Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GDP40 Birds and Blooms


Happy Tuesday, peeps!  I think my mojo has flown away with the little birdie that's on my card today!  I guess my mind is on other things!  At any rate, I tried four times before I came up with something that I felt was decent enough to submit to the Global Design Project challenge this week, which is to CASE Shawn De Oliveira:


There was no way I was going to attempt to duplicate that gorgeous watercoloring (at least not at 9:30 at night!) so I decided to CASE the sketch portion.  I finally decided on using one of the bird diecuts from Birds and Blooms, some pretty Lost Lagoon cardstock and some Christmas DSP from a couple of years back along with some images and a sentiment from Best Birds:


I just love the birds in this set of dies, but I need to see what some other creative stampers have done with them....I haven't quite figured out how to use them to their best advantage!  I cut this little fellow from Crumb Cake cardstock, did some sponging and added a little linen thread bow on his tail!


I also stamped the Best Birds cross-hatching in Versamark again, then stamped the flower images in Lost Lagoon ink; you can see how the LL ink is darker and stands out more:


I finished it off with a sentiment from the same set and some Lost Lagoon twine!  Thanks for popping in!

Hard to believe we have gone from this:


 to this in five fast years!


Enjoy your day!

17 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! Thanks for making me so happy I ordered this bundle!!!! ~chris

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  2. Oh my! Has it been that long that I have been viewing your cards on your inspirational blog? I've seen Cassidy grow from an infant to a darling, soon to be first grader! You're right, where did the years go? I have loved watching her change into such a cute little girl. I love all the cards you've posted and get such inspiration from them. Keep sharing and I hope to be able to see Cassidy continue to grow, but I'm not rushing things here.

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  3. Your little bird is adorable ... how could he get cuter? You don't need to change a thing, LeAnne! Speaking of cute - is the Christmas DSP the dotted one? OH do I love it - probably not still available, if I want some, right? Cassidy, you are going to LOVE 1st grade - my own favorite year! xx and wishes for a great Summer vacation!
    =]

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  4. The cut-outs on the bird are fabulous. I ma probably going to try that sometime. Superb!

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  5. Cute card! Love the colors and that fun little bird die. Yay for Cassidy and summer vacation!

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  6. Beautiful card.
    Great pics of Cassidy. She sure has grown.

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  7. She's so precious....have really enjoyed the pictures and watching her grow up. Thanks for sharing!!!!

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  8. Wat a sweet little bird! Your card is wonderful LeAnne, love the colors! Oh my goodness how time does fly, she's such a cutie patootie...then and now!!

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  9. Well, this card is lovely and I'm sure the other ones that didn't make the cut were too! And congratulations to Cassidy on finishing kindergarten. The best is yet to come! I bet those five years flew by!

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  10. What a beautiful CASE of Shawn's card this week LeAnne. Thank you so much for sharing it and playing along to the Global Design Project this week. xo

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  11. I do like this card today LeAnne. That bird really is sweet. I may have to rethink getting this die set.
    Congratulations to Cassidy on graduating from Kindergarten. I hope she has a fun summer. Grade 1 here she comes;) Seeing these 2 pictures puts the past few years into perspective doesn't it......the time sure has flown by.

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  12. This is a terrific case of Shawns card. I love the bird die. It has been a treat to watch Cassidy grow into such a lovely first grader. I think she will really love school and making new friends.

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  13. Adorable card. It's been such fun watching Cassidy grow. Wow, our youngest grandie is 19!

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  14. Your card is really pretty. I love that bird die and that spotted paper! I am a polka dot lover! Cassidy has such a spunky personality. It comes across in her pictures and she is going to have a great time in first grade! She is the same age as one of my grandsons. It has been fun watching her grow as I have watched him! I love your tales of all your adventures!

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  15. SO beautiful! It shows off this bird die wonderfully. Love the harmony you've created.

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  16. This is so gorgeous. I really need to get around to using my little bird. Thanks for the inspiration and for joining in with this week's Global Design Project!

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  17. Such a cute card. I love how you have used similar colors and layout, but came up with a totally different card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Global Design Project.

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