Hi everyone! I'm so happy to be participating in the Just Us Girls challenge this week with my team! I've been on vacation and was unable to participate with them for the past two challenges, and I'm thrilled to be using templates from Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs for our template challenge this week!We are being sponsored by Kelleigh Ratzlaff, from The Digichick Shop. She has some wonderful templates to choose from. I had an idea when I saw her Sweet Strawberry template and the Easter Basket template. Here's what I did with them.I love strawberries! I think they are such a "pretty" fruit, so I was excited to create these...from paper! How fun! I used SU's retired Holiday Treasures dp for the berries and Bali Breeze dp for the leaves. I strung a piece of baker's twine from PTI for the stem. To make them shine, I spritzed them with Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
I was trying to figure out how to make the basket look like a real strawberry basket. I used this picture for my inspiration. I printed the template on PTI's vintage cream, then took PTI's chamomile ink and used the direct-to-paper technique to dirty it up a bit. Then I used Memento's espresso ink for the knots in the basket. I then added the strips around the top of the basket and stapled it like in the inspiration picture. I think it looks pretty much like it, don't you?
Why not play along this week using a template of Kelleigh's or one of your own? You can find a free one from Kelleigh here that you can use. In addition to our weekly Chic of the Week contest, you could win a $10 shopping spree to Kelleigh's store. Stop by the JUGs blog and see what the girls have for you this week! Some fab stuff once again!
Thanks for stopping by today! Have a great weekend!