Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Yellow Finch

 When I was going through my stamps I came across this one that I don't think I have ever used, and it was with all my other bird stamps.  It came with a die to cut it out too :)

I colored one this one and wasn't so sure about it, so I stamped another and liked that one more, the next day I came to make the one into a card and ended up liking the first one I colored too, so I made them both into cards :)

  • Cottage Cutz - Yellow finch w/cone flowers stamp and die, colored w/markers
  • Hot off the press - 4 Lacy rectangles frame die
  • My mind's eye - Lost & Found paper
  • Recollections - Bling on a roll
  • Simon Says stamps - Tiny words birthday stamp
  • Pink & Main - Sentiment strip die
Sharing this card in the Inspiration Station Challenge blog music sheet

The second I was going to just mount onto white cardstock but I wanted a light blue behind and remembered my mulberry papers, I like the soft touch it gave behind it.

  • Cottage Cutz - Yellow finch w/cone flowers stamp and die, colored w/markers
  • Spellbinders - Noble Rectangle and A2 matting basics B dies
  • Graphic 45 - Botanical tea paper
  • Paper Studio - Mulberry paper and Flower gems
  • Hero Arts - Birthday message stamp
  • EK Success - circle punch

I think this just proves if you don't like something you made one day, leave it and come back to it, you might just find you like it after all :)

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today,



aussie aNNie said...

These cards are beautiful, love the touch of music sheet and pearls...great combo and the mulberry papers are so pretty ...xx

Kim said...

Isn't it funny what we don't like one day but the next day we do. I think both cards are lovely, Connie. Those birds are sweet.

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Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Good morning Connie. Two beautiful cards. Nicely coloured images. I love the music bg and pearls.

Nice bg on your second card. Those fancy cuts add an elegant touch.

So many times I named a card as a dud and those are the cards that get the most comments on Facebook. I'm glad I'm not alone. We're so critical of ourselves.

Birgit said...

Both of your cards are so sweet Connie! I love watching the Goldfinch at our feeders. These images are so sweet and your coloring is perfection!

R's Rue said...

So pretty. 😍😻

April said...

Both cards are beautiful! Both birds are colored beautifully too.

Debbie said...

both cards are so pleasant connie, the goldfinch is our state bird and they are so pretty!!

your last statement is so true, i have discovered that with my knitting as well!!

Em Louise Fairley said...

They are both beautiful, Connie xoxo

Kittie said...

Connie, I love both cards. Your coloring is wonderful on both images and I especially love the one with the music background. It's so funny how we get something in our mind about a card we've made. I have posted cards that I wasn't really proud of and they seem to get more comments and attention than ones that I love. LOL! The say that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Louca por porcelana said...

Cute and sweet cards! Great artworks.Hugs and blessings,dear friend.

Leslie Miller said...

Gee, Connie, these are both very pretty. I love that you used the music score on the first. Yes, it just goes to show you... that does happen to me sometimes, too.

Donna Phelan said...

Very Pretty! Glad you came back to that first one for a second look, both cards are great! We have so many golden finches flitting about, love them!

Lowcarb team member said...

They both look good.

All the best Jan

Donna Ellis said...

Hi Connie! I am in love with your sweet birds. Two completely different backgrounds, and you make them look so beautiful! I hope you will post them in our INSPIRATION STATION CHALLENGE BLOG. They would be perfect! Hugs, de

JD/ Jill said...

Cute bird image! You made a lovely card using it!

Diane said...

Wonderful background papers and what pretty designs.

Hugs diane

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Connie! I'm back with my other hat! Thank you for supporting our challenge this time with your amazing card! Thanks for sharing your project to Inspiration Station Challenge. We hope to see you in future challenges as well. Remember, our inspiration board is about feelings and inspiration - not just "themed board".
Smiles and Crafty Hugs,
Donna Ellis
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

Zoechaos said...

Beautiful cards I love how you coloured the image. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Inspiration Challenge and good luck. x

Janice said...

I always love your bird cards :-)