Sunday, September 30, 2012

Musical Sketch to Start the Week

Happy October!  Fall is just rolling right along; it is hard to believe that Halloween is this month and that means that Thanksgiving is right round the corner!   I had "fall on the brain" when I sat down to stamp today; earthy colors came to mind.  This card is for 2 challenges this week, ODBD's challenge to use a musical element on the card.  The sketch is from Retro Sketches.

                                                                     Soulful Chickadee

I just love this little chickadee from ODBD and he has just become a whole lot easier for me to cut out as I finally got the matching die; while I actually like fussy cutting, it is really nice and QUICK to use the die. To make this card I used:
Paper-Creamy Caramel, Cajun Craze, Black, Crumb Cake, Naturals White and Naturals Ivory
Ink-Stazon Black, Cajun Craze, SU reinkers
Stamps-ODBD's You will Find Refuge, SU Music Notes wheel
Other-twill, ODBD chickadee die, aquapainter, dimensionals, wood grain ef, pearls

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a blessed week and month of October!

Lee Ann
It's a good day when you are  crafting enough to have to tack on an edit to your blog post!  This card is for the Featured Stamper challenge at SCS and for the Colour Q challenge this week.  What a gorgeous palette of colors!
My finished card below-

Contemporary Mums

While this card did not come together too easily, I do like the end product.  I started by spritzing Rich Razzleberry onto my Whisper White cardstock.  This panel is layered onto Cajun Craze (I do not have Dusty Durango) which is layered onto a Soft Suede card base.  The stamped flowers are the centers from the Mixed Bunch set.  The butterflies are in Cajun Craze and Pumpkin Pie and are cut from the Beautiful Wings embossit.  The large Pumpkin Pie flower is punched from the Blossom punch and embossed with the polka dot ef.  The next layer of the flower is a Really Rust scallop circle followed by a 1" circle punched from Razzleberry dsp.  The leaves are stamped in Soft Suede on Soft Suede with a Verve stamp (Bloom and Grow) and die cut with its matching die. The sentiment is stamped in Soft Suede. 

Thanks for visiting my blog and have a blessed week!

Lee Ann


  1. So pretty! The musical note background is wonderful and the sentiment is lovely. Great card Lee Ann.

  2. Lee Ann, This is a beautiul card. really like that bird and the matc hing die. I need the die because I am terrible at fussy cutting. Enjoy your week.

  3. oh your card for the shining the light challenge is just stunning!! thanks for playing along this week!

  4. A beautiful card. Love that chickadee!

  5. What beautiful cards, Lee Ann, the bird one is so pretty! Thanks for sharing your cards with us this week at the colourQ.

  6. We're so glad you were able to play with the CQC colors and create this fun floral card! But I have to say the little chickadee is my favorite! What an adorable creation!

  7. What a gorgeous card Lee Ann!! I just love your coloring of the bird, the embossing, your layout, and colors!! Stunning creations!! Beautiful work!! Thanks for joining the ODBD Shining the Light challenge this week!

  8. Love your mums… what a beautiful card!Love your chickadee card too so adorable and wonderful layout.Great background wood like embossing.

  9. I love that little birdy too! Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!!!

  10. Lee Ann, bopth your cards are so gorgeous! Thank you so much for playing with us at RetroSketches & colourQ!

  11. Awesome LeAnn...I just so love this little bird, one of my favorites!! Love how you used the wood BG, and colours....


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