12 January 2017

CAS(e) this sketch #204

Hi there!

Thursday already and January almost halfway, phew, can you believe it?!

But Thursday means it is time for a new CAS(e) this sketch !

My card(s) for your inspiration:

Inks used:

For the flower:

  • Butter Bar (Hero Arts)
  • Mustard seed (Tim Holtz)
  • Spiced Marmalade (Tim Holtz)
For the background and outline of the flower:
  • Faded Jeans (Tim Holtz)

... and:

Inks used:

For the flower:

  • Sea Glass (Avery Elle)
  • Salty Ocean (Tim Holtz)
  • Faded Jeans (Tim Holtz)

For the background :

  • Butter Bar (Hero Arts)
→ I don't know a lot about all the different inks and ways to use it, and took a chance by combining a pigment ink (the sea glass from AE) and distress inks, and it worked quite well as you can see in the second card ←

The flower needs no introduction... It's from The Beautiful day set by Altenew.
The stencil is from  a South-African company Enmarc.

I masked the flower after stamping to add the stenciled dotty background.

The sentiment for the first card was die cut from gold glittered card stock I saved from our Christmas crackers ! I collected quite a few crackers after everyone left, also some in silver 😊

Yay for ♻ !

Adding my link to some challenges:

The flower challenge  ~ Blue and yellow

Happy little stampers  ~ CAS stencils

The paper players  ~ Theme challenge to recycle


Thanks for visiting me today... hope to see you join us this week!



Viv said...

Two beautiful cards here Hannelie.Such a pretty flower and coloured so well too. The dots look perfect as a background also. Thank you so much for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Mac Mable said...

Beautiful cards and great how you tied them into the challenges. Great recycling and fun trying out the different inks and how they blend etc. x

Karen Davis said...

I love the colours you have used and I love the single flower on the dot background, perfect!!

Leslie Miller said...

Wonderfully imaginative with the stenciled dot background! Way to recycle, too!

Claire said...

Wow those flowers almost pop off the page Hannelie - so beautifully coloured and I love your use of recycled crackers!

Leigh Penner said...

Pretty takes on the sketch!

TK said...

Two "drop dead gorgeous divas" here, Hannelie! Stunning...

Cheryl W. said...

Both pretty cards but I'm partial to the second one. I do love that you used some pretty recycled paper from your Christmas crackers. We have these same type of crackers every year at our Christmas celebration, and it has not occurred to me to save the paper. Next year I will!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Gorgeous - and what a great recycled sentiment Hannelie! Thanks for joining us over at the Paper Players this week!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Love this pair of beautiful cards, the polka dots in the background really frames this bloom perfectly.
Great idea of using your recycled glimmer paper for the sentiment.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, hope you join us again next time.
Maria Rodriguez.DT

olikka_m said...

Nice cards!

Kim Heggins said...

Stunning card....you are so clever to reuse the gold from the Christmas crackers!

Natalie Lapakko said...

I love both versions. The colors on these cards are so vibrant and just plain gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!

I don't always comment, but I am always checking in. Your blog has been a constant source of inspiration for me since I discovered you a few months ago. Thank you so much for all your hard work and dedication and for all the inspiration you give me!


LeAnne said...

Good for you, saving those crackers! Who could throw that gorgeous sparkle away! The cards are amazing, both of them! Thanks for playing with my "green" challenge this week!

Unknown said...

Absolutely stunning cards ! This stamp set from Altenew make wonders ! The colors combo you chose are really beautiful!
Very nice green recycling! I do the same with the Ferrero Rocher wrapping!
Thanks for sharing.
Izzy Scrap

- Bellule - said...

This 2 cards are so gorgeous !! Love the combo and the way you use inks !! ♥

Bises ♥

Bobby said...

So beautifully done, Hannelie. I thought of the Flower Challenge the minute I saw your second card.

Jen W. said...

I love how well you mix and match inks from different companies. I'm always wary of doing it for some silly reason. Must get braver especially if the result swill be this gorgeous!

Anita in France said...

A duo of loveliness, Hannelie ... those blooms are just gorgeous set amidst their soft bubbles of colour! Cool repurposing of your Christmas crackers ... lots of yumminess there to play with! Hugs, Anita :)

Gerrina said...

Ik weet niet waarom, maar ik ben net zo weg van gele bloemen, behalve boterbloempjes... Dus de 2e is mijn favoriet! Maar wat een gaaf ontwerp; vind de cirkels super erbij! Fijn weekend verder!

Kylie said...

Simple and beautiful. LOVE the stencilled background and those pretty flowers! Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers xx

Petra Swart said...

O, vrou, ja, hoe kan mens die lieflike goue papier van die klappers laat verlore gaan, ne - ek sou dit ook nie kon los nie!!!!! Jou sentiment lyk pragtig so in die goud op die eerste kaartjie!!!! Ongelooflik hoe twee presies dieselfde kaartjies so verskillend lyk in die verskilllende kleure!!!! Ek bly op en af rol om my gunsteling te kies en hoe meer ek kyk, hoe meer hou ek van albei!!!! Albei jou blomme het ongelooflike diepte en is briljant geverf!!! Die gestensilde agtergronde is pragtig!!! Twee lieflike kaartjies, vrou!!!!