Friday, July 24, 2009

Adventure Basket

I love the weeks when Lauren's My Time design team has template challenges. It's such a great excuse to use one of the amazing templates that Lauren has designed for PTI. They are super easy to use, and always make amazing projects.

This is what I came up with using the mini version of the Pack a Picnic template. Lauren provided us all with this image, and although I didn't use all of the colours in the image, I did gain inspiration from it. The woven placemat provided the inspiration for me to weave the basket.

If you want to join us this week, the lovely Pam is hosting, and Mr. Linky will be on her blog.

I used cream, soft sky, and river rock as my colours, but did not use any grey at all in my project.

I printed the template on both cream and river rock cardstock, then cut both templates into 1/2 inch strips.

It was a very time consuming process, but I am really happy with the end result.

Unfortunately, I was so focused on the weaving, that as I folded the top flap down, I did it backwards, and my score lines ended up on the outside of my basket.

In order to mask my error I covered the edges with White Opal liquid pearls.

The river rock edge was cut with decorative scissors, and the sky blue piece was also trimmed then added under the edge to create another layer. I really like the pop of colour it adds.

The medallion was created using my new Labels dies from spellbinders, and stamped with a pre-inked stamp from JustRite that I got from the dollar spot before they were sold out.

The foam flower is from American Crafts, and has a liquid pearl centre the same as the edges of the basket.

Take a look at these amazing peeks provided by the rest of the design team, and leave them some love as you visit their blogs.

If you want to join us this week, the lovely Pam is hosting, and Mr. Linky will be on her blog.



Dana Gustafson said...

*gasp* you WEAVED the basket?!?!!? Holy moley girl! That is all kinds of amazing! You certainly gave this basket an authentic look with your efforts. That is so cool!

Stampin' Pam said...

Tamara - this is FANTASTIC - I can believe it was a ton of work but love how the weaving turned out. I bet you just about died when you saw your score lines on the outside - clever way to regroup girl! Super.

Lisa (lakind) said...

Wow! Weaving that basket must have been so tedious! You rock, girl! I was thinking of using the basket template because of the weaving inspiration, but changed directions! This is fabulous!

Odette said...

Wow! what a great idea Tamara, this is fantastic. I think I'll try it out. Love your end result.

Laurel said...

Wow! I can absolutely tell how much workmanship has gone into this project. I absolutely LOVE the weaving and never would have been couragious enough to even attempt that... It looks great! And you would have never known about the score lines.... Cheers to you! This is fantastic!

Lauren (mytime) said...

HOLY WOW! You weaved it! You are crazy girl! LOL!!