Sunday, April 17, 2016

CDD Shake It Up Linky Party-Week 2

Welcome to this week's Crafting Desert Divas Linky Party! The theme for this Linky Party at Craftin Desert Divas is “Shake It Up”!  Please play along and create something that fits this week's theme and link up at the Craftin' Desert Diva’s Blog.

Every other Monday is the beginning of a new semi-weekly Linky Party over at the CDD blog. We hope you will share your projects with us! And there are prizes! Every Linky Party will have a winner and a Top 3!  The more times you link up…the more chances you have to win!
Here is my project for this week's party (links to the CDD products I've used are at the bottom of the post):
This week, I used a whole bunch of Craftin' Desert Divas products to create this three layer shaker card.  I started with my new Picture Frame die which I LOVE.  I actually used the biggest frame cut for the top layer and then made the center into another frame using the Fancy Frames die set and used it as my middle layer.  The waves and sand were cut from some watercolored papers I'd made previously.  I like making them in various colors to choose from because I have no patience for drying!

Now, only the first bottom layer is an actual moving shaker.  I intended for the second layer also to be shakable, however, I realized after I started that my design was not going to allow it so rather than start over... which I almost never do... I affixed the blue sequins in a random pattern to feel like they move.
I used the Outdoor Landscape dies for the waves and sand.  My base is cardstock sponged with oranges and yellows.  I cut the sun using the Sky's The Limit die set and adhered it to the base, then two layers of waves.  I added my Citrus Bliss sequins and then covered it with my smaller frame and clear cardstock.  Then a layer of waves, and I adhered some Moonlit Kisses sequins and my second frame with clear cardstock.  Then on top another layer of waves and then the sand and of course... some more sequins.

I intended to use this little Coffee Cup Mouse during the Coffee Lover's Blog Hop, but I had more ideas than I had time... so here she is floating on over to see her friends... she brought the cup.. hopefully they've got a pot brewing!  I drew on some lines to make a striped cup and I stamped and colored some flowers from the new Flowers in Bloom Clear Stamp Set and the little clam from Magical Wishes.

Friends waiting patiently.... I used the adorable Chamelon mini stamp set (his face is matching the sunrise) and this awesome new Flamingo Digi Stamp (comes WITH the palm tree) available in the CDD shop!
So please hop around to check out all of the Design Team's awesome projects and then join in on the party!
Thanks for stopping and please do come again soon...  I'll have the coffee brewing!
Here are links to all of the CDD Products I used:



Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooooooo cute! LOVING the waves, the mouse and the flamingo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Melanie said...

Just fabulous!

Sue Reynolds said...

Yep, flamingo's bring me back to the East Cast...a popular lawn decoration for many. Love the scenery you created, especially the waves. Adorable again.