Tuesday, 27 January 2015

A bit of an experiment and a gift basket



Hello Peeps, I hope you are all OK and those of you who have been poorly with all the viruses going round are on the mend.

I had a delivery from Baker Ross this week, it's always a bit of a surprise when they arrive as I never know what's inside so it's lovely rummaging through the goodies. I will be sharing more makes using the new products in due course but for today I have a card which was a bit of an experiment using the Porcelain Paint and a little basket made from the Spring Creativity Set along with Tattered Lace dies.

Being one who likes to experiment with paints and inks I was fascinated to know if the pain could be used on other surfaces........my box of goodies had some lovely porcelain items to paint and that's one of my projects for a quiet weekend.............but today I wanted to get messy. So I brushed ice green, creme, ice blue and receda (an apple green) onto a piece of Fabriano card and blended with water.

Next I scrunched a piece of clingfilm on top and put on the radiator for ten minutes, removed the clingfilm and dried off with the heat gun. Then I simple stenciled the Sweet Poppy stencil with gloss black medium and sprinkled with crystal glitter, when dry I added a piece of the corrugated card from the Spring pack mentioned above, twine, a couple of the brads from the same Spring pack which I coloured black and a butterfly button. I would like to join the current Butterfly Challenge where the theme is A Butterfly and Brads.


The basket shape is one of several pre cut templates in the set which also includes patterned papers, gems, brads, ribbons and some really scrummy coloured corrugated card, great value at £6.99. I also used some of the Pastel Gems, £2.99 for a pack of 36 strips.......that's 900 gems in total in coordinating Spring colours.

The baskets are so quick to make up and I started by assembling the base but didn't fix the handle at this stage. Then using a contrasting colour I cut out three long strips using Tattered Lace Chantilly Swag die which matches up beautifully to cut longer pieces. One strip is adhered round the bottom of the basket using red line tape and the other two to the underside of the handle so the fancy edge shows and then fixed to the base.

I love the little baby elephant dies from Tattered Lace and cut the row of them them out twice in the same contracting colour, separate them and fixed one to each of the six sections of the basket and one onto a little matching gift tag. Finally some gems and ribbons and you have a pretty little basket to fill with sweets or other goodies.

Thanks for popping in to take a peek.

56 comments:

  1. Gorgeous cards and projects here as I look back over the last few days since I visited. Love the stencilled card with all it's pretty techniques.
    Lorraine

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  2. Beautiful porcelein flower card.
    Love your basket too.

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  3. The basket is so funny. I love the elefants :)

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  4. Very beautiful creations Brenda, I love the texture you created on the first card, and such pretty colors too! And what a fun little basket!

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  5. Wouah ! So lovely creations ! The basket is wonderful, so cuuuute !
    xxx

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  6. Wonderful projects Brenda in equal measure!! xx

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  7. The textures, colours and sparkle on your card are gorgeous Brenda and your basket is beautiful, I love the cute elephants.
    Sue xx

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  8. Your card is beautiful - big WOW factor! And your basket is adorable! Love the cute little elephant!

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  9. Love the gorgeous glittery card! and the basket is beautiful!

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  10. Oooo! Love the glittery blingy flowers! And that basket is just so sweet. Can't wait to see what you create next with your goodies!

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  11. Two cute different creations, Love the technique on the first one and I am totally in love with second one, soooo sweet!!!

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  12. Awesome creations Brenda. Loving the lush sparkle on the flowers and the baby ellie basket is super adorable.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  13. Great card technique Brenda gorgeous colours and your little basket is adorable


    Anne

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  14. Hallo liebe Brenda,
    deine karte ist einfach wunderschön und den noch in meiner Lieblingsfarbe und das Körbchen ist einfach nur niedlich,
    glg ulrike

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  15. Amazing background Brenda. And I have to agree that little elephant is sooo cute. He will be added to my wish list. Will have to check out the show tonight and see if he is included.
    Are the little boxes from Baker Ross too?
    Lesley

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  16. WOW, das gefällt mir aber sehr, die Tasse gibt es da eine Vorlage????
    glg Gertrude

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  17. Gorgeous glorious texture with your first card, those paints have combined beautifully clever you. It is a fantastic card. XOXO Zoe

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  18. Gorgeous Brenda, lovely projects, I love the basket, so fab!
    hugs Jacee
    Simply Paper Card Design

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  19. There's so much shine on your card! The black medium and crystal glitter are really effective. I like the cute basket too.

