Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Wood Easter Basket...

Last month while I was in Boise for meetings I made arrangements to meet my new "bloggy friend" Nicole.  She is a super talented wood designer and cuts each and every piece of wood herself. I noticed she had designed this super cute Easter basket and knew that I wanted one... well I got two... but I only have this one finished.  Nicole does amazing work and the best thing... she SHIPS... such a rare deal these days.  Check out Nicole's Sweet Pickle Design Blog and have her design something for you!

Since my time in Boise was so tight and I had to hurry back to Utah on Tuesday the only available time was Sunday afternoon.  I was greeted with a hug and I had the opportunity to visit with Nicole and her beautiful daughter, Avery.  The more we talked, the more things we found we had in common. A big thank you to Nicole's husband for being so patient with a "stranger" and to Nicole and Avery for being so kind! As soon as I can get the dust settled at work... I'm heading back to Boise for a girls craft weekend!

I traced and cut my scrapbook paper first and then inked the edges of the paper. I painted the whole basket in white.  I Modge Podged the paper to the wood and then applied a finish over the top to seal it. As you can tell I had a hard time deciding which picture I liked better... so the top one was taken outside... and it shows the ribbon behind the flower better.  The 2nd one looks cool because there is nothing in the background, but you can't see the ribbon.  The 3rd one has the bow with netting.  The last one shows the cool "grass" I used... I love the bright vibrant colors. 

I'm not really sure which way I like it better... with the bow or without... what do you think?  I can't decide.


MaryBerry Boutique said...

you are so lucky!! I love her stuff:) This basket is so cute i love it both with out and with the bow:)

Lyndsey said...

Um.. that is adorable!!! I love it !!! You lucky duck :)

Tiffany said...

cute basket!! how festive


Nicole@CraftySisters-nc said...

You are too kind to me! I absolutely adored getting to know you better and I can't wait for our craft night! (squeal!!!!) You did such a cute job with this and I can't wait to see you work your magic on the other one! Thanks so much Vicki!!!

Stef said...

I love it! It really turned out So cute!

Connie said...

First of all, I am so jealous you got to meet Nicole.

Love how your basket turned out. I think I like it better with the bow.

♥ Miss Tea said...

Nicole's wood design is so adorable! you are so creative to make the wood basket so cuteeeee love the result!

Thanks for joining Creative Bloggers' and Hop!

Susan @ http://tea-diary.blogspot.com

SJ @ Homemaker On A Dime said...

Such a cute basket! Thanks for sharing another masterpiece at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.