21 April 2017

A beautiful day!

Hi there!

The inspiration photo at The card concept shouts SPRING! I am sure you will agree.

So inspiring!


Some of the smaller stamps from sets often get neglected (by me), but from the first moment I saw this picture, I knew I wanted to use one of those neglected stamps to create a card for this week's challenge.

Altenew beautiful day

From another angle:

Altenew beautiful day

The stamp I used is from the Beautiful day set by Altenew, and even though I have used this set a couple of times before, I have never inked up this lovely little branch with flowers.

I started of by doing light blue water color smooshing, using my Zigs, and then stamped the image several times to create the background. I then colored the leaves and flower centers , also using my Zigs.

The butterflies were cut with my Silhouette, and they also got smooshed with watercolor.
After it dried, I stamped the black dots (one of the small accent stamps from Springtime azalea stamp set)

Black ink : Versafine Onyx black.

Also playing at :

Work it Wednesday  ~ Flowers / showers

Simon says stamp Wednesday challenge ~ Flowers / showers

Simon says stamp Monday challenge ~ Splash it on (using watercolor)

Thanks for visiting me today!



ÅsaJ said...

Such a beautiful card! Love those cute branches. Have a great weekend! Hugs Åsa

Leslie Miller said...

That's such a pretty little stamp and it looks just lovely on your card. Wonderful interpretation of the inspiration photo. Wish I'd gotten this Altenew set instead, but now I'm on hold till I use more of what I have.

Keti's Projects said...

Oooo, it's really beautiful. I love spring. Gorjuss layout and colouring is just perfect. Hugs, Keti

Happy Dance said...

I've been thinking about using those same kinds of neglected stamps as of late, too. This is just a beautifully watercolored card! Those branches are so pretty and delicate, and the watercolored sky is perfect. Love the butterflies, too! Wonderful card!! Have a great weekend. Bev

Bobby said...

I'm not sure I've used the part of the stamp set either, Hannelie, but I sure will now. Scattering them across your card is a lovely way to use it.

Geri said...

It's a beautiful sunny day here today and your pretty card is the perfect way to celebrate the melting of the new dump of snow we had yesterday! I love the soft pastel 'spring' colors and FABULOUS cascading design layout :)

Nora Noll said...

This is amazing!! I love the pretty water color and the lovely butterflies!!

nancy littrell said...

Such a sweet and pretty stamp image, Hannelie. I love your soft coloring and added butterflies. A beautiful springtime card my friend. Hugs..

Susan Powell said...

Beautiful! I love how soft and pretty it looks. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept.

Cheryl W. said...

Your card looks so light and airy. It's beautiful! Hope you are having a good weekend.

Mac Mable said...

So delicate and so fresh. Great idea to use the smaller stamps too x

Maura said...

What a lovely and delicate card, Hannahlie! Love the beautiful tree blossoms with the butterflies alighting on them! Thanks for joining us this week at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge! hugs, Maura

Maura said...

oops, sorry about that - Hannelie! and what a lovely name it is!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

So dainty and beautiful !!! Love those butterflies!!! Thanks for sharing with us here at the Card Concept!

clelie said...

Oh, so pretty!...I love the delicate spring design!

Anita in France said...

The epitome of spring time, Hannelie ... this is simply lovely ... soft and so delicate ... delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Rose said...

So pretty & a lovely take on the inspiration!

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Hannelie! It's so elegant and pretty, I love the delicate looking flowers.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Michele K. Henderson said...

Hanielle, this is so beautiful! I love the blue shades of the background and those gorgeous butterflies! I am so glad you decided to join us at The card Concept this week!
Take Care!