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April Challenge | Adding Shaker Elements to Projects

Ahoy, there!! wink wink, see what I did there?? 

I know I posted a few days ago, but I’m back for the April Challenge! It didn’t take me long to decided what the theme of my challenge should be because I just love adding new and fun elements to my projects! Shaker elements are just that! I love being creative with them and really there is an endless amount of ways you can use them in your projects!

Alexes Marie Brown | April Challenge | Shaker Elements

Before we get to that though, let’s talk about this little page of mine that I whipped up for you all! If you guys know me then you know I love the color navy, and all things nautical and that’s what makes the new By The Sea so much fun to use!

I had in my minds eye, the idea of having a shaker element that took up a huge part of my page and so when I stumbled across this picture of our latest cruise docked in port, I thought an anchor would be the perfect fit. So I used my electronic die cutter to cut that out, and then I took an empty 12×12 page protector and cut it so it was 11.5×11.5. Then after selecting the different shapes, sizes and colors of the sequins I wanted to use, I stuffed them all into the page protector and sealed it with washi tape!
Alexes Marie Brown | April Challenge | Shaker Elements

After using more washi to adhere the page protector behind my cardstock, I used my sewing machine to sew a straight line (with my favorite gold thread, of course) around the edge of my page, to make sure the page protector would stay in place and hey, I just love the way it looks!
Alexes Marie Brown | April Challenge | Shaker ElementsThen it was time to embellish! My favorite part! I seriously crush on this color scheme, there’s something about red, white and blue that is just so classic and always looks good! The touches of silver in the embellishments is really so pretty! I’m a gold lover for sure, but silver is really just as pretty and this line really reminded me of that!

Alexes Marie Brown | April Challenge | Shaker Elements

I don’t know about you but I seriously just love the look of the sequins scattered behind my cut out anchor, and the best part is that it’s interactive and it changes every time!

So I challenge you to use some type of shaker embellishment in one of your projects! Really this technique can be used for all kinds of projects, layouts, mini albums, cards, or home decor projects! Don’t forget to use your imagination!!

April Challenge Projects are due April 27 in the My Mind’s Eye Facebook Group or via email (mymindseye @ gmail .com). Join us and craft along. UPDATED: The challenge winner will receive a $20 store credit!! 

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  • April 1, 2016 - 9:15 am

    snazzyjj - Love your totally clever and interactive page! Wondering if I missed seeing were last month’s challenge winner was announced.ReplyCancel

    • April 1, 2016 - 8:46 pm

      Amanda - Hi! Last month’s winner hasn’t been announced yet!ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2016 - 10:00 am

    Michelle Price - This is a fun one! Cant wait to play along. Love your layout!!ReplyCancel

    • April 4, 2016 - 11:29 am

      alexes - Thank you Michelle! I can’t wait to see what you come up with!ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2016 - 10:19 am

    Kim Klinkovsky-My Kraft Kloset - Just stunning! Love the shaker element and how big it is. And love the nautical look too. Very creative.ReplyCancel

  • April 1, 2016 - 11:00 pm

    KAREN BRIERLEY - WOW… love the large cut out anchor, and how it ‘anchors’ the page! What a fun way to add a shaker element.ReplyCancel

    • April 4, 2016 - 11:30 am

      Alexes - Isn’t the large cut out just so fun and different?? Can’t wait to see what you do with the challenge!ReplyCancel

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