Hi, I'm Torrey. Welcome to Left Field, where creativity runs amok and imagination is ALWAYS more important than knowledge. Shoes are not allowed but ties are optional. This is a repository of snippets from my life out here in Left Field. One never knows what shiny bits of creativity will be found here... cards, scrapbook layouts, photography, poetry, recipes, ponderings, rantings and musings. It could be anything! Life in Left Field is always changing, always real, always ...interesting.

December 18, 2015

Let the Christmas Projects Begin!

Hidy Ho Ho Ho, crafty peeps!

I can't believe it's the week before Christmas!





This is a quicky post before I tackle wrapping presents. Today I'd like to share a card I made for Crafter's Companion

I've always had an affinity for snow globes. I used to collect them as a kid. Sadly, over the years, one-too-many moves has rendered many of them broken. Note: If you live in Colorado...do NOT store them in an unheated storage unit in winter.  Let's just say it was a hands-on lessen in the physics of freezing water.

Ice expands, ya know?

I still have a few that are intact. But only a very few.

So, today I'm paying homage to those little glass bubbles of joy.  This is one snow globe that is guaranteed NOT to break!

I used an adorable Barkley stamp from Crafter's Companion and colored both him and the base of the snow globe up with Spectrum Aqua makers! The "snow" inside the globe is a combo of micro glitter, white crystal glitter, and sequins.

Shaker cards like this are SUPER easy to make. I used a rectangular piece of craft foam (6mm thick) and cut a circle that is slightly larger than the stamped globe. I mounted it over my colored background image of Barkley and added the sprinkly/shaky glittery stuff.

I cut out the glass globe part of the cover image and adhered a piece of transparency under the cut-out part to make a transparent window. Then I stuck the whole thing over the foam base...and voila! You got a snow shaker!


Thanks for coming out to Left Field! 

1 comment:

  1. I love your snow globe! The purple adds such a nice chilly feel, and I love the added sequins. Adorable dog too!


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