Wednesday, February 22, 2017

A Goldfinch for CAS Mix Up

We're nearing the deadline to enter this month at CAS Mix Up.
The challenge ends on the 24th.

Here's my last card (for now) using corrugated cardboard.

This is the last watercolor piece I did on our recent trip.

I thought he would do well as a goldfinch.

The goldfinches in our yard are more olive and brown in the winter.
In the spring they start getting their yellow feathers and they
look quite patchwork as they are turning.
I noticed one recently that had 3 "patches" on his back.
(No photo though.)

I mounted the die cut watercolor piece on a piece of 
corrugated cardboard cut from a box of NBUS.

Susan's challenge has been lots of fun!

My mixed media are stamping, corrugated cardboard, watercoloring, and die cutting.

Here's a photo of the real thing in his summer feathers.

Thanks for the visit and special thanks for your comments.


Card Recipe
Stamps:  Every Moment (retired SU), Dandelion (TT)
Ink:   Memento Tuxedo Black, Early Espresso (SU)
Paper:   Watercolor (Strathmore 140 lb. cold press)
Other:  Corrugated Cardboard, Watercolors (Koi), Aqua Painter, Stitched Mats Rectangles (LI)


Elizabeth said...

Lovely card, Bonnie. I like the effect of the corrugated paper behind your beautiful goldfinch and reed topper. Sadly, we rarely see goldfinches in our garden. xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Oh that is gorgeous Bonnie! That sweet little bird looks like a miniature painting! It looks great on that corrugated cardboard panel too! Fancy living somewhere where you are blessed with such sweet garden visitors! Have a wonderful day my friend! Luv n’ Hugs. Hazel xx
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Loll said...

So pretty! Beautiful image and beautiful watercolouring. Love how you've added a little brown in the background too. Gorgeous card, my friend! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

This is beautiful Bonnie! x

Mac Mable said...

Thank you for the information on your goldfinches...such a pretty bird and such a pretty card x

jimlynn said...

Love the look of the corrugated behind that beautiful image. So pretty!

Heidi Stamps said...

So pretty!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love your sweet goldfinch on his corrugated mat, Bonnie!!

Doris said...

Personally, I don't wear yellow in winter either! lol. Your summer Goldfinch is beautifully done!

JoAnn said...

Lovely card. I like the corrugated paper under the panel with the pretty goldfinch.

Christine Alexander said...

so pretty, the corrugated card frames the delicate image so well.

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning card, love the corrugated piece under the wonderful image. I Love yellow so your little bird would have my vote :)

nancy littrell said...

Beautifully colored goldfinch image, Bonnie. I love how you mounted your bird over your corrugated background. Hasn't this been just the most creative and fun challenge this month?!? TFS all your cards my friend. Hugs..

Can't wait for our goldfinches to show up in the golden glory :-)

Julia Aston said...

Doesn't the corrugated board make for a wonderful textured framing!?! Your watercolored goldfinch is so pretty Bonnie! Julia xx

Susan said...

Can't wait for the goldfinches to come back to my feeder - they don't stick around here in the winter - too cold! Love your card - the colours go so well with the corrugated cardboard. And it would make a perfect masculine card. Thanks so much for doing so many cards for my challenge - I was worried there wouldn't be much response!

Nancy Stislow said...

What I wouldn't give to be able to watercolor like THIS! It's beautiful, Bonnie. You left some gorgeous highlights on those cattails. Love it!

Maxine D said...

A stunning card Bonnie - and I love the photo of your finch - he is very colourful

Nance said...

So beautiful, Bonnie! Love that sweet little bird! This would be a great masculine card.

MaryH said...

Gorgeous work on the yellow finch. Ours are currently still sort of gray-green, but you can see the color is starting to change. This guy looks pretty handsome perched in the cattails and mounted on the rustic corrugated mat. TFS & Hugs

Darnell said...

Ah, geez, you know how much I love birdies so your real thing photo stole the show for me, Bonnie! What card?, lol! No, just kidding, your card is memorable! It's a perfect combo of a lovely image and rustic texture that would work for either gender! Hugs, Darnell

Jo Manna said...

This piece is truly delicate, the soft natural tones and the beautiful watercoloring are perfect. The brown corrugated panel gives it the perfect finish! xx

alexandra s.m. said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Bonnie!
Wonderful coloring and I love the texture too!

Barb Ghig said...

Your corrugated cardboard is the perfect backdrop for this lovely 'Goldfinch', Bonnie! Beautiful watercoloring on this piece, too...another really stunning work of art!!!

Sandy said...

Anyone who gets this card is in for a treat - a real treat!! I do love this card Bonnie!!
Sandy xx

Brenda said...

I love this card Bonnie, those yellow finch (?) is so pretty sitting in the cattails. Which you have colored so beautifully. The cardboard is perfect behind it and makes for such a great layer. Love it! And love the real bird you got a photo of, how beautiful he is!!! Hugs, Brenda