02 January 2017

CAS watercolor challenge : guesting !

Hi there!

So happy to join the CAS watercolour January  challenge this month as guest designer, after winning the November challenge!

It's also my first card after some time off because of Christmas and new year celebrations !

So... it feels good to be 'back in business' 😁




My card:




Up close:




  • I created the background with my Zigs, by scribbling the colors on a piece of acetate , then spritzed it with water, and dragged my watercolor paper trough the wet paint. After it dried, I die cut the rectangles (memory box).
  • I popped the 3 panels up on the card base, using foam tape.
  • I finished off the card by adding tiny die cut snowflakes, a sentiment cut with my Silhouette (font : Aprilla script) and stamped the wishes part with Versafine black (happy little stampers : Everyday sentiments)
  • Tiny rhinestones to add a little sparkle.


It was unintentional, but after I finished the BG it made me think of the northern lights, which is on my wish list of things to see... one day!

I am adding my link to :

Less is more : Dimension

Simon says stamp ~ Anything goes

Happy little stampers ~ January watercolor (anything goes option)

Hope to see you join Bonnie & Loll's snowflake challenge this month !

I will be back on the 16th with a reminder card!

Thanks for visiting me today ☃

Hugs and best wishes for an AMAZING and very creative 2017!

Hannelie

39 comments:

Loll said...

So beautiful Hannelie. The background does look like the northern lights ... that would be so awesome to see in real life. Love the mix of colours and those sweet little snowflakes. Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour!! xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Gorgeous Hannelie!

nancy littrell said...

I love how you die cut your beautiful artsy Zig background piece into 3 panels. Your snowflakes, rhinestones and die cut sentiment are the perfect embellishments to keep your design CAS. TFS and so happy you are our CAS Watercolour Guest Designer for the month. Happy New Year, Nancy

Mac Mable said...

Loving the clever background on this really pretty card x The lights are on my wish list too x

Christine Alexander said...

beautiful colours and love the 3 panels :)

Esther said...

Eye catching, elegant and a beautiful colour scheme... love it! Such a fab design. The angled sentiment really looks great. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Less is More, and Happy New Year!

Susan said...

Such a pretty color palette! Thanks for sharing at Less is More!

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!! Love, love, love!!!

Jen W. said...

Yes! I thought of the Northern Lights too! This is so gorgeous and I love the detail of dividing the watercolor panel in three. Happy New Year to you, Hannelie!

Bonnie said...

Beautiful colors and blending with the Zigs, Hannelie! The piece does look like I imagine the Northern Lights look! I love the way you've die cut the bacground piece which adds extra interest! Thanks so much for being our Guest Designer at CAS Watercolour this month!

Rose said...

This is so pretty Hannelie! My favourite colours and I love the dimension you have created with the popped up panel & die-cut word. Happy New Year! Hope the year is filled with good health & lots of love & laughter!

jenn shurkus said...

beautiful!! i just love this!! Thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!!

Cheryl W. said...

Those colors are so pretty together! I love winter/holiday cards in nontraditional colors. Congratulations on your win at CAS Watercolour.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful Hannelie, I love the design and the colours you used. So pretty

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...love those sweet colors.

TK said...

Very pretty, Hannelie! I love the way you "dragged" your card through the scribbled, spritzed colors too!

Sandie C said...

Stunning card. I so love the background you created. Thanks for sharing how you made it.

Craft-E-Place said...

Your card is simply stunning ... I love your choice of colours and cutting the panel into three adds so much to the design. Brilliant!
Elaine

Cathy said...

Gorgeous card, love this colour combination, Cathy x

Bobby said...

I love that background, Hannelie, and how you broke it up into three panels. My Mom loved those colors and had me paint her bedroom almost like your card.

Geri said...

GORGEOUS colors! Love the wee white snowflakes and the popped up inked panels. Nice smattering of blings too :)

Keti's Projects said...

Gorjuss.

I'm thinking about buying ZIG markers too, so I'm very interested how are you satisfied with them.

Hugs, Keti

Susan said...

Hannelie, you've created another beautiful card! LOVE those inked up background rectangles! As always, you've done a magnificent job!

Karren said...

Your watercolored panel is fabulous! Gorgeous card!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Funky, fun and perfect as ever Hannelie. Love your colour choice and the split panel add interest as well as great dimension. Thanks so much for playing along at Less is More and a very happy new year to you! Sarah x

Leslie Miller said...

Pretty, pretty! Interesting technique for your watercolor background. Love it!

Michelle said...

Beautiful! I love that colourful watercoloured background!

Gerrina said...

Wat een mooie kaart! En fijn dat je Gast-designer mocht zijn!
Bij ons is het spreekwoord: Te diep in het glaasje gekeken...
Dat gebeurt mij niet meer, want ik drink al jaren geen alcohol meer... ik gooi het meestal door het eten of gebruik het om dingen goed schoon te maken :)
Groetjes, Gerrina

Jen Nelson said...

Hannelie this is stunning as always.. love everything
Thanks for joining us at Less Is More this week
Jen xx

Kathyk said...

Lovely make and I LOVE your colour choices

Kathyk

Julie B said...

Your gorgeous panel certainly caught my eye in the LIM gallery so had to come over for a closer look and wasn't disappointed. :)

Sue - said...

Beautiful card Hannelie, I especially like the way you've used 3 rectangles instead of just one. I'd like to see the northern lights too but I'm not too fond of the extreme cold!

Neets B said...

Loving your split panels, Hannelie, and such pretty colours and great dimension. I hope you see the northern lights one day. I was lucky enough to go on a short trip to Lapland in 2007 but the night we went on a trip to see them, no-one flicked the switch! Oh well, you can't win them all.
Thanks for sharing with us at Less is More, Anita x

Anita in France said...

Such a lovely smoosh of colour, Hannelie ... and fabulous dimension with the three pierced panels behind that crisp white sentiment ... gorgeous! Northern Lights ... yep, on my bucket list too! Hugs, Anita :)

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful and vibrant background Hannelie and your pretty snowflakes look right at home on it. Hope you get to see the Northern Lights before too long!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Happy Little Stampers and I hope you will join us again soon.
Hugs
Carol x

Susan said...

Beautiful colours and wonderful design. I love the three panels and the way they are popped up and then embellished with the snowflakes! Congratulations on being our Guest Designer this month at CAS Watercolour.

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love the colors and the three panels! Aren't those Zigs awesome?? Congrats on being our GD this month!

artful-notions said...

Beautiful! So glad you played along at HLS Watercolor Challenge. And thanks for 'guesting'!

Gloria Lee said...

Just fantastic! So beautiful and I love your card very much Hannelie!
Thank you so much for joining us at Happy Little Stampers January Watercolour challenge! Gloria xx