25 September 2016

The Paper Players #314 : A sketch by Joanne

Hi there!

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The paper players !

This week is a sketch week, and the sketch was designed by Joanne... I hope you will play along!


My take:

altenew henna elements congrats

I you follow me on  Instagram, you will know how excited I was about new stamps from Altenew which was delivered at my doorstep last week.

I discovered an online craft supplier situated in Dubai, our neighbor city, and they stock Altenew stamps. This means I don't have to pay an arm and a leg for shipping costs from far away places!


They do ship worldwide, so you might want to take a look at Pretty Paper Studios !

Of course I had to ink up those stamps immediately... !

I used my Silhouette (of course :) to create the cutting file to hug this pretty flower from the Henna Elements set.

Kept it very simple , just adding the border stamp to frame the popped up  panel. Stamped a few dots as accents and a sentiment and jewel center to finish off the design.

Oh yes, almost forgot the gold strips (peel offs) I added to the borders.

I think the reason I love this set so much, is because henna tattoos are something associated with this part of the world where we live in. I am always amazed by the effortless way the ladies draw this designs, with such a steady hand!

To end my post today, I am adding a photo of a henna tattoo I got on a desert safari we went on some time ago.
The pigment were just painted, and was busy drying, so sorry I don't have a picture to show how it looked after the henna dried and were washed off !

After curing, the pigment fades in about a 7-10 days time.

Thanks for visiting me today!

Have a great day


Dotty Jo said...

Gorgeous card... And how lovely that you now match your card with your henna design! Jo x

- Bellule - said...

Fabulous card Hannelie !!

Bises ♥

Claire Broadwater said...

Fabulous take on the sketch, Hannelie! Love the gold strips and the use of the negative space! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

Rose said...

Lovely CAS design Hannelie! I'm not surprised you're excited about being able to get Altenew stamps locally. I have a very serious addiction to them so I understand perfectly! Love the design of the henna tattoo.

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Hannelie! That was my first Altenew set and I still love it! Interestingly, after I lamented on your IG post about local stockists here in NZ an ad popped up in my FB feed with a local stockist who stocks MFT, Altenew, Mama Elephant, etc. I was over-the-moon. My first order was pretty boring - magnetic sheets, but I'll see how they go then they might become my go-to supplier.

Cheryl W. said...

Very pretty card! I've been fascinated by Henna designs for a long time. I think they are so beautiful, and I've wondered how the artists can paint them so effortlessly. Wish I had that kind of talent!

TK said...

Tremendous card! Love what you can do with a little cameo!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Gorgeous card, Hannelie. Love the cut you made to match the stamping image.

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Hannilie. I love the flower with the gem center. Very pretty.

Geri said...

Yes...totally in awe of the talented people that can 'doodle up' freehand images like this!

Gorgeous card! Has a bit of a Moroccan/zen tangle look! The gold peel-offs are a perfect match! Thanks for the reminder about using peel-offs, as I've got quite a stash that I'd completely forgot about!

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet delightful design! And I also love the henna design!

stampwithsandy said...

Fabulous card Hannelie, and what fun to see what you made with stamps from one of my favorite companies. I love the bold colors and your graphic style.

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous Hannelie - great use of the negative space to focus on your flower. Your tattoo is impressive too!

Jen W. said...

You are definitely making the most of this set but now I'm serious to see which other 3 you bought... :) Love the coloured outline and big gem. And your henna tattoo is gorgeous!!

Anita in France said...

Simply lovely, Hannelie ... that gorgeous gem sets the stamping off beautifully! How fabulous to find a local craft supplier ... wonder what else will be making an appearance on your blog ...?? Hugs, Anita :)

Colleen Begley said...

Super cute, Hannelie!

Nance Leedy said...

Love your use of negative space, Hannelie! The border stamping is gorgeous too. Your henna tattoo is (was) beautiful and matches today's card perfectly!

laurie said...

Gorgeous design! Love your tattoo also!

Jaydee said...

Hannelie, I saw the henna reference the minute I saw your card. It really reminds me of my trips to India. Gorgeous card and gorgeous colors.