Wednesday, April 22, 2020

A Springtime Hello

Hi there!  Still coloring a little something now and then.  I thought I'd have another go at this pretty bird before I file the stamp set away in one of the bird drawers.  I really didn't intend to cut out the whole dang image, but sometimes my card making has a mind of its own.  It was easy to cut out, actually, and I do love the dimension with it popped up.




I used Copics on X-Press It Blending Card.  Directly under the bird is a favorite Marianne Designs Anja's Oval.  I brushed the center with DOX Antique Linen and Picked Raspberry.   The gorgeous paper covering the card base is Mintay Springtime.




This week's cards were all made last week, but I continue to spend a little time each morning in my stamp room before the spring weather calls me outside.  A little sunshine, a little rain... typical spring.  I'm sorry for everyone who is still getting snow or, worse yet, the tornadoes I've been seeing on the news.  As if things weren't bad enough.  Take care, friends.  See you again soon!



29 comments:

Hannelie said...

This is so beautiful Leslie! I really admire your ability to combine a variety of elements to make an amazing cohesive design! In such a way that even someone with a love for CAS design can admire it!
Hugs
Hannelie

Glenda said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! There is a little bird outside my window as I type and he is just singing his little heart out! I just love it when the song birds arrive!

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely Anja die, I am known to use this one often, has a classy look just like the mintay papers, beautiful bird on the blossom perch...xxx

Ros Crawford said...

There you go again with sublime colouring and design talent extraodinaire! Wonderful card my friend!

Amelia said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning Leslie. The design is so pretty and the colouring out of this world.

Cat Craig said...

Your lovely coloring is fabulous in this card...and I bow to your fussy cutting skills. Amazing. Love love love this card.

Diane said...

Very pretty and beautifully designed...love~love the softness of this and of course there are those Mintay papers, I need to use mine too sigh!! The bird is so pretty in the soft colors, I saw a bluebird the other day here, and we have a pesky bird that knocks on the door every morning until Mack chases it off with his barking!

Darlene said...

Awe ... so sweet to see this precious birdie again and your coloring of course is amazing! LOVE that Marianne die ... so, so pretty! And of course, our beloved Mintay paper ... this is certainly a breath of Springtime!
Yesterday we had snow while the sun was shining ... so weird!! But it is April in Ohio so you never know whatcher goonna get! LOL
Thanks for always sharing beauty and inspiration! Stay safe & healthy my friend!!

Margaret said...

Gorgeous. I do love that sweet image and beautiful design. Love the fancy die and beautiful papers from Mintay. I think I'm going to have to look them up.

CaroleAnn said...

So glad you gave us another treat to feast our eyes upon with this bird image again!!! The background paper is just beautiful and compliments your image so nicely. Of course, I am drooling over the die frame you used too, and how you colored the inside. Your fussy cutting was worth it because, I agree, ti makes that birdie image just pop!!! Still very cold here - the robins came and now I do not see them - I don't blame them. We actually used our fireplace this week and will today too!!! So I get my spring fix from your card;) Hugs

Yogi said...

oh so sweet, pretty and delicate. Have a great day

Judy Woodland said...

Super sweet card. I love that little bird with the retro look, reminds me of greeting cards I used to get as a child. Wonderful design, especially with the cute oval die cut. FABULOUS!!

Traci M said...

Love your card, Leslie...you do that darling bird justice...just comes to life and I can hear her chirping sweetly! We have had snow , but I do have a few bulbs that are fighting courageously to bloom so we will see what happens with those! Always enjoy your creations and glad you have Spring outdoors to cultivate as well. Take good care!!

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Leslie! Your bird is colored beautifully and I'm amazed at your fussy cutting!

Anne Buckingham said...

Lovely and delicate card! The bird image is beautiful and does look like Spring. Like your layers and the lacy oval.

pam said...

Beautiful card Leslie, love the delicate colours on this beautiful bird image, sure I have that frame in my stash! and not used!, love the pretty paper .
Hugs Pam x

Verna Angerhofer said...

Great design and beautiful image used. Goes so well with the die frame. That bird is so beautiful.

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card and image oh my word that intricate fussy cutting but well worth it!love the beautiful die-cut frame too
Carol x

Pauline said...

Oh this is beautiful in every way Leslie! Your pretty papers (Love Mintay papers), the wonderful Anja die cut and then your wonderful coloured image. This is one of the sweetest bird images ever! Love the soft ink blending in behind the image as well as your fussy cutting, which you do very well. All in all, it was so nice seeing your card today, so glad you found time each morning to finish this. Enjoy your day, and take care,

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

You made another card with this beautiful bird on it!! I so love these cards! What a great job with fussy cutting. Your coloring is gorgeous as always and I love the die you used. It reminds me of the Heartfelt Creations dies that I fell in love with. I counted 12 robins on our front lawn this AM - I'm hoping that means no more snow!!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love that sweet bird and you have been doing such a great job with the coloring of this gorgeous stamp, that frame is just beautiful with it too, that paper is stunning, everything about this is wonderful!
I planted my pepper plants, my spinach, romaine lettuce, and green bean seeds too, gotta get out there when it is nice and enjoy it all!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful Leslie, I can't believe you fussy cut the bird and branch, I'm so envious as I'm terrible at fussy cutting.
Love that summer designer paper as your base :)

Lynette said...

Oh my goodness - what a fabulous cutting job! Everything about this card is so wonderfully done. I love that beautiful oval frame.

Colleen Dietrich said...

I LOVE how this turned out, Leslie! It arrived in my email inbox and I gasped. :) The bird image has a charming vintage quality to it, and I love that oval die cut. Wow. So intricate, and the embossed areas really add so much dimension to it. Well done, my friend, enjoy your play time. :)

Kathy Krug said...

I love this bird stamp and branches. The beautiful paper and die cut background are perfect for the delicate stamp.

Stacy Morgan said...

This birdie is darling and your springy colors are spot on. I like that you added a beautiful die cut for the layering, wonderful card!

Pam Sparks said...

oh so pretty Leslie! I love your artful arranging of all the beautiful details and your coloring! Beautiful work!

laurie said...

SO pretty and I just love that frame!

Cindy Beach said...

Hello dear friend to you! Sorry I'm so late in commenting on this show-stopper of a card. Love the sweetness and beautifully colored bird. The oval frame is gorgeous in crisp white and I love your soft inking too. You're the best at using dsp and this one is so pretty!