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Thursday, May 13, 2021

IB174 Oran-Generous Friend

Hey peeps! Hope your week is going well so far!  It's time for a new Inspired By challenge, what a cutie this one is:

And here's our optional sketch, which I did use!

Once again, I find myself lacking ANY citrusy fruit stamps, so I went searching through my retired stash and found a shape that could sort of fit the bill; it was a solid image from Swirly Bird:


As a rule I don't go for these sort of abstract designs but I admit that I really had fun creating this!!!  I stamped the three "fruits" in Pale Papaya and Daffodil Delight and added a sweet little leaf from a Stamp Market set:


I added some speckles with a white gel pen and a few little sequins, then stamped a sentiment in Memento Black.  For fun, I embossed the edge with a Stitched With Whimsy outline die.  Love the extra little design element it gives!

Our design team created some amazing things with this inspiration photo....be sure to go check them out at the Inspired By blog, and while you're there, add yours to the mix!  Can't wait to see what you create!

I had a few visitors to my back yard a day or so ago:



They were taken through the screen, but they're still beautiful!  Thanks for visiting today!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Whirly Bird (ret), Lots of Leaves (The Stamp Market) Unknown Sentiment
Card stock & Papers     Pale Papaya, Basic White
 Ink Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Memento Black
Accessories Sequins from my stash
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched With Whimsy Dies, White Gel Pen

10 comments:

I Card Everyone said...

I think you found the perfect shape in your stash, LeAnne! I always am impressed when a crafter 'makes do' with what she has - you, my friend, have done so perfectly!
Now you have me wondering about the Swirly Bird - was it a bird?
Darling deer - don't you love Nature?
=]

Cheryl said...

Great idea for this Card! May have to steal that!
I too have visitors like this coming through my back, side and front yard.
I'm a route for the deer to get to the woods.
I honestly believe they bed down
in the thickly overgrown lot beside me!
They seem to walk out of there, feast in my yard,
and then go on their way, eating as they go!
They cross the street and into the forest on the other side.
Love to see them too!

Linda Callahan said...

This is such a fun card! I love it!

Danni Reid said...

You and Lisa are so incredibly ingenious with your supplies, this is absolutely amazing and fresh, could not love it more!!

Tracy Grauer said...

Very clever card, LeAnne. Your creativity abounds! Love it!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I think your make-shift fruit are perfect! At first glance I knew right away they were oranges and a lemon! And what an uplifting sentiment! Your backyard visitors are so beautiful. I recently put up a wildlife camera in my back yard and I'm amazed at how many visitors I have. Nature is a wonderful thing. :)

Lisa Elton said...

I think you and I were channeling each other this week by stepping outside of our usual zone! This is marvelous, Leanne and so is that sentiment!

Claire (Mrs H) said...

Love this design

Vicky Hayes said...

LeAnne, I absolutely love the stylistic oranges you made with the swirly bird stamp and these leaves! And that sentiment is fabulous with it too as are those gorgeous coordinating sequins! I love how all of nature seems to come out in the spring. Lovely to see the deer. Vicky x

Kim S said...

I love how you put this together!! So fun and cheerful and just perfect for that fabulous sentiment!