February 01, 2011

Fabulous Biker

Have you ever tried a new technique or material that didn't turn out as planned ? Well this card is one of mine. I made a shadow box with accordian pleating at the sides. The initial idea was to insert acrylic sheets to generate a layered build-up of the interior scene.


The shadow box part turned out fine. You can just see the pleated folds in the bottom corner of the photo (and the little tear as a result of my less than perfect execution). However when I layered my acrylics, they weren't clear enough and the effect was blurry. So idea scrapped and I went back to good old glue dots to give me my layers.



All the sewn elements you see are part of the Mix and Mend papers and stickers. The only thing I did was position them to create structure for my card. This little biker is riding off to thank Keri for sending me some lovely scrappy supplies.


Linking up to these parties.



Sassafras supplies :
Mix and Mend papers (handmade hob, free composition), journal stickers, flag banners
Cherry Delicious paper (winsome) and Garden bits (orange)
Other supplies :
g.c.d studios Urban Artsy epoxy sticker, Basic Grey Sugar Rush brads, American Craft Elements brads

44 comments:

PetraB said...

Your card is absolutely sweet and the 'mending' just looks as if it should have been like this!

Deb said...

This is gorgeous! The colors alone are great - fun and bright are so wonderful at this time of year, but the layering just puts this over the top. Great job and thanks for sharing what didn't work, too!

Kelly Massman said...

Well, isn't this cute! You know I already follow you, but I've headed over from Denise's blog challenge Project 2011 where we use up stash!

madebyKarla said...

Wow, this is too cute! Hope you used your stash for this one!

Janetcraft said...

wow, I love the colors...so happy colors!!

Craftylicious said...

another wowzer creations by u!! I love every bit of it!! How did u make that box like card? It's a stunner! :)

LuluMarie said...

It may not be what you planned, but I would totally call this card a success. The colors, layers, textures... its all wonderful. great job.

Judie aka Craftymess said...

well i would class that as a success hun, its a fab project, your so clever

hugs
Judie xx

Krafty Kat said...

Sometimes that is like life- the best things that happen are not always as we plan them! Thanks for linking- I love the little stitches and the elephant is so cute!

~The Bargain Babe said...

You MADE that?! Holy cow. Incredible. :)

~amy~ said...

truly amazing...

Stella said...

Wow; I'm speechless. A stunning project and so lovely to look at. You're so talented....

2amscrapper said...

How sweet! Love the bright colors and your shadowbox card idea!

*fauve* said...

this is SO lovely,amazing!

*fauve* said...

this is SO lovely,amazing!

Nadhrah Maidin said...

no worries sandy...it turns out just fine. Interesting to see your creations every time you post!

teacher jessy said...

You did fab job again! You always come out with amazing creations and this card is one of them :) I love the shadow box looking card! awesome use of Sass goodies :)

Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies said...

Love your card and thank you so much for stopping by my blog, I look forward to your visit and comments! Blessings and Hugs Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies Heartful Creations

Simply Debbie said...

Dear Sandy,
First: THANK YOU FOR THE BOOK PURSE PIZZAZ I was so joyful my name was drawn. I will be posting about it and then on my side bar I have a section where I list all the give aways I HAVE BEEN BLESSED TO WIN and the picture of the book with link to you will stay up all 2011. It is my honor BULLENTIN BOARD TO SPEAK.
sECOND: I love the purse you made for February....MAY I SAY ...STUNNING...YOU HAVE A GIFT FOR MAKING PURSES...YOU SHOULD MAKE A BOOK OF YOUR ARTFUL BAGS...THEY COULD BE ART FOR REAL PURSES.
BLESS YOU
I WILL GRAB YOUR BUTTON AND CHECK TO MAKE SURE I AM A FOLLOWER. I WOULD BE SO HONORED IF YOU CHOOSE TO FOLLOW MY BLOG.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
Simply Debbie

Jingle said...

This is so cool! I love this!!!!

June Houck said...

Holy Moly, this is fantabulous!!! The acrylic sheets not working out created an art opportunity to make something super cool! Thank you for sharing. I LOVE this!

monah http://graciouscottage.com/ said...

Sandy,
Thanks for visiting me. I understand the world of cat (I have 2 black & white ones). Well, as much as anyone can understand cats. LOL.

Your creative papery is very interesting. I like the vintage look.

Please visit me from time to time.
Graciously,
monah

Honey at 2805 said...

The card is so pretty and you are so creative!

Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home said...

Wow it's beautiful!! I love it! Thanks for linking up :)

Rosemary said...

How cute..how fun!!..love the dimensions and bright colors!!..Thanks for sharing at Betty Bees Buzz!!

BettyBee said...

Sandy, this little biker sure is adorable, and the art work is magnificent! I love your creations, and am so happy you link them to BettyBee's Buzz!

mojodawn said...

OH MY GOSH! I came over to have a peek after you left a lovely comment on my blog and what do I find? A FABULOUS new fave artist! You are so talented! :)

BethanyR said...

This is a really cute card!

Teri said...

I love it, your style is so bright, awesome stuff you make!

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful creation, a great idea. Michelle had to evacuate .. and is still away from home .. but she asked me to comment on her behalf , hopefully she will be home in a few days .
Thanks for linking to make it monday

Lisa ;)

Ash said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!!!I love everything about it!! Thank you for visiting my blog!! I really appreciate it!!! I'm now one of your newest followers. :)

Hugz,
Ash

Young and Crafty said...

It turned out great! You can't even tell that you hit a bump in the road!

Thanks for sharing in FFA!

Hannah

Shirley-anne said...

Hi Sandy. Michelle's Mum , just popping in to thank you for linking to Make it Monday . What a stunning creation ! Love the little scene .I'm sure Michelle will catch up with you on her return .

Sara said...

You need to sign with Hallmark;) This is GREAT.

AllieMakes! said...

SO cute! I love all the colors!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
AllieMakes.Blogspot.com

Jenny @ Embellishing Life said...

Beautiful! You really should open an Etsy shop. I'd be one of your first customers! :)

Michelle said...

Hi Sandy

So sorry I didn't get around to commenting on last weeks Make It Monday.

We evacuated from our home last Tuesday ahead of cyclone Yasi and did not return until Sunday night.

I absolutely love this creation. The colours are so bright and fun. The effect of they layering and texture is just amazing.

Thank you for linking up to Make It Monday.

Michelle :-)

Pam said...

Sandy that is very cute. You're very talented!

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! the details you put in your card is amazing......

Scrappy Gifts said...

Good job for at least trying a new technique. Such a fun card! Thanks for linking up to Scrappy Saturdays!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

this is too cute! I would love it if you joined our link party over here: http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2011/02/project-party-weekend-heart-shaped-ice.html

Have a great weekend!

shopannies said...

what an adorable card very charming

The Sunflower Patch said...

Simply wonderful :)

Shore Girl said...

Wow! That is really neat! Love all the texture and layering!