Saturday, October 25, 2014

I Can See Clearly

It is time for another new challenge at Sugar Creek Hollow and this time it is called I CAN SEE CLEARLY.  We want you to put a clear element on your vintage or shabby chic card or other crafty project.  By clear we mean items made from acetate or clear packaging such as the window for a shaker, a clear butterfly or even stamping on a clear panel.  Now we understand that photographing clear is difficult so you must describe your clear element in your blog post.

I have made a shaker card so my clear element is acetate to create the window and then I have used some clear sequins along with some pale turquoise bugle beads inside the shaker.

I started with some white card stock from Recollections for my 6" square card.  I added some digital background paper from Summertime Designs but it was too bright so I lightly dry washed it with some Liquitex Gesso before I distressed it with my scissors and glued it down.  I added a strip of lace from my stash.

To make the shaker, I started with an image from Homestead Vintage and then I cut two frames from white card stock.  The smaller one was inked with some Evergreen Bough Distress Ink from Ranger.  Once the shaker was in place using lots of strips of double sided adhesive foam I randomly inked some scrap card stock with more of the DI and then used a couple of Martha Stewart punches to make the snowflakes.  Pearl stickers from Recollections were added to the centre of each.

The sentiment was created on the computer, cut into a banner shape, the edges inked with the DI and a couple of pearls added to finish it off.

Finally I used a Marianne Creatables die to make the poinsettia from a scrap of green card stock, a scrap of yellow and some leftover shimmery white card stock (too bad the camera doesn't pick up the shimmer.  The green layer was inked with some of the DI.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Polkadoodles  - Christmas Fun
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - Snowflakes
Crafting by Designs - Get Ready for Christmas
Divas by Design  - Festive Florals/Christmas Flowers
Crafty Little Fairies - Only One DP
Inky Chicks - Christmas
Crafty Bloggers Network - Christmas


  1. This is just stunning Cec! I am so in love with the soft aqua blues! That image in fantastic, it really reminds me of Christmas at home, just picture perfect! Love the sequins and the lace too, very well laid out! crafty hugs :)

  2. This is so pretty. I love the scene behind the 'glass'. The shaker is fabulous and those beads inside are great. Pretty color blue. Thanks for sharing your art work with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' this month and hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gail

  3. Your card is so pretty, Cec, but unfortunately it is not eligible for a prize as you have used a precoloured topper, not a stamped hand-coloured image.

    Thank you for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies and we would love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  4. Gorgeous Christmas flower...lovely card...thank you for entering it at Divas by Design!
    xxx Margreet

  5. This is gorgeous. I love the beautiful flower. Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Sharon. x


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