Less is More #116 (Sketch), Paper Smooches SPARKS (Anything Goes)

At Less is More this week, there’s a super-versatile sketch from Jen to play with … I combined it with the fifth-week-of-the-month Anything Goes challenge from Paper Smooches SPARKS … and have also taken the opportunity to let you know how Alfred is doing after his rather severe feather trim last weekend (here if you haven’t seen him … this may make slightly more sense (!) if you have a look).

Alfred was so touched by all your supportive comments, he wanted to let you know that things have turned out rather better than he expected.  It seems his parents were a peacock and a phoenix (which means he’s a peanix or a phoecock … the jury’s still out on that one … mmm?) … and his phoenix genes kicked in almost immediately and quickly regenerated his beautiful blue plumage … look …

LIM 117, PS 29.4-5.5

… isn’t he looking much happier, more comfortable and completely restored to his former glory?  One totally special peanix/phoecock … he knew you’d like to know!

Alfred and his feathers are from Paper Smooches, he’s coloured with Promarkers, and his ensemble is complemented with crown jewels rhinestones.  The sentiment’s also Paper Smooches, stamped across blue vellum, and the frame is popped up on dimensionals.

I’m off for a quiet lie down in a darkened room blog wander to see what inspiring delights everyone has come up with this week.  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂

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13 thoughts on “Less is More #116 (Sketch), Paper Smooches SPARKS (Anything Goes)

  1. Kelly Griglione

    What a remarkable bird he is! Hopefully Alfred’s appreciative of his creator for helping him regain his full glory. Love all the tones on his feathers! (and the blue frame!)

    Hope you get a chance to try those Pinterest galleries this weekend … it’s so fun when it actually works!! And thanks for your really sweet comments, they always make my day : )

  2. Rosemary D

    so happy that Alfred’s beautiful feathers were restore!! he looks so much happier now!! super cute card, anita! congrats on your CTS shout out!!

  3. Joyce M.

    This is such a cute card, and I really love the colors. You know, I am not a regular visitor to your blog, so at first I thought you were talking about your pet! So, I clicked through, and figured it out, and it gave me a nice big chuckle on this lazy Friday afternoon. Hope you have a wonderful and crafty weekend.

  4. Bev

    Big Al, as he’d be known around my house has regained (or rogained?haha) his full glory. This is such a chuckle, Anita. Makes me smile. Love the crown jewells, and the big aqua/turquoise frame around the sweet fella. Great job. And you made it in time for LIM! Woohoo! Bev

  5. kimheggins

    Anita, you and this amazing bird! I love seeing what you do with any of the sweet birds from this set, you have a real connection with them in some way. Your story’s are so funny and your coloring simply amazing. Fabulous card as always!

  6. Ardyth

    Phew! I’m glad he recovered so quickly! Love the cool colours together in this simple, classic layout!

  7. Jenny M

    Gee…. that French air is certainly good for the imagination!! Lol :0)
    I’m loving the story of Alfred so far, his plumage looks fantabulous as does the card :0) great challenge combo.
    Jenny x

  8. Geri G

    You crack me up! Loved your entertaining post Anita. I’m still thinking that you’re a famous author, living quietly in France, “dabbling” in a MINOR restoration project and writing novels for thousands to read.

    If not, then you surely have to start a children’s book series with tales of Alfred’s amazing transition from a bad hair day to a finely coiffed peanix! I’d buy the book 🙂


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