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  20. Beautiful work, I wish I had time to try all these techniques you tell us about but I have to go work to pay for my addiction...lol

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  21. Two gorgeous projects Brenda. The basket looks fabulous.
    Lorraine x

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  22. I just love the background you have created on your card. Such a gorgeous colour. I love poppies and yours look so striking against this background in the black. Great idea to colour the brads too and to incorporate the butterfly as the button. .
    Thankyou for fluttering by #22. hugs Mrs a.

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  23. You might have got messy Brenda but the work certainly hasn't. Love the colours and the cling film technique ... must have a try of this. Love the basket.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x
    ShirlsCards.

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  24. Fabulous results of your experiments Brenda! Love the very original card and the cute basket, and the handle is very pretty!!

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  25. Beautiful basket Brenda and fabulous card. Gorgeous colors.

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  26. Gorgeous card Brenda, stunning poppies against the lovely background.
    Your gift basket is so cute, great use of the dies.
    Avril xx

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  27. Very happy looking basket and love the card :-)

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  28. Wow, I love your stencilled poppies. Beautiful. Really cute basket too, adorable elephants. Glad you've had fun with these makes.hugs Debbie x

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  29. These are both fabulous Brenda. I do love the effect you got on the card with your experimenting and the poppies are fabulous. As for the basket it's a super shape and a brilliant elephant die. Take care xx

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  30. Your poppy card is stunning! Love the background, the colours are gorgeous and I like the cling films crumpled idea, never would have thought of using porcelain paint in that way and I see those adorable little elephants parading round the basket, love it.

    Joan

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  31. great makes Brenda - I love the effect on the card. I will be interested to see what you do with your porcelain pens - I use them with my rainbows! Big hugs Rachel x

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  32. Amazing Brenda, the basket is lovely but I adore your card, - what a fab experiment!! The result looks fantastic!!

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  33. I love the card Brenda wonderful design and I like the sweet gift basket
    Kevin xx

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  34. Such a pretty card, and what a sweet basket!

    :)

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  35. Two gorgeous creations Brenda I love the wonderful colour and image on the card and the way you have wrapped the ribbon and twine, the basket is so sweet I love them both.
    hugs
    Lorraine x

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  36. What a pair of beautiful creations Brenda, I particularly love the colours on the gorgeous card card :o)
    Jackie xx

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  37. Love the card and colours Brenda. Absolutely beautiful. xxx

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  38. Brilliant creations once again Brenda....you have inspired me again...xx.xx

    {The Journey is the Start – my personal blog}

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  39. Cool trick with the cling wrap Brenda! Definitely gonna give that a go! The flowers are so glittery, just gorgeous! Wonderful basket too! hugs :)

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  40. Two wonderful creations Brenda, I love the colours of the card, so striking x

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  41. Gorgeous creations Brenda, the little basket is adorable!

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  42. Beautiful card love all the elements, and the gift basket is gorgeous, lovely colour and embellishments.

    Pat xx

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  43. Hi Brenda, your card is beautiful with wonderful texture and glitter. The basket is also very pretty. Congratulations on your win over at Chocolate Baroque! Shirleyxx

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  44. A gorgeous card and a beautiful basket.

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  45. Two gorgeous creations, Brenda. That background made with the paints looks wonderful!

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  46. Love the card! Those colours are so beautiful and the texture different between BG and flower is beautiful! Hugs, Gerrina

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  47. Your card is gorgeous. I love the glittery flowers and textured background. The basket with the elephants is adorable.

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  48. Two gorgeous projects Brenda. Love all the different textures on the first one and the basket is so cute.
    Mags
    x

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  49. I like them both, nice made!
    Greetings, Elfje

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  50. both projects are beautiful, B, but I especially like the poppies - my favoritest part is the inked corrugated white strip with the twine! LOL So that tells you how fantastic the designs are if I like something some "inconsequential" - you always have the greatest ideas, and inspire me with the combinations of your techniques. hugs, de

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  51. It seems to give a glassy look with the porcelain paint and love the look of it, Brenda! Cute basket with the elephants!

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  52. stunning card with the flower. I like the basket too. so gorgeous.
    have a good weekend.
    kind regards, Dora

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  53. Gorgeous card! The basket is so sweet with those elephants!

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  54. Got to love a bit of glitter!!! & the basket gorgeous 2 xx

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  55. What a lovely card...the colours are wonderful and love the ribbon you have used. Cute basket.

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