26 July 2015

Muse Christmas visions #12

Hi there!

It's a Christmas card... yes!

If you've been with me for a while, you will know that I don't make Christmas cards before I get the Christmas 'feeling' ! But if you get challenged by the muse herself and I quote: "I want to see your take on this card" ;)  well then you just instantly GET the Christmas feeling!

So Marika, this one is for you ... thank you for the inspiration!

I must admit, I struggled to get beyond those cute characters. Then I remembered what this challenge is all about... to take the inspiration and make it your own. So I tried did !

I focused on the colours and pattern (dots and stripes) .

I translated the stacked gifts to hanging Christmas ornaments by turning the layout upside down.

The ornaments are dies from a Sizzix set. Instead of using the stamp set that accompanies it, I decorated it with punched dots and silver enamel dots, and silver peel off stickers.

The sentiment is part of the stamp/die set.

This is Marika's beautiful card:


Thanks for visiting me today!


Sue said...

This is gorgeous Hannelie, such a great interpretataion. The colours are wonderful and I love the detailing added to the baubles.
Sue xx

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Stunning interpretation as ever Hannelie! You are so creative! have a lovely Sunday! Hazel xx

Cheryl W. said...

This is such a gorgeous, classy holiday card. Love it!

Anita in France said...

Bold and vibrant, Hannelie ... and so festive with those fab colours and added shimmer! Anita :)

Ardyth said...

I love that you took the inspiration in your own way - that's exactly the point of Muse and MCV! Great bold colours and patterns and a very festive feeling! So glad you joined us this week!

Judy1223 said...

Hannelie, what a cool way to interpret Marika's card this week! I love your bold stripes and dots and your flipped design...a great, classic card!

Marika said...

Omg! I laughed out so much reading your blog post! You know, we Finns tend to be some what straight and forward.. And straightforward so to speak. (So blushing in here.. ) But anyway, I'm so glad that you didn't mind my unpolite manners and made this card! It is beautiful and very clever! Thank you so much, Hannelie! I think I owe you a bouque of flowers.. At least! Have a great week!

Rose said...

Creative take on the inspiration with gorgeous bold colour!

Chriss Blagrave said...

I love your take on Marika's card! Beautiful rich colours and bold shapes with just the perfect amount of sheen from the dots and stripes! Thanks for playing at MCV this week! Truly a wonderful take on the MCV card!

Petra Swart said...

Pragtig, vrou, en 'n baie mooi en baie slim gebruik van die inspirasie in Marika se kaartjie - jy het dit so goed gebruik en 'n kaartjie gemaak wat so eie aan jou unieke styl is!!! Die kersballe is pragtig in lieflike kleure - ek's mal oor die silwer aksente daarop!!!! Baie stylvolle en elegante kerskaartjie, vrou!!!!

Marybeth said...

Love how you made this your own ! Gorgeous card!

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Great take on the inspirational card, Hannelie! Love how you added dimension to the card, and colours are so cheerful!