Saturday, May 9, 2009

My Time to Inspire Challenge MTTI

Well it's time for challenge #2 (well #2 for the new DT members) from Lauren and this week it's an inspiration challenge. I just love how Lauren is mixing up the challenges to give us something new each week. I don't know about the rest of you but I learn different things with different challenges so this is fun (and challenging) for me. Come play with us and link YOUR inspiration to the Mr. Linky here. Be sure you include keyword MTTI01.

Here's what I was inspired to create from Lauren's photo - a little "shape card" (a sleeveless dress) with flowers in the colors from Lauren's color map. I also used the Basket Basics template from My Timeless Templates to go with the card to create a small thank you gift. (Gosh I love these templates!) You can't tell from the photos but the color of my dress card is much closer to the purple color in Lauren's photo than it looks here. *Sorry*

As for the basket... I modified Lauren's template slightly by weaving in a third "weaving square" so that each section of the basket is equal in size. It makes the basket a bit taller than the original template but it was what I needed to hold all the candies I was going to fill it with. I simply cut two more of the 1" x 8.5" strips and adhered them together like you do for the first two layers. (If you own the template this will make more sense to you.) Before I assembled the basket I sponged chocolate ink on all the edges for a more defined basket look. After assembly I used Marvy's small flower punch to punch out the purple and chocolate flowers then stamped each flower with images from PTI's With Sympathy set, using brown flowers on the purple punched flowers and craft white ink on the chocolate punched flowers. Each punched flower was then adhered to each square of the basket. I decorated the outside of the handle with ribbon that matches the ribbon on the dress then added a few of the purple punched flowers on top of the ribbon. I also edge-punched a 1" strip of purple CS to line the INSIDE of the basket handle so it's finished from all views. Finally, I created a "liner" for the basket from a scrap piece of the purple CS.

For the goodies IN the basket I wanted to use the Hershey Nugget candies. I used Papertrey's white labels, stamped the medium flower image from Gina K's Bold Flowers set then over stamped the flower with the word Thanks from PTI Mega Messages in Dark Chocolate ink. Wrapped each nugget candy in a label and voilá - a quick but lovely basket full of goodies to say thanks.

Here are some close ups of the basket liner before it's adhered and the basket half-filled with goodies.




Now - scoot over to the other DT members and see what each of them has cooked up for you as well! Hugs n smiles.
Lauren Meader
Dawn Easton
MacKenzie Bruckler
Maria Levine
Tamara Harder
Kendra
Alicia

***New Members*** of the My Time to Create Team (Congratulations, ladies!)
Dana
Lisa
Odette
Jennifer
Tracey
Kristen
Pam (that's me! no link necessary LOL)

23 comments:

Yvette said...

Pam,
You knocked this one out of the park!! It matches perfectly! Love it!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Pam - STUNNING project. Really. WOW! That dress? ACK - so cute! Way to GO!

Jen Tapler said...

WOWZA girl!!! That is just FANTASTIC!! I absolutely LOVE that little dress!! And we were on the same page with the Swiss Dots. great job!!

Caryl P said...

Wow, were you inspired or what? Love the dress card and your basket is amazing!

Alicia said...

This is stunning! I love everything about it!

Maria Levine said...

Get out! This is amazing! I LOVE IT! Talk about inspiration, fantastic job!!

Dawn Easton said...

OH my word Pam! This is just darling! I love that you created the dress!!! FABULOUS! That little basket is sweet too! Those flower punches are wonderful...thanks for enabling ;)

Kristin Bueter said...

Wow! You definitely found some inspiration in this challenge!! LOVE your card...it's so sweet and the basket is just adorable!

Lisa (lakind) said...

Wow, you were busy! This is fabulous, Pam! You really went all out with this one! First of all, that dress is so cute! And that basket...oh my word all the details you added to it! Exceptional! Just gorgeous!

Tamara said...

WOW!! This is gorgeous! I thought about a shaped card, and I am glad I didn't try something because yours is so perfect! The basket is fantastic, and the punched flowers match perfectly. AMAZING!

Terri E. said...

Stinking cute! What a sweet set for a little sweetie. LOVE IT!!!!

Still Stampin' with Sue said...

This is adorable. Great work.

Odette said...

OMG! Pam:) you stole my idea!! i made a dress/invitation for this challenge too, but then i thought it wouldn't be appropriated (don't know why i thought that) and decided to make another project. I love your box, too.
Thank you for sharing my dear!!
Odette

Wendy said...

This is a great set, love the purple! I am posting this on a different computer so lets see if it works!

Ally said...

Wow! What a perfect little gift! Too cute!

Dana said...

Wow! Love your cutie pie dress card. And the basket with all the flower details is precious. You have been a busy stamper.

apigonfire said...

This is just fabulous! Who wouldn't love to get this gift set?!?! I know I would!
~Kendra

Terri said...

Nice job on both of them. Love the dress though it is super cute.

MacKenzie said...

Your dress came out great! Nice job.

Katy Frame (Kate Creates) said...

LOVE IT!!

Dana Jones said...

Your creations are marvelous!

Brenda said...

Stunning!! What a prefect little gift, great job!

Krista Driessen said...

Wow, gorgeous !!!

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