17 December 2015

Seize the birthday with red & white.

Hi there!

With all the beautiful Christmas colors surrounding us this time of the year, we would love to see how you will use 2 traditional Christmas colors , red & white, on a birthday card!

Yes, that's our topping for the next 2 weeks at Seize the birthday. As always any other newly created birthday card is so very welcome in our gallery.

                                              


My card:




My first card using my Zig clean color markers ! I waited so long for it... more than 3 months ! Ordered through Amazon, who could ? would ? not deliver to the UAE. So I had them shipped to my mom's address in South-Africa, and were able to bring them home when we travelled there for my niece's wedding a couple of week's ago!

I think the wait was worth it, because I had so much fun experimenting! I love how vibrant the colors are, but still have the water colored look. My first try is far from spectacular, but I enjoyed every moment and well, that's what it's all about!

Stamp set from Altenew called Doodle blooms. Another first for me using Altenew's amazing stamps :D

To stay true to myself, Because I didn't have a sentiment to match the look of the image , I added my own sentiment , and will share it below:




Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you play along!







17 comments:

Dana & Glen said...

Beautiful Hannelie! I would be tempted to color the leaves green, but SO glad you didn't as I LOVE the monochromatic look. Wonderful job with the long awaited markers and the sentiment is perfect with the floral images.

Keti's Projects said...

Loely card. I love your coloring. I think it looks just excellet for the forst. I can imagine how happy you were when you got your new goodies after such a long wait. Hugs, Keti

TaeEun said...

Pretty monochromatic card, Hannelie! I've got the zig brush pens recently, too. And I love to play with it. Happy crafting!

TK said...

Great coloring and card! Soooo glad you got your markers though!! Any tips on blending? I have struggled with a few of the colors and red was one of them...

Suze said...

The red and white looks super on a birthday card. Love all those flowers and your colouring is superb.

Cheryl W. said...

This is such a pretty and fresh-looking card, Hannelie. Your sentiment is a perfect fit, too. I've saved it to my computer because I think it is so great. I love that you can color a bit of it to coordinate with your card. Thanks so very much!

Aileen (mum) said...

Love this card, I also have these flowers. They are so easy to use, love Altenew. Thanks for the sentiments.

Gerrina said...

Mooie kleuren en look! En een heel mooi sentiment weer! Die grote omweg maakt wel dat je van de voorpret kunt genieten... maar ik snap wel dat je er al eerder mee aan de slag had gewild; deze lijken me heerlijk werken... Fijn weekend!

Lynn said...

Well the patience paid off. Beautiful Hannalie!

HJ said...

Beautiful card. I love how you made the sentiment to match the flowers. Awesome.

Bellule said...

So beautiful card Hannelie !! I love it all, the sentiment, the color ☺

Bises ♥

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Hannelie, and a great job with the Zigs. I can't wait to see more cards featuring these markers!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card Hannelie. The flowes look lovely and your sentiment matches so well. Thanks for sharing it.

Nora N. said...

This is STUNNING!!!

Glenda J said...

Love the sentiment and you did an amazing job with the background.

Petra Swart said...

Ai, tog, die lang wag vir goed om na mens toe te kom is altyd so moeilik, ne!!! Ek kan sien dat die lang wag vir jou die moiete werd was, want jou blommetjies lyk tog te pragtig so ingekleur met jou nuwe ZIG penne!!! Joe, dis ongelooflik wat als beskikbaar is in die mark ne!!! Mens is nog opgewonde oor een ding, dan is daar alweer 'n volgende op die mark!!! Ek het al gehoor van die Zig penne, maar weet nie regtig wat dit is nie - sal more bietjie rondkyk, maar ek weet sommer dan is dit weer iets wat ek wil he!!! Ek het ook daai stamp van Altenew en jy het dit so mooi gebruik hier!!!! Nog 'n pragtige kaartjie, vrou!!
Groete

SAI Cool said...

wow beautiful birthday wishes to you