20 May 2014

In high tide or in low tide...

Hi there!

Firstly... a BIG thanks to each and everyone who popped in to congratulate me on my DT position at AAA cards, the brand new CAS challenge blog!

Also good to see so many familiar faces signing up there as followers...Thanks again!
Fun guaranteed!

On to my card for today... may I say that this is one of those cards that came out exactly the way I hoped it would !

Love it when that happens!







I traced a free clip art anchor image using my Silhouette cameo software, to get cutting lines. It was slightly rotated to the left and cropped to be "off the edge" as shown on my card.

The stripes were masked , using washi tape , and sponged with faded jeans distress ink. I wanted to add a pop of red, but pearls or bling were not appropriate, and I don't have red enamel dots. So... I made my own by punching out 3 small dots of red card stock, and added glossy accents. Enamel dots that almost cost nothing!

My own sentiment to finish off my maritime themed card!

I hope you can use it too!





I will link up my card at the following challenges:

Keep it simple  ~ Maritime

&

Addicted to cas  ~ Off the edge

&

Crafting when we can ~ Use a die cut/ Silhouette  cut.

            http://addictedtocas.blogspot.com.es/2014/05/challenge-38-off-edge.html


Thanks for visiting me today!






34 comments:

Anita in France said...

Crisp, fresh and completely fabulous, Hannelie ... I'm just about tasting that ocean spray! Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

You are so clever, Hannelie! I love how your anchor is the 'star' of the show, and your masked stripes are the perfect nautical touch! I also love this fabulous sentiment (thank you for sharing), and your enamel dots are amazing! Such a stunning card, as always!

Lynn said...

Such a fun, fun design Hannalie! I love the big anchor.

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning. I love your fabulous design, your homemade enamel dots look wonderful. Thank you for the beautiful sentiment too.
Sue xx

Marjan Küppers said...

Erg mooi, een heel frisse en coole kaart! Wat een goed idee om zelf enamel dots te maken, ze doen er niet voor onder. Bedankt voor het idee!

Jane said...

Love how you made the enamel dots - so clever - will be giving that a try!

Gerrina said...

A stunning card! Get's me loging to go of on the water... And the sentiment is great! Groetjes, Gerrina

Petra Swart said...

Joe, vrou, dit is net eenvoudig stunning, hoor!!! Ek is MAL daaroor!! Daai anker is so lieflik en die blou strepe net so aan die een kant is perfek!! Die drie rooi kolletjies is presies reg om alles so mooi af te rond!! Hierdie een tel weer as een van my gunstlinge van jou!!

Groete en 'n lieflike dag!!!

Bridget said...

I absolutely and utterly LOVE this, Hannalie - so bold and striking with the blue stripes and off centre anchor, and the sentiment is uplifting. Clever and fabulous design!

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Hannelie you never fail to inspire and impress and this one 'shouts from the roof tops' Sheer briliance. x

Tina Henderson said...

Wow!!! Love this! That anchor is perfect and I love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us at Crafting When We Can this week.
Tina - DT

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a fantastic nautical card - love the colours, the scale of the anchor and the pops of red!

Tracey McNeely said...

Hannelie this is just amazing! I love your creative use of your Silhouette! I love tracing with it too! Fabulous card.

chilli pip said...

a great "sailor" card . I love these colours . Congrats on your DT post you will be an asset and a draw card!
PS love the red and the sentiment

Linda Beeson said...

I love this!!! The stripes are such a neat accent to that really cool anchor

Anja (scrappie) said...

This is amazing I love your card it's a winner!!!!!! And that sentiment is awesome thanks for sharing.

Dot said...

The best ever, Hannelie,
hugs Dorte

Deepti said...

Stunning is the word!! I like how the anchor is off the edge and the pinstripes for water is coolest idea, I have seen :) Thank you for sharing with ATCAS !!

Sarah Gray said...

Fantastic card - love the crisp, nautical colours! Your inked stripes and fab anchor are stunning :)

Cheryl W. said...

A perfect card! Love the clean, fresh look of it.

hazelspaperdesigns said...

A belated congrats Hannelie on your DT position!!I couldn't imagine a more deserving person! Forgive me, I am ALWAYS behind the times! Oooh, a new CAS challenge blog - I will have to check it out! Exciting that you will be (ahem) sharing the 'helm'! ;)

Loll Thompson said...

Fantastic design Hannelie! Perfect colors for your nautical themed card ... and I LOVE that large anchor. You've also made the perfect sentiment to go with your card - so cool! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Bobby said...

I love that the large image "anchors" your card. (sorry, couldn't resist. The blue stripes add just the right touch.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is one of those cards that jumps right off the page in a gallery, Hannelie! It is brilliant! Thank you for playing in the Off the Edge challenge at ATCAS! Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

Wow - this is soooooo eye catching! Darnell is right - it pops right off the page. I LOVE your inked lines and the homemade enamel dots - so cleverly creative! Yep, another winner!

GREAT sentiment - thanks pal!

Jenny said...

Wow such dimension on that anchor and love the nautical colours too :0) Going to check this new challenge out!!

Kelly Griglione said...

Seriously, Hannelie, this nautical little number is just wonderful!! The stripes, the anchor, the red, WOW! Love the fading of the stripes too, very artsy.

baileyrosy.com said...

What a fabulous card i love the nautical theme and as I live in Greece and your background is very similar to our flag makes me love it even more. Beautifully done ! thanks so much for joining us at ATCAS and good luck.

Marie

Julia Aston said...

Love that anchor tilted off the card - the wonderful sponged lines and the home made dots! Gorgeous design on this card!

Pia S said...

I love nautical themed cards, and your card really caught my eyes! A perfectly balanced card colorwise and a great clean design. I love it!

Lyndal said...

LOVE the negative die cut Hannelie!!! So glad you played along @ Keep It Simple!

Riette said...

Jy is darem 'n ster. Sjoe - ek is altyd 'blown away' by jou kreatiwiteit. Jy moet 'n boek uitbring. Of verkoop daai slim Silhouette cuts.

Baie geluk met jou wen by Addicted to CAS!!!
xxx
Riette

aufspapiergebracht said...

What a great card, so fresh and with a summer feeling ; ))
(In Germany it´s raining cats and dogs) Greetings Elisabeth

Darnell J Knauss said...

This was a winner in my eyes and I'm glad the judges agreed! Congratulations on the win at ATCAS, Hannelie!! Hugs, Darnell