Thursday, January 2, 2014

It's Fusion Time!

Here it is folks!  This is my first official post and challenge at a DT member for the Fusion Card Challenge Blog.  You already know I am ecstatic to be part of this fabulous team and experience, so let's get to it.  Here is this week's inspiration:



How to play:

1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
5. Please read the other considerations on the the rules page before playing along.

Now I'd love to show you how I was inspired by photo.  I went for the Fusion this week, using the inspiration photo and the sketch.  I obviously picked up on the orange and patterns and you might see the touch of mint in the pillow, well I emphasized that as well.  I used some of my We R Memory Keepers chalkboard DP.  I couldn't resist the fabulousness of it and I love the sayings, "spread your wings," "let's go be adventurers," and "live our dreams."  While I used the layout, I decided to move my flowers (which I used in place of circles) around a bit for fun.  The stamps are from Sweet Stamp Shop's Elegant Flowers set and stamped in a retired SU! color of Cameo Coral.  I have no idea why they retired that color, I love it!  I stamped "Happy Everything" on the inside from the Sweet Stamp Shop Set Elegant Greetings.  

OK, your turn!  Let's see what wonderful creation you can come up with.  :)

WinnersBe sure to check the Fusion linky to see when the deadline is.  Winners will be chosen by the team after that, we each will choose one favorite! The winners will be announced at 4am (PST) in two weeks!!  Be sure to link back to the Fusion blog to win and best of luck!

23 comments:

lenny said...

Wow! Gorgeous card!! Love, love, love it!! BEAUTIFUL colors!!

Julia Aston said...

Wonderful blackboard panel on this with all the lovely sentiments Katie! love the bold orange card base and your pretty flowers!

cm said...

Wonderful, cheerful, inspiring take on the Fusion photo! Your flowers are stunning, and paired with the background chalkboard sentiments, the peek of patterned paper and the orange/black background...swoon!! Yes indeed, easy to see why you are a perfect fit for this design team, with your creativity, talent and unique, versatile style! LOVE this!
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Cathy Weber said...

You really combined all the sketch and photo elements perfectly Katie...such a creative start to the Fusion challenge for 2014! I love how you used the flowers in place of the circles and moved their placement around to show off the great chalkboard stamping!

Deepti said...

Beautiful card, I love the idea of central panel that u made with the sentiments :)

Susie Craft Happy! said...

Katie this card is so beautiful!!

Congrats to you on the new DT!

Susie

Lynn said...

I love the chalkboard paper...such a cool take on the challenge. Love the colors!

Notes by Nina said...

Very pretty card, the flowers are beautiful.

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!!!

SmilynStef said...

Love that chalkboard background ... such a creative take on the fusion design.

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous Katie! That chalkboard DP is awesome and great way to use those pretty blooms!

congrats on the new team, you rocked the first challenge!

Lyndal said...

LOVE, LOVE the black against the bold colours Katie - perfect!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Congratulations!!! What a Beautiful card you have there! So Love it :) Happy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Congratulations of your new DT gig Katie, so happy to see you and your card is gorgeous!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think making a fusion of the two inspirations is the hardest way to interpret these challenges, but you sure make it look easy, Katie Ann! Your design using the chalkboard technique is a perfect fusion and your execution is flawless! Thank you for the stunning inspiration! Hugs, Darnell

Noelle said...

wonderful card! Love the red! Happy New Year, Katie! :)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Gosh this is soooo pretty, happy 2014!!!!!

wienerhoneymooners said...

I love your bold whimsical style, always makes me SMILE!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Katie! I love Fusion Challenge Blog, and have always enjoyed playing along in their challenges. Lots of fun inspiration. I just wanted to also let you know about my little challenge blog, Word Art Wednesday. I would just LOVE to have you share some of your wonderful cards and projects with us. It's always a blessing to have new artists join us. I also wanted to just introduce myself and invite you by my blog to follow me. I just followed you!
Hope your 2014 is off to a great start.
Blessings,
Karen Letchworth
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com - My Challenge Blog
www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com - My Personal Blog

Virginia L. said...

Wow, congrats, Katie! You NAILED this challenge! BEAUTIFULLY done! And big thanks to you with your lovely mail (it warmed my heart!)! xoxo

Kelly Griglione said...

Katie, what a great job in your first Fusion challenge! Not being literal, I love how you took liberties with the sketch. You can see the bones of it, but your card turned out totally different. So excited to have you on the team!

Linda E said...

I love your beautiful card! What a great take on the Fusion challenge!

karen h said...

Fun card - love those flowers!