Thursday, May 31, 2018

IB22 Industrial Charm

Happy Thursday, peeps!  Gosh, can you believe it's the last day of May!  Time flies!  And time for another Inspired By challenge!  A bit of an eclectic feel to my card today:

This was a fun one to make!! I used lots of different stamps, some are really old ones, too!  Here's Laurel's inspiration photo:

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There are so many inspiring elements in this photo!!!  I wanted to do that cute little umbrella, but I have NO umbrella stamps at all...can you believe it?  So instead, I went for that warm natural brown color, black and white, and the line-drawing elements!  I pulled in a few of the other elements as well...dots, white on black, frames, well, you get the picture!

My bird is from Red Lead Paperworks; leaf is Vintage Leaves from SU, stamped in Hello Honey on Kraft paper and diecut with the Leaflets Framelits.  The frame is an old die from My Favorite Things, and I used a WHEEL from SU to stamp the musical notes in Craft White ink!!  When was the last time you used a wheel?!

The "bird" was from the same Red Lead stamp, and it was diecut with the Stitched Labels die; the "song" was stamped with the retired Simple Serif Alphabet set and hand-cut.  "To Cheer You" is from Our Daily Bread Designs and the speckles are from a Paper Pumpkin set.  I added some burlap ribbon and although it's hard to see, a faceted embellishment:

It's all mounted on a Thick White card, I just love this stuff, it's really sturdy and stands up well!

How will this photo inspire you?  I hope you'll play along with us, I just can't wait to see what your creative minds will come up with!!!  Share it with us at Inspired By!!

Thanks to Miss Sandy for these cool multi-colored lead pencils!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Leaves, Simple Serif Alphabet (ret), Music Wheel (ret), Paper Pumpkin, Bird (Red Lead Paperworks)
Card stock & Papers     Thick White, Basic Black, Kraft (ret)
 Ink Basic Black, Hello Honey (ret), Sahara Sand, Craft White
Accessories Burlap Ribbon, DImensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Labels Die, Photo Frame Die (MFT), Leaflets Die


I Card Everyone said...

Isn't it great to be coaxed out of our comfort zone? You've created a little eclectic masterpiece here, LeAnne! LOve the bird! Think of it... if you lived next door we could swap umbrellas for birds!!

JoAnn said...

Love your card. So pretty with that bird and all the elements. TFS

Cheryl said...

Absolutely Gorgeous! Oh, and the Card too!!!!!LOL
I too still have some 'wheel' stamps, however I cut them off the wheel and mounted onto the foam backing. Now they stay straight when I stamp them! I saved all of mine...makes for great borders!
Blessings to you all!

Laurel said...

LOVE your card!

Dawn Tidd said...

That frame with the music is the picture perfect place for your bird to perch! The leaf, burlap ribbon and sentiment add the best touches make him sing! I'm listening to a few birds chirping away right now. 😀

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Lindalou said...

Love this card! A very different look. So creative!!!

Bonnie said...

Love, love, love this bird! All the other elements too!

Colleen Begley said...

Great card! Love your design.

Doris said...

Adorable card! I especially like the way you mixed the jute ribbon and the matching twine. and yes, I just used one of those wheels recemtly.