Saturday, August 17, 2019

GDP202 Peaceful Cardinal


Hey peeps!  I have a late post today, I've been busy playing with some new goodies from the Holiday catalog...lovely things!  I really liked the Global Design Project sketch:

as it gave me a chance to use the new Toile Christmas bundle, as well as the new Wrapped in Plaid DSP--they are both delightful!

The plaids all have a nice little line of gold running through them, which really makes them special!  And the cardinal image is BIG!!  I was a little intimidated by its size, but it watercolored quickly after I stamped it in Stazon, and the dies cut it out perfectly!  I really like the new dies, they cut more closely and make for a cleaner image.  It's also hard to see, but I stamped a sentiment from Itty Bitty Christmas on the Shaded Spruce with the new Delicata Golden Glitz ink pad!  So pretty---SU hasn't had gold ink for a while, and it's about time!!!  So here's a closeup of Mr Cardinal; I added a Gold Foil panel at the bottom as well as a little Gold Thread bow at the top:

And the pretty sentiment on the inside:

This is a beautiful set, I can't wait to play with it some more!  Thanks for popping in today! Be sure to come back tomorrow for a new Paper Player challenge!

No cardinal pictures, but I have been enthralled by all the finches that have been having a feast on my quickly-wilting sunflowers!  I couldn't wait for them to start eating the seeds, and it's been a blast!  At any given time, I have male and female goldfinches, purple finches (or house finches, I can't tell the difference), and even hummers...they don't eat the seeds, but they seem to find the flowers intriguing!  This little female looks like she is saying grace for that big sunflower from which she's about to dine:

And look how this little guy has his claws on the edge of the flower so he can hang upside down!!

They are very vocal, too...I actually saw one male feeding a female because she wouldn't BE QUIET!!  LOL!

I took these photos through the screen from my craft room, so they're not very clear, but I hope you like them!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Toile Christmas, Itty Bitty Christmas
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Gold Foil, Shaded Spruce, Real Red, Wrapped in Plaid DSP
 Ink Stazon Black, Real Red, Delicata Golden Glitz
Accessories Gold Thread, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Be Mine Dies, Christmas Cardinal Dies, Subtle EF


Linda Callahan said...

This is gorgeous! You watercolored that cardinal perfectly!

Tracy Grauer said...

What a beautiful card! The paper is divine and that cardinal, Oh so pretty! We don't have cardinals where I live. I love your bird pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Kampin' Karen said...

You've been busy! Your watercoloring of the cardinal is perfect! Just what you needed...more! It is pretty irresistible! The bird photos are wonderful, especially the praying one! You'd never know there was a screen between you and the camera. Kudos!

Wendy said...

You can never go wrong with a beautiful cardinal for Christmas! Love your card and the super easy design! All the gold just makes your cardinal pop off the card! Great job, LeAnne! PS. I am loving your finches and sunflower pictures! Both so elegant and beautiful! :)

Lisa Elton said...

What a marvelous card, I like the regal cardinal! Cute photos of your sunflower loving birds too!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Love this bright cardinal and his plaid border; I felt sure this would be a winner this week! Great wildlife photos too - those sunflowers are a hive of activity.