Saturday 25 April 2015

Pink and grey patterns

I should be cleaning. Instead I have been crafting and blogging, and catching up on my blogs. I did do something useful though, I did an inventory of our freezer. I can't believe how much blackberries and plums we still have from last year. I'm clearly not very good with using plums. Any ideas? 

This morning was a bit more successful in the craft room after yesterday's creative block. First thing in the morning I headed into the craft room with my cup of coffee and blackberry muffin. And I was inspired by the great picture over at The Card Concept. I was inspired by the beautiful grey and pink colour combo and the pink chevron pattern on the curtain as well as the striped grey pattern on the wall. I have to say I wasn't too into shaker cards, but they have somehow grown on me. There was a really good series of posts on shaker cards on My Favourite Things which inspired me to give them another chance. The layout is inspired by the sketch over at CAS(E) This Sketch. I'm also linking up at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards where the theme is Die cuts and In the Pink where the them is "Make it Sparkle (in Pink of course)" and Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge where the theme is Clean and Simple. 

I used washi tape to create a mask for the grey inking. I then die cut the hello and crated a shaker that I filled with sequins and tiny little beads. The background is stamped using a chevron stamp. I really like the stamp, as I can create any custom coloured backgrounds. I think I will look for a few more stamps like that, maybe a stripy background and a polkadot background stamp too. With a few select background stamps I would basically never need to buy any more patterned paper, and I would always have backgrounds in the right colours. 

Card: 300 gsm hammered white card, Hobbycraft 160 gsm white card, acetate
Stamps: Stampin' Up Positively Chevron
Inks: Stampin' Up Smokey Slate, Picked Raspberry
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Hello die, sequins and beads from my stash


Donna said...

I love the way you did your masking and the colour choice you used for the ink. :)

Kristie Goulet said...

LOVE your fun shaker! Great take on the sketch and the inspiration photo at The Card Concept. Thank you for joining us.

anncreatief said...

Your card is gorgeous and thank you for joining in our challenge by CC&CC ,good luck and hope to see you again next time
Hugs xxx Dt Anneke and have a nice day.

Caryn said...

Love the masking of the stripes and the pink and grey colour scheme - a perfect CAS card.
Thanks for sharing your awesome creation with us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
Caryn x

Kat W said...

A gorgeous shaker card - love the pink and grey combo and the pretty sparkly sequins :-)
Thanks for playing along with our challenge at In The Pink!
Hugs, Kat x

Leigh Penner said...

So pretty! Wonderful take on the sketch!

chanya13 said...

SO cute CAS card !!! Thanks for joining us at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenges!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka DT

Geri said...

EVERYTHING about your card is awesome! Totally loving your stamped chevron background and the soft, grey masked stripes. Of course, the shaker feature is way beyond fun! Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at the Card Concept Challenge. It's such a happy card and it made me smile!