Sunday, January 22, 2023

PP624 A Little Birdie

Happy Sunday, everyone!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge with Jaydee hosting our latest Clean-and-Simple challenge!  Check it out:

I have tons of bird stamps, but most of them are "serious" bird stamps and I wanted a more "whimsical" bird for my card today!  I sort of hit a happy medium; I used a "semi-serious" diecut bird, coloring it to resemble a Carolina wren, and "sort-of whimsical" sentiment from Pure Innocence.  So here we go:

The bird was diecut from Sahara Sand cardstock and watercolored and perched on a Soft Suede branch:

I found some DSP in my stash that looked like little birdie foot prints, so I used the Stitched With Whimsy die on it and mounted it on a card base of Crumb Cake as well.  I heat embossed the sentiment on a Basic Black banner:

And since I LOST the stamp that said "Happy Bird-Day" in the abyss of my stamp room, I resorted to a computer-generated sentiment to adhere on the inside!

I am also going to enter this at the Seize the Birthday challenge--Winged Things!

I really wish I could have come up with a more whimsical image for my creation today, but sometimes you've just got to go with what you have! I hope you can find something to play with for our "Happy Bird-Day CAS" challenge and share it with us at the Players this week too!  Be sure to see what the DT came up with...they'll make you smile!  Thanks for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps You're So Tweet (Pure Innocence)
Card stock & Papers     Sahara Sand, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Share What You Love DSP (ret)
 Ink Craft White, Cinnamon Cider, Crushed Curry
Accessories White Embossing Powder
Tools     Cut & Emboss Machine, Aquapainter, Stitched With Whimsy Die, Bird & Blooms Dies (ret), Sweet Birds on a Branch Die (Spellbinder), Banners Dies (Nestabilities), Heat Tool


I Card Everyone said...

I would give anything to see a Carolina Wren! Your little die-cut darling will do for now, LeAnne! The DSP IS SO cahUTE!

Ann Schach said...

I absolutely adore this little bird, LeAnne! The coloring is perfect, and it looks so sweet against this designer paper. I love the sentiment. It's a perfect CAS card. Have a wonderful week!

Jeanne H said...

A beautiful bird you've done. Great colors!

Lisa Elton said...

I immediately thought of little bird footprints! Cute paper, cute bird, cute card!

Lorraine said...

Awww, that is darling!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super cute - love the foot print bg too. Thanks for joining in at STB

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I love the realistic colouring of your sweet bird diecut LeAnne and that background paper is the perfect pairing - beautifully CAS.

Linda Callahan said...

Your bird is as sweet as can be!

Fran Wing said...

Leanne, a little birdy told me this was a beautiful card, and I believed him! I love the idea of the background paper looking like bird footprints. Xoxo, Fran

Jaydee said...

LeAbbe your little sparrow/finch is just gorgeous and I love your choice of the earthy colors. Love the background, too! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, you background paper is just perfect to showcase this beautiful birdie. I know you love birds so, this challenge was perfect for you! Great take on the CAS card! Have a great weekend, My Friend!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a sweet card, LeAnne! I just love the soft detail in the background and the neutral colors are so perfect. Love it!