Thursday, February 11, 2010

My Easter Basket ...

I'm in just under the wire on this challenge. I thought it was for the month, but when I read the post again on Just Magnolia Challenge blog I saw that the deadline is 10:00 PM tonight. Boy, I tell ya! I've been working hard on this one. ACH!!! I just went to post this and it expired 3.5 hours ago. Waaaaaaaaaaaaa! Oh well, here's my Easter Basket none-the-less!

The challenge was to make an Easter Basket using the tutorial for a woven basket, or just any kind of container to put Easter candy into. I don't have the shredded paper or candy yet, but I got my basket made!

I found the basket quite a challenge in itself to make. Even with a pictoral and written tutorial, I just found it a little unwielding. I guess I'm just a slow learner...

My basket has two sides, each with a Magnolia Tilda image, and lots and lots of flowers. Thanks to my latest order from Wild Orchid Crafts, I have some very gorgeous Gardenia's, Cherry Blossoms, closed Rose Buds and pretty pink Peonies.

Here is one side of my basket. I used Wrapped Tilda from the Christmas 2009 collection.



I ran out of two items while making this basket. BG10 Copic Marker and the BG Velvet ribbon. ARGH! I hate when that happens. I'm waiting for my Copic order to arrive, but I managed to eak out just enough from my now very dry marker to finish my images.

Here's a closer view of Wrapped Tilda...




Here's a close up of the flowers...



All my flowers, leaf punches and butterflies are cover with Pearl Glimmer Mist and so is the paper I used to make the basket. It is from the Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses paper. I sponged the edges of each strip of paper with Vintage Photo Distress ink. Since I have just recently acquired the MS punch Lace Hearts, I just had to use it for all my trim. The White bows are made with ribbon from my stash on my Bow Easy.

Here's a view of the other side of my basket...



This Tilda is from the Raising the Ceiling Collection which is now on pre-order at Magnolia Licious Store. Since she is not currently listed I don't know her exact name.

Closer view...



The butterfly punches are MS and another punch I've had for a while. All pearls and pearl sprays are from my stash. The BG roses were colored using my ABS to match.

Here are all the Copics I used to color my images...



I'm sorry for such a long post and so many picutres. I just wanted to cover all angles.

Thanks for dropping in for a visit...

36 comments:

  1. BARB TRY LEAVING IT ON THE COMMENT SECTION GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AWHH i hate when that happens!!!Is happen to me so many times LOl! you did a superb job i tell ya! awhh you are a master. The little girl is sweet tilda.I didn't know either till recently lol! Gosh try posting! im upset for you.You did such an amazing job ((HUGS)).RubyM:)

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  2. Barb, that is gorgeous! Love the images and your coloring and those flowers embellish your basket so beautifully. I am going to make one of these baskets too. hugs, Angela

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  3. This is a beautiful basket Barb! I love all of the flowers, butterflies and of course the Tilda's! Hugs, Stephanie

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  4. Your basket s so sweet! I love the colors. You have done a great job with this challenge.

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  5. I can see it now :) Wow this basket is gorgeous!! I love the colors & the Tildas you chose!! What a great gift idea!

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  6. Absolutely adorable. Love the basket and the image and your coloring.

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  7. Barb, your basket is adorable. Love the colors you used so fresh and delicate. Your flowers are beautiful! Coloring is beautiful! So sorry you missed the deadline.

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  8. WOW, that's gorgeous!! I love it and the coloring is fabulous. You did a great job!

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  9. This is gorgeous Barb--so spring-y and pretty, I love it! Great flowers and love the butterflies hidden in them, fabulous!

    hugz,
    Suzanne

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  10. oh Barb, THis is so SWEET!!! LOVE the soft colors and your coloring is always over the top!!
    hugs, Janiel

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  11. This is so beautiful. OMGosh you did an absolute awesome job. LOVE, LOVE it!!!

