Monday, February 28, 2011

Challenge 39 - Teach Me - Shaker

Let me just say this was my first shaker and although kinda cool, kinda hard when you have all these little beads all over the place.  Also after you have sealed it up and decide maybe you would like a little less in there.  Anyhow, it is still a very cool concept and can really make a card.

I had many first for me on this card.  This was the first time I used a Spellbinder (let me tell you I bought a bunch and am so happy I did!  Love it and it is so much easier then pulling out my Cricut for things.)
It is the first time I used chalk to fill in the back ground, Although hard to see in the picture it really did make a difference not being all white.  The last first as I stated before this was the first time I did a shaker card.

The choice is always so hard every week and then you always hope that you don't do the same one everyone else is doing, but when I heard shaker and took a look I knew that I was for sure going to try it with Take Me Away . I thought that it would be fun to do something with bubbles!

I colored my digital stamp with Copic markers, which as I use them more; I can't imagine how I ever colored stamps in before them.  I just love how well they blend, and although when you take a picture the colors never look as great as they really do, you can see how high quality they are.

I purchased 2 different sizes of clear iridescent beads to give the feel of different size bubbles.

The last thing I am going to say about the shaker card is that it is so hard to take a picture of.  I had to do it from a angle, but it turned out okay.  I hope you all enjoy me attempt this week. 


  1. This is so cute! Your coloring is fab! Love the bubbles...that was a great idea to use this image! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  2. Oh this is very sweet! Great Tiddly image for making a shaker - great bubbles!! So very clever - wonderful coloring and thanks so much for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

  3. judi!! this is GORGEOUS!!!! love the smart using two different sizes of beads!! i, too, have come to LOVE my Nesties!! i have a Cricut as well but unless i need multiples of something I tend not to go for it as it can be a pain to drag it all out!! i LOVE my big shot and i JUST got (still in it's box!) the Grand Calibur!! WOO HOO! anyway - back to your gorgeous card! i love that you used Fairy Fae in the bubble beautiful. you kept your card simple and crisp. just DIVINE!

    thanks for playing along and i'm so excited for you for all of your FIRSTS!


  4. oh this is awesome and i am loving the bubbles! thank you for playing with us again over on tiddly inks hugs Lou xx

  5. Great job with your shaker! Love the image you used and the idea of the bubbles. thanks for joining us again at TI. xxD

  6. Gorgeous card! Love all the bead, so perfect together with this image. Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks!