Thursday, September 28, 2017

More Happy Coloring

Hi there!  I'm back with a completely out of season card but, honestly, I've had the makings for this sitting on my table since mid-summer.  The stamp set is Power Poppy's Natural Beauties, stamped and colored with Copics on X-Press It Blending Card.  It's a happy sort of image, don't you think?




After coloring I glued the panel to another white panel so it would emboss more deeply, then ran it through with a Darice folder called Bird Scroll Frame.  First time use for the embossing folder, tsk tsk, and it's really so cute.  On a separate white panel I embossed just the corner with the bird, then colored, cut it out, and glued over top.  The full panel is glued to a white card base and the bird makes another appearance inside.  Hope one of my October birthday girls doesn't mind getting a spring card!

I've finished the awful pills I was taking to cure my illness and I feel much better now.  Happy day!  Thanks so much for all your get well wishes.  Amazing how those pills affected me.  I hope I can keep up the coloring because I have a whole passel of birthday cards to send out this month.

Take care of you and have yourself a very good day!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Natural Beauties  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black  Coloring:  Copic markers  Accessories:  Darice Bird Scroll Frame embossing folder

20 comments:

Sherri said...

Oh, this is just gorgeous! Who cares if they are spring flowers!! They are gorgeous and whoever gets it will adore it! I LOVE the embossed frame around it. I need to remember to use my embossing folders more often too. We get so focused on coloring and die cuts that we forget them.

laurie said...

So glad you are feeling better! Your card is a happy one...so pretty, sure makes me smile... have a great day!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What a happy card! I love the flowers and little bird and especially the embossing. So glad to hear that you are on the mend. Sometimes the cure is worse than the germs!! Have a great weekend feeling better.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful Happy Spring Flowers and who would not LOVE to get your sweet card anytime of year?!? Love your dry embossed frame and fussy cut birdie. I have never thought to add an additional layer of CS to create a deeper dry embossed image..thanks for the tip my friend. So Happy you are feeling MUCH better too:-) Hugs

Yogi said...

pretty. Have a great day

Darlene said...

Beautiful! What a 'refreshing' image! I'd be okay with skipping winter and going right back into spring! LOL And you have given that to me today with this sweet card! Your coloring is ALWAYS just perfect and beautiful! SO GLAD you are starting to feel better ... it was a long time coming! Thanks for a breath of fresh air with this beauty! HUGS

Kathy Krug said...

Beautiful coloring and happy card. I am glad you are feeling better,my friend.

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie, this is adorable! I love the happy colors, and your delighted bird friend. Thanks for the tip about using a 2nd piece of cardstock so the image embosses more deeply. I had never thought of doing that, and it makes complete sense! Your card is not out of season for those of us in Florida. Besides, happy colors, cheerful flowers, and sweet birdies can never be out of season, can it? So glad you are feeling better now that the meds have run their course. I remember having to take an anti-viral medication when I had shingles. It was awful, and never was a more relieved than when it was discontinued after 5 days. Wishing you better days very soon! xx

pam said...

Beautiful card Leslie, love this embossed frame you have used, perfect for this pretty image and cute birdie.
Wonderful to hear your feel more yourself.
Hugs Pam x

CherylQuilts said...

Ooh, Leslie, I LOVE this card, and I agree with Donna that this is definitely not out of season for us Floridians! Hehe! I love it and think this is so darling! You've colored it perfectly, and I love that embossing folder...now close your eyes, Cheryl...you don't need this one! LOL! Sweet with the darling bird, and I love it and know the recipient will too! I sure hope you continue to feel better each day, sweet friend! It's amazing how badly you can feel on medications! Tender hugs! xoxo

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my goodness she is so going to love this, Gorgeous coloring, and aren't you ever so clever to color and cut out the bird, you have done such a fantastic job with this, fantastic idea!!
Good to hear you are feeling better, it is such a bummer you have to feel bad to feel better.

Ros Crawford said...

Happy? It's Fabulous!! I absolutely love it and always love seeing your cards, they beautiful colouring makes me swoon! I hope you are feeling better ... I'm still suffering with sciatic and it's really getting me down... Can't sit at the computer for more than a few minutes at a time sigh...

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is just stunning and definitely makes me smile. I'm up for flowers anytime and any kind! Spring, Summer or Fall...even a Winter Rose has been known to make me happy! Keep them coming girl, your coloring is fabulous!

Lynette said...

So, so pretty and cheery, Leslie! I once sent tulips to a friend with a November birthday, and she didn't mnind a bit:) I'm so glad that you are finally feeling better. That sounds nasty.

Cindy Beach said...

Leslie, I think beauty is always is season and your card is gorgeous! Anyone would love to receive this work of art. I'm amazed with your coloring skills and love the subtle detail of the embossed frame.
Best news is that you're feeling better. YAY!

ChristineCreations said...

I seem sometimes only get around to cards out of season :) Anytime you create its beautiful Leslie! That embossed frame is so perfect for this image too.

Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

So glad you are better. That must have been some awful bug.
Lovely, lovely card. I admire how you can put stuff together, that could never have imagined. And all your cards turn out wonderfully.

Stacy Morgan said...

Springy fresh feeling! I do like these flowers too and the embossed frame is a great idea Leslie. Glad you got this off your stamp table. ;-)

Pauline said...

Ooh gorgeous Leslie! This is such a 'happy' card it makes me smile! I love how the embossed frame just keeps it all together. Flowers are beautifully coloured and that cute little bird, just so sweet. No matter what the season is, I'm sure the recipient would be thrilled to receive such a beauty, I know I would! TFS!

CherylQuilts said...

Beautiful coloring, embossing, and just the sweetest little bird! I love it all! Hugs!

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