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Sunday, 7 November 2010

Autumnal Leaves Shaken Into a Waltz

front of card

close-up showing textured gold cardstock
& colouring of heat embossed images

close-up showing micro beads
of shaker element

inside of card showing texture of burgundy
& tan cardstocks

The All Things Sugar Nellie Forum Challenge this week is to make a Shaker Card. I only had a very small piece of acetate from which I could just manage to punch out a 2.5 x 1.5 inch rectangle with which to construct the shaker element. After a few mishaps (see below) I had my shaker which I teamed with a couple of the accessory stamps from Sugar Nellie's Home Grown Autumn Kit. I already had an idea for the layout & was working on it when I realised that it fitted the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge "wide interpretation" brief from this morning's post. I am also just within the deadline for entering Bunny Zoe's Challenge 5 which has an autumnal theme.

So to my little adventure. When attaching the acetate to my carefully punched out leaves panel I was waiting for the Glossy Accents to bond when I noticed that the leaf panel was on my bench, not between my fingers - I'd used the wrong piece of cardstock. I managed to prise the pieces apart & resorted to lighter fuel to remove the sticky mess from my little piece of precious acetate, rinsed & dried it off - I breathed a sigh of relief when it was usable. Unfortunately the micro beads weren't co-operating either - the lid insisted on coming off the little container suddenly strewing beads all over my work surface & floor. Ever tried to catch these little things? I rescued as many as I could then had to coax the remainder from around my assortment of containers & marker pots etc.... with the vacuum cleaner.

Stamps Sugar Nellie Home Grown Autumn Kit 2009.
Inks VersaMark watermark stamp pad & Stampendous Detail Gold Embossing Powder.
Colouring Derwent Coloursoft Pencils, Paper Stumps & Sansador.
Cardstock An assortment of colours & finishes from "stash".
Punches Woodware (assorted leaves, Scalloped Rectangle & Scalloped Square), EK Success (Corner Rounder).
The gems & pearls are Kanban, the micro beads Woodware & the ribbon is from "stash".

Challenges Entered
All Things Sugar Nellie (Paper Craft Planet) Wk 28 - Let's Shake
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge 22 - WMSC22 (I rotated the sketch 90 degrees anti-clockwise)
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge 5 - Autmn Love (autumnal theme & colours)


Lorraine said...

This is so beautiful i love Autumnal cards but i am so rubbish at them lol i am so pleased to managed to save your acetate looks like we both had a nighmare with the stuff tonight lol.
The gold card you have used is so pretty i need to find some of that its gorgeous.
The inside of your card is as beautiful too as always I take it you can't sleep huni best try as you have a big exciting day tomorrow have a wonderful time hun xxx

Debs said...

Aww Paula, I love this card. You have made a wonderful job with just that little piece of acetate. I like how you have covered it with the punched out card so you can only see glimpses of the microbeads. You should have put a piece of old tights material over the end of your hoover to catch the pesky beads.
Debs xx

Debgem said...

Paula - I know I should laugh, but I couldn't help it. I can imagine you chasing little beads everywhere!! I hate it when I drop stuff - but it's so much worse when it's tiny things.

And the card is super. I love the textured base card - very elegant. The embossed images are very pretty and I like how you've done the inside too. Glad to see it's in the WMSC22. I do like Claire's stamps (as you can see from my Blog).

Bye for now, Deborah x

Donalda said...

Girlfriend I LOVE this. It's just gorgeous !!!
Hugs dear.

Linda said...

Lovely card Paula. and such a different theme. well done and good luck with the challenge

PaulaM said...

Paula - this is fabulous. I love the gold cardstock - lovely. The microbeads and the punch art is wonderful too - but I must admit - I had to laugh at your story of the 'disaster' - but sometimes these turn into works of art - such as yours.

TaraG said...

WOW! Paula your card is just beautiful! I haven't tried making a shaker card but I am totally inspired to give it a go just need to find the time to play!

Julia Aston said...

What lovely textures and colors on this creation! thanks for playing with the WMS sketch this week!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card! Love the mix of techniques and textures! Thanks for playing with the WMSC :)

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Wonderful card! Love the shimmer and shine!

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful take on the sketch. lovely card. thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

xxxtglxxx said...

Gorgeous, what a great idea for a shaker card :)
I still havent made one of those, but I love how this is on the tilt, and the colours are just so lovely for this time of year.



Wendy Ramlakhan said...

LOL, sorry about laughing over all those little beads running away from you but I could just picture the whole thing in my mind!! :) It's a beauty of a card even though it was a beast of a mess making it. :)