Friday, November 21, 2008

Thankful to Stamp Something

Today is Friday, and that means another Stamp Something challenge from Denise & Erin!  The challenge today is to stamp something for Thanksgiving, or in honor of someone or something for which you are thankful.  As the guest designer, I chose to do something a little bit different than a card--I hope that was okay! 

Every Thanksgiving (and I mean EVERY), my sister prepares a wonderful meal.  My house is too small to have our family, and even if we visit my DH's family, she still prepares it for her family, my dad and her father-in-law.  I help when I can, but she still bears the brunt of most of it!  As a teeny, tiny thank-you, I made a little basket charm to hang on her bread basket.  (She makes HOMEMADE yeast rolls!  Yum yum!)

Stamp Something Basket 7

Here's a close up:Stamp Something Basket Closeup 2

The image, from a retired SU set called Thanksgiving Blessings, was stamped on watercolor paper and colored with inks and an aquapainter.  It was then mounted on ovals cut with my Nesties in Really Rust & Always Artichoke.  I tied it to the basket by adhering a ribbon on the back of the charm with Sticky Strip and fed the ribbon through the slats of the basket. 

I also made a smaller charm using the sentiment and tied it to the opposite side.
Stamp Something Basket Closeup 3 I tied this one a little bit differently.  First, I punched a hole at the top of the charm.  I folded my ribbon in half and from the front, pushed the folded end through the hole just a little bit.  I then threaded a piece of linen thread through the loop of ribbon that was sticking of out the back.  I tied the linen thread around the basket handle, and tied the ribbon into a bow.  The linen thread anchors the ribbon, and allows you to tie a nice flat bow.

These charms are fun & easy to make and are a great gift for anyone you know who uses or collects baskets!  Check out the Stamp Something blog and let us know what your thankful creation is!!!


Anonymous said...

OMGosh, this is gorgeous!!!!!!! What a beautiful gift idea! I'm just speechless. LOVE it!

Have a great weekend!

Joan Fricker said...

What a great idea and your coloring is awesome! I love it!


Erin... said...

This is a gorgeous basket, and what a lovely way to say thank you to your sister for all her hard work!!! Thank you for joiing us as a guest designer, we loved having you!!!

Janine said...

What a fabulous idea LeAnne and such a thoughtful thing to do for your sister.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Lisa H. said...

waht a fabulous basket! so glad you are joining the team this week. love this, LeAnne!

Becky Carafa said...

LeAnne, this is just GORGEOUS!! What a great idea, and your coloring is fabulous! I LOVE this!

Cindy said...

Such a great idea! Love it!

Melissa said...

I love, love love this LeAnne! You totally rocked the challenge this week my friend.....great job!

Many Blessings,

Shawn said...

LeAnne ... your watercoloring is AMAZING!!!! To DIE for!!!! I LOVE this!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

What a neat idea, and beautiful, too!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

That's a GORGEOUS basket, LeAnne!!

Emily said...

Wow! This is just stunning! Your coloring looks amazing! TFS!