Thursday, 29 October 2015

Shaker Snowflakes


HI and welcome to another fabulous challenge at Freshly Made Sketches.  This week, our talented friend from Germany, Cindy, is our hostess and she has a very cool sketch which can be rotated in any direction.


I ended up with a shaker card for this challenge, which wasn't my intention when I started out but once I saw the cut out squares, it just screamed "shaker" to me :)  


I sponged some blue distress inks across the top left and side of a white panel and then I used the Stitched Interactive Window Trio die from MFT to cut my squares and cut away the fourth side which remains attached on the die cut.    I silver-embossed the sentiment and also coated a snowflake die cut with Versamark and silver embossing powder to create a lovely silver snowflake.  

It was at this stage that I decided to make a shaker card, so quickly adapted my design to take some sequins from SSS and Doodlebug.



Thanks for visiting!  Be sure to visit the other DT members' blogs as they have some amazing cards on display.

Products Used:

Stamps:  Freshly Fallen (PTI)
Ink:  Versamark, Tumbled Glass, Broken China, Peacock Feathers
Cardstock:  White
Accessories:  Stitched Interactive Window Trio (MFT), Freshly Fallen dies (PTI), sequins, silver EP

Cheers
Karren


13 comments:

Hannelie said...

Perfect layout for a fabulous shaker! I LOVE the way you added color Karren!

Linda Callahan said...

I struggle to make one shaker and you made three! Very pretty card with the blue shading and bit of sparkle in the squares! Love it!

Becca Cruger said...

Wow - this is STUNNING! Such an amazing interpretation of this sketch - and so clever to make a shaker!

Cindy Lovell said...

Your shaker card is amazing,Karren!!! Beautiful take on the Challenge!! I love the sponging...looks so pretty! You did a wonderful job,Thank you!!! :)

Jen Mitchell said...

You're right, this sketch is perfect for a shaker! I love the shades of blue with the silver snowflake and sentiment.

Kim S said...

LOVE your little shaker windows

Susi Kelly said...

Love the corner sponging! Such a beautiful touch that brings out the (same) colour on the sequins in your Shaker windows.

Cindy Hall said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Karren! I love how you created the windows, the splash of color on the front panel and the way you tied the windows and sentiment together with the snowflake. Beautiful!

Dana & Glen said...

I love this card Karren! So many fabulous touches; the sponging, the stitched square cut-outs, silver accents and a shaker card to boot! Love it!

Amy O said...

I love the shades of blue with a snowflake themed card. And making this a shaker card is so clever. Beautiful card, Karren!

Rita Wright said...

And a gorgeous shaker card it is! I love the splash of blue at the top too. Awesome card!

Jen Timko said...

Mmmmmm.....distress ink and pretty snowflakes. I see a recipe I can follow, lol!! Love this!

Narelle Farrugia said...

This is truly fabulous Karren! My first thought was shaker too but I couldn't create a card as gorgeous as yours. Love the distressed blue detail you've added - it really brings a fabulous effect to your card.