Saturday, June 20, 2009

My Time Template Challenge

Welcome to another My Time to Create Challenge! This week, we are using Lauren's templates at Papertrey Ink as part of our challenge, which is to make our own patterned paper to use on a template. I used one of Lauren's newest templates, called Pack a Picnic, which was just released this week. This basket is so large! I was shocked when I put it together! And there is a smaller version of it that comes with the download! Two for the price of one! So cool!

Now for my patterened paper. I had purchased the Guide Lines Grid sheets from PTI when they were released a couple of months ago, but had not used them. I thought this would be a good time to try it. I used one of the square stamps from the first Guide Lines stamp set to make my patterned paper. I also just received my SU order with all the new in-colors and wanted to try them out. I used Melon Mambo for the base and Melon Mambo and Crushed Curry ink for the patterned paper. Here is a close up of the patterend paper so you can see how I placed the images on the guidelines.I finished off the handles with the Crushed Curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon. The flower brads are SU as well. I edged the top of the basket with the eyelet border. There is a lid for the basket, but I chose not to use it this time. I wanted my fake fruit to spill out of it! (Actually I was too lazy to make it! LOL!) The image is from Paper Makeup Stamps called Picnic Fairies. It was also just released this month as part of the PMS summer release, and I used it in this card when we were previewing the sneak peeks. I colored the image with copic markers and added Star Dust Stickles for sparkle. I couldn't find a sentiment I liked for this image in rubber, so I just computer-generated my own!

I hope you decide to try this challenge. You can go to the PTI site here for the templates. They are so easy to download, print and put together, and they are very affordable (only $5). The instructions are so easy to follow. You can print the template right on your cardstock or on regular computer paper and use that as your guide to cut it out. This is what I do because cardstock always gets stuck in my printer! Time for a new one, I know! If you decide to play, go to Lauren's blog and leave a direct link to your project on Mr. Linky. If you post to SCS/PCP, use the code MTTC03. We can't wait to see what you come up with! Stop by the DT blogs to see what they've done, too! Thanks for stopping by!


Recipe
Stamps: Picnic Fairies (PMS)
Paper: Melon Mambo (SU), Guide Lines Grid Sheets (PTI), PTI white
Ink: Memento tuxedo black, melon mambo, crushed curry
Copic Markers: too many to list!
Accessories: Pack a Picnic template (PTI), crushed curry polka dot grosgrain ribbon, red-line tape, flower brads, nesties, scallop oval punch, star dust stickles, eyelet border punch, dimensionals

14 comments:

Kim said...

Wow Lisa, that is gorgeous! I need to try out her templates - that one is perfect.

Tina said...

Good grief, this is perfection!

Dawn said...

this is just stunning! what a beautiful basket and the colors... stunning!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous, Lisa...makes me want to run out and have a picnic! I love the new PMS image!! Awesome template!

Kristin Bueter said...

Lisa~

LOVE your basket! The colors are so great together on your patterned paper!! I can't wait to try out the new SU colors...they just arrived on Thursday :)

Great idea to stage the basket with your fruit. It really shows how big the basket is and makes for a pretty photo!

Maria Levine said...

This came out beautiful! I love the pattern you used for the paper and that pms image is so sweet.

Tracey Cuccia said...

ooooh, I love this Lisa -- the colors in that patterned paper you made are delish!!

Dana Gustafson said...

Lisa this is so pretty! Way to bust out the guidelines stamps and grid paper. You executed the stamping flawlessly. ANd the new SU! colors look so pretty together. Thanks for the peek!

Christi said...

OMG this is gorgeous!!!

Odette said...

There is only one word to describe your challenge project: Amazing!!

Stampin' Pam said...

Lisa this is fantastic! I love your patterned paper - great choice of colors and the grid paper. The basket itself is just rockin awesome! Way 2 GO!

Cheryl said...

OMGoodness! What a great basket! I love the colors and your cute image-so expertly colred to match! Great designer paper! I have to print and use this template!

Laurel said...

Wow. Blown away by your patterned paper design and as luck would have it, I just ordered the Grid Lines stamp set. I don't think I could get mine as perfect as you. I have shakey hands, but I'll give it a whirl because I love it!!!! Very impressed! TFS!

Gina said...

Oh wow! When I grow up (okay, let's forget that I'm almost 44...but still...) I so want to be able to create like this!! Beautiful!!!!

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