Thursday, November 20, 2014

The Deconstructed Sketch No. 178

Hello there!

Welcome to this week's edition of The Deconstructed Sketch!

This week, Jen has a circle sketch for us to work with. It is also a two-week sketch, so we will be using this one until after the US Thanksgiving holiday next Thursday.

I have to admit that circle cards are always a bit of a challenge for me, but this week I was ready to take it on, and take it one step further! I have never jumped on the whole shaker card band wagon, mostly because I like to go my own way and not take after trends. It seems like "everyone" is doing shaker cards lately, so I have steered away from doing so. Buuuuut.... I have seen some really cool ones floating around blogland this holiday season, AND I just got some gorgeous new sequins from Pretty Pink Posh, sooooooo, I hopped on this shaker card band wagon with everyone else! And, I have to say, it's pretty fun! ☺

I started by cutting a couple of 5" circles on my Silhouette Cameo, then layered on some papers from the 25th & Pine 6x6 paper pad by Basic Grey and then die-cut the deer using Mama Elephant's Winter Wonderland Creative Cuts from gold foil paper. The stamps are all from the coordinating Winter Wonderland stamp set. I didn't have any clear acetate, so I found an old 12x12 sheet by Hambly that had some printed frames on it, and just cut the circle out of that. Yay! I used 4 mm Marshmallow, 6 mm Marshmallow, 4 mm Sparkling Clear Sequins by Pretty Pink Posh and some Glass Glitter by Melissa Frances inside the shaker.

Here is the list of the other DT members so you can see how they were inspired by this week's sketch:

I hope you are inspired to give this fabulous sketch a try. If you want to play along with us at The Deconstructed Sketch this week, the linky tool and details are over on Jen's blog!

I will also be linking this up to the Mama Elephant and Me Challenge Blog. The challenge for November is Holiday Cards and Tags!

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy your day! 


  1. This is so cool Cresta! I LOVE the shaker card - I haven't figured out how to make one of those yet but your's is just amazing!

  2. Oh wow - this is so gorgeous! Love the gold with thos papers and the sequins are so fun!

  3. Pure elegance and such a fabulous shaker design! So glad you could join us at Mama Elephant & Me!

  4. WOW...this is GORGEOUS, Cresta!! Love how you created a shaker and those gold foil die cuts are fabulous!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

  5. Cresta, you rocked the sketch AND the shaker! THIS IS AWESOME!!!


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