Sunday, May 26, 2019

PP443 Hello Birdie

Happy Sunday, peeps!  I am the hostess over at the Paper Players today, and I have a sketch for you:

I wanted to play with some of the pretty papers from the upcoming Garden Lane collection, so I paired it (again) with Free as a Bird; here we go:

After finishing my card, I think I might just have too many greens going on here, LOL!  I wanted to incorporate all the hues from the DSP, but it might just be too much....better luck next time!  Anyway, I stamped my bird and leaves in Mint Macaron and Garden Green, then used MM, Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green to lightly color them with an aquapainter; they were all fussy-cut and the bird was mounted on circular diecuts from Stitched Labels and Layering Circles dies:

The sentiment was diecut with the new Stitched Nested Labels dies:

And I embellished the left side with some dies from the Arts and Crafts set; I just love that ruffle, don't you?

After adding leaves to the front of the card, I had some leftovers, so I added them to the inside as well:

I hope you'll play along with our sketch this sure to share it with us at the Players blog!  You can check out what all the DT did with it while you're there!  Thanks for popping by today!

Thank you, also, to all the kind bloggers who thanked John for his service and for participating in our little Memorial Day parade yesterday.  The weather was overcast and a bit chilly, but at least no one fainted from the heat (which has been known to happen)!!  I ran a little late, so I didn't get a chance to take a photo of us together.  Anyway, here are a few:

It's always hard to get a good one while they're marching!!

The Little League team was all decked out in red, white and blue:

The West Grove and Avondale Fire Companies keep their trucks sparkling!!

Although I grew up on Fords, you can't help but love a beautiful Corvette like this!

Our friend Bob on his tractor!

I loved this guy's was decorated with trucks AND flags!!

I have a couple more I'll share tomorrow!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Free as a Bird
Card stock & Papers     Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Garden Green, Whisper White, Garden Lane DSP
 Ink Pear Pizzazz, Mint Macaron, Garden Green
Accessories Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Woodland EF, Stitched Nested Labels Dies, Arts and Crafts Dies, Stitched Labels Dies, Aquapainter


Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Firstly I love all the greens on your card today LeAnne - it’s very calming and serene and I think all that white balances them beautifully so no overload as far as I’m concerned. Your use of the other border die on your earlier mosaic card sent me off to investigate my die set and I saw this one too - I had totally overlooked those awesome borders! As for John - he looks so handsome in his uniform! The parade photos are great - I love all those tractors!!

Linda Callahan said...

Great sketch....sweet card.....and I always love your parade pictures! How he keeps that uniform so white and crisp I will never know!

Doris D. said...

Love your card for the sketch. And that husband of handsome in his uniform and that smile!!! Thank you John for your service and your willingness to keep the memories alive. What a day!

Kampin' Karen said...

It's not easy being green :-) Lovely creation and that die is wonderful. John has such a beautiful smile and always looks so dapper in his dress uniform. As for the other parade pics, I see Mango Melody, Lemon Lime Twist, Poppy Parade, Real Red ... oh, boy, do I need! Thanks for sharing.

Lisa Elton said...

Your card is lovely LeAnne, but your dapper hubby takes first place today!

Ann Schach said...

What a sweet card, LeAnne! I love the bird...and the creative ruffly edge. Oh my gosh...the parade photos are awesome! Someone has a real gem in the Corvette. WOW! And like Lisa said, your husband is certainly dapper in his uniform.

Windy Ellard said...

Love the background you created with texture and the details. Sweet card!

Su Mohr said...

What a beautiful card, LeAnne! So many pretty shades of green, and I love those birds!

Lynn Hoyt said...

What an awesome card LeAnne! Very different take on that set.
Thanks for the sweet comment on my card, and yes, that lace die can be difficult. At least I had some trouble with it, but I only used it this once so haven't had a chance to really work with it. It's worth ever bit of effort tho.

Anne Marie Hile said...

LeAnne, I love the detail on your card but the photos you shared from the parade are just priceless. Thanks for a fun challenge this week!