28 June 2015

Less is more # 230

Hi there!

Don't you think its funny how sometimes when you see a card sketch it triggers a certain picture in your mind? It happened the moment I saw the sketch at Less is more  this week!
So my take on the sketch is a literal translation of what I saw... a door!

It reminded me of the stained glass door of our house in South-Africa. My Silhouette helped me to transform the idea to paper.






I added the colour with my Promarkers and gave it the stained glass look by adding glossy accents.

The sentiment is my own. I created one more to share with you.





Here is the sketch that inspired the card:


                                                           

Thanks for visiting me today.

Have a great week!



32 comments:

Lynn said...

Beautiful. The touch of color is fabulous.

CG said...

What a stunning card! Really like how it's inspired by your door. Best, CG

chilli pip said...

Beautiful Hannelie!

Anita in France said...

So striking, Hannelie ... beautiful stained glass effect ... just lovely! Bon dimanche ... goeie Sondag, my friend! Anita :)

Ardyth said...

Gorgeous!

Tracey McNeely said...

So gorgeous Hannelie!

Kathyk said...

Nice work - rocks the challenge

Kathyk

Petra Swart said...

Ag, man ek klink al soos 'n plaat wat vashaak as ek weer se 'briljant', ne!!!! O, ek sou jou so graag in aksie wou sien met jou silhouette en hoe presies jy te werk gaan om jou idees so pragtig uit te sny!!! Dit moet voorwaar 'n flinke brein wees wat dit so perfek doen!!! Jou 'glasstukkies' is so treffend en ek's mal oor daai 'y' van die sentiment wat sy voet so buite sy kassie uitsteek!!! Eenvoudig ongelooflik pragtig, vrou!!! Ek sien daai deur voor my geestesoog!!!
Baie groete, vrou en 'n lieflike week!!!
N.S. Vannaand het ek jou nie tot laaste gelos nie, want ek was te nuuskierig om te sien wat jy gemaak het. Het nou nog 'n hele paar besoeke om te doen - as ek so net eenmaal 'n week by blogs uitkom is dit ure se sit om almal te besoek!!! Gaan hopelik darem nie te laat raak voor ek kan gaan inkruip nie en die kinders is met skoolvakansie so moreoggend kan ek darem bietjie later le!!!!

Sue said...

This is stunning! I love the stained glass window, the gloss accents work so well.
Thank you for the sentiments.
Sue xx

chrissy xx said...


I LOve your window!
FABulous colours and design.
If find if I use the first design that comes into my head?
It works..
Chrissyxx

Cheryl W. said...

Your card is so classy! I understand why you imagined a door the minute you saw the sketch. It reminded me of a door, too, but I don't think I could have put that idea on paper as beautifully as you did.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Totally inspirational Hannelie.
I also saw a door but couldn't bring that to the card!
Love your classy door and clever take on the sketch
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Anne said...

Hannelie I saw a door too, but I couldn't make it into anything I liked - your card is just awesome and I love your stained glass!
Thanks for joining us this week
Anne
Less is More

SonjaK said...

Such a beautiful graphic design!

Gerrina said...

Wat is dit mooi! Doet me denken aan een kerkraam dat ik laatst in een boek zag... Je gekko-kaart hieronder is ook weer zo origineel en heerlijk met die felle tinten! Wens je een fijne week!

KayM said...

Wow! That is just fabulous! I love the clean black lines with just a touch of color in the middle! Really amazing work! :)

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Pragtig Hannelie. Ek hou van die skoon lyne en tikkie kleur.
Amelia

Happy Dance said...

Beautiful card, beautiful door! I can only imagine what it looks like in real life. LOVE this card. The pops of color, all GA'd up is amazing. The black vertical and horizontal lines are quite eye catching. Love this card. It's just gorgeous. Bev

Kiwi said...

Lovely card! Thanks for the lovely free digi greetings too :-)

Gaby Dierx said...

Your cards are beautiful, I really love them!!!
Hugsss, Gaby

Lynne said...

Fabulous design
Lynne xxx

Claire said...

I took one look at that sketch Hannelie and had absolutely no idea what to use lol! You've totally nailed it - so perfectly simple. You really are a whizz with your Silhouette....mine just seems to gather dust!

Ankie vd Polder said...

This is realy fab. LOve it, Ankie

Karren said...

This is beautiful! The pops of colour in the centre are perfect!

Jenny said...

Yep.... I can totally see how you thought of a door from that sketch. Love the faux stained glass pattern :)
Jenny x

Cornelie said...

Mooi het raamwerk. Prachtige kaart!

Neets B said...

Fab-u-lous! Hannelie, this is so stylish. Love the clean lines and the small pops of bright colours.
Thanks for sharing with us.
Anita x
Less is More

Barb Ghig said...

You sure know how to make your Silhouette machine work for you...this is absolutely gorgeous! I love how you added the pop of color to the center and your sentiment is fabulous! Love how you mixed the fonts!

Geri said...

WOW! Stunning simplicity! The wee pops of color add the right amount of pop without stealing the thunder from the gloriously graphic 'stained window'. Thanks for another sweet sentiment :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is genius, Hannelie! Congratulations on being SHOWCASED at LIM!! Yippie!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

Congrats on being showcased at LIM, Hannelie. I thought I commented earlier on how lovely I think your card is but I'm so behind I can't remember what I've done. I envy you your Silhouette skills.

SmilynStef said...

I adore this card ... CAS at its finest.