Friday, 28 October 2016

Purple rain makes . . .

. . . purple snowmen

Yes, it's another purple card!

The colour purple has been on my mind since Becca Cruger announced her annual The Hop To STOP, so I'm taking this opportunity to remind everyone that it is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and that Becca is uniting papercrafters all over the world to increase awareness for the victims of domestic violence.  You can read all about it on my earlier post HERE and HEREas well as heading on over to Becca's post HERE.  I hope that you will get creative and share your purple projects for this great cause.

My card is a 6x6" top folding shaker.  The super cute snowman is the  Winter Circle Sentiments - Let It Snow digital stamp from Bugaboo Stamps

I printed off two copies of the image, one for the background in the window and one to make the shaker window.  I fussy cut the window out using scissors then used a Memento Dual Tip Marker to blacken the inner edge.  I used a black Copic marker to colour the foam on the inside of the shaker window too.
I coloured the image using Copic markers (details below).
After the colouring was dry, I went over the entire image panel with Clear Wink Of Stella to add a subtle sparkle.

"randomness" can cause fun moments
... the purple confetti bit has fallen on the snowman's smiling face like a freckle.

The tubes of sequins had the tiny negative bits as well and because I didn't have a variety of sizes in purple, I decided to use them too, filling the shaker well with them all.  
I think the sequins, "confetti bits" and seed beads make for a pretty mix together.

Here are couple of pics showing the Wink Of Stella sparkle and the variety of the shaker mix.

 *** Ingredients ***
Copic markers - snowman - C0 and "0"
Copic markers - hat & scarf - BV0000 BV000 V17
Copic markers - carrot nose - YR14 YR15 YR16
Copic markers - arms - E55 E57 E59
Copic marker - 100 (black to colour the inner foam edges)
Memento Tuxedo Black Dual Tip Marker
(to go around the inner edge of the window)
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive
sequins - black, purple & mauve, + confetti bits
seed beads - clear & mauve
foam tape

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
my colour is purple


  1. Your snowman shaker is adorable! Thank you for supporting this important hop - not an easy subject for anyone but we are bringing it out of the darkness.

  2. cool, loving this fun xmas shaker card.
    Thanks for joining us over at GLITTER 'N' SPARKLE.
    JEAN DT xxx

  3. This snowman looks so darn jolly! How clever to use purple sequins! I looks a little bit like wintry snow! Thank you for joining in the Hop to Stop and helping to raise awareness for victims of domestic violence.

    1. Thank You Becca :)
      AND THANK YOU for the AMAZING job you are doing to increase awareness for victims of domestic violence!

  4. fabulous shaker! This is so cute and yet so CAS too, truly a fun card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

  5. an adorable card, luv the shaker snowman...cute! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

    blog-paperie blooms

    sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

  6. Replies
    1. Thank You Jean!
      Shakers make me happy, so I hope this make the recipient happy too :)

  7. Super cute. Love the purple colours you used. Thanks for joining us for our SNOW/SNOWMEN challenge at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again. Good luck.
    Lynn aka Lynnpenguin, Holly Jolly DT

  8. That snowman is just adorable! Well, I think ALL snowmen are adorable, but he really is cute! Especially in purple AND in a shaker (my favorite).

    1. Thank You Rebecca :)
      ... I confess to loving shakers and purple too!

  9. I love this for so many reasons! You rocked it! Hugz!

  10. This really is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at G'n'S Challenge Blog.


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