Happy Mother's Day, peeps! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess today with a perfect spring-filled color challenge for us:
The natural inclination for me would be to do a floral image, but I resisted that urge and created a shaker graduation card for my niece!
I got my sketch inspiration from this incredibly awesome creation at the Time Out challenge:
I am IN AWE of this card! So let's see how I used it as my inspiration! I have a love/hate relationship with shaker cards, but my stitched square Pear Pizzazz diecut (Lil'Inkers) was just begging for some fun shakery stuff, so I created a little window with an acetate sheet and filled it with sequins from my stash. I added balloons (SU's Balloon Punch) in the challenge colors and adhered them to the outer edges:
I added some gel pen highlights and sequins for fun, then diecut a stitched sunshine (MFT) element and stamped the tiny "You Did It" from last month's Paper Pumpkin set inside:
(Does anyone have any hints for NOT getting little hairy edges on their stamped images when using photopolymer stamps? Doesn't matter which ink pad I use, I still tend to get them! Annoying!) And the inside uses several sentiments from SU's Perfect Pairings, Impression Obsession's Imagine Words, and Papertrey's alphabet:
I also used the retired Confetti set for some extra pizzazz!!! I hope she likes it!
So now, what will you create with these soft pastel colors? Can't wait to see! And wait until you see what the DT created...they're beautiful!
Making milkshakes in a baggie....cream, sugar, vanilla, tossed in a bag of ice and salt! Of course, you can see my entire messy pantry...sorry!
The smile of approval!
Enjoy your day!