Thursday, May 8, 2014

Fusion #10

Wow, can you believe that we are at Fusion #10 already?!  You know what they say, time flies when your having fun.  I have to say I LOVE being on this team.  The ladies are wonderful, the challenges inspiring and the creations divine.  I feel lucky to be here, thank you Lesley and Fusion Team!

This week's challenge is another breathtaking image and wonderful sketch.  Here it is:



What's the first word that comes to mine when you see the pic and sketch?  I say elegant or maybe wedding. Of course I didn't go that direction this week, I went totally opposite.  For once, I chose to work with only the sketch.  It was a hard choice BUT today is my hubby's birthday and I wanted to dedicate this post to him so....here is what I made.

My hubby is becoming quite the beer brewer.  In fact he is brewing several batches (5) for an upcoming wedding for some friends as our gift to them.  That is him, so kind and generous and he loves to have fun ta-boot.  So this card is the perfect card for him.  

The image is a digi I found at From the Heart Stamps.  They have some super fun stuff over there.  I colored this image with layers upon layers of marker and did my best to make it look like a real beer.  I added a little color to parts of the froth and added glossy accents to make it look wet and yummy (to a beer drinker).  I even went so far as to add some stippiling to make it appear that there were bubbles in the brew. Anyway I hope he likes it and Happy Birthday to you Jeremy!

But... back to the CHALLENGE!  You probably know but you can use the image the sketch or BOTH when playing with the Fusion Challenge.  It is super fun and so amazing to see all the creations that come out of it.  If you haven't been over to the Fusion blog yet- GO!!!  You are gonna wanna see all the DT creations, no question.  

So, what are you waiting for? Just click HERE

Entering this into:
The Male Room- Give us a giggle
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge (5 things- 3 different papers, image and burlap)

19 comments:

~amy~ said...

Happy Birthday to the hubby!
This card is absolutely perfect for him...awesome coloring!

Tracey McNeely said...

Are you kidding this is so fantastic Katie! Happy birthday to hubs!

Kelly Griglione said...

Umm, you just can't get more "guy" than this card ... your husband will LOVE it!! Hahaha, a candle in the beer, that's great! Making your own brew sounds very involved ... what a thoughtful present for the couple! Plus, guys are always on the short end when it comes to the frying pans, bath towels, and dishes you get for wedding presents : )

Creative M said...

Sending birthday wishes to your hubby!!
Awesome card!!It looks so real..lol
Have a wonderful day,
Migdalia
*Crafting With Creative M*

Dannielle Robeson said...

Oh my I LOVE this card and what a perfect way to celebrate the hubby's birthday :)

lenny said...

Perfect masculin card! LOL
AAAmazing coloring!!!

Barb M said...

Katie, this is awesome! I love your coloring and the burlap bg...this is awesome! Thank you for visiting and leaving such kind words. You made my day! xx

Deepti said...

You are simply incredible :) what a fun n fantastic card for ur hubby, I sure he would love. I so wanna case this some day. Love the burlap in the BG and yes a very happy birthday to ur hubby !

Lynn said...

My hubby would love to come share a beer with yours. The mug is fabulous and I love the texture the burlap adds.

Faith S. said...

Wow!! I love your coloring and the materials you used!! I'm a big fan of textures and dimension--this is awesome!

Mona Pendleton said...

Super fun card! My 26 year old son would love to receive this! The frosty mug looks awesome! Thanks for joining along with the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

cm said...

Happy (belated) Birthday to your husband! And what a sweetheart you are to make such a special, personalized card for him that is sheer brilliance! Perfect! And what a gem he is for brewing beer for your friends; a most excellent gift, indeed! Yes, your home if filled with love! I'm sure he was beyond delighted when he received this; it's a keeper! Hugs~c

Julia Aston said...

This is SO fun Katie! a perfect card for your beer brewing husband! Your coloring is wonderful on the image - I'm sure he will LOVE this very special creation!

Deborah Frings said...

Okay, this really made me smile! I do like the beer mug with candle - a great birthday card! Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room this week!

wienerhoneymooners said...

This is sheer wonderfulness, and super cute and perfect for the home brewer!!!!
Delightful coloring, SUPER Realistic GIRL!!!!!!!!! Love it, Love it..!!!

Rocky said...

Thank you for joining us at The Male Room with a great masculine card.

June Houck said...

Wow. Just WOW!

Louise van Vuren said...

You sure made me smile with your birthday beer card! Thanks for playing along with the current challenge at The Male Room

Louise xx

Sue - said...

Great masculine card! The burlap sets it off really well. Thank you for joining us in The Male Room