February 26, 2011

A productive Saturday

It's been a pretty relaxing Saturday here. I've been at home all week getting my craft on since my son is stuck at home with strep. Although it's a bit lonely and boring at times it's given me tons of free time to work on projects. Today I've got two finished projects to share with you. The first is a birthday shaker card that I made for a challenge over at Tiddly Inks Challenge Blog. This card also happens to go along with one of the challenges over at the Let's Scrap community. I really enjoyed making this card and can't wait to find a friend to give it to.

My inspiration for this card started with Bo, the cute little dog holding the balloons. For a project to be eligible for the challenge you must use one of Tiddly Inks images and luckily for me they provided a selection of free images so you don't have to spend money just to participate. Which is good when you're trying to craft on a budget. Since a shaker card uses transparency on it I decided to combine it with Challenge86 over at Let's Scrap which challenged us to use transparency as well as use one of their sketches. So this is what came of it!! After picking Bo I found some fun festive paper in my scraps which helped me determine the color palette. I colored Bo using my standard coloring pencils and Gamsol to give it a softer look. I printed out my sentiment (which I found for free here) on transparency and added some stickles on the back side to give it some color. I added some green glitter inside the shaker to give it a little sparkle.

My second project combines two challenges as well. The start inspiration was a color challenge over at Colour Create Challenge blog which had a fruit-tastic inspiration picture from which we had to choose three colors. I have a friend who is having a baby shower next month and decided that I wanted to make her a card with some of my challenges, so I went through all my digi images related to babies and decided on this precious bear. I thought he could fit well within the color challenge choosing Coconut (brown and white), Kiwi (green), and Strawberry (red). I then combined it with the sketch challenge over at Dutch Dare Card Challenge. I think it turned out really well and I can't wait to give my friend this card, I hope she likes it as much as I do!

Now with these two projects behind me I have moved onto the next and I am really excited about it! It has to do with purple and fairies and hopefully it will turn out beautiful! Be sure to keep an eye out for it! Thank for looking!


Marlena Peduzzi said...

Your shaker card is just adorable! So glad you could join us this week at Tiddly Inks!

Aussieleigh said...

Such a cute shaker card Tamara! I love how you printed the sentiment straight on to the acetate - Im going to have to try that - You have coloured Bo beautifully! Thanks for being a Tiddly Inker this week!

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

Very cute card!

I have a little something special for you, because of your comment on my recent stamp. Could you please email me so I could send it to you?

Stamping Cafe said...

Your shaker card is totally adorable, LOVE it! Thank you for joining the Tiddly Inkers!!

Loopylou. said...

awww thats such a cute idea!!! love the little sentiment shaker! and of course bo looks awesome too!! thank you for popping in to play with the tiddly inkers! hugs Lou xxx

mforquer said...

Oh both are very cute!! I love that shaker card! Tiddly Bo looks wonderful!! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

Tracy (Jedi) said...

What a cute card! Great coloring on Bo! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks this week!

CraftyMomOf2 said...

isn't Bo just the cutest?? great job on the shaker card! both cards are adorable!

Thanks for joining us at TI!

Lysa said...

Super cute! love how you colored Bo :)

Thanks for playing along at Tiddly Inks!

DonnaMundinger said...

What a cute way to do the shaker! Love it! Thanks for joining the Tiddly Inkers this week! xxD

Larissa said...

Fabulous cards! I love the shakerpart! Such a great idea to make the sentiment into a shaker!


Janet said...

What sweet cards! x

Mina said...

two cutie cards Tamara, both beautiful colour combos too...thanks for joining in with the Colour Create challenge
Mina xxx