Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Shopping Our Stash - Weekly Challenge - Shaker Cards

Hello, Crafty Makers!

This week's challenge at Shopping Our Stash is: Shaker Cards

Well, I am posting this a little late. I had my infusion therapy yesterday and today and I failed to do my final check last night to make sure I had my post scheduled.  Of course, I had made a change and did not publish the update. 
Even worse, I forgot that I was hosting. 
It's the drugs, people.  It's the drugs!

I promised my grandson that I would use one of his anime drawings as the subject of a shaker card.   I looked through his images and really fell in love with this one.   It makes me so jealous that everyone in my family can draw with the lone exception of yours truly.  None of them ever took a single art class.  In a few weeks, I might post a couple of the Hubsters drawings.  Sigh!

Again, I went a little crazy for this challenge and I made a bunch of shaker cards!
I love this stamp!  I have had it for about 10 years.  I removed it from its wood block and used my Tim Holtz Stamp Tool.  I was able to put it back on the block and it stuck just fine.  My long-term goal, though, is to peel away the backs of all my wood block stamps and add new foam so that I can use them with the stamping tool.  Between my meds and my disease, the old hands are sometimes just a little shakey! :D
I created this shaker card for my Graphic Design class.  My sequins all fell behind my little chimp, but you get the message.   I created the camouflage paper using my gelatin plate and a few stencils.
I so loved the look of the kraft frame that I created this little friends shaker using another really old stamp (about 20 years old).  I successfully removed this one from the block and mounted it on new foam. Works like a charm on my stamp tool. YaY!  I thought the coloring worked okay for me, too. Whew!

Please join us in the challenge and Shake, Shake Shake!