Thursday, January 7, 2016

Fusion Anniversary!

Well hello there!  Happy Thursday to you!  

Today is an amazing and wonderful day because we are celebrating Fusion's 2nd Anniversary (second as of the relaunch).  I can't tell you how much I love this challenge.  I always have and to be on the team is pretty dreamy.  I simply love the inspiration, both the sketch and photos, the team is divine and the co-creator Lesley Croghan is amazing.  What more could a girl ask for?!  

Not much, me thinks, but.. there is more!  Today I am joined by a lovely crafty friend of mine as a guest designer for this Anniversary challenge.  Joining me today is.....   

Oh wait, let me share the challenge photo first (and let you sit with baited breath to find out what amazing lady I have here with me today!) GRIN!



Was that mean?  Perhaps just a tiny bit of teasing.  But as you are about to find, it is worth the wait.  Without further ado, my guest is the most fabulous Tracey McNeely aka In My Creative Opinion. 

This sweet lady is a pure delight to know.  You can tell just by looking at her photo, she is kind and fun and oh so creative!



Tracey's card:


Um, wow right?!  The perfect tones, the lovely design, the clean and crisp canvas.... this is the perfect way to say thank you to someone in your life, Tracey nailed it!  She created a true Fusion, using the inspiration from the photo and the sketch.   Please go visit this lovely lady here and tell her how fabulous this card is.

And here is my card:


I used the colors from the inspiration photo and one element of the sketch, the oval.  I stamped my flowers (Stampers Anonymous/Studio 490) and then sponges in color using PTI Raspberry Fizz and SU! Baked Brown Sugar.  The sentiment (Impression Obsession) is also stamped in Baked Brown Sugar.  I used the negative cut from my MFT oval die with this bright yellow chevron paper.  I added the accents of the MME enamel dots, some lace ribbon and some gold floss.  It is very hard to see, but I draped a creative pattern with my floss.

This card is dedicated to both Tracey and Lesley for being AMAZING!

Please head on over to Fusion for more anniversary fun!  

Entering this into:
Simon Says Stamps Monday- Vintage/Mixed Media DT call

Thanks for stopping today! 

16 comments:

Lynn said...

Adore Tracey - so glad you asked her to guest. Your cards are truly fabulous!

Julia Aston said...

Love the lace with the gold thread woven through it and your lovely bloom layered on your frame Katie! Julia xx

Migdalia said...

Simply beautiful!! Happy New Year!!
Have a blessed day,
Migdalia
Crafting With Creative M


sandie said...

So pretty Katie. Love the Kraft and yellow combo plus the lace and thread is a lovely touch. I love Tracey's cards, off to see it now x

Tracey McNeely said...

Katie beautiful bold and lively card, I love the tilt on the sketch. The bit of lace is so sweet. Thank you so much for inviting me as your guest my friend!

Loll said...

Sweet! Great job of combining elements of the photo and the sketch. Such a beautiful card ... the yellow and pink look awesome with your kraft card base. Your flowers are so pretty, and the lace and gold thread are perfect finishing touches. Congrats on Fusion's 2nd birthday!

Karren said...

Beautiful take on the challenge graphic, Katie! Your flower against the yellow and kraft background looks fabulous!

Lisa said...

I think both of you ladies are as sweet as can be and your cards are FABULOUS!!

Diane Jaquay said...

Your card is lovely, Katie!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Katie, your cards are so impactful to me, they are whimsical and fun, and I always come away with a feeling from them, I love how you do that!!!!

HUGS my dear!

~amy~ said...

Beautiful! Love your card and tracey's! super fun!

Jeanne J said...

Hi Katie! Yep Tracey a total sweetheart! I love your card Katie! The open frame design with that glittery gold sentiment and the yellow and purple together are amazing! So beautiful!

SonjaK said...

Such a pretty take on the challenge! Love how the bright yellow chevron PP pops off your kraft card.

Annette Allen said...

wow your card is gorgeous.. I love how you added the ribbon.. so pretty

Kelly Griglione said...

Hey Katie! Love your coloring on the flower...especially the brown on the leaves. It's so unexpected, and goes with the tone of your background just perfectly. Wonderful card! Hope you're having a great New Year!

Brandi said...

What a beautiful card!!!