27 August 2016

Good Luck!

Hi there!

Lazy Saturday afternoon here in Abu Dhabi.

Said goodbye to our youngest daughter this morning at the airport. When she arrived home early July, Summer seemed long, but when I look back now, I wonder what happened to the hours, days and weeks. I miss her already, and Sugar keeps looking for her (insert sad face)

Next visit is December, for Christmas...

The best medicine is to keep busy, so this is what I made today. A good luck card. Appropriate for our student who start her 3rd year of uni next week.


water colored good luck


water colored good luck


Inspiration for my card comes from a couple of challenges:

Muse card club  ~ Inspired by Marilyn. I focused on the following elements:

  • Color palette
  • General layout
  • Technique

Addicted to CAS ~ Silhouette


Darnell's  NBUS challenge ~ I used a NBUS sentiment stamp from Penny Black flower sparks set.

To create the background, I cut 6 rectangles with the smallest die from the Memory Box pinpoint rectangle set. I used my Zig Markers to scribble on a piece of acetate . Colors used:
  • Scarlet red
  • Red
  • Bright yellow
Spritzed with water, and swooshed every rectangle through the water/paint mixture.
I popped every rectangle up on foam tape to create dimension.

Branch with leaves from the Silhouette store. Cut with my cameo from black card stock.



                 


Thanks for visiting me today!

Enjoy your weekend ☺

Hannelie

28 comments:

Keti's Projects said...

all well to your daughter. It will pass soon till Christmas. You'll see. Card is gorjuss. I love colours and watercolour effect. Hugs, Keti

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

I love this Hannelie. Wonderful watercoloring on the blocks.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hello Hannelie, saying goodbye is never a fun thing to do and when it is time to do so the countdown until the next visit starts immediatly ;) It is nice to have a hobby so you can take your mind of thinking about it for a while. I live in the Netherlands and my oldest daughter in the United Kingdom so I understand the feeling.
Over to your beautiful card, I love how you've made the background. Beautiful soft colours and the black branche and sentiment are popping of your card, I love it...
Greetings Miranda

Lynn said...

Sending lots of hugs to you Hannalie! Your card for her is beautiful!

Happy Dance said...

She knows how much you love her, and you and your DH have raised your girls well. Time will go fairly quickly until Christmas when you're reunited. Hang in there mama! Sugar will keep you on your toes. Your card for her is beautiful. I love that technique and may have to give it a try again soon. The black branch is the perfect accent, and I do love the font on that sentiment. Hugs to you dear friend. Bev

Darnell J Knauss said...

It was interesting that you smooched each cut piece individually rather than making a large background and then cutting it. It made it look like there are literally six different canvases and I love it, Hannelie! I'm glad that you are keeping busy and creative to help ease the ache of missing your girl. I can't believe she is starting her third year already!! Thank you so much for joining in my NBUS Challenge #7!! Hugs, Darnell

Ardyth said...

Love your 'quilted' background - it really adds interest! So glad you joined us at Muse this week!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous background, and I love your design, Hannelie! I'm sure your daughter is going to love it, too! Best of luck to her at Uni...I know you must be so proud! So happy you played along with us this week at Addicted to CAS!

Marilyn said...

Hi Hannelie,
Thank you for finding inspirations in my card to create your card. Your background panel is so creative with each piece a unique work of art. Love it. I really appreciate your kind comments about my card. Know it's hard to say a temporary good-bye to your daughter ... always hard when our children leave. Hugs, Marilyn

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Great card design. Wonderful job of colors and water. Great card. The black twig notes.
hugs,
BozenA

Debbie said...

This is beautiful! The die cut really pops and your BG pieces are such a pretty color.

HJ said...

This is a stunning card, Hannilie. I love the bright colors of the watercolored panels with the black branch really makes it pop. Your daughter will be thrilled to receive this card. Good luck to her this school year. I agree with others that it will be Christmas before we know it.

Gerrina said...

Wat een heerlijke warme kleuren! Alsof je een stukje warmte van het ouderlijke nest mee hebt gegeven! Mooi!
Veel sterkte met het gemis/ weer wennen aan een huis zonder dochters... Toch een fijne zondag gewenst!

Daria said...

Beautiful! I love the design of your card and the black leaves against thw warm vibrant colors.

Margaret said...

Great take on the Muse card - love your background.

Sharon Underwood said...

I look at your cards every day and admire them greatly. They are always so vibrant! This card is outstanding, as well. You're right about the changes around you -- stay busy doing what you love, and time will pass quickly. My two sons are across the nation, and I only get to see them once a year. Take heart that you can count the months, even weeks, until you see your daughter again! You are blessed.

Anita in France said...

What gorgeous colour blocks, Hannelie ... such a lovely background for that delicate, leafy, silhouette sprig ... Danielle will love it! I'm amazed she's starting her third year already ... doesn't the time go quickly? Hope it does for you, my friend ... and that you don't find the days too long before she's home againto celebrate Christmas with you! Hugs, Anita :)

Edwina said...

Hannelie, This card is so beautiful! I love this look a lot. The blocks of color with the leaves in black is so impressive. Love it! Edwina Brown

Nora N. said...

This is AMAZING!! I love what you did with that rectangle die. The colors are stunning. The black silhouette looks fabulous.

Zelda C said...

Ah I know how you feel - Christmas will be here before you know it! Sterkte
Love your card - it's simply gorgeous! Hope you have a good week.

Bellule said...

Magnifique carte qui me fait penser à la fin de l'été avec ses couleurs chaudes.

Christmas will be here soon ♥

Bises

Lisa Tilson said...

This is so striking! What a beautiful card you have created. I really love the design of the background and the silhoutted leaves on top are just perfect. Gorgeous!

I Card Everyone said...

Oh those goodbyes are SO difficult, Hannelie - big hugs coming your way. You've certainly created a beauty to fill up those moments! Gorgeous, truly ...
=]

Geri said...

Sounds like you had a fabulous time with your daughter! So nice to have them home, sad to see them leave! Sugar obviously feels the same!

Gorgeous card! Your inked panels are stunning. The black leaf stem totally pops. Love how you extended it above and below the inked panels.

Cheryl W. said...

This is really pretty, Hannelie. I know the feeling of children leaving the nest for university. I was always sad for me and happy for them, all at the same time!

Jacquie Southas said...

This is gorgeous, Hannelie!

{{hugs}} I don't think saying good-bye ever becomes easy, but Christmas will be here before you know it!

TK said...

Scrumptious! Love that you "smooshed" individual cuts, making each so varied. Congrats on Top 3!

Patti said...

This is so beautiful Hannelie! I love the sharp contrast between background and floral sprig.

Sorry you miss you daughter! I hope your good memories keep you smiling until Christmas : )

Patti

p.s. I love your new Avatar! : ) You look beautiful in blue!