Monday 5 September 2016

A Basket full of Sweetness

Hey there.  Just popping in with a reminder about this month's Mixed Media Card challenge.         The theme this month is 'HARVEST BASKET' and the optional element is 'FRUIT'.

I have put my own twist on the theme, because here in Australia things are warming up, so I decided to do a more Summery basket of fruit.

I made the basket by cutting up some strips of wood veneer paper and weaving them, colouring it with distress stain and then die cutting the basket shape. The striped background was made by masking the stripes with washi tape and then spraying Color Shine and then adding some splatter.  The pineapples were stamped and then fussy cut and the flowers are die-cuts, coloured with Zig CCRB markers. The stamps and dies are from Concord & 9th - love them!

You have lots of time to join in the fun - the deadline is 25 Sep and you can link up your cards here

I would like to enter this card in Darnell's NBUS Challenge no 7.  When I first saw these pineapple stamps, I had to have them immediately, but of course then they sat there neglected, just longing to be inked up. So once again Darnell has inspired me to use some 'never before used schtuff'!

I'm also entering this in Virginia's View Challenge #23 which is to use Spray Mist and splatter - gotta love that! 


  1. Gotta love ink and splatter! I love how the little touches make such a difference! Thanks so much for playing Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “Anything Goes” Challenge! Beautiful colors and design. Well done!

  2. Ooh, lovely and summery, Jenny! Great idea to weave your own basket. I've just done some paper weaving which may or may not make it to a reminder card! Great background and I love those pretty little flowers and leaves.

  3. Hmmm - I agree that your colours are way more suited to the antipodes - I am loving this fabulous card Jenny

  4. Seriously? You weaved your own basket? Jenny, this is magnificent! And I love that you used the pineapples and tropical flowers for an original twist on the MMCC!! That's why you are a designer!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #7!! Hugs, Darnell

  5. Love your little fruit basket. Thank you for playing along with the Craft Stamper challenge xx

  6. That is one amazing basket, girl! Love it with the blue and white awning stripes too.