02 June 2017

Fresh

Hi there!

(please scroll down for my Uniko guest designer post πŸ‘‡)

I LOVE succulents and the beautiful picture at The curtain call challenge inspired today's card.

With the help of Kim's AMAZING sketch at Freshly made sketches I came up with this design:



A closer look:



My 'succulent' is a flower design by Jennifer Wambach, Design ID #116961 in the Silhouette store.

Because of the scale and the intricacy of the flower, I chose to use the black fill option and use it as a digital stamp. After printing the image with a laser printer, I colored it with my Zigmarkers .

Using a laser printer ensures that the printed lines doesn't smudge when you add water.
Medium weight watercolor paper also goes easily through the printer. With the Zigs you also need just a little bit of water, so the 220g paper is just right! 

I added my favorite butterfly, cut with the cameo and colored by smooshing it with Zigs and spritzed water on a piece of acetate.



                                                     


Thanks for looking!

Have a great day!
Hannelie

17 comments:

Wendy Johnson said...

A great idea to use the design as a print and cut Hannelie. Love the 'smooshing' too. Super card.

Dotty Jo x said...

This is lovely, Hanielle, Jo x

Leigh Penner said...

I love this, Hannelie! Fabulous take on the inspiration photo!

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful Hannelie love the design and that wonderful flower and soft butterfly

Geri said...

Seriously? I had no idea that laser printer ink won't smudge! Thanks for the fabulous tip! Hmmmmmm.....might be doing a wee bit of printing at work cuz our home computer is a 'vintage' ink jet type!

Love, love, love your cool 'succulent' and LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your resourcefulness. Not one bit surprised though that you effortlessly morphed a flower into a succulent!!!

Lynn said...

Absolutely love this Hannalie! So much gorgeous detail! Thanks so much for playing with us at Curtain Call!

Jen Mitchell said...

Wow, this is so beautiful. Love these rich olors!

Cheryl W. said...

Such a creative interpretation of the sketch! I could see this card made with any number of different flower images. Several different ones would make a nice gift set.

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful sketch design for your gorgeous succulent! Love every detail. TFS Hannelie. Hugs..

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Beautiful card in beautiful colors Hannelie.
Greetings Miranda

Nora N. said...

What an amazing card!! The colors are STUNNING!!!

Susanne Vargas said...

Oh, wow, I adore what you did with the sketch! This is gorgeous!

Karren said...

Absolutely gorgeous take on the sketch, Hannelie! So very clever!

Nancy said...

This is so pretty Hannelie! Love the dark lines of the stamp with a pop of color! Well done!

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Anita's card, Hannelie! Your black flower is so striking and I love how you colored the petals...so lovely!

Melody said...

Love the crisp, clean look of your card! Thanks for playing with us at Curtain Call Inspiration Challenge!

conil said...

Congratulations on your Curtain Call Lead win...this card definitely deserved it.