04 March 2014

Birthday blessings

Hi there!

For today's card I had inspiration from 3 challenges:

Muse card club

&

Dynamic duos challenge

&

Keep it simple




At the Muse card club Vicki's card has great elements that can be used as inspiration.

I decided to use the doily, and instead of the butterfly, I chose to use a bird.

Where's the doily you ask? Well ... I enlarged a doily cutting file in my Silhouette software programme, and used it as part of my background. I kept it white on white like Vicki did to keep the focus on the soaring bird, positioned in the same place as the butterfly in the inspiration card.

The bold colors from The Dynamic duos were just what I was looking for!


                                   
           
                                  


                  


That's it for now!

Thanks for visiting me today!




23 comments:

Marjan Küppers said...

Mooi en elegant vind ik je kaart. De doily geeft mij het gevoel van stralen van de zon, waar de zwaluw naartoe vliegt.

Lynn Mangan said...

Stunning...your bird is so elegant Hannalie!

kay said...

This is fab,love how the bird pops of the card against the white x

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love how the cut radiates from the bird, but so subtly! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week!

Sue said...

Stunning card Hannelie. I love how you have enlarged the doily to create such an interesting background for that gorgeous bird.
Sue xx

Anita in France said...

Gorgeous white on white, Hannelie ... and such wonderful movement in the soaring bird ... lovely! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen D said...

Hannelie, I just love the creative elements you are making with your Silhouette. This one is fab too, genius to enlarge the doily, it makes a perfect backdrop for the gorgeous soaring bird.

Barb Ghig said...

Such a gorgeous interpretation of Vicki's Muse card, Hannelie! I love your bird and all the dimension you added with your background! Stunning card!

Julie Gearinger said...

What a fantastic card!! Love your enlarged doily cut with your e-cutter and the bird has such a wonderful impact! Thanks for playing along with us at the Dynamic Duos :-)

Vicki Dutcher said...

That bg cut out of very awesome! You were inspired wonderfully! Thanks for playing in The Muse Challenge!

Petra Swart said...

Sjoe, vrou, wat 'n briljante idee alweer om daai doiley so te vergroot!! - dit lyk lieflik!! Mal oor hoe jy die swaeltjie so met die blou en pienk gedoen het en die koord wat jy bygesit het! Dis pragtig, vrou!!
Groete en 'n heerlike dag!!

Anni said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! The bird is stunning, Hannelie!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at KEEP IT SIMPLE!
Anni

Kylie said...

Love your doily! Your bird is a wonderful substitute. Great take on the Muse card xx

Geri said...

Ka thunk, fall of my chair in awe of that amazing background! Girl...you are a creative genius!

Beautiful effect with the 'doily' radiating out from the center of the card - really showcases the bird. Fabulous DD colors too!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is such an inspired take on the MUSE card, Hannelie!! Just love it! Hugs, Darnell

Lyndal said...

LOVE the file cut background Hannelie - fabulous card! So glad you joined in the fun @ KIS Things with Wings :)

Deepti said...

Oh my my this is absolutely gorgeous :) love the BG n ur unique take on the muse !!

Karen M said...

Totally gorgeous card - you bird looks so elegant - hugs xx

Deborah Frings said...

This is really lovely - great colours, and I do like the large die cut background.

Kate said...

Love how you changed up the muse card :)
Kate x

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful...love your dove, so elegant.

Neets B said...

Love that background, so effective. Your ideas are brilliant, Hannelie x

Desire Fourie said...

There is great movement on this design.
Hugs
Desíre
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