18 September 2014

thanks!

Hi there!

Melissa and the team at CASOLOGY want to see grass as design element this week. I decided on green , green  grass, because it's a luxury here in the desert!






This is not the first card I made that uses supplies from the grocery cupboard :)

I have used food coloring as water color 'paint' before, but for today's card, I went a bit further... I colored coconut powder with green food coloring to create my grass... so much fun!

I used a spray adhesive to stick the 'grass' to the back panel, and modge podge spray to secure and seal it.

A flower and sentiment to finish everything off.

Font ~ Riesling


                                               

Thanks so much for visiting me today!



27 comments:

XxJULESxX said...

Wow what a beautiful design!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

This is fantastic Hannelie and so ingenious with the grass. The cute daisy just looks fab too. Love it.
Sarah x

Lynn said...

Oh fabulous...love the grass and the way the sentiment is offset a bit. Perfect trio elements.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Love this - it looks lush and beautiful! So creative! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Jane said...

Inspired! You are so very talented!

Dee Miranda said...

LOVE IT!! I would've never thought of using coconut for grass but it's such a great idea (:
Dee

Tiya-B said...

what a fantastic card the texture is great, never considered coconut out of the kitchen before.

Deepti said...

Winner!! what more can I say ??!!??

Petra Swart said...

WOW, vrou, my swak hart!!!! Volpunte!!! Dit is eenvoudig vir my net stunning!!! Daai gras is so briljant gedoen en die kleur is fantasties!!! Die blom is natuurlik vir my net die perfekte cherry op die koek!! Ek sal my voortande gee om daai blom op een van my kaartjies te kan kry!!! LOL!!! (jy ken mos vir my en blomme op 'n kaartjie!!) Jou sentiment is weer net eenvoudig onverbeterlik!! Hierdie is uit en uit 'n wenner in my boek!!! Wel gedaan!!

Groete

Geri said...

A+ for creating faux grass, A+ for design, A+ for the pretty flower with the sweet brad centre, A+ for the awesome sentiment and A+ for the divine textured cardstock!

...top of the class once again!

Bobby said...

What an interesting idea, Hannelie, and it gives the card so much texture.

Meghan said...

Such a creative card Hannelie! I adore it! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

Barb Ghig said...

Oh my gosh Hannelie...You are so CLEVER! I love that you used the coconut powder and colored it so perfectly! Love your charming daisy, too! Such a pretty sentiment, too...Love it!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so obviously a winner, Hannelie! The creativity is astounding and the design is perfection!! Hugs, Darnell

Charlotte said...

Wonderfull card Hannelie! Love the way you made your 'own' grass'. You are so creative!
The green, the flower and a sentiment, it doesn't need anything more! Great card!
Best,
Charlotte

KT Fit Kitty said...

Wow, Hannelie! This is fabulous! I love how you made your own grass! Before you described how you made it, I was under the impression it was a photo of grass - so your grass is very realistic looking! Bravo!

Gerrina said...

Wat een super originele manier om het gras uit te beelden op je kaart! Lijkt me leuk om te doen en je kaart is er weer super mooi en CAS van geworden!
Hoop dat je een fijn weekend tegemoet ziet en je meiden niet te veel mist... Groetjes, Gerrina

Michelle said...

Absolute perfection!

Kristie Goulet said...

So creative to create your own grass! So beautiful, Hannelie!

Vicki Dutcher said...

So clever to use the coconut died green! Looks fabulous~

Anita in France said...

Goodness, Hannelie, this is genius ... such lush, verdant grass and the prettiest bloom ... brilliant! Anita :)

Judy1223 said...

Hannelie, I actually thought it was a photograph of grass until I read your description! (Yes, grass is tough to find in a desert!) I love the rich green grass against the white card base. Thanks for joining us at CASology!

Kelly Latevola said...

Holy wow that's brilliant! Such a clever crafter you are :)

Jen W. said...

Hannelie, this is genius!! At first glance I thought it was a photo of grass. LOL! So so cool! Thanks for playing along with CASology this week!

Victoria Lavender said...

Coconut!? !!! Incredible! Oh, and by the way my dear AAA Cards DT- I really appreciate that you are a mixed media artist! I think digital work in addition to handwork cards is sooooo satisfying. But this card is in the NEATO zone.

wienerhoneymooners said...

So very CLEVER!!! Love it... WOW, this needs to be in one of those magazines where you are shown to use Household Items!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!!

chilli pip said...

Wonderful lush grass and a beautiful flower.