Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Monochrome Matey

Morning all,

The Sun has gone back to where it had been hiding and it's another grey and rainy day here so my first card is very fitting. Here it is:

This was a bit of a tough one as the challenge at Allsorts this week was a shaker card. I don't do shaker cards as each time I have tried they have looked rubbish but I thought I would give it one more go. The boy is from a free CD from a magazine, I coloured him with Promarkers and cut around him leaving just a little white edge. The papers are from Dovecraft and the backing card is from my stash. Then for the shaker I have used my spellbinders dies to cut out all the parts, then filled it with little stars and a sentiment and stuck it together. I finished the card with a some ribbon and little buttons. I am really pleased with this one and may even try another shaker card in the future.

I am entering this card into the following chsllenge:

Paper Makeup Stamps - Sketch
Paperplay Challenges - Monochrome and Ribbon
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Monochromatic
Allsorts - Shaker Card
Crafty Cardmakers - For the Boys


  1. Fantastic card Kelly with a great image and fab design, I'm so pleased you gave shaker cards another go! I have to admit, even though it was my theme, my shaker card nearly ended up in the bin as it wasn't going the way I wanted, but I stuck with it and was pleased with the end result!
    Thanks for entering my Shaker card Challenge over at Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  2. You did a fantastic job on this shaker card! Love how you placed the sentiment on the inside of the shaker. So glad you joined us for the sketch challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps' Digi Makeover Challenge this week.

  3. Wonderful card for a boy, its a super design.
    Thank you for joining us at CCM this week.

  4. Oooh, love how you turned the sketch into a shaker card - so creative! :) Thanks for joining the Digi Makeover Challenge at Paper Makeup Stamps! :)

  5. Great idea, nicely done, Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play this week
    Hugs Julie P

  6. Wow! This is gorgeous!!! I love the image and your shaker is fab, you should deffinatly make more in future :) Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers for our "For The Boys" challenge.
    Fiona x

  7. fab shaker card! thank you for joining in with the cutie pies xx

  8. This is so fabulous shaker card, Kelly. It looks so cool and fun. Perfect for a fun-loving boy :)
    Thankss so much for joining Digi Makeover Challenge at PMS.
    Eret xx

  9. What a stunning creation!
    Gorjuss colours and love your sweet wee image
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers this time
    Hugs Melly xxx

  10. Beautiful card .
    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week.

    Annette xx

  11. Wow this is an awsome monochrome shaker card for a boy. Really love the earthy colours and the stars. Thanks for playing at Cutie Pie and good luck. Hope to see you back monday for a new challenge. Bettina xx