Wednesday, July 16, 2014

MIM 172 - Kaleidoscope



So does this card say Kaleidoscope to you??  a little bit?? sort of?? LOL

Hello friends : )  Here is my take on this weeks Make It Monday hosted by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink. See Dawn's Video tutorial HERE.

Before I continue I would like to extend the warmest of welcomes to my newest follower, Taunya Butler.  Thanks a bunch for following me Taunya.  If you have a blog would you be so kind as to send the addy to me.  I would love to be able to stop by and see your work and leave some love for you too! : ) Edited to Add:  Yes! Taunya has a blog! see her beautiful work HERE!!

My friend Theresa came over this week and together we tackled this challenge.  It turned out to, indeed, be a challenge! Theresa persevered but I gave up... several times! Finally with the help from my friend I ended up with this card.  It was Theresa who suggested the shaker feature and then I remembered Marybeth's amazing card for the same challenge that I commented on earlier that morning : ) so I lifted Marybeth's technique of using a clear bag for my chopped up Kaleidoscope confetti.  Thank you to both Marybeth and Theresa for your help!*wink*

I stamped my rainbow of images from the Boutique Borders: Friends Stamp set by Dawn McVey for Papertrey Ink.  The sentiment is from the Happy Hearts stamp set - also from Papertrey Ink : )

There is still plenty of time to play along with this week's Make It Monday Challenge.  I hope you will visit the blogs of the other participants too -you are sure to be inspired by this neat challenge.

Finally I wanted to ask... do you have a friend who is playful and kind, generous and loving?? Well I do! and it is Theresa owner of Inky Fingers blog.  Please take a minute to visit her blog and see her sweet cards.  She would really love hearing from you - it would make her day and mine too : )

Have a wonderful!! day!

Patti

21 comments:

Kelly said...

love the fun goodies in the middle! FUN card!

Alanna said...

What a fun card. It really turned out great.

Diana K said...

Love, indeed. You ended up with an incredible card! And you chose the perfect frame for the shaker element.

Theresa Krout said...

Thanks Patti for such a great introduction to all your followers! I know you mentioned me before but your words were especially kind and wanted to say thanks. Love you lots and cant wait to play again!

Deepti said...

Fabulous design, that frame gives a very unique and artsy looks to the card :)

Carole Z said...

Love this fab, fun card Patti! Hugs Carole Z X

Helen F. said...

Oh Patti, this card sure does say Kaleidoscope! :o) so glad you didn't give up. Great shaker medallion in the center and the Boutique Border stamp look awesome!

Barbara said...

Patti, this is such a creative and fun card. You did a wonderful job!

Theresa Krout said...

I have to say I was there for the 'birth' of this card. Believe me the 'labor' was hard and intense! Patti was ready to give up but I said, 'you can do it, just breath'. After many hours, it finally 'arrived'. When we say it we knew exactly what 'to name it'. It is a little 'miracle'. We 'see things now that we did not see before.' And we know, 'it was all worth it'. Thanks Patti for letting me be there:)

Taunya Butler said...

I think you card turned out most phenomenally!!! It is simple, yet so classic looking AND it is a shaker!! WooHoo - what a great card - love it so much!! Thank you for mentioning me as your newest follower!! I do have a blog - I am actually over at http://daisiesgirl.com
Thanks and you have a lovely day!!!

Beth F. said...

Oh WOW! This is gorgeous and very kaleidoscope-y LOL! It is perfect from the blending of the stamps you used to the cutting of the sequins to mimic the pieces in a kaleidoscope. Another stunning card!

Marybeth said...

Wow Patti, I have to say this turned out fabulous! You lined everything up perfectly! You also picked a hard die to use ,LOVE the end results! I hope the clear envelope was easy for you to use. I do love this shaker card you made! Thanks for the sweet shout out!
Congrats on 100 cards, I have to go back a bit to see the last one.

artful-notions said...

Kaleidoscope it is! Wonderful stamp choice. So glad you stuck with it! And I too love the sequins in the bag. Always love Marybeth's helpful hints!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Sooo glad that Percy Verance visited you when you were making this, Patti, because it is sensational!! And way to go, Theresa!! Hugs, Darnell

LINDA M said...

What a super card. Love the stamped image and the shaker card with the colorful sequins. Really great.

Betty Wright said...

This turned out beautifully, Patti! Great pick on the medallion image. I love the shaker styling, too!

Greta said...

I absolutely love this card, Patti! So fresh, clean & fun!

kreativekymona.com said...

Hey Patti!! I love your shaker card. Such a great way to make your medallion card. Great job.

Joyously Noelle said...

Beautiful card!

Angela said...

What a wonderful job stamping the kaleidoscope, Patti! Your card is so clean and pretty!

JD/ Jill said...

You did a great job with this technique. I haven't tried this one yet. But I did make my first shaker card, and I was also inspired by Marybeth! And Yes, I also have a crafting friend. In fact, she just left my house a few minutes ago. We both managed to complete a card...