Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Curtain Call Birdhouse

Happy Wednesday, peeps!  It's the middle of the week, yay!  The Curtain Call challenge this week is so sweet, I just had to play along!  Check out this sweet inspiration photo:

I pulled out my favorite birdhouse image from Garden Pleasures and stamped it on some watercolor paper, then colored it with an aquapainter and reinkers in Watermelon Wonder, Soft Suede, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake:

I had some digital gingham paper already printed up, found it in my stash and I thought it worked perfectly with this country image!  I did use a mat of a new In Color called Flirty Flamingo, and I also used a new scalloped square die....both will be in the upcoming catalog!  I added a little linen bow to the birdhouse:

and finally, a little sentiment from Stamplorations (Trendy Feathers), stamped on the banner from the Large Numbers Framelit, accented with a little flower:

I know the trend nowadays is to make cards that are more eclectic and free-style, but I do love this more structured, layered just makes me smile! whom should I send this little note??  Maybe it will be in YOUR mailbox!

Cassidy had been bugging me for days to make "slime"...we called it we went to work with some glue, dye and borax:

It worked!  It's really weird-feeling, but it kept her entertained for quite a while!

Thanks for popping in today!


  1. Since I have a few bird houses/feeders in my view on a daily basis, I must say I'd LOve to have your tri-plex to add to the mix... just darling, LeAnne! GO Cassidy - just keep calling in flubber, my friend - I do!

  2. Oh my gosh I just LOVE this LeAnne!! Gorgeous card and what fun papers to pair with it!! :)

  3. P.S. Got my new catty and have been flipping through it all night last night!! LOL!! THANK YOU!!!

  4. I love this card! The layered look definitely works on this one and gingham is always a winner in my book. I need to try that slime activity with the grands this summer. Looks like we may have 3 and sometimes 4 of them at a time some days. Gotta keep them busy and away from the video stuff. ~chris

  5. I love this birdhouse LeAnne, and it has such a country feel with the gingham paper. Do you know I searched through my entire stash and don't have a single birdhouse stamp? Shocking!

  6. Oh my, this is simply charming Leanne!! I love the country feel it has. do love the darnedest things don't they!

  7. Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! Love the birdhouse image and colour combo you used. Thanks for joining us at The Curtain Call.

  8. Oh, this is so pretty! And I love the orange gingham paper you used! Great take on the inspiration photo!

  9. Fabulous take on the inspiration! Love the colors and birdhouse! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Curtain Call!

  10. Darling card LeAnne. Love the birdhouses and the 'rustic' colors. The banner looks great with the tiny flower. Thank you for playing along with us at the Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge.


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