Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Static In Blogland - Science Project Maybe

Have you ever started working on a card with the best of intentions and it just didn't come out the way you planned?  That's what I was experiencing earlier today.

Here's my story...  Michelle Perkett Studios is having a design team call until August 15th and part of the way to enter is to make a card with the freebie she's posted.   I'd love to be on Michelle's design team so my plan was to make a card and enter!   

I'm sure you're wondering about the picture above too.  Cheryl who is one of the design team members for La La Land Crafts made a shaker card last week using packaging you'd normally throw away and I thought it was a great idea and wanted to try it too.  I decided I'd use the clear plastic rectangle from the "post it" markers package.  

It was challenging and fun but I have static cling!  lol, check it out:
I sized my image to fit the box, printed and reprinted the image on patterned paper so I could paper piece my cake.  I found just the right Nestabilities dies to fit around the box, came up with a layout...  I even wiped the inside of the plastic box with a Swiffer cloth before I poured the micro beads in.  The dirty looking patches on the clear part of the box are micro beads stuck to the inside.  The kids took a magnet and moved the micro beads  around but they always went right back to where they were when the magnet was removed.  Very interesting!

I do have some pictures of the progress of putting in new windows.  Rick's project went a lot smoother than mine it seems and I can't wait to have my space back!
Can you see my desk all covered in plastic?
It's really hard to work like this...
A light sanding of the drywall and he can paint!
All the light from the two new windows is wonderful blessing!  

All in all, it was a good day, I hope yours was too!


grandmalee said...

I love this card Jan even with the magnetic personality it shares with the atmosphere! Your cards are always so gorgeous! You have a wonderful clean look to them and you don't overdo it with the embellishments. I'm so in awe of your talent especially since you put it towards good work with OWH! Thanks for helping us spread the word & helping on the blog! Good luck with Michelle's DT! You're definately on my list!!!

Michelle said...

What a beautiful card, even with the clingy beads! Loving the paper pieced cake, looks fantastic!

Best of luck in the DT call!

Denise said...

How clever you are to use the plastic packaging. Beautiful card! I love the designer paper you have used, great colors. Nicely done!

Good luck with being selected to Michelle's design team!

Michelle said...

Jan, I love your shaker card!! Its so festive and creative!! Love all your colors and your pretty bow!!:) Thank you for your DT CALL entry at MPS!!:)

Louise Fox said...

Jan, The card design is cute - how about some Static Guard? I really just wanted to write and say hi and tell you that I love reading about your construction too. You will enjoy your newly designed house so much it will be worth all the chaos now. Blessings, Louise

Pattie G said...

Jan, what a great idea... Your card is very nice and recycling is a great way to be creative with. I hope you will be on Michelle's DT.


Unknown said...

Maybe you're onto something--a neat magnetic game card.

Marilyn Webb said...

Love your card Jan! My first shaker card was also made with used packaging, two great minds think alike!! Good luck with the DT call.
hugs Marilyn

Unknown said...

Love the card Jan! I need to try a shaker card soon. Good luck!

Carrie said...

What a fabulous use of that package, your card is wonderful. Good luck with the design team :)

racinggrandma61 said...

Great card. It looks like you are super busy. Good luck in finishing.

ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Jan,

I LOVE your card and saw it earlier on Michelle's Challenge blog. I had stopped by to see what the challenge was this week and realized she had put out a DT call and that's where I spotted your card!!

Best of Luck and I really do hope you get it. You are a fabulous designers and I know you would be a wonderful addition to her team!!

Have a great weekend too!


Kecia said...

What a fun shaker card! So, so, creative!!!