Happy Afternoon. Hope your long holiday weekend was a fun one, and even though it's the last 'official' holiday of our summer here in the USA, I wanted to share this cute summer picnic basket that has been floating around on the messy desk for a while. So here goes:
- DeeDee's Digis Seasonal Baskets - precolored image was shaded a bit with copics and some WoS for some shine (which never seems to show up in the photo, but it's there!). Fussy cut the printed digi, and placed it atop a 'quilt' of snippety bits. I wanted a red & white quilt for the basket to rest upon in the grass (this is my image of a picnic, sans ants). Strips were cut 1/4" wide, sookwang applied to c/stock, and the strips placed in a pattern which reminds me of a quilt (Thanks again, Carol). This is the kind of thing one can do while halfway watching a tv detective show. Bring out the old Fiskars cutter, get the snippets box, then glue 'em down. Then how to site the basket...well, of course it needs some grass, right?
- Impression Obsession grass dies, 3 different ones to get some variation in the height of the grass, and also several different colors of snippets green. There's about 5 layers here, so once again, I've made a card that will be bundlesome to mail.
- Sizzix sentiment die from a set, 2 layers - more snippets. The hardest part of this card was placing the quilt strips evenly (which I didn't in some places, but I like it anyway).
This Seasonal Baskets digi set has got several motifs and sentiments, and you can bet I'll be using some of the other seasons. I love baskets (can you say Clutter? and we have them all over our house). So hope you'll check this very reasonably priced set out, along with the newest Fall Release, and the Set of the Month is absolutely adorable.( Leaf Your Cares Behind for $1.25).
Since there's a ton of snippets on this late summer card, I'm taking this picnic over to Parsnip & the Playground Elves at the Snippets Playground Week 193. Won't you join me?
A picture of the finished driveway project. Turned out nicely, even though we had 3 cracks show up 2 days after project completion. The crew came back, cut out those places and repaired it. The bare patches in the grass is where the cement trucks parked 2nd time around. The grass will grow back. Now we just need the concrete to cure & blend the old & new 'colors', so Mr. won't have to stain it, as he is proposing to do. I think the winter weather will stain it just fine. Be cheaper too!
Thanks - as always for stopping to visit. It's porch swing time again...love to have you visit. Hugs.