Friday, December 1, 2017

More Merry Making Holiday Birds

So. . .  when I was over at Lil' Inker picking up the "Oh Deer" stamp set I'd had bookmarked for months, a few other things jumped into my cart as well.  I can never seem to get just one item.  This was my first time at Lil' Inker and I'm happy to report they have a good quality product.  It's fun to try something new once in a while, isn't it?

When I saw this "'Tis the Season" set I knew it was so me.  Just the right balance of whimsical and pretty.  I love bird stamps, anyway, and this bird is easy coloring.  Let your hair hang down coloring.  He could be purple if you wish.  I made four cards.




The stamped image on Card #2 was heading for the trash because I dropped the sentiment onto the image after I stamped it.  Bet you've never done that before, have you?  Luckily, I hadn't colored yet.  However, I realized most of the "ghosting" could be cut away, and that's how it ended up like this, all clean and simple and maybe my favorite of the bunch.




Two more with designer paper:




  • I stamped on Neenah 110 lb white.
  • The designer paper is old BasicGrey Eskimo Kisses.
  • Copic coloring.
  • Glossy Nuvo Crystal Drops in Apple Green.


Thank you for bearing with me while I finish up my Christmas cards.  I hope it doesn't get too tiresome.  It's unbelievable to me that we're at December 1st already.   Enjoy your day!


25 comments:

Diane said...

Fabulous image!! Colored so sweetly and prettily!! Love the whimsical....always makes me smile!! They are super cute Leslie...am loving seeing your holiday cards!! The little monster is biting my feet as I write this!

laurie said...

Those colors! I love that pop of blue with the red and green. I agree with Diane, I love your holiday cards!

Lynette said...

So cute and well done! Love the bird and the colors you used. Great save on #2:) I think that card is my favorite, too.

Darnell said...

Oh, man, I'm so torn ... I adore that CASlicious card with the cut-out image, but those pps are divine, so I love those, too! This image does have your name all over it, Leslie. It was made for your masterful coloring skills!! Hugs, Darnell

Donna Ellis said...

So SO SOOOO cute! No wonder this festive little birdie popped into your shopping cart! He's the Christmas Cardinal all decked out, knowing that Miss Leslie would color him impeccably, and give him the perfect backdrop, no matter if it was with amazing papers, or oh-so clean and crisp with the CAS version! You're so right that it is the amazing quality of whimsy plus pretty that makes these stamps incredibly fun. I love your creations, right down to the fuzzy winter caps. I like your pretty bells as props, too! hugs, de

Darlene said...

These are FABULOUS and of course your coloring is exquisite! What a fun image and I kind of like how you remedied your 'boo boo' ... great job Leslie!

nancy littrell said...

I Love all your sweet and whimsical birds and flower arrangement images, Leslie. Love your pretty choices of DSP's too. All so festive and fun. TFS my friend. Hugs

Margaret said...

Excellent! All of them are so beautiful. Guess I need to check out Lil Inker.

Yogi said...

cute. have a great day

Sherri said...

WOW! I love every single version of this gorgeous stamp! What a beautiful image and your coloring just brings that bird to life! I can see why you bought this awesome stamp! Seeing your awesome Christmas cards could NEVER be tiresome!

Mildred said...

You are such a pro, Leslie. Everything you do is just so perfect. Keep those cards coming, please. Enjoy every one you make.

Kathy Krug said...

You are so right that stamp is perfect for you. Love how you fixed your mistake and saved your card. Pretty papers and gorgeous coloring.

pam said...

You are amazing at colouring Leslie! gorgeous colours you have used on these wonderful images, I too love how you cutaway this gorgeous image, fantastic save.
Hugs Pam x

Cindy Beach said...

Oh yes, these stamps are so you and I'm delighted they found their way to your talented hands so you could share them with us!
Beautiful cards, Leslie!
I actually feel like let your hair down coloring could be something I'd enjoy, lol. Your papers are pure gorgeous-ness but you know? I like the stunning simplicity of card #2 best also.

Pauline said...

These are all amazing Leslie! Love this whimsical image, so perfectly coloured. Great recovering for the second card, I think it is one of my favorites, simply because I love white cards. Your background papers on the others are very pretty as well. I thought those green dots were enamel dots, I would of never thought they were Nuvo drops - you make them so perfectly, I need practice still to get them so perfectly round and smooth! And NO - I would never tire of your cards Leslie, each and every one of them I love, so yes keep them coming! Have a wonderful weekend!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh it doesn't get tiring seeing your beautiful Christmas creations, that was a great save with your stamp falling, love the colors on both birds!!

Susie said...

The blue bird is my favorite Leslie. I loved the red bird, but I've always been partial to blue birds (she smiles). I think I liked the contrast. And, you have always paired patterned papers so well - a skill I still have difficulty with. Have I ever dropped, spilled, or smeared my card - uh, YES! *haha* all the time. And I threw away a card today that I had worked on all afternoon. It was not a good day at all - ugh! Sometimes you just have to walk away. Your cards are both lovely, Leslie. I hope you and Rich, Wally and Lulu had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Stacy Morgan said...

Leslie I am so proud of you getting so many Christmas cards done this year, and several of them early on. :-) These are great CAS designs! I like the stitched border and beautiful coloring.

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

First of all, I could never get bored with your Xmas cards! I love them! And this cute little bird looks so great with the many different settings you gave it! What's the old saying - there's never a mistake in crafting just an opportunity! Great save!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

So lovely! So much gorgeous color my friend. You definitely play will with brights! Cute little birds and you used them well!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

What an awesome duo! wonderfully colored and just so sweet!

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

This stamp combined with your talent makes some really pretty cards. And woman, you've got some real photo skills.

Broni said...

These are just gorgeous! I love the one that you almost threw away too! And it's wonderful to see someone using OLD patterned paper that is still beautiful. Kudos!

Ros Crawford said...

I know I always say it but your colouring gets to me evrytime with it's perfection and vibrancy... More stunning cards!

CherylQuilts said...

What beautiful cards, Leslie, and I love this sweet image. It's tempted me, and you are tempting me again seeing how lovely they are with DP and without. I do love the CAS one, and I love to fussy cut. Haha! Thanks for sharing, and now I believe I am all caught up (not that anyone is counting...I just love your work). Hugs!

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