Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Goldfinch!


Happy Tuesday!
Summer vacation is over, and soon the kids will be back at school... Even though It`s sad to see the summer fade, It`s great to get back to everyday-routines!
I`ve spent the last couple of days getting organized before everyone is off to school and work:)
For the card I`m sharing today, I`ve used a GORGEOUS image from Serendipity called Goldfinch. I decided to do the monochromatic look and colored it in different shades of blue, using Distress Inks.



I kept the layout pretty simple, and added some piercing around the edges. I also added some Distress Ink (Antique Linen) to the edges to give it more of an aged look.
The outer border is made from the Lotus Borderabilities Petite Die Template by Spellbinders.

As always - thank you so much for stopping by!

42 comments:

Becky said...

As always this is "STUNNING"..love the layout and love the colors and coloring.

Silke Ledlow said...

Simply gorgeous Yvonne!!! The monochromatic color are always striking and I love all the fab little details you've added!!! Enjoy the last few days with your kids :)!!! Hugs ~S~

Dianascarlett said...

ADORABLE!

Annchen said...

just amazing!

marieke said...

Beautiful..!!

gr Marieke.

Lin said...

I love blues and birds and ginghams, and so I ADORE your card! Beautiful!

Ageeth Holster said...

So beautiful, love it very very much!
Regards Ageeth

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

aw....Yvonne, another "beauty", your cards have such a wonderful calming effect, love the "blues" here!..you are the master with layering/color combo and of course painting..you have it all girl!

...gotta get to my crafting table and make something NEW myself. WANT several of those NEW Nestablities that just came out, especially the GRANDE line....but they're pricey, so I'll have to wait a while.

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
This is so very stunningly beautiful!
hugs
kim x

Лань said...

это очень красиво!!!

Pysselbus said...

Det är sååååå obeskrivligt vackert!!! Dina kort blir sådana totala konstverk och de ger såååå mycket inspiration!

Ha en härlig kväll!

Kram
Linda

Elly said...

Looks very beautiul Yvonne.

hugs, Elly

Gunn (Merete) said...

Hei på deg.
Jeg storkoser meg hver gang det kommer noe nytt i bloggen din.
Dette kortet er utrolig vakkert. Jeg like den monokrome stilen og disse blåtonene var helt herlig.
Ønsker deg noen flotte siste dager før hverdagen starter for fullt.
Klem Gunn :-)

Regina (TheStampin'Bean) said...

Yvonne, you are a true artist. I love seeing everything you create. Just beautiful.

Theresa said...

What a beautiful card. I love the color scheme and the DP triangles. Absolutely beautiful!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love your details!

Sandra said...

pretty!
Sandra

Anonymous said...

Your cards are very beautiful. You have a great eye for your compositions and details. I love the way you ink the images.

Nadja

Ann said...

Your ribbon detail with the lace is just beautiful Yvonne and the monochromatic style absolutely perfect.
Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog it really brightened my morning.
Ann xxx

Kaia said...

Fantastisk flott, som alltid.
Lekre blåfarger, og nydelig oppsett.
Klem fra Kaia

Clare said...

Wow beautiful Yvonne and my favourite colours!!! you are so talented hun. Hugs Clare xxx

Jannie said...

Wow this is stunning! Such a beautiful image. The papers and ribbons are gorgeous.

Hugs Jannie

Karen W said...

Wow this is just stunning, I love it and I think I may need that stamp.

Susie said...

Gorgeous card. Love everything about it.

Maria Matter said...

Gorgeous Yvonne!!!
blessings!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! I like the colors and your layering. Just beautiful.

Lorene said...

What A beautiful card. The layout is great. I love it. Grea Color and style.

velta said...

You are so right Yvonne...this is a gorgeous image!!! You should put this on display...the coloring is so perfect, I am jealous with green all over my face right now. Glad to hear the kids are back in school...Wishing you and yours blessings :)

Marge said...

Absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!!

Anke said...

WOW Yvonne absolutely stunning, I love your card, so lovely.

Anke

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW Yvonne!!! As always your work is absolutely BREATHTAKING!!! I just love these soft blues and elegant use of ribbon and lace, not to mention that fab lotus border!! Gorgeous!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Amazing designed and perfect colored. A gorgeous card!
Hugs Anja

Holly aka Toy said...

Mmm!!! I am so loving the blues lately! Paired with cream it just looks so polished. Gorgeous image and layers, as always! Hugs!

Bonnie said...

Oh my this is just BEAUTIFUL!!!
Yvonne what a lovely display of all the shades of blue. I love your blog. You have such lovely Ideas!!!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us.

Hugs,
Bonnie Jean aka: Nanny

Sarah said...

FABULOUS! This card is absolutely gorgeous; your coloring is truly amazing! Thanks for some wonderful inspiration!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful yvonne
love your birdie in blue


greetings karin

Margie said...

Yvonne, everytime I check in on your blog, I am floored, your cards are stunning! Won't you do more tutorials? Please...O' please!
Thank you for posting such beautiful work.
B-Blessed

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Oh, being a bird lover, this is one of my all time favorite cards! It sings to me! :)

melody said...

oh..oh..oh! I WUV THIS CARD! BEAUTIFUL..JUST BEAUTIFUL!

hugz
melody

Aina said...

Helt fantastisk vakkert! Stilig at du har holdt det i hvitt og blått :)

Beate said...

Stunningly beautiful! GORGEOUS card.
Hugs and smiles

Marlis said...

Wunderschön !!!
Liebe Grüße Marlis