Thursday, January 07, 2016

Celebrating with Fusion


Hi everyone.  Today I'm honoured to be Guest Designing at Fusion as they celebrate 2 Years of challenges --- YAY!  My good friend, Julia (Create with Me) is on the Design Team and she asked me to join her for this challenge ... thank you Julia!!

Here's the challenge ...


I LOVE this inspiration photo, and used several elements to make my card.  I used the Smooshing with Acetate technique to add the bright pink and yellow splats background, picking up the colours in the photo.  A bright yellow stamped chevron on the left hand side mimicks the table runner, and a die-cut white leaf sprig with punched flowers carries through the floral theme.  A soft gray stamped sentiment banner doesn't compete with the colours ... and a few clear sequins add a little sparkle to finish.

I hope you'll check out the Fusion Challenge and come celebrate.  Make a card using the photo for inspiration or the sketch ... or both. :)  See you there!








Stamps:  Mix Mash (Happy Little Stampers)
Paper:  White card base and die-cuts (Neenah); Mixed Media main panel (Strathmore)
Ink:  Picked Raspberry, Squeezed Lemonade (Distress inks from Tim Holtz); Smoky Slate (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  piece of acetate, water mister, Little Leaves die (Sizzix), Hydrangea punch (Martha Stewart), clear sequins

Challenges:
Fusion - 2nd Year Celebration

45 comments:

  1. So good to have you join us Loll and this card is a beauty-love how you mixed up the chevrons with the background and such a fab idea to keep the die white xx

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  2. Such a pretty CAS card Loll, love the inspiration you've taken from the photo. Carol x

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  3. Beautiful card, Loll, I love the colours and how you did the background. Great take on the inspiration.

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  4. I just LOVE your card Loll! such a lovely mix of elements taken from the photo - love the watery look of your background and the depth the white die cuts layered on top give your card - I can't thank you enough for joining us as my guest DT in the Fusion Card Challenge 2nd anniversary post! Julia xx

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  5. This is fabulous Loll! Love the layering but still managing to keep it beautifully CAS!! Have a lovely day my friend! Hazel xx
    My Card Attic

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  6. Absolutely FABULOUS collage here, combining collate and CAS is not an easy task but you did it perfectly!!

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  7. Congrats on your GD spot, such a pretty interpretation. x

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  8. Lovely subtle colours Loll and congrats on your DT spot

    Anne

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  9. Fab card Loll love how you've interpreted the sketch and photo.
    Val x

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  10. Lol this is just beautiful, I love the delicate white leaves and all the layers!

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  11. Congratulations on joining the Fusion celebration, Loll, and what a beautiful card you've brought to the party! Pretty and delicate...
    Hugs~c

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  12. WOW! You sure nailed this challenge! Congratulations on the GD spot!

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  13. Congratulations on Guest Designing at Fusion, Lolly! You really nailed the brief with a big ol' hammer when you created this gorgeous inspiration card art for us! It is one of your best and I'm pinning againing!! Hugs, Dolly

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  14. Stunning take on the challenge! LOVE! So happy to see you as a GD at Fusion!

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  15. Oh. My. God. Loll, I think this is my favourite card of yours EVER. I adore this. Seriously, the design is perfect. The gorgeous chevron and the smooshed colours are divine. Those clear sequins are not on my list of things I must have. Having the sentiment in grey is genius! xx

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  16. Loll, this card is so gorgeous and I just love how you've picked elements from the photo and "layered" them on to your card. Just fabulous!

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  17. Your card is gorgeous, Loll! The background is just stunning and I love all the layers, yet how CAS your card still is.

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  18. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot, Loll! This is such a beautiful take on the inspiration photo...I love your smooshed background, and the white leaves are so elegant! Stunning card!

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  19. I immediately pinned your card, Loll - it is just beautiful!

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  20. Such a stunning card, love the flowers! So glad you could join us as a Fusion Guest!

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  21. Such a stunning card, love the flowers! So glad you could join us as a Fusion Guest!

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  22. OMG Loll, I Love your pretty Freestyle Fusion card with vibrant colors and embellishments. I will be print in for future inspiration. TFS my friend. Hugs, Nancy

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  23. Oh this is beautiful! Love the softness, and the wonderful colors and elements!

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  24. Congratulations on your Guest spot ...... your card is just so pretty, I love the colours and the smooshed background. Have a fabulous weekend my friend xx

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  25. Such a pretty card! I love how you've managed to make it look so soft although you used some really bright colors.

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    1. And congrats on your guest designer spot, of course, :o)

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  26. Wow Loll, this is just stunning!! Not only did you nail the colours and designs of the inspiration photo, but you also captured the spirit of the imagery! LOVE IT!! hugs :)

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  27. Loll this is total eye candy - love the raspberry lemonade colors and the soft white intricate die cuts! Such contrast and really gorgeous!

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  28. This is great Loll. Love the way you've interpreted the sketch.

    Hugs.

    Karen xxx

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  29. Gorgeous card Loll, love those colours xx

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  30. Loll, this is one heck of a card!! LOVE all that's going on, yet there is still a ton of white space. Wonderful layering!! It's one of my favorites : )

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  31. Loll, this is gorgeous! I love the huge impact you make with a few perfectly placed elements!

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  32. Gorgeous card, Loll! No one can make a CAS card look so elegant! You really nailed that sketch in color and elements! Fabulous!

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  33. Congratulations on Guest Designing with Fusion for their second birthday, Loll! What a stunning smooshed background ... and fantastic dimension in your crisp white sprig ... stunning! Hugs, Anita :)

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  34. Congrats on guest designing on Fusion, Loll. I love all the different elements on your card. I haven't done the acetate smooshing in a while. I may have to try it again.

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  35. Yay, you! Congrats on your GD spot. And wow, for an amazing card fusing artsy fartsy with clean die cuts and graphic images. And then in those cool colors. Love it.

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  36. Congratulations on the guest designer slot. Loving this card and how you've interpreted the fusion theme. So very pretty and very creative x

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  37. Your card is absolutely stunning for the 2nd Anniversary!

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  38. Oh, Loll, this is fabulous! I love how you've put the bright colours on the background and kept the diecut leaf/flower sprig white. Stunning!

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  39. Your card is perfection!! I'm so inspired by it!! hank you for helping us celebrate Fusion Card Challenge's two-year anniversary!!

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  40. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE! So glad you could join us to celebrate a Happy 2nd FUSION Anniversary Loll ;)

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  41. WOW... This is so very, very pretty. LOVE it. x

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