Friday, December 12, 2014

Mixing It Up with Just Us Girls!

Hi Everyone!

Boy, it is soooo good to be back amongst bloggers!  I have been without a computer for a couple of weeks and could hardly use the computer for about a month prior to that.  Needless to say, I am thrilled to have a functioning computer allowing me to follow blogs, leave comments, and participate in challenges!  And I have a bonus for the month of December- guest designing with the Design Team from the "Just Us Girls" Challenge!  I missed last week due to the whole computer thing, but this week I am ready to go!
So, I am jumping in here for Trend Week, and it is a fun one- mixed media!

I used several mediums for my card including ink mixed with alcohol to spritz, embossing paste, embossing powder and wood.

Being a little low on mojo, I used the versatile sketch at Retrosketches~

As you can see, I took a little creative license here; I flipped the sketch and substituted tree branches for the stripes. 
I used  Die-Namites Dies, the wonderful bird cage from Poppystamps, and the sentiment is from Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps.  The bird cage is embossed with pewter embossing powder for wonderful shine.

I am also linking this up to the challenge at Poppystamps- Sparkle and Shine.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Have a blessed week,

Lee Ann  :)

Supplies Used-
Stamps- Sweet 'n Sassy Stamps Tender Thoughts, SU Gorgeous Grunge
Ink- Island Indigo, Versamark
Paper- Calypso Coral, Pistachio, Blush Blossom, Baked Brown Sugar
Other- Poppystamps bird cage die, Die-Namites  Spring Blossom and Shady Tree, embossing paste, Pewter ep


  1. Gorgeous I love this a tender card sending tender thoughts............glad you have your computer back I would have the shakes without mine LOL

  2. I love your card. I'm a huge fan of bird cages and you have used this one so well!

  3. Hi Lee Ann! I'm your newest follower. I was checking out the 'Add a Little Dazzle' site, and saw that you are a St. Louis crafter, so had to say hello! I live in Farmington, about 90 minutes south of the city, but am up there often. We will have to have a cup of coffee sometime! Love your card....I think that bird cage is so sweet, and your background is amazing! Thanks for the inspiration! Feel free to stalk my blog, as well! Hugs...

  4. So glad your computer is up and running - while we missed yo last week, you came in with a bang with this beauty! Welcome to GDing this month at JUGS!

  5. Beautiful card! Love the background and the soft colors! So happy to have you with us this month at Just Us Girls!

  6. Welcome to Jugs as our Guest. Lovely card with all the mixed media. The bird cage looks fabulous in gold. Look forward to seeing more from you.

  7. So glad to have you with us as our Guest Designer this month at JUGS! Your card is stunning. I love the spritzed and splattered background, this is something I need to perfect.

  8. I love the beautiful way you brought this little bird and the delicate cage to life! Thanks for playing along with us over on the Poppystamps challenge blog!

  9. Love this gorgeous card design, soft colours and fabulous textures..
    Thanks for joining us in the Poppystamps Challenge .



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