Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Pencils, a Parrot and Sequins

Welcome

I don't often make shaker cards, but I had not long bought the Peek - a - boo window die and this parrot stamp (a magazine freebie) was calling out to be framed.


I stamped the parrot in London Fog ink and coloured it with Poly Chromo pencils on a snippet of white card.



The sentiment, which came in the set, was stamped in the same ink on the card front.


After colouring the parrot, I fussy cut him, figured out how to frame him using the die cut, and decided to make a shaker card!! Creating 'on the fly', as it were! 
 I put some metallic, holographic paper on the card base and filled the aperture with Whimsical Forest Mix , and a pinch of Winter Snow as well.   


I finished the card with some washi tape on the inside - I chose this tape as it was a nod at the recipients 'bucket list' wish to drive Route 66!

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18 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Love the shaker card and that parrot is so lovely.xx

Dawn Turley said...

Gorgeous Maxine. I don't do many shaker cards either but this one is just fabulous

Megan J said...

Hi Maxine, a fun card and a very bright parrot, reminds me of the noisy white cockatoos that visit our garden. love the shaker card with the parrot sitting in the window... have a wonderful week... Megan

Di said...

Brilliant shaker card Maxine - I love that you sort of created it 'on the fly'! Such a lovely image as well.

Hugs

Di xx

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a fun shaker card, Maxine!

Janis Lewis said...

Wonderful birthday card! Thanks for joining us at Always Happy Birthday.

Maria Giselle B. said...

Very cute image. Love the shaker card. Thank you for sharing your creation with us @ Incy Wincy Designs Happy Birthday Challenge. Good luck!-Maria Giselle B.

froebelsternchen said...

Your shaker card is amazing Maxine! Gorgeous!

Sue said...

Fab shaker card,I love the parrot!

Darnell said...

A sensational card made on the fly, Maxine! I love those times when a card just seems to want to make itself! And that's especially cool when you create a fabulous shaker card!! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

A cardstyle that I almost never make, but with this one looking so fresh and good... What a great parrot and love its colours! Hugs, Gerrina

Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - whata great card - love that parrot and the Shaker Card is such a great idea - love this card xo

Monica said...

Maxine, I love how everything falls together so charmingly here. The sequins behind the bird match so well. Super shaker card.

Love,
Monica

JD/ Jill said...

Cute card!

Kathy Barnett said...

Lil Patch of Crafty Friends (commenting on #’s 2 & 7)
Thanks for joining us at the Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges for our latest challenge.  {Lil Patch of Crafty Friends Challenges}Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Kathy

Loll said...

Great idea to create a shaker card with this adorable parrot image, Maxine. I have made a few shaker cards, but always struggle a bit with glue everywhere. :) xx

Mia said...

LOVELY shaker card, Maxine. And I love the popping up parrot!!!! Hugs, my friend.

Jo Ann said...

Such a beautiful shaker card. We are so blessed you link your artwork with us last Challenge at Word Art Wednesday. There still a few days left for you to join us again in our current Challenge. Leaving you with the inspiration of the Scripture in 1 Thessalonians 2:13 which says, "And we also thank God continually because, when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as a human word, but as it actually is, the word of God, which is indeed at work in you who believe." Have a blessed day!

JO ANN
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