09 February 2015

Watercolor hello !

Hi there!

I have another watercolor card to share... this one is especially for you Marika !

Marika is a very talented blogfriend whose talent I really admire. She encouraged me not to pack away my watercolor paint, and go on experimenting!

I am playing in the colors of The paper players : Calypso Coral, Red and Black, and the sketch at Freshly made sketches ( a bit of a liberal take on the sketch ;)




To make the watercolor panel, I masked the area with a piece of card stock, cut with my craft knife.

Just make sure you don't add too much water, so that the color stay inside the lines.

The butterfly was cut with my Silhouette.

The sentiment is digital, and was added after the paint was completely dry.

Font used ~  Channel .

Nothing much to it, but here it is if you don't have the font on you computer !






                                         

Thanks so much for visiting me today !



32 comments:

Sue said...

Totally stunning Hannelie. I love the colours and your design is perfection.
Sue xx

Suze said...

This is lovely Hannelie. Thanks for the tips on using watercolours. Thanks too for the sentiment.

Gerrina said...

Dat expirimenteren geeft mooie resultaten; mooi hoe de kleur vloeit van donker naar licht! Groetjes, Gerrina

Lynn said...

Fabulous movement on your card Hannalie...love the movement.

aufspapiergebracht said...

Hannalie, I love your cards ;)))))
Greetings from Germany Elisabeth

Linda Callahan said...

Wow and then some! This is stunning! What a beautiful effect! So glad you shared it at FMS!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Stunning! Love the colours!!

Deanne :)

Shelly said...

WOW! This is beautiful!

Lyndal said...

FABulous watercolour Hannelie :) :) :)

Anita in France said...

Stunning, Hannelie ... gorgeous colours and yes, Marika is right ... keep on and on watercolouring! Anita :)

Kara Lynne said...

I love the way the watercolor swoops right to the butterfly! Bright and gorgeous!

Jen Brum said...

What a beautiful card! I love the clean design! Such vivid colours! You can't even tell that section is painted! Amazing! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

KayM said...

Oh wow!! That is so amazing Hannelie! What a striking and just awesome card!! Don't put the watercolors away!! :)

Edwina said...

Hannelie, This card is so gorgeous! I love the vibrant oranges. Great sentiment too. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

hoptownracer1 said...

Thank you! What a pretty sentiment!

Cornelia W said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That color just makes your card POP!

Geri said...

Vibrant! Stunning! Gorgeous! Lovely movement from your awesome water colored swoosh to the butterfly! Love it!!!

Thanks for another great sentiment!

Inkyfingers said...

This is CAS perfection Hannelie. The little butterfly is beautiful and the font is just right.

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,Hannelie...this card is amazing!! Love the colors,the watercoloring and pretty butterfly! Love the font of your "Hello"!!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

This is stunning card! Colors and idea are amazing. I love your watercoloring, Hannelie!

Cheryl W. said...

You can make the simplest design so memorable, Hannelie. The swoosh of color makes me think of the movement of the butterfly wings. The intense colors of your butterfly draw the eye and make such an amazing contrast with the white cardstock. This is beautiful!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Very, very cool!

Cornelie said...

Lekker experimenteren zou ik zeggen. Super mooi resultaat! Maar dat is jou wel toevertrouwd!

Cornelie said...

Tweede poging...blogger doet een beetje vreemd..
Ik zei, lekker blijven experimenteren, het gaat je goed af. Onwijs mooi resultaat, maar dat is jou wel toevertrouwd!

LeAnne said...

What a striking card! Love your watercolor "swoosh"!!! Very pretty! And thanks for the "hello" as well! So glad you shared this with us at the Paper Players this week!

Paru Mahtani said...

That's such pretty card! Love the colours and the 'swoosh' is stunning!

Kim Heggins said...

Absolutely stunning card!

Deepti said...

So elegant!

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Hannelie! I'm so glad you didn't give up on your water coloring...this is truly a stunning work of art...LOVE it!!!

Marika said...

Hannelie, thank you for your kind words! They warmed my heart on this cold, wintery day here in Finland. This card is so striking! I always love to see, when you make cards with just a few elements on them and you always still get the "wow" factor on them!! You're so so talented as well, my friend!

Jaydee said...

Hannelie, what a fabulous use of the colors. I love all of that white space and how every element focuses on one spot. An amazing card. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players this week
jaydee

Petra Swart said...

Joe, vrou, nou moet ek eers uitwerk wat die maklikste manier is om met die nuwe bloglovin te werk!!!! Ai toggie, hoekom het hule nou gaan verander aan die ou manier, dit het so goed gewerk en nou lyk dit my die nuwe manier is meer fancy as prakties!!!! En ek het so baie besoeke wat ek moet doen, want laas week het ek gordyne en blindings gemaak en weer nie by die rekenaar uitgekom nie!!! So meoilik as mens so baie stokperdjies het wat jou tyd vereis en wat jy geniet!! (en tussinin moet jy nog kinders rondry en kos maak en wasgoed was ens!!!!!)
Jou kaartjie is pragtig, vrou!! Die helder oranje is so lieflik en ek hou van die verskillende skakerings van die oranje wat jy daar het - dit lewe so lekker!!!! En weer die stunning skoenlapper wat elke keer vanvooraf my hart steel!!! Die sentiment lyk pragtig en ek hou regtig van jou gebruik van die skets!!!! Baie mooi gedoen, vrou!!!
Groete