Friday, March 19, 2010

Shaker ATC's

Well this week has been a never ending cleaning spree here. We had to do something with the basement and so it has been a daily project for the last week. The stuff one or two people accumulate in 20 years is amazing and is left forgotten, put away for a rainy day or whatever. So JB and I did a major clean up down there. Still some things to do but it is much easier to move around , we could even put a ballroom down there now......NOT.
We moved, wiped down, and there was a lot of dirty water, re-organized, donated, threw out and things are looking a lot better. Now to tackle the upstairs cupboards and closets which shouldn't take as long because we have very few of those things upstairs being a closet/cupboard challenged house.

So in the evenings while I was clearing the Lysol cobwebs from my brain I started making these shaker ATC's using slide mounts. Once I started I couldn't stop. Night after night I was making them and other cards and all of a sudden I have over 10 cards made of which 4 have already  been traded.
Here I will show you a few just to give you a bird's eye view of what I did.
Slide mounts are a little hard to come by these days with everything being digital so you might have to shop online for them as I did years ago and still hadn't used mine much til this week. But I may just have to order me some more.
Have a peek and I hope I can inspire you to make some shakers. Use bits and pieces of papers up and a few beads, cut outs, glitters and even a bit of rice to make yours then trade them.
Fried Rice, this is an image printed on Transparency for Inkjet printers, the shaker has gold beads and white rice inside. Hard to see here but if you click the image for a larger view you might be able to see it better. I took the prongs off the dragon fly as it was a brad and stuck it on with Glossy Accents.This card is already TRADED.

I called this card MARMALADE, not sure why it just came to me while I was looking at it completed. I dry embossed this card because I don't have any fancy embossing machines so I did it myself, then I did the distressing using Marmalade and Peeled paint. Love how the embossing soaks up the colours and really emphasizes it. Then I put music paper I printed off the internet for FREE and glued that on, a Sing ckear sticker and some felt flowers with a sparkly flourish my good friend Becky in Maine sent me.
This is not a true shaker as I didn't add anything to this one just the transparency done the same way as above.

This one is rather silly, a girl naked riding a broom handle, I suppose it is more Halloween' ie but I liked the image and called this one Night Flight. LOL Inside the shaker I added gold and purple beads. The paper on the slide mount is done the same way as Marmalade above. The background paper is Glorious Brayered paper I learned to do then I embossed the edges with gold sparkle Embossing Powder and took the prongs off the star brads and attached using Glossy Accents from Ranger.

And Oh to be Young,( has been TRADED)  GBP background with distress Rub Ons ,just love those must find some more, music paper again inked on the edges, again the dragonfly brad attached and the shaker with beads of purple and gold.
I have one more shaker but it is not attached to anything yet but when I do it will be available for trade.

This is NOT a shaker but I used half a slide mount covered it in Brayered paper and rubbed on Distress Rub ons again and added some tiny glass beads here and there. The face is paper casting, I used a Polymer Clay face mould and pushed wet cheap toilet paper( no it wasn't used before hand, I can see you thinking that) and I pressed several layers together making sure all layers are wet through. Then I dried it with my heat gun for my lack of patience and then popped it into this frame to see if it would fit and it did. this is called ART EXHIBIT and has been TRADED too.
Thanks for looking.


  1. I really do love all of these, however, Fried Rice is my fav.


  2. Les these are just spectacular, they are all gorgeous in their own right!

    i bought colored slide mounts thru a scrapbooking store so that might be another source. Isnt it wonderful when you get on a roll and next thing you have a stack made, [not me though!]

  3. Love these Les!! Gorgeous!!
    Those slide mounts make excellent shaker cards!!
    'Flight Night' is fab!!

  4. Fantastic as always, Les! Can't wait to get the card in my hot little hand!

  5. What a great idea to use slide mounts, Les!

  6. Lovely ATC's Lesley - oi where's your inchies - we miss you! lol x


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