Sunday, June 18, 2017

Paper Players 349 Feathered Friend

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I can say "peeps" today because our Paper Players challenge from Jaydee is about "Feathered Friends"!  Check it out:

It's a clean and simple challenge as well, so I took advantage of this nice sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch:!  

While I was checking out all the new DSPs from the catalog, this particular pattern in the Delightful Daisy series took my breath away!  SO pretty:

I used a section of it as my main panel, added a Powder Pink mat, and diecut a little bird from the Birds and Blooms thinlets.  Can you see him down there in the corner, perched on a petal of the daisy?:

My card uses the new thick Very Vanilla cardstock....very nice, it makes such a great base!  To create the bird, I took a scrap of watercolor paper, wet it liberally and added some Tranquil Tide ink to the wet paper, then dried it quickly with my heat tool.  I love how the darker portion ended up under his eye:

For my "hello", I masked a portion of sentiment from Better Together and stamped it in Smoky Slate on another scrap of watercolor paper and diecut it with the Stitched Shapes smallest circle. Sometimes I struggle with CAS cards but this one flowed together so well, it was a joy!  And I just love my birds, so it was a double joy!

I hope you'll play with our challenge this week too!  The DT has some fun cards for you to peruse! Check them out:  

And speaking of joy, you can't get any better than this:

Nothing like playing in the creek on a hot almost-summer day!  Enjoy YOUR day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Better Together
Card stock & Papers     Thick Vanilla, Powder Pink, Watercolor, Delightful Daisy DSP
 Ink Smoky Slate, Tranquil Tide
Tools     Big Shot, Birds & Blooms Thinlets, Stitched Shapes Framelits, Dimensionals


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

What a cute card LeAnne! Love that little green birdie although must confess I almost missed him at first glance - that paper is just fabulous! A neat trick for the sentiment too. Beautifully CAS. As forCassidy - that looks so much fun and the perfect way to cool down on a warm day!

Claudia said...

I adore that little bird and the 'hello' in the circle caught my eye at once! Very well done!! Love that card!

Kampin' Karen said...

This is a lovely CAS. That DSP is the bomb! I am very limited as to what I can make while we are on this trip, but I did bring my die cut birds so maybe I'll give it a go this morning. Cassidy looks quite happy!

Wendy said...

So pretty, LeAnne! Gotta love the new dsp and your beautiful diecut bird! Great take on the challenge today! It has been great weather for playing in the creek! Hope Miss Cassidy has a fun summer vacation! TFS and have yourself a nice day! :)

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I can totally see the joy on their faces playing in the creek! It was so hot our way on Wednesday that I caught the UPS guy running through our sprinklers to get cool. At first I thought it was a mistake and saw him come back for a second round!
Your card is stunning. I hadn't seen this DSP, I think I need to go check it out. I love how your bird blends into the background and yet is still separate.
You rocked the challenge this week

Leigh Penner said...

Beautiful! Wonderful take on the sketch!

Julia Aston said...

That paper is just beautiful LeAnne! and your sweet little layered bird looks so happy perched on the petal! A lovely card for the challenges! Sweet photo of the kids enjoying the creek! Julia xx

thimbles bobbins paper and ink said...

Wow! That's gorgeous!!

Lisa Elton said...

Wow, this is some beautiful paper!! Your card is fabulous LeAnne, so artsy!! Cassidy looks like she's having a blast!!

Brent Scheffer said...

The rectangular BG just behind the bird is very distinctive! Lots of colors! Awesome!

laurie said...

This is just gorgeous! I love everything about it!

Claire Broadwater said...

WOW! LeAnne, this is so beautiful! That DSP is gorgeous! Your bird is so unique and blends perfectly into the background! BRAVO! Have a great weekend, My Friend! XX

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card, love the little birdie and the way you slipped in "Hello".
Cassidy and friend look like they're really having fun and staying cool at the same time.

Bonnie said...

Wow! That's a gorgeous piece of DSP and I love your tiny bird! Seeing Cassidy in the creek brings back some happy memories of playing in the creeks when I was a girl! That was some COLD water!