Saturday, August 13, 2011

Young Vermillion


I love birds, but I have no idea what a vermillion looks like; probably not this!  But I am combining a few challenges here today, so that’s why my bird looks the way he does!  Here they are:

  • The sketch challenge CFC15 and Fall to Layout 153, which is being shared by CAS-ual Fridays and Clean & Simple Stamping, shown here (I flipped the sketch as I didn’t like my bird looking off the edge of the page!):


SR August 7th inspiration-003

And here is my card:



Although I used several sets, I hope it still qualifies as CAS!  The colors were a bit out of my comfort zone, but I tried to incorporate the ones in the photo!  Thanks for visiting today!


Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Young Vermillion, French Foliage, Fabulous Florets, Flight of the Butterfly (sentiment)
  • Paper:  Very Vanilla, Tempting Turquoise Patterns DP
  • Ink:  Memento Brown, Tempting Turquoise, Always Artichoke, More Mustard, River Rock, Cajun Craze, Soft Suede
  • Acc:  Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch, Linen Thread, Daubers, SAMJ, Aquapainter


  1. WOW! What a beautiful card, and I love your coloring!

  2. Both little birdies are sweet! Have no clue what a vermillion is but you made him look terrific! And I have never seen the other little birdie in a sweatshirt - could fall really be on its way to PA??

  3. Oh my goodness she is reading already!!!
    Beautiful card1

  4. I've no idea what the bird is supposed to look like either but I feel sure it would be thrilled with its make-over! I love the colours you've used along with the natural thread. And how nice to see your grandaughter doing a spot of light reading!

  5. Gorgeous coloring on the bird! Beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks SO much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

  6. I don't know what a vermilion looks like either! I think you did a wonderful job coloring this bird, and love the soft subtle background details.

  7. Good Luck with those challenges - you should WIN them all in my book!
    Your little birdie is PERFECT!

  8. LeAnne, I think you captured it perfectly. Even though there is so much detail on your card, it is still perfectly CAS. Absolutely love it! BTW... thanks for introducing me to a new challenge site.

  9. Love it!!! Thank you for taking the photo inspiration at Stamping Royalty!

  10. Your coloring is gorgeous! Stunning card LeAnne!

  11. I love how you stamped on the background paper! Great job with the Stampin' Royalty challenge, thanks for playing along!

  12. Such a pretty Card! Thanks for playing along with LRW!

  13. Just gorgeous, LeAnne! Your coloring on the little bird is beautiful and that twine is the perfect accent! :)

  14. LeAnne, this card is amazing. I love how you were inspired by the photos and paired your images perfectly with that sketch. Thank so much for joining us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

  15. Gorgeous colors! That bird is fabulous. TFS.

  16. Beautiful!
    Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

  17. That bird image is beautiful, love the background behind it too :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

  18. He's such a lovely and graceful bird! Love that you used those white scallop borders for a bit of interest. Great layering of images. Thanks so much for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays this week.


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