Saturday, November 20, 2010

Garden Shaker

Hello Everyone!!!  Yesterday I was talking to my friend Mandi who had recently made a shaker card and I had to admit that I'd never done one myself!  I know, it's one of those things that I said I'd get to 'one day'.  Well I decided to challenge myself to actually make one and was inspired by this week's SCS Inspiration Challenge by an adorable pinafore!  :)  

Don't forget that the CopicOz challenge to do some feathering is closing soon - come join us for the chance to win a FABULOUS prize!!!!  :)

I started with the scene I was going to create and used Copics and a baby wipe to create the 'grass', airbrushed the sky and drew in a few little flowers with my multiliner.  I then stamped this sweet Sarah Kay image in Memento Tuxedo Black onto X-press It Blending Card and coloured with Copics.  I cut her out and popped her up on top of my scene.  The frame was created by cutting a back panel of white and the green top panel with the Label 17 Nestabilities.  Behind the green panel I've added a piece of acetate and before I adhered it with foam tape, I added some Sweet Pea Flower Soft as my 'Shaker' pieces.  Once all this was done I started putting the card together, starting with a base of Old Olive and layered with white and some Kaisercraft Wish Upon DP.  (It's actually Christmas paper, but I thought it was perfect for this card.)  Now I could have used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge, but since I have a dubious relationship with my sewing machine, I decided on faux stitching which I did with my .3 Black Multiliner.  Then I added a skinny panel of pink bazzill and topped with some white satin ribbon.  I then placed my shaker over the top.  To finish off, I used three Kaisercraft white flowers and airbrushed them, layered them and topped with a pearl that was coloured with a Copic Marker.

Stamps - Spring is Back (Sarah Kay)
Paper - X-press It Blending Card, White Gloss Card, Old Olive, Pink Bazzill, White, Kaisercraft Wish Upon DP
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, Black Multiliner
Accessories - Copics, Airbrush System, Label 17 and Label 6 Nestabilities, Acetate, Kaisercraft White Flowers, Kaisercraft Snow Pearl, Sweet Pea Flower Soft, Foam Tape.

Well that's all from me today, thanks for visiting!!  :)

12 comments:

Renkata said...

Sensational shaker card. So gorgeous.

Marisa said...

Beyond adorable image, Kathy, and superbly coloured :) Love the frame around it. A perfect contrast to the 5" of snow we have had fall tonite and it isn't over just yet!! Kids are going to have a ball out there tomorrow - the big one included LOL!

Kerrie said...

Jut getting my jaw back off the ground... what a fantastic shaker card, I must admit I've never tried one, Just love sarah kay images....

Newbie said...

Kathy, what a sweet card! Its ADORABLE!!! Love the colors and it looks so life like! And the ribbon is very pretty also! Glad someone else besides me has "that" relationship with their sewing machine! :)

Danni said...

I've never done a shaker card either but what a fabulous idea to use flower soft!!
This is gorgeous!! What a fabulous job you did!

Sally Atkins said...

My goodness Kathy, this is absolutely stunning! The flowersoft is a genius idea and I love the image, it's so pretty.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Kathy this is simply adorable. I love this image, and your coloring is fabulous.

Rosietoes said...

It's gorgeous as always Kathy. I haven't been by in a while (just so busy) so I have really enjoyed catching up with your lovely creations.
I love the framing on this card and the colouring is beautiful.
Edna x

Mandi-Lee said...

Kath, I love it!!!! Challenge very successfully completed! It looks great...and I'm sure you'll agree ...it wasn't that hard to make!
xxx

Leigh said...

This is fabulous. Beautifully coloured.

Sharon said...

Hi Kathy,

I adore shaker cards and this is stunning! I hadn't thought about using flowersoft in them! Your card is AMAZING!!! Gorgeous colouring :)

Sharon x

Edna Morrisedie said...

Shake Shake Shake, do do dooo do doo!

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