Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Mojo460 and CC185 Bunches of Blue

Happy Tuesday, all!  My card today is a monochromatic one using Swirly Bird and the Swirls & Scribbles thinlets.  It was a happy coincidence that I already had these colors out, and they fit the CAS Colours & Sketches challenge:

And the Mojo Monday sketch seemed like a fun one:

Despite the fact that I LOVE blues, I really struggled with this card....what was in my mind just didn't translate to the finished product! But I spent so much time on it, I kept at it and finally came up with this....still not my favorite of all time, but I do love the little hand-stamped DSP, so I will try that particular pattern again!  Anyway, the vertical panel is Dapper Denim, embossed with the Woodland folder; the main panel is Marina Mist, stamped with the Swirly Bird stamp in craft white and Dapper Denim that was stamped on scrap first to give it a lighter color.  The dies are from Scribbles & Swirls and Birds & Blooms; sentiment is from Sprinkles of Life, stamped in Night of Navy.  The larger swirl is vellum.  

I also cut a few leaves and placed them randomly around my wreath for a little extra interest.

I have never seen blue leaves, but in the stamping world, anything goes, right?!

A couple weeks ago we made some clay beads and they were finally dry enough to paint.  Of course, we had to glitter up a couple of them!  We strung them on a pipe cleaner, coated them with some glue and popped them in the glitter.  The rest we painted..and she painted the glittery ones too, once they dried!

Here are the finished products....we are going to string them on some ribbon and hang them on our porch as a sort of wind-chime, although they are really more for decoration than sound!

Have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by!


  1. LeAnne I am officially converted to loving blue ... you've done it! Why it's taken so long, i'll never know! This is a master-class in layering ... MojoMonday was maybe my very first challenge! Now why am I not playing there? it's those layers! Scare me to death ... I'd much rather watch your talent for it! xx
    =] [OH cute beads, Cassidy!!!]

  2. Good Morning! I love the blues!Such a crisp card with the white, and a great design.

    Cute clay beads,too. She is quite the crafter!

  3. Wonderful card - love the embossed strip! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

    Those beads look like they were fun to make!

  4. This is a wonderful use of the blues - your cute little bird and leaves have really made me smile. And the dry embossed strip adds such texture. Love it! Thanks for joining us at CC&S this week. Caro x

  5. Beautiful card, I love how you have used the blue hues and the added vellum swirl is a lovely touch and feature to the design. Thanks for joining in at CC&S this week. Hugs Bev x

  6. I love the shades of blue with those swirly bird dies, and now you've tempted me! LOL What little girl doesn't like glitter I ask? She does such a nice job with her crafts all the time!

  7. The scribbles and swirls give this fun movement! Terrific card LeAnne! You do the best art projects with Cassidy! You're giving me ideas for Sweet P's future!!

  8. What a beautiful monochromatic design! Love the embossed panel and vellum swirls. Thanks for joining us at Mojo Monday!

  9. Super use of the blues from CC&S, especially love that tiny wee birdie. Thanks for playing.

  10. Such a pretty card, just love all the shades of blue!

  11. Oh, this is a fabulous little card. Love it! And now I need to paint some rocks with the boys! Thanks for joining us for Mojo Monday!

  12. LOL. I thought that the shades of blue would be easy too but I was not pleased with myself for setting them as I struggled too! Your embossed strip really sets off the card. Thanks so much for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches this week. Liz x


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