Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Easter Blessings - Tilda and An Easter Basket

Hello and Happy Tuesday!
I'm looking ahead to the next holiday and so today's project is my first Easter one for 2010.
There was a super challenge at Just Magnolia with a tutorial to make a cute Easter basket and I decided to give it a try.

There are more challenges helping me along the way:

Allsorts want you to "Get Distressed with Buttons and Bows"
The Secret Crafter wanted Monochrome tones of one color and white
Saturday Spotlight wanted Teeny Tiny
Just Magnolia had a special monthly challenge of an Easter Basket
Magnolia Stamp Lovers wanted Buttons or Bows
Raise The Bar wanted a Heart to Heart
Die Cut Dreams wanted you to Have a Heart
Stamp With Fun wanted Hearts
Cutie Stampers wanted Hearts
Cute Card Thursday wanted Spots and Dots
Lucys Cards wanted Polka Dots (some on the ribbon)
Etsy Inspired had a photo store for inspiration and I chose this photo to draw the colors from
Pinkle Art had a Rose theme
Crafty Angels want your Favorite Color
Tellens Place are playing Tic Tac Toe and this is my Hat Trick with my 3rd entry! I chose Flowers, Punch and Bling!
Sketch Saturday had the sketch I used for the matching card

I want to apologize for the shadows in the photos, it's a very dark day and no matter where I stood I got shadows, I hope it doesn't spoil it too much.
I used the super sweet Jam Tilda from the Yummy In Your Tummy collection. I colored her with Copic's.
The dp is My Minds Eye.
The flowers are Wild Orchid Crafts and the pearls are Queen & Co.
I sat Tilda on the edge of the basket and then added a double mat behind her.
The bows are Offray.
The border punch is Valentines Lace by Martha Stewart.

The eggs were paper mache that I spray painted and then added ribbon around the middle.
The felt flowers on the handle were from Hobby Lobby.

I used the same products on the card with the addition of the Hearts "Punch Around The Page" set of punches from Martha Stewart.

The card opens a little differently than usual, I'm not sure what the "fold" is called but I think it could be an Envelope Fold as it looks like an envelope from the back when it's folded closed.

Here is a close up of cute Jam Tilda.

I'm ready for Spring to get here as we are having some cold, grey days here in Texas so be on the lookout for more bright and cheery projects coming your way!


Tracey said...

Absolutely gorgeous set Katie! I love the colours! xx

sam said...

oh wauw! this is beautiful!!

Unknown said...

OMGosh How beautiful, such art! This is awewome!

Darlene said...

WOWZA ... these are awesome! LOVE your choice of color and such a unique card opening style! Thanks so much for joining us at Saturday Spotlight AND Raise The Bar! Hope to see you again next week!!

cockney blonde said...

Beautiful colour. I've just bought my Easter Eggs to pop into my basket when I've finished my challenge, that's if I don't eat them first, lol, x

Angie said...

Wow! You not only tried it...you nailed it! What a fabulous job : )

Barb Hardeman said...

Totally gorgeous, Katie, and so much work. Fine details on the pretty set.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

This is super cute and clever! Love the diagonal cut, and that Tilda couldn't be any sweeter if she tried! Wanted to pop in and congratulate you on your win at ABC Toys & Crafts last week - your project was darling, and the win well-deserved!! Hope you'll join us again for our next challenge (date TBD)!!

brenda said...

Hi Katie

What ba stuning set, the colours are lovely and all so very pretty with the roses.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week.

B x

Mummylade said...

Fantastic project! I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

Lucy Abrams said...

Wow - what a pretty creation!!!!

Nancy said...

Phenomenal! Beautiful set and I love the color. Thanks for sharing.

Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Kate this is stunning!!! Beautiful project - gorgeous colours, stunning! Thanks for sharinmg it with us at Allsorts this week and good luck with all the challenges.
Take care
Debs xx

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness Katie!! This is just gorgeous!! I so love these fun baskets and you've done so beautifully girl!! Stunning details and accents hun!! Thanks for playing along with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!! HUGS

Mina said...

stunning Katie, I love the colour and the fold of the card makes it unusual...perfect basket too...thanks for joining in with the Just Magnolia challenge
Mina xxx

Danni said...

