Spring Has Sprung!

March 20th, 2010

Happy First Day of Spring!  dda-march-snippet-jami-custom.jpgToday it’s time for another Dirty Dozen Gallery Reunion – where one of the girls presents a monthly challenge and this month’s hostess is Joanne Basile.  I haven’t had a chance to play in the last several months, but I had to make sure I made time for this one – The Birds and the Bees!

Challenge Focus:  Lets think spring!

Required Element: Use either a bee or a bird in your project this month

Restricted Element: No border bunches

 You know I’m all about the birdies!  And this was the perfect chance to try out an idea I’ve had floating around in my head for awhile.


I’ve been wanting to create a shaker card using the chick and egg images from the Taylored Expressions set Favorite Peeps along with an SU circle treat cup.  They fit together perfectly! I started out by searching through my patterned paper collection for something that said “Spring” to me.  I came across this paper in the Basic Grey Gypsey 6×6 pad and then matched up my Copic markers from there.  I stamped 2 eggs.  For the first egg I stamped the chick in the inner circle and colored it in.  Then I hand trimmed the eggon the inside line.  For the 2nd egg I punched the center out with a 1 3/4″ circle punch and colored the entire egg.  Then I covered it with Versamark and heat embossed it with Irridescent Ice embossing powder.  It’s super shimmery/sparkly.  I put some multi-colored beads in the cup and sandwiched it between the 2 eggs.  That was then layered onto 2 nesties shapes (circle and curved rectangle).

Cardtock is Prism and the card size is 5.5″ square.  Finishing touches include stickles (lime and fruit punch), KaiserCraft rhinestones, Basic Grey Green at Heart Bloomer, sentiment on a Spellbinders Fancy Tag and some ribbon from my stash.  I ran out of time last night as it got late and the birds needed to go to bed.  Now I’m thinking of all sorts of little details I’d like to add like some cuttlebug texture, stitching and on and on.  You know me…More is More!  LOL!

Click here to see the gallery of all the players this month.  Entries will be uploaded throughout the day today.

I hope you have a great weekend!!!  I have some stamping time planned for today – doesn’t get better than that!  *grin*


4 Responses to “Spring Has Sprung!”

  1. Joanne B Says:

    So cute Jami! I love this sweet shaker!
    Thanks so much for playing and have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Corie F Says:

    This is absolutely fabulous — love the bright happy colors!!

  3. Melissa Sauls Says:

    OMG Jami this card is soooo cool!! I love how you made a shaker from it and all those bright and beautiful colors. Love it!

  4. Bev J. Says:

    What a cute shaker card-haven’t seen those shaker cups-neat. tfs

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