Friday, March 11, 2016

Spring gift basket and a poem

Hello everyone, sharing a card which I made yesterday night out of blue. There was no plan to make this card, was still cooking in my head, and then there I was in my craft room, making it ;)
 If you are following me for a long time, then you all know that I am bit crazy about paper weaving. I haven't done it almost in a year time, but the picture from Waffle Flower was sitting in my head, specially the basket, I knew I would be doing paper weaving, when I saw this inspiration picture.

I first started with strips of card stock in kraft, and did the weaving, No round basket this time, I intended to do a square one.
The next step was to stamp the lotus buds from Waffle Flower in squeezed lemonade and heat embossed it using clear EP on a water color paper, followed by using the same ink and water coloring the buds. Once the coloring was done, I fussy cut the flowers. The flower arrangement, believe it or not, took some time, till I was content with the look ;) I used some felt leaves too.The flowers are added with foam adhesive, but the leaves and basket are added with double sided tape.
A few matching sequins to finish off. The sentiment is also from Waffle Flower - lotus.

Wait a sec, I also stamped a tiny dragonfly using the same ink near the sentiment.
Before clicking the picture this morning, I felt that it needed some more drama on it ;) so did a light sponging at the bottom using wild wasabi from SU.
I am glad it is very CAS despite so many elements on it. I really hope you all like it.
Now only if the weather was as bright as this card!! Currently we have another cold spell, and the temperature dip to 9, and feel like was 3 this morning, with rain and humidity upto 99%. I am really hoping that we are done with cold after this spell, and the sun has disappeared too :O

 The embossing on the water color paper, ready to water color it!

Adding this with:

CAS Mix Up Card Challenge
I have stamping, watercolouring, and paper weaving on my card.

Less is More
Here is another entry here, I love this week's theme...and a total of 5 challenges combined.

Waffle Flower March Challenge
I was inspired by the basket, and flowers, and used the technique as well.

TIME OUT Challenge
Another spring entry here.


Addicted to CAS
Joining with a gift basket, I hope it counts as a gift!

Before I go, I want to thank everyone who left me some encouragement yesterday for the kiddos trip. Despite worrying for them, I always send them on every small trips, all these childhood memories add up up to great life experiences.
I am leaving you all with one of my favorite poem of all time on children, hope you enjoy reading it.

On Children

-  Kahlil Gibran
Your children are not your children.
They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself.
They come through you but not from you,
And though they are with you yet they belong not to you.
You may give them your love but not your thoughts,
For they have their own thoughts.
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams.
You may strive to be like them,
but seek not to make them like you.
For life goes not backward nor tarries with yesterday.
You are the bows from which your children
as living arrows are sent forth.
The archer sees the mark upon the path of the infinite,
and He bends you with His might
that His arrows may go swift and far.
Let your bending in the archer's hand be for gladness;
For even as He loves the arrow that flies,
so He loves also the bow that is stable.
                               - The end

Thank you for stopping by, I really appreciate your kind  feedback :) Have a great day!


  1. Hi Rahmat. Such a gorgeous card. I love your woven basket, and your pretty watercoloured blooms. The felt is such a bright shade of green and adds even more texture. Amazing mix of elements, but with beautiful CAS design. Great job! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up.

    Thanks for sharing one of your favourite poems. It is so wonderfully written and is wise words to live by. Thank you. Loll xx

  2. Love the basket! Thanks for sharing at ATCAS.

  3. The weaved basket is just AWESOME!! And I must admit, I face indecision when placing my flowers more often than not too! :) Love your card - way to come up with something just like that!! :D

  4. Loved the weaved Basket ,perfect texture !

  5. Another gorgeous card from you, Rahmat! What a clever technique with the woven basket. Fab LIM entry :)

  6. "but seek not to make them like you"... toughest part!!! Oops, detoured. Came to say that is some anazing paper weaving. Looks so realistic.

  7. Wow! Your basket skills are awesome!! :) I love your design here and those pretty flowers to top it off!! Thanks for sharing this poem, I really enjoyed that...something that I've done with my own children many times is sharing our love of reading! Have a great weekend!! HUGS

  8. Absolutely stunning Rahmat and loving that basket weave! So effective and a perfect mix with those citrus tones. Thanks for sharing and playing along at Less is More and ATCAS this week. Sarah x

  9. Very pretty - love your basket!
    Sandy xx

  10. Lovely card, love the basket. Karen x

  11. Just popped over to see what you have created today and I'm delighted to see it is an entry into our Less is More challenge. Such a gorgeous card. I particularly love the basket weaving. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    Sharon xx

  12. I love this basket that looks like the wicker baskets in my home, Rahmat! And those yellow blooms are so beautiful and Springlike! Lots of mixed media and still very CAS! Thanks for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

  13. Great work with the kraft basket, and I love your lemon and lime theme with the matching sequins.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  14. Lovely card n that basket is so tricky !! Liked the poem too !!

  15. Your woven basket outscored the gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along at Addicted to CAS.

  16. Fantastic basket and a wonderful way to say thank you. Thanks so much for playing along at Time Out.

  17. This is so pretty! Love your basket! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge!

  18. The flowers look so delicate and fresh! Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

  19. I'm sorry, it looks like I missed visiting you last week!
    This is super Rahmat, the basket looks fabulous beneath those super citrus flowers!
    Thanks so much
    "Less is More"

  20. Oh my goodness...I am so impressed that your basket is hand woven, Rahmat! So clever, and perfect with your gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at ATCAS!

  21. very pretty card.. thanks for joining us at Waffle Flower Crafts

  22. Such a pretty card that just screams springtime! Thank you for playing with us at the Waffle Flower Crafts challenge.

  23. Wow that basket looks awesome :) thank you for sharing with ATCAS

  24. Oh my! Look at the basket! So impressing! Pretty card! Thank you for playing with us at Waffle Flower Crafts Challenge!