Friday, 5 February 2010

Just Magnolia challenge - Easter basket

Thank you for all your entries to our hearts and flowers challenge, they were gorgeous!!! This week it is our special monthly challenge, sponsored by Simon Says Stamp, and you are going to love this one, I know we all did!!! The challenge is to make and/or decorate an Easter basket/container. Isn't this just the cutest little Easter basket??? It is so easy to make too!! Our featured stamper Lena Katrine has done a brilliant tutorial showing you exactly how to make it so I hope you'll all be inspired to have a go!!! Appart from the white punched cardstock it is made from one sheet of 12x12!!!! I used Basic Grey citron paper from the sultry collection. Not usually a colour I would go for but it was in a sale pack and as it is an Easter Basket I thought it would give a nice spring feel to my project teamed with some daisies (which I then discovered I only had two of LOL thought I had more!)
On the gift tag I have used this gorgeous Tilda from the yummy in my tummy collection. I just love this stamp, don't know what it is about it but it is one of my favourites!! The tag is tied to the handle with a bow. Instead of punching a hole in the tag I created a fancy top using the corner punch from my MS punch around the page set.
I coloured her with distress inks and managed to mix a pretty good match for the papers with spiced marmalade and peeled paint which I was pleased about!! I have added a stickled butterfly from my MS Monarch butterfly punch. The small pearls are from the Hobby House and the ribbon is one I've had in my stash for almost a year!! (like I said these aren't normally my colours LOL!)
On the front I've used my absolute all time favourite Tilda from the lazy days of summer collection, my two daisies (so wish I'd had more of them) and another two butterflies.
Again, Tilda is coloured with distress inks and I have added stickles to her dress and wings.
I have used my MS heart lace punch for the trims all around the basket and the handle, just love this punch so much and I have added a bow to the bottom of the handle at each side. As you can see two more butterflies made there way onto this side and another landed on the handle LOL!
On the back I used my personal stamp and.....another butterfly LOL!!!!
Hope you like it. You must pop over to the challenge blog and see the tutorial and the rest of the DT's baskets, you seriously will be stunned at their creations!!! x


Mina said...

stunning Jane, beautifully put together and the sunflowers are perfect for it
Mina xxx

Sol said...

This is Beautiful! You have done a good job on this one.. It looks like you have a white cloth inside the basket..hanging over the edges (doily lace).. that was nice... cute butterflies. And colouring is also nice! :)

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Jane this is amazing! I love all the details you have added and the amount you managed to get on the basket, you are just far to talented, and such an inspiration.
Hugs Kel xx

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Oh wow, you have been a busy bee since Wednesday ! Just love all your creations, such a talented laydee you are !!!

Love this Easter basket and all the pretties on it, absolutely stunning.

Thank's for your email and for pointing me in the right direction. I wait to hear back from them !


Jo xxx

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is so very beautiful Jane!
Stunning colour and love your sweet image and fabulous detail!
kim x

Marina said...

Your basket is just beautiful!
I love all the gorgeous embellies and your colouring is absolutely fantastic.


Andrea said...

these baskets are all gorgous and as usual yours is truly stunning x

mueppi said...

Your easter basket ist beautiful!
Hugs Gisela

Annette said...

Wow i love this soooo much the colours are fantastic, your whole blog is fab. sandra x

craftymum said...

OOH Jane. This is gorgeous
Love Sarah XXX

coops said...

wow, fantastic.luv coops.xx

Carolyn said...

What a great basket. I love all the stamps you used. I'm off to create mine today. Hope it's half as good as yours.
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Stunning, Sue x

maranda said...

wwwwooooowww what a gorgeose scrapcard it's so beautiful, well done!!
hugs maranda

Kate said...

Your basket is lovely! I notice Tab in the magnolia mag also has a personalised stamp, where did you get them from? ** Kate **

Donalda said...

Oh what an adorable basket dear, you sure put so much detail into all your work hon, it is just beautiful. Big Hugs

Juls said...

so gorgeous!! Love the fact you have used so many magnolia images and the colours are just gorgeous! Hugs Juls

Sheila said...

Gorgeous basket Jane those sunflowers are amazing!! love 'em.
Sheila xx

Lena Katrine said...

I looove your basket! It's simply georgeous in every way - the colours, the papers and the beautiful details!
It's so much fun to see all the baskets made, by following my tutorial - thank you for finding it inspiring :)

Hugs, Lena

Yvonne said...

How beautiful is this basket!
love the colour combo you have used on thism, and thr butterflies, keep looking at this punch do I really need it urm yes!
Your colouring is just amazing, unlike mine, all round beautiful creation.

Lisa Jane said...

The colours of your basket are beautiful and i love the heart punched handle. Its really gorgeous and a perfect easter gift
Lisa ;)