Friday, June 12, 2015

Willow Goldfinch

     My dear friend, Teresa (of Tickell Expressions,) drew this beautiful Goldfinch and shared it as a freebie on her blog earlier this week.  I found some time last night to get him colored and he just comes to life!  Go get the digi and color him yourself.  You'll see what I mean.

I based this on the sketch from Mojo Monday,
turned a quarter turn.

     This was going to be totally CAS with just the colored (ProMarkers) & die cut (QuicKutz) image and sentiment on the front of the card but then the lace and the little punched flowers crept on, and the flowers needed some leaves (Cheery Lynn), and then the butterfly (Cheery Lynn) danced by and lit on the top corner...   Well, you've heard of "If you give a mouse a cookie..." right?  It was kind of like that.  :-D  Still, it does have a lot of open space so maybe it is somewhat clean, hmmm?

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     I hope you'll visit Teresa's blog and check out all the freebies she has available.  This lovely Goldfinch is only one of  what she has over there.  Go browse her blog.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Claudia Rogier said...


Great card. Thanks for joning us at CCC and good luck.


Jacquie said...

Beautiful NanaConnie, coloured in so lovely.

Love & hugs

Jacquie J xxx

Mamma Mia said...

Pretty card Connie and love the feather texture you've coloured in. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)

jimlynn said...

That goldfinch really did come to life with your beautiful coloring Connie! SOOO lovely!

Dawn Lancaster said...

What a lovely image! You've coloured him up beautifully too!
Dawn xx

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful bird and love the colours.
Linda xxx

Chasing the Dream said...

Hi There, just love this sweet image, so pretty in yellow. Great take on the sketch. Today is the first day, I have sat at the computer in a month. Have a fabulous weekend.

Sabrina Jackson said...

Beautiful card, Connie! Thanks so much for taking the time to play along in our Creative Colors Challenge! Hugs, Sabrina (CCC DT)

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow. It is thrilling to see him all colored up so beautifully. thanks for the shout out. Your embellishments are perfect and I can just imagine that they happened just the way you said.
Great big hugs,

Teresa Arsenault said...

May I share this on my blog and facebook pages?

Jackie Scott said...

Beautiful coloring of this wonderful image! Like the way your embellishments take your eye from the butterfly right down to that pretty lace!

Mynn Kitchen said...

Very lovely, Connie! Your coloring is gorgeous, and I adore the fun embellishments! Thank you for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

María Pilar said...

Beautiful card, Connie. Thanks for joning us at CCC#37.
Maria Pilar (DT CCC)

Sazzle Dazzle said...
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Sazzle Dazzle said...

A gorgeous image and beautifully coloured.
Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at AAA Cards.

Sassy Raggedy said...

What a lovely card NC....Beautifully colored and great image and design. Hugs, joann

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

So lovely! Thanks for playing along with Mojo Monday!

Judy McKay said...

Lovely coloured bird. Thank you for joining us at Not Just Cards this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy Dt

Amy Cohen said...

Such a sweet card- Love the image and your coloring too! Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty.

Shona Hamill said...

What a gorgeous image. Thank you for sharing at I ♥ Promarkers this week. Shona x

Michelle said...

It looks like he about to fly away from the paper.
Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination. Good luck and hope to see you again.
xxx Michelle (DT)

Ema M said...

Love the color palette and great attention to detail! Thanks for sharing and joining us today at Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again next week and good luck!
IDCB Owner

Sharon said...

What a beautiful creation.
Thanks for joining us at Pennys Paper Crafty this week
Hugs Sharon DT

*Vicki* said...

The bird is stunning!! Gorgeous layout too Connie! ;)

Lisa S. said...

Love the goldfinch on your card! Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday. Lisa DT

Pat (mspfd) said...

Absolutely beautiful, my friend. Love everything about it!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Beautiful image and coloring.Thanks for linking up and playing with us at AAA Cards.

Sol said...

WOW!! Beautiful Colouring of the bird.. Great Details!! Lovely Card!
Have a Great Summer!!
Thank you for joining us at ATSC! SummerHug from Sol

jonim52 said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions.