Friday, 1 January 2016

The Mixed Media Card Challenge - Beginnings


Don't fall off your chair - I made a shaker card!  (I admire all of you who make shaker cards, and I think they're beautiful, but I may never make another one... way outside my comfort zone.  Requires precision.)

We've got our first challenge of 2016 over at The Mixed Media Card Challenge and appropriately enough, it's Beginnings.  With a side of sequins.


I've made a baby card - babies definitely qualify as beginnings!

The shaker frame is cut from pink rose glitter card, which coordinates with a Gelli-plate panel I made using red and white acrylic paints.  A layer of acetate, some sequins, foam tape, you know the drill.  Some washi tape, a stamped card base (STAMPlorations Heaven Sent), a touch of Distress Ink watercolouring on the rocking horse, and it's done.  I like how the black and white of the card base contrasts against the pink panels.

So what does Beginnings mean for you?  Check out the fabulous inspiration from the rest of the design team here and then add your mixed media card creation to the gallery.

12 comments:

  1. We had the same idea for 'beginnings' Shirley! love your shaker design - they are SO fun - and your gelli background is beautiful - I need to play with my Gelli plate - I never seem to get good results! Wonderful black and white stamped card base behind your red panel! Happy 2016 my friend! Julia xx

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  2. Feels so good to be back in blogland visiting all my pals! Hope you had a wonderful holiday season. Happy New Year too :)

    Sweet, sweet card! The shaker element is so cute! Love the stamped background :)

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  3. Yay for you making a shaker, Shirley ... fab background ... and so sweet! Hugs, Anita :)

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  4. So sweet and trendy Shirley! I am not a shaker girl either. I made one several years ago and still remember the beads wanting to fall out...lol! TFS your beauty!

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  5. Just adorable and so sweet. Happy New Year!

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  6. AWESOME! Great job with the shaker card. I'm with you. I've tried a couple of times without much success. You did an amazing job! Love the pink with the rocking horse, and the black and white background really makes the main panel pop. Fabulous design! xx

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  7. Very very nice shaker card Shirley. Love the colours you used and the layout. I just bought myself a fuse tool in the hope that shaker cards will be easier but so far I have just sat and stared at it. Feelings of dread of the burnt fingers syndrome are causing me to pause at the moment :)

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  8. Very fun and sweet, Shirley. I love the mix of the black and white bg and the bright pink foreground.

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  9. Love this sweet shaker card, Shirley! Love how your focal panel just pops off the black and white!

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  10. Way to go on making a charming shaker that truly does rock, both in your image choice and going outside your comfort zone! A darling rocking horse; the pop of pink against the black and white is dazzling!
    Hugs~c

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  11. This is awesome ! I like the sentiment BG :)

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  12. This is absolutely beautiful! I too love shaker cards but not a big fan of making them myself...lol

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