Thursday, April 9, 2015

Easter Basket

Hi everyone :-D 

Today I want to share with you an Easter Basket I made last week. 

To make a basket, I used a tutorial I found here. I used a sheet of a white cardstock paper dimensioned 8 1/4" x 8 1/4". If you prefer finished templates, you can download Paper basket free printable template, or purchase a Dutch Doobadoo Dutch Box Art A4 Basket

I printed beautiful Gingham Prints (yellow) from Little Llama Shoppe on the white cardstock paper, cut out stripes, rectangles and triangles I needed and glued them on the basket's panels. 

Then I glued panels together in a basket shape, with a découpage glue and varnish. After drying, I glued basket's handle on the basket and coated everything several times wit the découpage glue and varnish. I think this is the best glue to use when making something with curved shapes and want it make durable.

I used super fun  From the Heart Stamps 'Chocolate Bunny Birdbrain' digital stamp, printed it on a white cardstock paper and cut out circle shape around the image. I colored the image in watercoloring technique, using Tim Holtz's Distressed Inks, brush and water (Birdbrain and Chocolate Bunnies). Beak and eyelids are colored with orange colored pencil and covered with resin gel to create glossy accents.

I wanted the image to pop up. When it was dry, I added dimensional tape behind the image and placed it on the basket.

Then I embellished the basket with punched butterflies in découpage technique.

At the end I filled the basket with chocolate eggs. 

List of supplies:
  • From the Heart Stamps 'Chocolate Bunny Birdbrain'
  • Gingham Prints (yellow) from Little Llama Shoppe (these were free gift in July 2014)  
  • white cardstock paper 
  • Kooh-i-noor woodless colored pencil (Reddish Orange 2) 
  • Tim Holtz´s distress inks (Mustard Seed, Walnut Stain)
  • Pritt universal glue 
  • Art Potch découpage glue and varnish
  • dimensional double sided adhesive tape
  • gloss resin gel super-clear
  • printer 
  • scoring board
  • trimmer  
  • scissors 
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. 1
  • Marabu fine paint brush no. 10
  • crafting needle
  • butterfly paper puncher   
  • water

I am entering my project to following challenges:
Note: bold text is a direct link to the current challenge and blog badge is direct link to blog or challenge home page.

1) 2 Cute Ink digital stamps Challenge Blog, Challenge #126 - Easter
This is my 2nd entry to this challenge.

2) Bastel-traum, Challenge #27: Ostern / Easter

3) Fun with shapes and more, Challenge #179 - Ostern / Easter

4) Hiding in My Craft Room, HIMCR #194 - Think Spring!

Thank you for stopping by and your kind feedback. Enjoy and smile! :-D

Crafty Milka


  1. Hallo, das ist ja ein niedlicher Osterkorb ! Total süß die kleinen Schmetterlinge !
    Liebe Grüße

  2. Gorgeous Easter basket Milka, I like the fun chick all the butterflies and the eggs, Yummy!!
    Kevin xx

  3. Oh! Very very cute! And useful!
    Thanks for entering our 2 Cute Ink Challenge!
    Monica - DT

  4. Darling Easter basket, very creative and perfect for spring. Thank you for joining us this week at HIMCR.

    Sue HIMCR DT

  5. ooo kako čudovita košarica :-) Lepo si jo sestavila!


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