Wowzers!! This is amazing! What gorgeous creations!! Fabulous job and so creative!

Erin... said...

what an adorable teeny tiny basket!!! love the bright cheery colors! Thanks for sharing it with us at Saturday Spotlight this week!

Peggie said...

So very pretty. Love the colors.

Victoria said...

what a fabulous creation. So gorgeous to see a basket and a card to match

Thanks so much for joining in at Die Cut Dreams this week.

Vivi Casale said...

oh, those are stunning!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for joining us at MSL challenge blog!

blackdragon said...

Well you did it.... a hat-trick of entries to Tellens place... THANK YOU!!!This is a stunning piece... i wish i had the talent to make it... its really lovely.
Hope to see you at Tellens place next challenge... but i wont dare you to enter 4 times, so dont worry.
Thanks again xxxlynx

Mel X said...

Wonderful basket Katie, love the matching card. Fabulous colour and elements here chuck, great job.

Thanks for joining us again on the Secret Crafter.

Mel X

Liz Corrigan said...

Wow, these are both so stunning. Gorgeous colour scheme, and like the different fold for the card. Rosie x

Do What You Love said...

OMG Katie, you ROCKED this challenge! I also made that basket and know how cumbersome it can be with those strips. I totally love the flowers on the handle - nice touch! You made the eggs - wow! I love paper mache'. Your card is gorgeous; Tilda is colored beautifully and looks as if she is sitting there, nicely perched. Perfection! ;D Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week! ;P

Unknown said...

Adorable, adorable, adorable!!! Love the whole project that you created! Thanks for joining us at Magnolia Stamp Lovers. Hugs, Stephanie

Joynana said...

I love this Tilda, your coloring is fantastic and you can send me the card, I would love to have it. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Sharon Caudle said...

Totally gorgeous, Katie!!! I love your color pallete and that basket is fantastic! What an amazing set and your coloring is beautiful! hugs!

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

What a gorgeous set! You did an outstanding job on all of it! Just darling! I love it!!!
Huggies ~
Sharron ♥

anaRy said...

The color is fabulous...great eater set!
Thanks for joining us at MSL challenge!
Anary MSL DT

LindaC said...

Very pretty....great gift idea also.
Thanks for participating in the Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge.

Lena Katrine said...

Absolutely delightful! Love the turqouise color, and the beautiful details!
Thanks for finding my tutorial useful :)
Hugs, Lena

Candy said...

You have done a wonderful job making the Easter Basket and the beautiful card. Love how you even coloured the eggs and put ribbon around them. Your colouring is excellent!
Hugs, Candy

Karen said...

WOW!, this is amazing and I love the colours you've used. Thanks for joining us at DCD.

Jane said...

wow wonderful! So cute! Very nice colors!

Thanks for stamping with Cutie Stampers!

hugs Jane

Samara said...

What an amazing project!!!

Christine Riley said...

What beautiful projects! Wow, love the colors, the ribbon, everything! :)
Hugs, Christine

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...


Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Lauren said...

This is too cute! I love the color scheme!


Cindy said...

Really incredible, someone will be very lucky to get this set. Please join us often at MSL, your work is gorgeous. Cindy2

ChrisaBella said...

Absolutely beautiful. You did an awesome job.

Unknown said...

Wow your card is fab! Great work!
hugs Nina

Annie said...

beautiful card and basket with cute Tilda! thanks for joining in the fun with us at CCT this week. hugs, annie x

Susie Sugar said...

Totally amazing Katie wow wow wow
love it and the colour wow !! fantastic duo
Thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

Susie Sugar said...

Totally amazing Katie wow wow wow
love it and the colour wow !! fantastic duo
Thanks for playing with us at DCD this week please come back soon
Hugs Susie xx

de said...

Very beautiful! Inside and out!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

vikkithescrapjunkie said...

Aboslutely stunning Katie! what beautifully made creations. Thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge & good luck.
Love n hugs
Vikki xx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Such gorgeous creations!! Love the way the card opens up, your colors, coloring, image and that stunning basket. Thanks for joining us at the Sat. Spotlight this week!

Unknown said...

This is super cute, love the idea!

Helen said...

Gorgeous set!
Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
Helen x