Saturday, April 26, 2014

WOW! BAM!...Poppy Sketches #2, Sequin Shaker Blog Hop

Yes, yes...you read that post title correctly!  Sequin Shaker Blog Hop + me = an equation I considered most unlikely to add up.  Funny how things change...

When I woke up this morning, plans to create a shaker card were not on my "to do" radar.  No sireee; no shakers for me.  What I had in mind was a second card for Poppy Sketches #2,

because I wasn't overly thrilled with the first one I made (shown below).  I had a cup of coffee, ate some toast, all the while pondering Attempt #2.  What happened next wound up being one of those "finding inspiration in the most unexpected of places" situations.

I knew, from the first time she announced it, that I'd be checking out Paulina's Sequin Shaker Blog Hop; I knew we were guaranteed to see a gallery of darling shaker cards, the likes of which would be well beyond my creativity and ability.

Well, I went, I saw, I was inspired.  Next stop: off to Paulina's tutorial. I watched, I learned. I tried (and maybe cussed a little bit *grin*)

This is my first "official" shaker card *fist pump*!! (I made a sort-of one before, with three sequins...yes, three).

I still have to practice more (as in mega-practice), but all in all, the whole enterprise was rather fun.  It's not a super-duper awesome shaker card, in the grand scheme of things, but it's kind of cute, so I'm taking the plunge and adding it to



Bonus: it fits the Poppy Sketch (I hope!!), so I achieved my goal...in a round-about way...






The Explosion stamp is from Uniko; embossed, cut out, then coloured with copics (please don't look too closely. Copic colouring needs work...), then painted over with Wink of Stella.  You'll see the 'holy moley shiny' in photo #2....




Just for the record, here's card #1, created when my husband was out riding his bike (before the snow came...again).    Hmmmm,  after a couple days' pondering, I rather like it after all!!  Of course, I turned the sketch upside down...needed to keep my butterflies fluttering...


Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments make my day!




40 comments:

  1. Your "pretty much" first????!!!!!!!!!!!! DANG! Double DANG!!!! Killer card. Girlfriend, you have nailed it. It's absolutely wonderful. Smashing. Great! Simple elements, but put together, and wowzers...very cool. Love the "wow" on the outside of the shaker...I'm so proud of you! LOVE this. More and more please! I'd bet little Miss T would love to make some of these with Auntie C. Have a great Sunday. : ) Bev

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  2. Did you say snow?! We had hail that made it look like it snowed yesterday, but all melted pretty quickly. Your cards are so fun, Carol. Just made my shaker card--#2 for me, too. Hugs, Greta

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  3. Oh my goodness! That shaker card is AWESOME!!! Love it!!! And your bicycle card is darling too!!!! Both are great takes on the Poppy Sketches challenge!!!! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  4. Wow adorable. Love your cards especially that shaker.

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  5. Oh my goodness both of these cards are adorable! I loooove that shaker card genius! Thanks for playing at Poppy Sketches!
    Laura

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  6. Super fun, colorful, and happy card! Awesome job. =)

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  7. Well BAM, WOW this IS super awesome!!! Actually BOTH are super awesome! I'm so glad you changed your mind about the first one because I would have been in the phone calling you again telling you just how fabulous it is!! The bam-wow - equally as fabulous - freakin awesome actually!!! And your first one?!! Sheesh - you could have fooled me!!! OMG I am still over the moon after talking to you today - you are just as amazing - no wait - even more amazing than I had imagined!!! SO good to finally "meet" xoxo!!!

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  8. Two fabulous cards, Carol! I love your shaker card--amazing job for your very first "official" one. Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!

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  9. Both your cards are wonderful! Looks like you've been making shaker cards for years!

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  10. Wow ... oh yes ... shimmery, shiny, shakery splendidness, Carol ... can't wait to see more (especially if little Miss Niece has a hand in them)! Sweet polka dot pretty bike ... bet DH's doesn't look as pretty as this! Bon Dimanche, my friend! Anita :)

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  11. I'm going to take you to task on this post, C! Nothing is beyond your skill level or talent. You demonstrate time and time again your flexibility and creativity - no type of technique, theme, etc, is beyond you. It's always a visual feast to visit your blog.

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  12. Yay, I love your super fun shaker card! It's definitely Super WOW! Thanks so much for linking up to Poppy Sketches:)

    Your bicycle card....fabulous.

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  13. This is soooo fun Carol!! Great stamps to use on a shaker card!

    Hugs,

    Jenny

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  14. Sorry you got snow again!! Eventually it will stop!! :D Awesome shaker card!! Love how you tied it into the sketch and color challenge!! I Love the second card too!!

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  15. I think it turned out good, I like!!!

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  16. More snow?!! Yuck! Man I hope you guys see some warm temps so you stop getting snow!! Well I am so loving your shaker card Carol!!! And this is your first one?! You rocked this one girlfriend! Love the "BAM" and "WOW" bursts, the sentiment is just to dang perfect and I see nothing wrong with your coloring. I really love your second card too, not sure what you were pleased with on that one cause it is amazing! I too entered this challenge like you told me, thanks!! Hugs

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  17. love that card! so superhero-y and fun.

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  18. Don't know how I missed these ones...I so love the Uniko shaker cards..really cool,fun xx

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  19. love that superhero card! great idea!

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  20. Wow - great job on your first Shaker card! I love how dynamic it is - with the two big bursts next to each other! What a fun card!

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  21. Awesome Job with the shaker :) Love this!

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  22. Fabulous project. Love the shaker box. Perfect for a super hero. TFS

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  23. Super FUN and happy designs. :)

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  24. Great cards, Carol, as always! Your explosive shaker card is fantastic!! Hugs, Darnell

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  25. I just took a quick stroll through all the posts that 'stupid blogger' hid from me and I see that you have been creatively crafting up a storm! Good for you!

    Wowzers! Carol, these are both amazing! Your shaker card is "KA-POW" awesome and your upside down polaroid frame bike card is spectacular! And here I thought that I was the only one not making shaker cards...well, I guess now I am alone! You've inspired me dear friend! Thanks!

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  26. Brilliant, I love that classic cartoon shaker card, pow!

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  27. OMG!! How SWEET Is this!! I LOVE your Shaker Card Design!! THANKS SO MUCH for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

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  28. Such a great card! Love the super hero theme!

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  29. The wow shaker is so cool! I love the second sweet card too. :)

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  30. Oh my gosh - I am totally in love with your "bam-wow" shaker card. What a fantastic idea to use those images!

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  31. These are both brilliant! :)

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