Thursday, May 26, 2016

AYSI135 and CQC343 Smile

Hi, peeps!  My card today is for two challenges:  the sketch from As You See It:


and the gorgeous color challenge from ColourQ:

After seeing the CQC photo, I had an idea in my head but it took me a day or so to figure out how to make it here we go:

I stamped a floral image from Tim Holtz's Flower Garden in Versamark and Basic Black inks on Calypso Coral cardstock, then heat embossed it with black embossing powder.  I filled in the design loosely with a white gel pen and added some white speckles and sequins in black and gold:

I used a Simon Says Stamp diecut to cut my "smile" from Gold cardstock and mounted it on a piece of white cardstock, then added a butterfly (Butterfly Basics) and a little punched heart.  My banner is covered with some retired washi tape:

I didn't put a sentiment on the inside; I'll add it when I decide to send this card out!

Cassidy has been practicing riding her still has training wheels, but she's about ready to take them off.  We thought maybe her practicing would help her with her scooter as well (and yes, I know she should be wearing a helmet and sneakers!!) so she dusted it off and got it out:


I thought this photo said it all!


  1. This is gorgeous, LeAnne! Love that color combo! Love your use of the white gel pen, too. What brand do you use? Mine doesn't cover quite as well as yours.

  2. Absolutely STUNNING card LeAnne! Love the gold smile circle! :)

  3. I LOVE your cards - been following you for years - but this card may be my "favoritist " ever!!! The colors, the images, the skill of construction... I could go on and on! This one knocks it out of the park!! ... and I'm CASING it immediately

  4. Look at her go on her scooter. She'll have her 2-wheeler mastered soon I'm sure.
    You card is gorgeous. I love the torn edge on the black strip and your white gel pen flower is so pretty. Way to combine 2 challenges in one stunning card.

  5. Layered in PRETTINESS LeAnne, my goodness!! Thanks so much for joining us at ColourQ! Is that the sweet face of a road hog or speed demon LOL, silly girl!!!

  6. So very gorgeous! The way you've built up that flower is really clever and SO effective. Love the little details too, especially the sequins and the gold smile. Thanks so much for joining us again at As You See It.

  7. Wow, LeAnne the white flower is so striking against the Calypso Coral. I love the torn edges of the black and that wonderful golden sentiment!

  8. Gorgeous card, LeAnne, I love how you used the coral and the gold! Cassidy is really growing up! Good job, Grandma! Thanks for playing with us at the really should come back!

  9. Those colours are stunning together, LeAnne, especially the way you've designed your fabulous card. I love that Smile die cut in gold and the way you've added the speckles to the background! The flower is amazing! Thanks for playing along this week at As You See It Challenges!

  10. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at AYSI, good luck!!! Amy DT

  11. Lovely card. It all pulls together so beautifully. :)
    Have a great day,


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