Saturday, August 11, 2012

Artisan Finalists Blog Hop Day #3

Welcome back!

We're on day 3 of the Artisan Finalists Blog Hop! So far, I've showed a scrapbook page, a card... and now comes one of the two 3D projects. This might have been one of my favourite projects from the entry!


I knew I wanted to do a picnic basket for my 3D project - but I had a lot of learning to do to make it look 'authentic'. I ended up watching a few YouTube videos on actual basket weaving and then applied that to paper. Each strip is 1/2" wide and sponged on both sides with Soft Suede ink. The inside is lined with Summer Smooches designer fabric (how perfect was that fabric for a picnic basket?). The lid was made in one whole piece - The centre panel is adhered to the basket and mini brads are inserted on both sides to make the handles moveable. The basket opens using two antique brads.

What did you think of Mercedes' great project? Her stuff is always so awesome! Next up on your travels is Mindy... Go have a look-see ;)

If you get lost, here's a handy-dandy reference!

  1. Connie Collins 
  2. Holly VanDyne 
  3. Melissa Stout 
  4. Amy O'Neill 
  5. Sandie Conner 
  6. Amy Rogers 
  7. Mercedes Weber 
  8. Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin (you are here!) 
  9. Mindy Bingamon


Thank you for the sweet comments and for hopping along with us! It's been really great showing everyone my projects!

See you again tomorrow!

-Tara
xox


List of Supplies: 
Soft Suede cardstock,  Hemp Twine, Summer Smooches designer fabric, Mini Brads, Antique Brads, Soft Suede Ink, Stampin' Sponges

9 comments:

  1. Love this Tara! It looks so authentic! I tried making a woven basket with card stock once, and I gave up. It was too hard for me! You did a great job, and I love the fabric lining.

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  2. Wow...that is fantastic. So well put together it looks real. Fun 3 D project. Great results Tara. Thanks for joining my blog.

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  3. I love picnic baskets and this one is fabulous. I love the fabric lining...adorable!

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  4. WOW - it's amazing what you can find on youtube. I'm glad you did watch the videos because the basket is so realistic. Great work!

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  5. Congratulation! Your project has been chosen for the Blog Finds of the Day on August 14. If you would like to see other projects chosen for blog finds, please visit http://blogfindsoftheday.blogspot.com

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  6. Lovely. Thanks for your visit and sweet luv. Hugs

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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