Friday, January 3, 2014

Shake It Up!

 
     While I was cruising around to different blogs, I remembered how much I use to like doing the Flourishes challenges.  Since I recently found some great sets on sale, I decided to check out their latest challenge to see if it would inspire me. 

     I had not made a shaker card in ages!  I found a great chipboard frame in my stash, that I had forgotten about.  I went about covering it with scraps of paper, and sponging the edges.  Next I built it up with foam mounting tape, and added in my acetate window.  Then it was time to put in the snow.  You need to be sure you don't add too much, or you will not see the background image.

     The set I chose my image from, is called  Snowy Days, from Flourishes.  I colored the skates with Copic markers. I used 2 of my MS snowflake punches that I received for Christmas.  The centers are pearls from Basic Grey. 

     If you are looking for some fun, with a classic technique, check out the Timeless Tuesday #252 Shake It Up Challenge.

     I would also like to enter this in the Pixie Snippets Playground Challenge # 105, since I used so many bits and forgotten items on this card.

12 comments:

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
I love it! Shaker cards are really hard for me yours turned out beautiful.

MaryH said...

Hi Mary Anne, and Happy New Year. Just popped over from Carol's blog, where I saw your comment & could quickly follow the link to leave a comment. You probably have some of that white stuff where you live too! This is a most elegant card with the dancing skates and done as a shaker card (never tried that...so your instructions were most helpful). Loved the little scallopy borders behind the blue and your MS snowflakes ---brrr...so frosty. TFS & Hugs. Hope your New Year has started off very well.

Carol L said...

I never attempted to make a shaker card, but you may have convinced me to try one! Love those beautiful skates!!

Di said...

Fabulous card! Ages since I made a shaker and this is perfect, especially with the ice skates!

Hugs

Di xx

kay said...

This is superb,not made one for ages x

SARN (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Great looking card. Who doesn't love shaker cards? This one's just lovely.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Theresa said...

Great shaker card! Love the stamp. Happy New Year, Mary Anne!

Beejay said...

I love this shaker card! pretty images! FUN!

StampTramps said...

I love this! I put away all my winter stuff because OWH is into spring already. Now I want to get it back out! And, yes, we DO need to figure out how to have a stamping day. I miss stamping with friends.

Jessi Fogan said...

Oh, I love those skates! Totally gorgeous - love your layout too! Thanks so much for playing with the shaker card challenge at Flourishes :)

Becky said...

Happy New Year!! :) Love this card, great layout.

Allison Cope said...

Oh Mary Anne - your card is darling! I love the snowy contents of your beautifully coloured shaker card! Gorgeous details! Thanks for playing along with us this week for our shaker card "Timeless Tuesday Challenge" at Flourishes.