Saturday, June 30, 2012

LIM74 & SSC

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Wow, two posts on a Saturday!  If you’re looking for Linda’s Grandmom-to-be Blog Hop, you can click HERE!  I had an absolutely marvelous Saturday---it’s after 3pm and I just got out of my jammies…..which is UNHEARD of for me!  I had a chance to use a new set that I just won (thanks, Justin!) called Papaya Collage…SO pretty!  The Less is More challenge had a challenge to use their header as an inspiration, and the Simply Stamping challenge, which is a new one to me, was CAS.   I did a lot of masking and used several other sets beside the Papaya Collage:
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It is almost one-layer----I popped up the butterfly and added a single markered pearl, but other than that, it is just stamping, stamping, stamping!  The frame was stamped in Soft Suede and I added a little Crumb Cake shadow, then stamped the other images in Stazon Black or Basic Gray. 
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I used Nature Walk, Creative Elements, You’re A Gem and Bring on the Cake for the birthday sentiment inside:
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Be sure to stop back tomorrow for the Paper Players challenge!  I have run out of Cassidy pictures, but here are a couple of nature shots for you---we came home from church last week to find that a branch on a large pine tree had split off….in a very interesting way:
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Doesn’t it look like a pencil point?  DH was wondering if it was at a knot….any ideas?

42 comments:

Gibmiss said...

Hello
Fabulous Take on the Challenge
Hugs sylvie
xxx

Carole said...

Hi LeAnne, great LIM card. The stamp is so lovely and shows ups beautifully. As for the tree, I don't know. It certainly looks like a knot but I've never seen one pop out like that Very interesting and I LOVE trees, well actually all of nature.

Loli. eltallerdelosrecuerdos@gmail.com said...

Hola LeAnne, FANTASTI STAMPING WORK!!! an amzing interpretation about the header of LIM, gorgeous... and very surprising the photos of the pine, unbelievable!!!
A hug from Palma de Mallorca Spain, the melted island

barb mann said...

Love your collage card LeAnne! Very interesting color combo.

Kathyk said...

Fabulously co-rdinated card.

Love the photos too - yep, looks like a pencil point to me too

Kathyk

Craftilicious said...

Love your interpretation of the header - it's beautiful!

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Leanne!! Lvoe the neutural pallet. That is quite the tree branch break too! Did you get those wind storms they were talking about on the news?

Carol L said...

Congrats on your win, and what a gorgeous card! As for the tree, I'm stumped!! {pun intended} :)

Linda Callahan said...

Sigh.........a true work of art......amazing.....

Linda said...

Wow that looks like someone spun it around and around. Have you had a lot of wind? We sure have.
LeAnne this card is so amazing. I really love this. So many pretty elements. Love the butterfly and the bird.

Berni Cuttino said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, love it. Hugs

Denise Willerton said...

Fabulous card LeAnne ~ I just love that rose!!! and that tree is very interesting...have a wonderful day!

Denise Willerton said...

Fabulous card LeAnne ~ I just love that rose!!! and that tree is very interesting...have a wonderful day!

Linda said...

Such a pretty card - colors, sketch, absolutely everything!!

Ruth said...

Hi LeAnne, I got my husband to look at the picture of your tree, and he says when a branch grows out of the trunk at too flat of an angle, and it gets too heavy it will break at the weakest point. And, yes, that is a knot. That's how a tree grows. It had probably been slowly separating at it's weakest point for a long time now, and that's why you see the formation so perfectly.
Love your card - I got that set but haven't used it yet. Your card made me look at it differently.
I enjoy your blog and watching Cassidy grow. I have 5 grandsons, the youngest being 17 months old. I'm blessed to have them all to be living close by and being able to see them almost every day.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gorgeous! The bird and roses -- great combination!

Vicky Hayes said...

What a truly gorgeous card LeAnne using all my favourite sets! I have no idea what made the tree break like that - how interesting!

Suzi B said...

Wow! gorgeous card
suzi b :)

Marijke said...

just gorgeous, love it

Susan Carlson said...

Wow! I think this card takes the record for most stamp sets used. I counted six, maybe I'm wrong. Wonderful use of all of them. ... Strange what happened to your tree. ... Can't wait to see more Cassidy pics. I'm *sure* you miss her!

GinaA said...

Great card design, love the way the frame sits on top and through the background.

Mandi said...

Sensational card Leanne and whilst there isn't a huge expanse of white space, it.s a wonderful card
superb mix of stamps
Thanks so much
mandi
"Less is More"

Elaine said...

This is gorgeous - love the stamps you've used and the collagey feel to it. Great colours too!!

Viv's Visuals said...

Beautiful card.

Suze Bain said...

Wow, this is one gorgeous card. Fabulous stamping. As for the tree, reminds me of 'the mole' from Thunderbirds! xx

Lynne said...

Stunning!
Lynne xxx

Elaine M said...

Oh My! Another amazing card - you just continue inspiring us to greater heights.
And your tree - Oh My Goodness Gracious Sakes!!!

Gery said...

Hi LiAnne,
Saw your amazingly beautiful card on the Less is More challenge.
Just wantend to tell you, that you made it so very beautiful.
Like that you hardly only stamped and masked in one layer.
Think this is what stamping is all about.
Groetjes van Gery

H2 :) said...

LeAnne, this is STUNNING! An amazing use of stamps. :)

Amanda Burditt said...

So gorgeous! Love all the elements built up on top of one another and the subtle use of colour! Absolutely fabulous! Thanks for joining in the SSC!! xx

Patricia said...

Love it so much. It's wonderful.

Patricia

Sandie Conner said...

Love what you did with this stamp set, so pretty!

dpkennedy said...

This is stunning!! I really love your collage! That tree looks so cool-never saw a break like that before!

jkcards said...

WOW! That is by far the most beautiful card I have ever see made with that set!! I'm even more glad that you won it! AMAZING!

Bonnie said...

Wow, LeAnne, all this stamping is amazing! Gorgeous! That's an interesting branch that fell off the tree! Never saw anything like that before.

stempelomi said...

absolutly stunning card!

Linda said...

WOW! Stunning card. Perfect stamping, and super colour combo. xx

kelly said...

wow, stunning card LeAnne,
I love the monochrome look, and even though you still have lots of layers it still looks CAS!
Thanks for joining us this week at Simply Stampin, Hope you'll join us again soon.
Kelly xx

bastelengel said...

A beautiful collage. Wonderful work.

debfearns said...

What a clever use of these stamp sets on this fabulous card. The masking helps to keep to the CAS look.

Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Simply Stampin'Challenge. I would love to see you play along with us again soon.

Deb x

Ruth M said...

Utterly gorgeous creation! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at Simply Stampin'! Hope you play along with us again soon! Ruth x

Valerie said...

Fabulous stamping, stunning card!
Val x