08 March 2015

Yellow bird up high...

Hi there!

It's a beautiful Sunday morning here in Abu Dhabi... and I really hope wherever you are, you are happy and having a good time!

I sure am happy to share this card that I made yesterday. Using a new background stamp from Great Impressions, a South-African stamp company. I bought it last Summer already, whilst on our yearly visit to our home country. First time it sees ink... definitely not the last time! I LOVE the effect, and think the possibilities are endless!


 I stamped it with white Colorbox ink, and heat embossed with ZING white embossing powder. I then painted it with different shades of green and added some yellow too. Very random, trying to get a variegated forest look ;)



The bird and branch were cut with my Silhouette, and the sentiment was die cut with a CREAlies alpha die.

I am linking to the following challenges... with a BIG thank you for the inspiration provided:


Less is more  ~ yellow and green

Virginia's view ~ embossing

Cas-ual fridays ~ Springtime melodies ( I remember singing yellow bird up high in the banana tree in primary school choir ... It's a REAL oldie, do you remember it, you can listen HERE )

The mixed media card challenge ~ Spring with the optional element a bird.


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41 comments:

Linda said...

Oh my gosh Hannelie that is stunning. What an awesome stamp and you have worked it to perfection. Love<3

aileen (mum) said...

Lovely stamp it is. Image if you staed with another stamp as well, would look like a mosaic. The introduction to your post had the aboriginal actresses out of a movie I was watching on TV just last week. Brilliant movie, such clever girls.

Sue said...

This is stunning Hannelie, such a fabulous background stamp and the colours look amazing.
Sue xx

Chrissie said...

Oh my!
Don't know what to say... this is STUNNING Hannelie!
What an amazing effect... I just love that stamp! and what you have done with it!
Thanks so much
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Sarah Gray said...

Fabulous depth and texture, Hannelie! It looks like a mixed media canvas. Beautiful :)

Dotty Jo x said...

How gorgeous is your card!!??!! Stunner, Jo x

SonjaK said...

Wow, that background's just fantastic! Such a wonderful card. The colors, too, are fabulous.

Jen W. said...

It's gorgeous here today too, Hannelie, after a gloomy, humid Saturday. I love the bright, gorgeous colours on your card. That background really is cool - so many fun things you could do with it!

RitaR said...

Truly lovely! Looks just like spring!

Deepti said...

Wow! I am speechless :)

shirley-bee said...

This is fabulous, Hannelie! Love the bright spring colours. Thanks so much for playing along at The Mixed Media Card Challenge :)

Karen D. said...

Just fantastic Hannelie...love the crackled look....great card.
Thanks so much for your most kind comments on my blog...made my day!
hugs,
K

Anne said...

Gorgeous stamp and stunning card Hannelie, love this!
Thanks so much for your Less is More entry
Anne
Less is More

Kara Lynne said...

Beautiful! I love that stamp, so glad you inked it up, it's wonderful!

Bobby said...

Ok, now that song is going to be in my head for a while. I usually sing it when the goldfinches congregate on the bird feeder, although not this time of year. I love that background stamp. It reminds me of cracked glass. Maybe someone from a US stamping company will see and make something similar.

Nora N. said...

This is AMAZING!! I love the vivid green and that stamp-wow!! I want it!! Stunning design!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is one amazing card! Really just beautiuful.

sandie said...

What an amazing stamp and used to perfection. I really like the forest look and I bet it was fun making this x

annie said...

Fabulous card for the LIM challenge! Love the embossed background!
Annie

Valentyna Komisarenko said...

Hannelie, I do not know how stamp looks, but card looks gorgeous! That background is something!!! Rich colors, texture! Great look!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Would have never guess you are behind this pretty little masterwork! Love it!

Bożena Adamusińska said...

Beautiful card. I love these colors are energetic and optimistic.
Regards,
Bozena

Geri said...

I'm obviously not the only one in awe of the amazing background that you created! It's spectacular! Lucky bird....gets to enjoy this view forever!

Cheryl W. said...

Wow! Gorgeous! You definitely created the feel of a forest with your greens and yellows. Can't wait to see more creations with this background stamp.

Sanna Lippert said...

this is so pretty! love your card! thanks for playing along with us at MMCC :)

Anke said...

Stunning card and so beautiful.

Sazzle Dazzle said...

When I caught sight of this card Hannelie I thought you'd used some new technique I'd not heard of perhaps 'cracking' embossing! (that sometimes happens by mistake for me) but no and WOW WOW WOW - it's a stamp and an amazing one! Love the effect, colours and design of your card. A true professional.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Kelly Flaherty said...

I love this card! It's magnificent! Please tell me where I can get this background stamp. I've looked at the Great Impressions website store, but can't find it. Am I looking in the wrong place. If you get this message, you can write me at kf4116@yahoo.com. Thank you so much!

Petra Swart said...

Ek het ook daai stamp, vrou, maar nog nooit het ek dit so lieflik gebruik nie!!! Dit lyk verskriklik mooi so in wit met die waterverf daarby!!! En jou voeltjie so op die takkie - te pragtig!! Ek hou van hoe jy die takkie oor die volle breedte van die kaartjie laat gaan. Die enamel dots en die sentiment is natuurlik weer net perfek!!!! Baie oulik gedoen, vrou!!!!
Groete en 'n heerlike Donderdag vir jou!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautfully embossed and inked background - love the greens! thanks for joining us in the Mixed Media Card Challenge!

Ksenija Rizova said...

Hannelie, extremely beautiful card! Love the background, it is so decorative, looks like a vintage tile.

Shelly said...

This is gorgeous, Hannelie! Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Anita in France said...

Spectacular, Hannelie ... the watercolour tropical forest behind that little yellow bird is just stunning! Thanks for the reminder about the song ... I remember well singing it at primary school too! Anita :)

maria f. said...

Fabulous. I love how you've done your sentiment! Thanks for joining us at the MMCC this month!

Virginia Lu said...

Gorgeous result! Thanks so much for playing Virginia’s View “All Things Embossed” Challenge! Hope to see your lovely work soon again!

Lyndal said...

This is just stunning Hannelie! So glad you joined in the fun @ Mixed Media Card Challenge - hope to see you again soon!

Amber Kroening said...

Very cool card! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays! 

Loll said...

Gorgeous background stamp, Hannelie! Love it embossed in white and then coloured over with the beautiful shades of green and yellow. Fabulous bird on a brand. Great design. Thanks for playing along at Mixed Media Card Challenge. xx

My Paper Epiphany said...

I love the background - fab stamp! The colours are gorgeous and fresh and I love the layout! Thanks for joining us at the mixed media card challenge.

Michelle said...

Wow! Such a great effect...a cross between crackle and stained glass! Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Stunning!