Thursday, February 11, 2010

Mo's Challenge #18


A Tisket, A Tasket....




...My little cupid basket! The challenge Dawn has for us this week was to use pink, white, and red with a heart! I didn't need any more Valentine cards, so I decided to try out this little basket using Mo's sweet little cupid, available at Mo's. It's made with a 6 inch square piece of card stock. You can find the tutorial for the basic basket here. The handle was made using a Martha Stewart wide lace punch secured to the basket with small brads. I tied a sheer bow and some pearls to the handle, and decorated it with a red ribbon rose and small gold heart. The image is colored with Copics and Prismacolor pencils, with a touch of shine on the wings from a Spica pen. The word is from the SU! set "Warm Words" I stamped it in VersaMark ink and embossed it in gold.



You can never have too much frou-frou on something like this, so I trimmed along the top of the inside with lace. I put a lace trimmed heart and ribbon rose on the back, too. This will be filled with some chocolate kisses as a little token for our granddaughter on Valentine's Day.
Let's see what you come up with this week. It doesn't have to be a Valentine...the challenge theme would be perfect for an anniversary, wedding, birthday, or baby card, too!.

12 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is really sweet Elaine.. I love the punch you used for the handle..Great job.

Lisa said...

Super cute Elaine!

Cathy said...

Elaine, This is so adorable. Love the basket and the little cupid is beautifully done.

Sandy Hulsart said...

Very cute idea, Elaine and it is just precious. You did a wonderful job (as always) on this week's challenge.

TARJA L said...

This is so adorable. I love it!!!

Elizabeth said...

Gorgeous basket!! Lovely idea.

Julia Aston said...

I love your pretty basket - what a sweet image - great lace and ribbon too!

The Wired Angel said...

Lovely project Elaine! Your coloring is terrific and this looks adorable. Thanks for all you do at Mo's each week and for inspiring our followers. Hugs, Peggy

Penny said...

You know Elaine i have never heard the term Frou Frou! You just made me smile. pen

Elaine aka Quixotic said...

This is so sweet, Elaine!!

Kraft Kabin said...

Amazing cards here and my gran sure would love them

theneon said...

You are right about the frou frou and you've done it up to cupid's satisfaction -- or anyone else for that matter. Beautiful!