18 March 2013

On the wings of a ... butterfly!

Hi there!

A new week and hopefully one with lots of creativity!

I will start stamping again soon...please bear with me while I explore all the possibilities of my silhouette! {lol}


My sentiment is a birthday wish in Afrikaans...


I made the cutting file for my butterflies with the help of an image from a  coloring book.
The open spaces colored with promarkers to create the ombre effect.

Speaking of 'ombre'...

Not long ago I didn't know the meaning of the word... but strange it keeps popping up, and last week I saw LOTS of it while shopping... yes the shops are unpacking the Spring fashions!! Lots of ombre, lots of color blocking, lots of chevrons and lots of botanical designs!

I do believe that it was fashion first and then the papercraft world followed in their footsteps...

So... my eyes are now wide open watching trends!

Challenges for the card:

clean and simple on sunday ~ Flutterby { a newish CAS challenge blog... check it out! }
addicted to cas ~Wings
moxie fab world ~ ombre
moxie fab world  ~emphasize the negative
Make my Monday ~CAS monochrome

Thanks for looking!

30 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

This is stunning. Love the effect you created with the butterflies.
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Lynn said...

Oh my...I wouldn't be putting away that Silhouette...this card is amazing!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Gorgeous - love the ombre behind the cuts and the pearls!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work, Hannelie~I'm so glad you love that new machine! ;) It's addictive, isn't it?

florenceandfreddie said...

Beautiful and very clever. Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS wings challenge.
Florence.

Roma said...

Fabulous card !
i love how you made your cutting file & the colour in the spaces ,love the pearls too x

Happy Dance said...

The butterflies look like they could just flutter right off your card. So pretty. And hey!, enjoy playing with your new Cameo. I'm enjoying what you're making. This is such a pretty card too. Bev

Laura Mackie said...

This is gorgeous... Love the white butterflies on the monochrome... Thank you for joining us this week at make my Monday :) Laura xx

Petra Swart said...

Jong, jy's darem 'n gelukkige vrou om 'n silhoette te he!! (ek sou ook heeldag wou sit en speel!!) Jou skoenlappers is pragtig en ek is mal oor die bewoordig wat so emboss is (en so lekker afrikaans!!). Jy het so 'n pragtige 'skoon' styl - CAS op sy beste! Goed gaan.
Groete

mypapercraftworld said...

Simply gorgeous ... can you stamp and cut too, I'm loving it! Anita :)

Charlotte said...

Very nice Hannelie!

Fandhmum said...

Wow this is lovely.
Rosie x

Sharon said...

Love this one Hannelie. Very effective. Hugs Sharon x

Nancy said...

Stunning!!!!! So gald you joined us at CAS on Sunday! Your card is fabulous!!!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Perfect! Love everything about this!

My Paper Epiphany said...

I just read your post and I agree it's very fascinating how trends seem to follow from fashion through to everything including cards. My 15 yo daughter tells me that ombre is all about hair fashion. You make me wish I had a silhouette!

Geri said...

Absolutely beautiful. The pearls look amazing with those shades of purple. The embossed sentiment is so elegant!

Who needs stamps when this is what you can create with your Silhouette!

WOW

Cathy said...

Lovely card Hannelie, love the "butterfly effect" Cathy x

Karen B said...

A beautiful card Hannalie - and great use of your Silhouette. Love the sharply embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining in our challenge at A2CAS.

Karen x

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Purple is my favorite color and I LOVE butterflies...so this card is PERFECT! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Jessica Strider said...

Gorgeous card!

sue morris said...

This is JUST beautiful!! Perfect CAS card! Thank you so much for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Kelly Griglione said...

Well we're going to have to bear with you for awhile then ... SO much you can do with the Silhouette! My favorite is building images from scratch. The drawing features make you feel like an artist : ) The angle you have your butterflies on is so dynamic, great idea, Hannelie!

Jacqueline said...

Simply stunning - love everything about it - thanks for playing along this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Edwina said...

Hi Hannelie, I love this card. It is gorgeous! I love the butterflies so much. Thanks for sharing. Edwina Brown

otomys said...

Hierdie een is 'n gunsteling van my Hannelie. Dit lyk so stylvol.
Amelia x

Barb M said...

stunning effect, beautiful colors, expertly done and perfectly CAS! Thanks for joining us at CAS on Sunday!

Cath said...

Hey Hannelie! Thanks for linking this up to the Emphasize the Negative Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the win at CAS on Sunday for this stunning card, Hannelie!

Cath said...

Hey Hannelie! Thanks also for linking this up to the Ombre Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun there as well! :)