like the twill handles. What a great idea - this will be a perfect gift with the strawberry plant in it.