Thursday, May 17, 2012

Inspired By #24

Welcome to another Inspired By challenge.  We have been having such warm weather here (finally... it was such a terrible spring so far) I am starting to get the 'bug' for summer.  Although I don't like the heat, I sure do like the fresh fruit and veggies.  Strawberries are one of my favorites and I was really drawn to this inspiration photo.



What can you do with this inspiration? Obviously strawberries but also the colors, the jars - a trend right now, the basket, foliage...

I decided to go with the strawberries.  On the weekend I was out garage saleing and thrift store shopping.  I first picked up the wooden rolling pin and basket at a garage sale for next to nothing!  I then saw the plate at a thrift store and I knew exactly what I was going to do.  I stopped and picked up a strawberry plant on the way home and then went right to work.  I painted the handles of the rolling pin then covered it with some Nikki Sivils Audrey paper.  I got out one of my many (although dwindling) white cloth napkins and used some PTI stamp sets to stamp on it.  I finished it all off with a 'feel better berry soon' card.  Wouldn't this, along with some yummy strawberries, make a nice little gift for someone who is not feeling well.  I know I would love to get it!


Now some close ups.  Here is the napkin, plate and plant.  This is for the Scrapbookin' Adventures challenge - stamp it/





The pearls on the card are from Want2Scrap and the V Striped Twill and Twine are available at Ribbon Carousel.




Now I can't wait to see what you do!  

Rules for Playing:

Create a NEW project for this challenge.
Be sure to link your blog with a direct link to the post you would like me to visit.
Please put a link on your post to this challenge.
Create a project with no more than 5 challenges including this challenge.
Feel free to use any crafting products you have!


13 comments:

Julie E said...

This makes me actually want to go to a tag sale! WOW - you never cease to amaze with your gifty creations!!! What a yummy inspiration.

canadian_liner said...

You creative little devil, you! I love that you use your crafty supplies for more than just cards and scrap-booking, and re-purposing items is just such a smart idea. Your photo of all the items deserves to be in a magazine!

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy Cow! What a fabulous strawberry set! I am in LOVE with every little thing here! That stamping on the cloth napkin is just brilliant!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This collection is AMAZING!!! I just loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it all and what a great housewarming gift that would make for someone!!! Totally LOVE IT!!!!

~amy~ said...

WOW...excellent inspiration and OMG girl, you rocked the project!

Rose said...

AWESOME!!!!
would sure cheer me up :)

1CardCreator said...

Wow what an awesome set! Love the stamped towels too! This was very clever!

Ryann Salamon said...

Such an awesome project. I love the inspiration and your project is spot on!! Too cute :)

Bananastamper said...

Fabulous as always!!! I have been making myself stay away from the Thrift stores for a few weeks now, but you make me want to go NOW! It's super fun because my boys actually like to go too!
LOVE your beautiful basket and all the fun accessories - sure would have cheered me up this week! Oh how I would love to be your neighbour, lol!

Fabulous new inspiration photo - sure hope I can hide away in my scrapspace for a bit and find time to play along!
Cheers,
Shanna :)

bonnie said...

Oh goodness so super sweet I love your basket!! Hugs x

Marlena M. said...

This is such a sweet project, Laurel!

jules said...

oh wow just gorgeous!!!!!

Angela said...

Wow, amazing ensemble you've created! I went with the berries and the vine-y foliage...I used an embossing folder to mimic the foliage. Thanks for the fun challenge!