05 August 2016

Going green!

Hi there!

I was so excited when I saw the Work-it-Wednesday challenge at Simon says Stamp blog for this month !

The birthstone for August is the Peridot and since August is my birth month , I knew I wanted to play along!
There's also a beautiful watercolored inspiration photo at Addicted to stamps, so I decided to combine the two challenges for today's card.


peridot inspired watercolor card


I used a background stamp from Prima marketing, stamped with Versamark (watermark) and white embossed the image.

I then added color using peeled paint distress ink (Tim Holtz).

I started off with a very light wash of green, then selectively added more green , and here and there a touch of mustard seed.

I finished the card off with a sentiment, cut with my Silhouette (Font used 'Aprillia' ) and printed the rest of the sentiment on vellum (Font used Rubber stamp).

I created a digital sentiment which you are welcome to use ;)


one a kind free card sentiment




While I was busy I also stamped and embossed 2 more backgrounds with the same stamp in gold. I painted the one in shades of blue, and the other one also in green. They are patiently waiting to become cards... I hope I will be able to share the end result with you over the weekend !

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hugs

Hannelie

17 comments:

Dotty Jo x said...

What a beauty! I love green and yet rarely use it, Jo x

Leigh Penner said...

Gorgeous and so very cool!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Love this abstract card, Hannelie! And green is absolutely beautiful in its shades.

TK said...

Oh so gorgeous! LOVE this, Hannelie! The distressed stamp, the additional color and perfection is achieved! You blew my socks off AgAiN!

RitaR said...

I had to research Peridot ... hadn't heard of that gem before. It's so beautiful and so is your card! Thank you, once again, for sharing your lovely digital sentiments! HAPPY AUGUST BIRTHDAY, Hannelie!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is absolutely awesome! Truly a one of a kind card!

Bellule said...

Really gorgeous !!

Bises ♥

Anita in France said...

One of a kind, indeed, Hannelie ... what a stunner ... love how you've captured the facets of the peridot with the wonderful watercolouring! Just spend some happy time catching up with all your creations over the past few weeks while I've been MIA ... all, as ever, gorgeous and so inspiring (gosh, wish I had another day a week, I'd be CASEing!). I was especially taken with that fabulous bag you made (so skilled!) ... and with those sweet and delicious tags! Thanks for all the sharing, my friend ... you posts are a joy to visit! Hugs, Anita :)

HJ said...

Love your beautiful card, Hannilie. Another stunner from your creative hand.

Keti's Projects said...

I love it. Really One of the kind. I so happy to meet you in our little blogger world. Thanks for sharing. Hugs, Keti

Bobby said...

Oh my, Hannelie. The way you've added the color around the embossing really adds a LOT of dimension. This is so lovely and artistic. I'm so glad you shared your card at ATSM this week.

Pam Sparks said...

so cool!

Nora N. said...

Oh wow!! This is so cool!! I LOVE the background on this!

Cheryl W. said...

Beautiful card, as pretty as the gem itself!

Zelda C said...

Had to hop over to check out the green background which is just as beautiful. When in August is your special day?

Karen D said...

Sigh!! You are such an inspiration. The green background is stunning. You are so clever with the Silhouette and fonts.

Alexandra Flaum said...

WOW! So beautiful! Love it!!! :)