Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Tisket, A Tasket......

Wanna see my basket????

hehe!!! I was sitting at my desk at a loss for what to make for a three dimensional item to submit for a contest...while staring me right in the face....a small Longaberger basket with adhesives in it. I briefly thought....maybe I should recreate that....no, I couldn't do it. Then I told myself "why not??? You have woven many Longaberger baskets while on trips to Dresden....." So I started to cut card stock "splints." I stamped each one with my weathered background stamp and sponged all of the edges. Away I went trying to construct the basket bottom.....


I wove......I tightened....I adjusted.....wove some more.....


see?


Here is the close up of the label:


I used rough edges mini alphabet for the "Farm Fresh" and used my tag corner punch for the edges of the tag. I stamped two strawberries with Tart and Tangy and cut them out. I made 3D strawberries out of Summer Picnic paper and topped them off with a punched flower from boho blossoms punch and the olive poly twill ribbon for stems. I even made my own dried grass with the crimper.


That about sums it up! :)
go stamp! :)

3 comments:

Robin Merriman said...

This is stinkin' cute! And if you don't win the contest, then it's shame. I love it!

Amy K said...

WOW!! Impressive!! I'm speechless!

Sue said...

I think you should show us how you made this! Great!!!!