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  12. Oh no that is so dissapointing and frustrating- Something I would do. LOL. This basket you have created is absolutely Devine. The colours and the paper, your whole card is so, so pretty.A beautiful creation. Hugs xxxx

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  13. Oh Barb!
    I am sorry you missed the deadline after working so hard :o(
    Your basket is really beautiful. The making of it, colouring and flowers etc.
    Hugs, Candy

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  14. Barb your basket is just beautiful ! I am sorry you did not make it in time for the challenge....Your work is always very pretty
    Hugs

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  15. Oh Barb, you basket is so beautiful! The papers you used and your weaving is so perfect! I tried making two baskets and I gave up. Maybe the CS I was using didn't have enough "body." I love how you colored Tilda and all those beautiful flowers you placed around the basket. I am speechless. You did a wonderful job! Hugs, Cami

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  16. Wow this is fantastic - what a shame you missed the challenge! Gorgeous, gorgeous flowers and I love the colours!!! These new Tildas are just the cutest. Fab, fab project all round - must have a go too! Juliex

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  17. It's a shame you missed the deadline, cause this is one STUNNING creation - the Tildas are perfect and the flower arrangement is fabulous. It doesnt look like you struggled with the weave either.

    Hugs Beccy x

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  18. Sorry you missed the deadline, but am happy to see your lovely creation! Sooo sweet!!! Love the colors, coloring and all your flowers! Beautiful work!!!

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  19. oh wow Barb this is just gorgeous.
    Annxxx

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  20. Barb, So sorry you missed the deadline. There must be some other challenge where you can submit this precious creation. I second every comment above. No such thing as too many flowers. And you have arranged them so artistically. KayW

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  21. Barb your basket is beautiful!!! Your coloring is awesome and I love the flowers and all the other details! Every thing is gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Nancy

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  22. Barb - I'm so sorry you missed the deadline - your basket is absolutely gorgeous. I love the flowers, they are so dainty so colorful. You can see the love that went into the making of this basket. Thanks so much for sharing. Kerry Peasland (the other Kerry)

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  23. Totally stunning Barb!!! Beautiful basket and the spring flower arrangement is such a perfect fit for this creation :o)
    Hugs,
    Cabio

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  24. Well worth all the tries to find the link! Your basket is stunning, Barb! I love the pretty colors, expert coloring and those gorgeous flowers! Just wonderful!

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  25. Just adorable! Such a sweet little basket Barb!!

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  26. Oh my goodness Barb this is just stunning. The colours on Tilda match everything so beautifully, my daughter would be in la la land over this. Cheers Lora Sinkler-Lake

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  27. Oh, wow. This is absolutely stunning. There's sooo much work in this. Its just gorgeous. I love it.

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  28. Gorgeous basket! Sorry you missed the deadline. I missed the it too - I thought that since it was the "monthly" challenge, it ran all month. Apparently I didn't read the fine print.

    Anyway, the basket is GORGEOUS. Great job!

    Lauren

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  29. Wow, what a stunning project! I love the basked and all the embellishments that you added are just perfect.
    Hugs, Christine :)

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  30. This is beautifull Barb !

    Hugs Monique

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  31. Hi Barb - gorgeous! Lovely coloring and basket design. I hate that when that happens to a marker... I've had to add a few drops of blender fluid to "make " it before! (worse than running out of gas in the car!) lol
    have a great weekend!
    Pam Going Postal

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  32. Oh what an absolutely adorable basket!! Love it Barb!

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  33. Awwww....I'm sorry you missed the deadline barb but, this is so beautiful! absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing it with us anyway! *hugs* Sue

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  34. Barb, OMG, your basket is breathtakingly beautiful. The images are adorable and so wonderfully coloured with such fabulous colours and your flowers are amazing. Thanks for sharing this with us. Have a wonderful week. Hugs Jodie from Oz

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  35. Wow! Who wouldn't love to get this, it's stunning! Delicate and girly...so pretty!

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