06 January 2017

Altenew January inspiration challenge

Hi there!

Things are slowly getting back to normal again after the festive season.

We dropped our youngest daughter at the airport early this morning. She is on her way back to the Netherlands to continue her studies. The house is all quiet and the best way to cope is to get creative!

I made a card using the picture provided by Yoonsun for the Altenew January inspiration challenge.





I love the rich warm tones and small white flowers ! Here's my take on the challenge:



up close:


I used the sentiment from the Halftone Happy set, and flowers and leaves from the Doodle Bloom set.

Stamped with Color box inks in shades of brown, and colored with my Promarkers in different shades of yellow.

I added a couple of enamel dots and rhinestones to finish off the design.

Also adding my link to the anything goes Birthday challenge at Seize the birthday.


                                                             

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hugs
Hannelie

21 comments:

!neke said...

Heel mooi Hannelie !

Happy Dance said...

Very pretty, Hannelie! At first the colors on the inspiration photo didn't trip my trigger, but after seeing how you've used them, well, they're beautiful. As is your card. That 'happy' is incredible, and will go on my wish list. Beautifully CAS, too!! Love this!! Bev

Geri said...

I hear you loud and clear on the 'quiet house' thing! Sure does pull at the old heart strings when the kidlets have to leave back to their far away places! That's when pets come into the picture and get so much 'love' from their owners, they likely want to run and hide from us!!!

I love these warm, sunshine colors! Your card definitely will make someone's b-day happy and warm! Nice touch extending the leaves beyond the card base :)

Karren said...

Beautiful use of the colors, Hannelie! And such a fabulous layout.

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful Hannelie, love your card

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow ! You really rocked the inspiration photo! ps: I'm your newest follower:)

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful!

Cheryl W. said...

Pretty card in happy colors. Makes our below-zero (Fahrenheit) day feel a little warmer.

Bobby said...

This is such a happy "Happy Birthday" card, Hannelie. I like how you left the background flowers uncolored.

Colleen said...

Hannelie, we miss you, but so glad you are playing along with us. Fantastic card for that challenge, I love everything you did with the flowers and that gorgeous "happy" word! thank you for coming back and seeing us again and playing along with Seize the Birthday!

I Card Everyone said...

Absolutely beautiful, Hannelie! My first peek at the Challenge ... thanks for the gorgeous inspiration!
=]

Nora N. said...

I have never played with this challenge and I might have to now. I LOVE how you colored the sentiment and then used the pretty flowers stamped simply in the background. Great design!!

Susi K. said...

Lovely blend of colours - I really love how the brown and yellow stand out on your beautiful card.

Gerrina said...

Lekker vrolijk en doet me aan het voorjaar denken! Maareh hier ligt een laagje sneeuw buiten en is het koud.... Groetjes, Gerrina

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, very pretty! Wonderful arrangement of the elements, and I love the yellow inside, as though you reversed the paper. Yellow makes for such a cheery card!

- Bellule - said...

So gorgeous card !! ♥♥ Love the colors !

Bises

stampwithsandy said...

Hannelie, you already know that I love everything you do with Altenew and this is no exception! Love the subtle flowers in the background and your sentiment as a focal point. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday!

Susan Powell said...

I love your take on the photo - beautiful card!

Anita in France said...

So very pretty, Hannelie ... love how those sweet blooms are entwined around the sentiment! Hope things have settled down into a lovely new year for you my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen W. said...

Okay, at this point I'm pretty sure you're not only going to win the Altenew challenge but you'll also get the runner up spots. You are killing these colours!!!

Virginia Lu said...

Love the white space and use of Altenew stamps! Thanks so much for playing Altenew Inspiration Challenge! FABULOUS!