21 January 2018

One design: Three ways.

Hi there!

I had so much fun in my craft room yesterday combining Silhouette cuts with watercolor, like I did last week with THIS card!

After I finished the first card with the colorful background, I used all the bits and pieces that were left over and created another watercolor background to use those pieces. It was almost like building a puzzle :)

I have cut an extra flower frame to use for the rough planning and positioning of the colors for my background. It picked up some of the colors from the background, and a third card was born!

So here's number one:



Number 2:


Number 3:


The collection:


I used distress inks, rubbed on a piece of acetate , spritzed  with water. and smooshed the paper onto the acetate. I repeated the process several times until I had something I thought can work.

I added a birthday sentiment from Altenew, stamped with Versafine ink and my Misti.

The Calla Lilies are a design from Tanya Batrak Design ID #208553, in the Silhouette store. I cropped the image by welding a frame to it.

I have this perception that Calla Lilies are "funeral flowers" but decided to break away from that thought  and use happy colors to make birthday cards!

Love the way all 3 cards turned out... I would love to hear which one is your favorite ?

Sharing card number 3 at :

CAS watercolour  challenge ~ Birthday.

Sharing card number 1 at :

Seize the birthday  ~ no topping.

&

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Add a sentiment.


                                    

Thanks for visiting me today!

Hugs
Hannelie

23 comments:

Lynn said...

Wow! A trio of absolute beauties Hannalie!

!neke said...

Super mooi !!!!!

marilyn said...

Inspired cards! In particular, i LOVE the second one....just dynamic and different. I grew up with calla lilies in our garden, so definitely not thought of as funeral type flowers!

Margot said...

Wauw! Heel mooi!

Nora N. said...

Oh my GOODNESS!! These are STUNNING!!! I think my favorite is the second card. I am going to have to see if my Silhouette works still. I have one of the oldest models and have not used it in forever!!

Keti's Projects said...

OMG. These are gorjuss. Image is so elegant and your colour choice is stunning. I love them all, but for favourite I can't decide between 1st and 2nd ;-) Hugs, Keti

Loll said...

WOW! Great way to create three beautiful cards, Hannelie. Checked out the link to your last silhouette post --- another stunning card. Love all three of these cards. Hard to pick a favourite, but maybe #1 for me because it shows more of your gorgeous acetate smooshing. :) Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour! xx

Christine Alexander said...

Hannelie, I love all three cards, what a fantastic trio. if I had to pick a favorite it would be the first one with all the white space and the pretty colours peaking through. Thanks for joining us at CAS Watercolour.

Bonnie said...

I love all these beautiful cards, Hannelie! The calla lilies are beautiful! Beautiful colors! Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Watercolour!

Daria Z. said...

All three are fabulous; however, I definitely would pick #2 as my fave.

Cheryl W. said...

I like them all a lot, but if I'm forced to choose, I think it would be #2. Calla lilies are such a simply designed flower, and I think the simplicity of this card beautifully reflects that.

Papercraft Boutique said...

Beautiful collection of the acetate smoothed cards, Hannelie! I would pick #2 as my favorite - I love the way the white Calla Lilies bring out the beautiful smooshed background from the aperture! Hideko xx

nancy littrell said...

All 3 of your calla lily cards are gorgeous and so creative, but if I had to pick one, I think it would be #2 because the lilies pop more and love the simplicity of all the white. TFS all 3 Hannelie. Hugs..

nancy littrell said...

P.S. TFS and joining us at CAS Watercolour. Hugs..

Darnell said...

These cards are all gorgeous, Hannelie! You and I think alike! I'd love to have you play along in my new Twofer Card Challenge - where you only have to make two designs, so I know it would be easy-peasy for you!! You always blow me away with your talent! Hugs, Darnell

Gerrina said...

Wat een super manier om alles zo mooi op te gebruiken! Ik had altijd al de neiging dat te willen doen zodat ik geen restjes overhield, maar sinds vorig jaar probeer ik echt alles zo snel mogelijk op te maken (ook achtergronden van de Gelliplate). Geloof dat ik een beetje ben aangestoken door het "declutter-virus"... Groetjes, Gerrina

Karen D. said...

all wonderful, same but each one unique in their own way...great job Hannelie.
Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Watercolour!
:) Karen

Jane said...

Simply stunning, love them all. Love Jane x

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my! I love all three, #s 2 and 3 being favorites. How could I pick just one?

Lin said...

This is a great die, and you've shown if off to perfection! Love it when you can get 3 cards from 1 basic design - well done, Hannelie! Thanks for sharing these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

An absolutely GORGEOUS trio of cards, Hannelie! I can't even pick a fave...they're all so beautiful!

shirley-bee said...

Swoon! These are all fabulous, Hannelie! So clever. Thanks for playing along at Seize The Birthday :)

Hazel A.. said...

I adore these funeral flowers in the Silhouette store Hannelie - You certainly gave them a very happy life on these cards! Love!