Friday, March 24, 2017

FMS280and SR365 Birthday Bluebird

Happy Friday, peeps!  It's the end of the week and hopefully, the beginning of some warmer weather! My birthday card stash is very low, so I worked on a couple of cards to fill in, but I still need more!  This one uses the FMS sketch:

and the Stampin' Royalty challenge of "spring":

You really can't get much more springy than a bluebird!  I stamped him on thick white cardstock and watercolored him, then did the same with the branch and added a simple sentiment.  Before I adhered Mr Bluebird with dimensionals, I stamped the background stamp from Touches of Textures with Soft Sky ink to give the impression of sky:

I really like the effect it gives!  And it's quite clean and simple!

Happy to be coloring....not happy to be photographed!  Enjoy your day!

Project Details--All Products SU Unless Otherwise Noted
Stamps Best Birds, Touches of Texture
Card stock & Papers     Thick White
 Ink Basic Black, Marina Mist, Flirty Flamingo, Tip Top Taupe, Old Olive, Soft Sky
Tools     Dimensionals, Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Dies


  1. Great job on the coloring...Cassidy too! I had looked at that sketch yesterday and my imagination was on vacation. Glad yours wasn't!!

  2. So pretty! I have had this stamp set since it came out and have yet to ink up that bird, for shame! This would be great for the anything goes challenge at STB :)

  3. Wow that bird is beautiful.....and so is your watercoloring! The soft background is perfect! And I get that look from Emma

  4. Beautiful card and so very CAS! Love how you colored your bird and that bit of color behind it! Perfect card for the sketch! Have a great day, LeAnne! :)

  5. You're right, LeAnne, nothing says Spring like a bluebird. I've seen a few so far and yours is just as beautiful as the real thing! Love how you used the stamp from Touches of Texture for the background too, great idea.

    Kids, they all get the "picture face" at times and nothing you can say will bring a smile!

  6. Bluebirds are my absolute favorites! I have seen several this week! Love this card! XX

  7. Very pretty. Love your coloring on the bird.
    Cute photo of Cassidy, even if she didn't want to smile.

  8. What a pretty little bluebird! I like the little bit of color you added behind it too. Lovely card LeAnne! On no...Cassidy gave you the look!!

  9. This is so simple yet so very pretty - your little bluebird pops against the lightly sponged background. Love it!

  10. Beautiful use of the sketch!! Such a sweet bluebird on the branch - love the bit of texture behind him. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  11. This is truly beautiful! I love the elegance of all that white and the pretty (and perfectly) coloured bird on the branch - it's a fabulous and creative take on the sketch. Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

  12. Great details and colors on the bird! Congrats on the FMS280 selection!

  13. ALWAYS love seeing your projects!!! simply beautiful! very elegant! looking forward to the next one!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stampin' Royalty!


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