Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Jump Right In!

Making a shaker card was an option at the Summer Card Camp 2 class today.  I've never made one before and became interested last week after reading a post on Laura Bassen's Blog, Doublestick Heaven.  Lauren was a guest instructor.  Lauren linked a great tutorial by Amy Rasavy about how to make shakers. They seemed fun, simple, and today was the day I finally got my act together!

I am thrilled with how this came out!!  I had some craft sequins that came in a variety of shapes and colors and found some seed beads super cheap at Marshall's, so they went in too!

This little cutie is from Doodle Pantry.  Jennifer Nilsson is the artist.  Her Etsy shop is fabulous! I've bought a few other images from her there, and have her Doodle Garden stamps from MFT.

I thought I would take a close up, to show his hair and goggles.  The hair was tricky to get it to look like a short boy haircut.  I love the goggles too.  I saw a tutorial a few weeks ago (I can't remember where) that showed how to color nylon stockings on a woman.  They colored the flesh tone first and then added the color on top.  I thought that same tip could apply to the goggles.  I'm not sure whether I'm happier about the shaker card or the coloring!

I have a feeling I will be spending part of tomorrow making a few more shakers!!

Challenge entries:
CMC Coloring Challenge #72 - anything goes
Make It Monday - anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown #156 - anything goes
Color Q Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Blog - by the sea
Crazy 4 Challenges #194 - marine life
613 Avenue Create - anything goes
Marker Pop! - anything goes
Oozak Blog - anything with textures


  1. Adorable card! Your coloring is wonderful! Thanks for your comments on my blog! I will have to check out Jennifer's shop!

  2. Oh this is so adorable!! Great job with the shaker card - I have to make one - I have been shying away from them!

  3. Can I just tell you how absolutely adorable this card is! I love that you incorporated the plaid border along with the shaker and that SWEET little image! Awesome shading too!

  4. Hello.. Gorgeous card and image. Popped over from MIM for a look..Loz

  5. This is so cute. You did a great job on the coloring. The colors are great on the card.

  6. Such a cute card, love that it is a shaker card! Thanks for sharing your card with us at the coloutQ this week.

  7. This is so very fabulous!! Saw it at MIM!

  8. What an adorable card...that image is so cute and to make it a shaker is just so fun! Thanks for playing with the ColourQ colors this week!

  9. Super cute and I love your image. :) Thanks for joining us at Make It Monday.

  10. What a fun summer card. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


    Tuesday Throwdown DT

  11. This is so FUN! Love the assortment of things inside your shaker! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Simon Wednesday Challenge!

  12. This is such a fun little scene. So creative and It looks like he is enjoying himself.
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  13. This is an awesome way to do the shaker card from camp. I love it! I didn't see this in the camp gallery, but I spotted you at MIM and had to come over for a closer look! So glad I did! :)
    Katherine xx

  14. This is so cute! I love the shaker part! Amazing job! Thank you for joining us for the Oozak Challenge!



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