Monday, March 24, 2014

Leafy Branch


I titled this card "leafy branch" - and that may be the actual name of the die from SU I used - however, am way too lazy to go look it up right now!  Nothing like a little honesty to start of the day.

Now, I don't even know why I'm telling y'all all this but......sprayed some Color Shine on the background (heavy handed), added a sentiment from a Simon Says Stamp kit, die cut the branch and smashed it around in Versa and then added Rock Candy glitter, tied a bow with twine, popped it up on a scored piece of white, AND popped on the sequins!  There.......got it all said in one sentence in case anyone bothers to read it!  LOL!  Even though you can't tell in the photo, it really sparkles and shines.

I love it when ladies say what they do on a card, but mine are pretty self explanatory so just feel a little dumb writing all that.  It's done though.  I also really like it when I see an image colored and Copics used are listed.  Maybe someday when I'm old and gray (no comment there!) I could do that too.  Need to refine my coloring skills a little before I do that one though!

I'll enter this at Simon Says Stamp blog - Glitter It.

Thanks for stopping by.......and have a great week!
Lynn

34 comments:

vicki said...

This is fabulous!!!!! U love the twine wrapped around the beautiful SU die super sweet :)
Vic x

Benzi said...

So pretty, Lynn. I love color shine and sequins, too. I think you are right about the name of that embossing folder. I would go look, too, but same excuse you had. LOL

Whew! Glad I listed my Copic colors on my card today...else, you would not be pleased. Ha

Have a fabulous week.

ahlers5 said...

I'm glad you write all that up. A lot of times I go and check out the products. I have never heard of Color Shine or Rock Candy Glitter so I always check out stuff like this to see if I could make use of it. I have a really difficult time with CAS. I usually don't have a clue of how to put it together. Your card is so very pretty. Love your work!

Donna Hanley said...

The best way to start out a Monday is to ready one of your comical posts. I always read every word of your posts, because they usually bring a smile to my face, no matter what you are talking about. See this time I learned that I could smash a leave around in Versamark. In any case, I really do think this is a very attractive card. Have a fun filled day, Lynn.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This card is so clean and fresh! That is spring to me!

Linda Simpson said...

Hello Lynn, loving this card and the sentiment is gorgeous.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Anne Temple said...

I do read what you write and love your one sentence explanation. :-) Gorgeous card and I bet it really does shimmer. Love the added sequins too.

Becky said...

My, this is lovely Lynn, beautiful background.

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

I like the spray background and the colours. This is a really lovely card x

KT Fit Kitty said...

This is gorgeous! Love your little sparkly branch and the sequins are a nice touch!

Carol L said...

Another CAS beauty, and that sparkly branch looks awesome in it's coat of glitter! I love the sequins and great background too!

cheiron said...

So pretty, just the right touch of sparkle! Thanks for playing along with us in the Glitter It Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday

Lynn McAuley said...

What a fun, fresh design, Lynn! Lovin' all the green and hope it's warmer soon!!

MaryH said...

Another stunner! I enjoyed reading how you did it too. Nice job on the colorshine, and I'm loving that glitzed up leaf! I'm one who won't be listing the copics used. I don't write 'em down, I just pick a marker, test it with a couple of other shades, and if I like how it looks, go with it. I couldn't replicate my own colors, let alone tell somebody else..I'd just have to say the color family! (not very organized, on no!). You do your post in whatever way makes you happy. When I have questions, I'll ask you! Always love your cards. They are CAS, but not simple to me!! Just clean & sparkling! (nothing wrong with gray either!!). Have a great week. TFS & Hugs

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous! I love the colors and all of the sparkle!!
Tammy x

Irish Cherokee said...

It's SPRING! It is alright to be a bit lazy. You are CAS as CAS can be with this one. Terrific card Lynn.

Bonnie said...

Lynn, your Copic skills are already amazing! Love all the sparkle on this! Your photography skills are good too. You managed to catch the sparkle of the glitter.

Maxine D said...

Stunning card Lynn - and I do love your words - all of them!! BTW, you didn't mention that you scored the white panel you placed the leafy branch on ;-)
Blessings
Maxine

Deepti said...

Gorgeous card, live the spritzing and the textured shiny leaves :) gorgeous

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Happiness and sparkles! That's what this card is all about.

I think it is funny that some people write how they made and card and you hear it in dull grey monotone and others write it and feel the liveliness and the energy that went into the card making. Yours was definitely happy. Now I have to sit and catch my breath.

Nancy in Iowa said...

Truth and sequins - my day just got ROCKED! This is awesome! Very classy. Love that sentiment!!!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

P.S. That twine around the stem...that is a touch of GENIUS!

Diane said...

Wonderful card design Lynn, the Color Shine on the background is very pretty. The twine, sequins and glitter were a nice touch.

Hugs diane

Shirley said...

Wow, Lynn, your card is so pretty!! I keep forgetting my sequins. Need to tape them to my nose I guess. LOL Love how you did the BG and your leaves too!!

Vivienne Holden said...

Well, I think I should put myself right there on the norty step 'coz I never list the Copics I use. (Probably because my work table is so cluttered and messy and has loads of Copics littering it,they all get mixed up). LOVE your crazy narratives. They always make me smile. Oh yes, nearly forgot the important bit..your card is gorgeous! lol xxx

Marilyn said...

I love this card Lynn! That subtle green and then the splash of dark green with the leaves is very striking. This card would be perfect for any occasion!

Davi said...

This is beautiful Lynn!! It has a very soothing elegant look, fab job my friend :)

NanaConnie said...

I like your "heavy-handed" COlor Shine, Lynn! I think it makes a fantastic background. Wonderful sparkle on the leaf and I like the sequins. In the photo, they look a bit like Dew Drops, which would also be a great embellishment for this card. :-D

Darnell J Knauss said...

Oh, Lynn, this is a really smashing design!! The spray is just the right touch and your clear sequints look like spring rain drops or dew drops! I love the scoring, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Lesley said...

A very beautiful card - love the use of the sequins it gives the effect of drops of dew best wishes Lesley x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Loving the shimmer on the leaves, and the spritzed BG. I really like to read (or to see) how to's....love the sequins you added too- have to remember to do that!

Margaret said...

Lynn, you always make me smile! Your detailed post was perfect! I have learned through my classes that even if it seems simple to us, newcomers love the explanation.
Your sparkly leafy branch is beautiful; I love the twine bow!

Joan Ervin said...

So pretty and elegant, Lynn, with all the sparkle...love how you added the sequins, too!!!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card and the sprayed background is so pretty! Fabulous!