Friday, April 11, 2014

The Kraft Journal 166


Hmmmm…..anyone know where my mojo has gone?  I am feeling quite “dry” creatively, not sure what it is going on!  I did a little reorganizing/cleanup in my craft room yesterday in the hopes that a cleaner area would rejuvenate me (didn’t happen) but I did find this stamp that my friend Martha gave me, and I realized I had never inked it up.  This week The Kraft Journal has a Paris/France theme challenge and I really wanted to play, (the design team has some beautiful samples) but I didn’t want to do the traditional Eiffel tower thing, and I wasn’t sure what else to do.  When I found my stamp, I thought it would be fun to use; apparently Le Chanticleer means “rooster” in French, so here we go:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Le Chanticleer Stampin Friendship

This looks better IRL, but I think the darker colors don’t feel appropriate for “spring stamping”, LOL!  I stamped the image once on Crumb Cake and again on watercolor paper, then colored the image the way the stamp decal showed it, adding some shading in the background.  I overstamped the Crumb Cake with some other French-style images, added a shabby bow and burlap banner, and finally a simple “friend” until I figure out how I will use this card!!!  Next card will definitely be made with more springy colors!!!

Yesterday was finally a wee bit warmer, although still a bit windy, but nice enough to take a ride on the Barbie car!


I love this shot….it looks like she is speeding along, but the wind was just whipping her hair around!!


Enjoy your day!  Email me if you have questions about my card today!


  1. Love the coloring on this. I am starting to watercolor more and more-loving how easy it is.

  2. Wowzers LeAnne you did a masterful job coloring your rooster!! I see no loss of mojo here! Vroom vroom...Cassidy looks like she's a little speed racer!!

  3. LeAnne I absolutely LOVE this card!!!!
    It gave me HUGE INSPIRATION for an Easter stamp I just purchased!!!!
    Hoping I can get inky over the weekend!!!

  4. Hi there, LeAnne! This is really awesome. And you're right, the stamp is a great one. I love the touch of burlap too. You're super creative, and I want to thank you for sharing your talents in our challenge this week. I hope you will be back by again soon.
    The Kraft Journal

  5. beautiful bit of spring sunshine on a card... lovely touch of a french country kitchen look to it too....

  6. I love this rustic looking rooster! Great card!

  7. I can't believe you would say your Mojo was ever gone because your creations are always gorgeous! I love this one too, definitely the feel of France with that incredibly colored rooster.

    And you're right, it does look as if Cassidy is on the race track speeding around! Love those happen chance shots.

  8. Wonderful card! I love the vintage feel you gave that rooster. Really cool.
    A Barbie car. How cool is that!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  9. I totally know what you mean about the mojo!
    Great rooster and I love the coloring.

  10. Love the card and the colors!

  11. Your mojo is just fine! This is beautiful, LeAnne!


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