07 March 2016

Green leaves!

Hi there!

I know everybody in the northern hemisphere is awaiting Spring with much anticipation, but here in the UAE we want to hold on to the last cooler days of the Winter with everything in us!

Winter is just the perfect season out here in the desert! We even had a couple millimeters of rain last night and early morning.

But I do love making cards inspired by Spring... and here is one!


Spring birthday wishes card

The leaf stamp is a very old one from a Hero arts set. I think it was one of my first stamp sets!
The sentiment panel was created digitally.

I colored the leaves and the masked upper portion of my card using my Zigs.

I am playing in a couple of challenges with this card:

Fusion card challenge  ~ sketch and theme.

The card concept          ~ CAS inspired by the green color palette and leaves.

Time out challenges   ~ Spring & optional twist of masking (my masking is hidden behind the                                                   sentiment panel.

Seize the birthday        ~ Anything goes.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hannelie

25 comments:

Suchi said...

Such a pretty cards..those leaves are looking so cool! :)
Suchi xx

Julie B said...

Very pretty, great spring greens. I recognize that stamp, I find it so useful and a dream to colour! :)

Lynn said...

Beautiful. Love the soft coloring Hannalie! Thanks so much for playing with us at Time Out!

Petra Swart said...

Lekker skoon, vars gevoel aan hierdie mooie kaarjie, vrou!!!! Hou van jou vrolike blare en lieflike groene waarmee jy gewerk het!!!! Dis regtig mooi gedoen - hoe meer ek daarna kyk hoe meer besef ek net hoe mooi dit regtig is - die gebruik van die vars kleure met hoe jy die bokant gedoen het is net perfek!!!! Pragtig, vrou - ek's mal daaroor!!!!
So bly oor die bietjie reen wat julle gekry het!!! Hier het ons heel oggend 'n sagte reentjie gehad en dis nogal koelerig!!!
Groete

Shelly said...

This is beautiful!!

Marjan K├╝ppers said...

Wat mooi die groene blaadjes! Ik vind de tekst strip ook erg mooi!

!neke said...

Mooie kaart !
Heerlijke lente kleuren !

groeten Ineke

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

I really love this - and not just because green is my favourite colour -
but because it's so pretty and perfectly balanced.
xx

TK said...

Beautiful! Love the colors, and the Spring feel...

sandie said...

Love the spring feel to your card, fab colouring with the zigs. Hope Winter lasts a little longer for you! Thanks for joining Fusion, TCC and TO

Bellule said...

So beautiful Hannelie !!

Bises ♥

Nancy said...

Beautiful as always Hannelie! Love the greeting that separates the card! So glad you linked up with us over at Seize the Birthday! So happy to see you in our gallery! Miss you!

Cris G said...

Gorgeous! Love the colors of the leaves and the artistic look on the top piece.

Cheryl W. said...

Isn't it great when you can pull out those old stamps and use them again? I like how you used it to create a pattern for your card. Very spring-like, indeed!

Dana & Glen said...

Stunning card Hannelie! Love the greens and perfect soft touch of watercoloring on the top.

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely beautiful creation Hannelie!

Anita in France said...

All that fresh green is gorgeous, Hannelie ... such beautiful colouring ... and so spring like ... lovely! So delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Love the soft coloring - those Zigs are getting more and more tempting!

Shannon McComb said...

Beautiful!!! Love this design and the gorgeous coloring!!
Thanks for playing along with us over at The Card Concept!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Such a beautiful water color design. Thanks for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Kim Heggins said...

Ohhhhh, this is so pretty. Love your wonderful leaves.

Kelly Griglione said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!

Michelle said...

Beautiful!

Kim M said...

Fantastic card! Love the design and your leaves look awesome! Love the contrast of the black against the white and pale green. :-)

Jill Vickers said...

So gorgeous! I just love the water colouring that you did on the leaves - they look like stained glass - beautiful! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill