Monday, March 29, 2010

Crafty Secrets DT Spring Fling Challenge

ETA Pattyjo asked...
That is so gorgeous! When you said a blender tool, I didn't follow you. What is a blender tool and how is it used? I really love the look of the basket picks.Pattyjo
Hi Pattyjo, a blending tool is an ink tool by Ranger. I tap it on my ink pad and then I swirl it around on my image to give it some color. You can put on different colors like I did on my picks. If you don't have a blending tool you could use a sponge, but, I feel I have better control of the ink with my blending tool. I have several of them for different colors of ink.
Good morning!
It's Crafty Secrets Challenge time again. I love these challenges, it's always fun to see what the DT does. I did a tray and basket ensemble for Easter treats or maybe some glasses of lemonade and fresh cut flowers for the basket.
I love taking something I find at yard sales and flea markets and giving it a new life. Like this wooden tray. It was painted a funky green color, so I spray painted it white and covered the inside with paper from the Pastel Paper Pad Then I picked out some images from the Birds & Blossoms and Easter Creative Scraps, cut them out and adhered them with Mod Podge, I painted on 2 more coats to help preserve it. I glued the pink buttons on the side with E6000.

The basket is made from a $1 store folding box and the Best Buds Vintage Postcard Kit. The picks in the basket are made with the Cupcake Party stamp set. I covered the sides and back of the box with paper from the Pastel Paper Pad, the front is covered with an image from the kit. The stamped bird, butterfly and hearts are inked up with Distress inks and a blender tool. I added Ranger Distress Rock Candy for some sparkle.

This is the $1 store box before I altered it.

This is the set that comes with the Best Buds Vintage Post card kit. I love all of them, they are so sweet and full of detail.
Be sure and check out the DT blogs for some fab designs!!
Did you have a good weekend? I did. We went to my mom's and helped her clear out some junk from her shed. They have a city wide junk pick-up every year and everyone gets their junk out by the road. Her shed looks so much better.
Then me and mom went to Batesville to do a little shopping. Terry decided he didn't want to do any shopping, so he went back home. We stopped at a nursery and I got a jade plant and a column cactus. I've been on a cactus kick ever since I saw the huge cactus in Phoenix, they were beautiful! The only thing is I'm having a hard time finding them around here. I used to see them in nursery's all the time, not anymore.
I hope you have a great day, thanks for stopping by!
Smiley from


Vicki C said...

Oh Pam... darling projects! Cute idea with the basket using the postcard and the cupcake stamps that way! And the tray.. totally CUTE! Love it!

trendyscrapper said...

Pam Wow this looks amazing I love all the details and I have a few trays lying around here now they must be decorated.

Heidi Blankenship said...

Pam your projects are Fantastic!! I love the try with all of the beautiful images! Your basket is darling too! I love all the details and sparkle!

Donna said...

Incredible. I wish I had even a smidgen of your talent...just a smidge!

Marisa said...

Pam you certainly have a way of making ordinary things look extra-ordinary. Love what you did with the tray and the basket.

Anonymous said...

Pam this is wonderful..... I Love it!!
Linda Duke

kathy/North Carolina said...

Pam, I just love your work! The little tray is darling, and the picks in the basket are stunning. I wish you were my neighbor so we could play together! Gonna have to get that Best Buds set.

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!!!! This is FABULOUS!!!!!! OMG, girl....ya make me drool!!!!!

Pattyjo said...

That is so gorgeous! When you said a blender tool, I didn't follow you. What is a blender tool and how is it used? I really love the look of the basket picks.

Velta said...

How stunning!!! I love that tray...great idea...and what a wonderful gift this would be!!!

Happy Easter to you and yours!!

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful projects, so love to see what you do with your flea market and $ store finds!

Beate said...

Girl, your box and tray look amazing!
Hugs and smiles

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