Saturday, July 24, 2010

Just Us Girls - Template Challenge

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!

12 comments:

Davi said...

Fabulous!! Love the basket and those yummy strawberries look good enough to eat!:)

Andrea M said...

Oh my gosh Lisa!!! This is amazing! I love how the strawberries are shiny! You really did an amazing job with the basket too - it really does look like a strawberry basket! Great inspiration :)

Maria Levine said...

OH so fabulous! Love that basket and those strawberries look delish! Fabulous job!

Kathryn B said...

OMG!!!! This is fabulous you did an amazing job making this look authentic right down to the strawberries textured skin. The basket looks soooo real! Way to go girl!

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW those strawberries are AWESOME Lisa......WOWZA and the basket girl this ROCKS!!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Lisa! So berry delicious! I LOVE this basket full of mouthwatering paper strawberries!!! You did an amazing job - added this one to my "must have" list :)

Sew N Sew Etc said...

Super cute...love the strawberries and basket! What a great idea, love it.

Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I LOVE the skin on the berries. So perfect! And the basket turned out wonderfully! Thanks for making my templates look so good!

Stampin' Pam said...

Oh my gosh Lisa - these look almost real - they are stunning and your basket is perfect replica - you really rocked this one - vacation must have been good for your mojo cause she's on fire right now!!! Glad to have you back :-)

Silke Ledlow said...

Super delicious and soooooo gorgeous Lisa!!! Fabulous idea and project!!! I'm craving strawberries now...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Anne said...

You basket of strawberries is stunning! It looks like the real thing! I love how you made the berry basket look so real, down to the staples and the knots in the wood!

Michele Gross said...

Saw this on JUGS and I just had to stop by and tell you how much I love this!! Its "berry" adorable!! :)

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