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Thursday, June 24, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - Summer Dreamin'

Happy Thursday..... and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, Summer Dreamin'. The inspiration photo is quite lovely (I'm really, really desiring a long beach vacay!) - but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking vague inspiration from both the photo and the sketch, focuses on the soothing summer vibe. This citrus-y mini slimline (apparently, I'm a little obsessed with this card size/shape!) includes a kraft base (sand??), some pretty shades of yellow, scallop/stitching and a crisp sentiment. A few bits of lemon sparkle and a coordinating slimline envelope are the finishing touches! 

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.  

P.S. - a sweet farewell to DT member, Michelle Lupton...... who is stepping away after providing 7+ years of inspiration, and SO many lovely designs, for the Fusion Challenge!




We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Thursday, May 27, 2021

The Fusion Card Challenge - 'Laugh Decor'


Happy Thursday..... and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Laugh Decor'. The inspiration photo is quite lovely, with it's beautifully decorated, and incredibly organized office - but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from both the photo and the sketch, focuses on the soothing soft pink and aqua hues and the beautiful florals. This mini slimline card includes a trio of blooms, a bit of scallop/stitching detail and a simple, gold sentiment. A few pink jewels and a coordinating slimline envelope are the finishing touches! 

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.




We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Painted Peony (Concord & 9th), Petite Eucalyptus (The Greetery)
paper: Stampers Select White, Aqua Mist, Bitty Big-Aqua Mist (PTI), Gold Foil cardstock (Taylored Expressions)
ink: Rose Petal, Tropical Forest mini ink cubes (Altenew), Bubblegum (The Stamp Market)
dies: Painted Peony (Concord & 9th), Petite Eucalyptus (The Greetery), Mini Slimline Double Stitched dies (Kat Scrappiness), Signature Words (Altenew), Mini Slimline Card and Envelope die set (Trinity Stamps)
Other: Pink jewels (Pretty Pink Posh), misc. aqua cardstock, dimensional tape 

Thursday, May 13, 2021

The Fusion Card Challenge - 'Thank you'

Happy Thursday..... and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Thank You'!! The inspiration photo is quite adorable, with it's happy, flower-covered canine friend....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from both the photo and the sketch, focuses on the petite pup and the beautifully hued florals. This mini slimline card includes my favorite polka dots, a bit of scallop/stitching detail and a simple sentiment. A few pink jewels are the finishing touches! 

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.





We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Floral Bits, Ditsy Bits (The Ton)
paper: Stampers Select White, Cocoa Bean, True Black (PTI), Party Pink, Orchid, Fuchsia (The Stamp Market)
ink: Cocoa bean (PTI), Tropical Forest,Tea Party, Rose Petal, War and Cozy mini ink cube quads (Altenew)
dies: Mini Slimline Scalloped Edge dies (Kat Scrappiness), Picture Book Labrador (SSS), 
other: dimensional tape, pink jewels (PPP), polka dot embossing folder

Thursday, April 15, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Poppies'


Happy Thursday..... and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Poppies'!! The inspiration photo is quite lovely, with it's soothing floral vignette....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from the photo, focuses on the creamy shiplap background, the beautifully hued florals (loving the sage/coral/yellow color combo!) and the lovely vintage-y pitcher/watering can.....with just a few teeny tiny pearls for added interest.  A postage frame and the perfect sentiment are the finishing touches on this CAS card.

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.





We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Petite Pots, Community Garden, Anniversary Set: Mixed Bouquet (PTI)
paper: Rustic White, Berry Sorbet, Smokey Shadow (PTI)
ink: Ocean Tides, Summer Sunrise (PTI), Coral Bliss, Heart Beat, Gray Denim, Cloudy Night (Altenew), Versafine Watermark
dies: Nesting Basics: Pierced Rectangles, Mixed Bouquet (PTI), Postal Frames (The Greetery)
other: white embossing powder, pearls (A Muse), embossing folder/wide stripe (mfg.- ??)

Thursday, April 1, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Bee Kind''

Happy Thursday..... and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Be Kind'!! The inspiration photo is quite lovely, with a beautiful blue background and buzzing bee....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from the photo, focuses on the soft blues and a trio of petite bees.....with a few sparkle-y jewels for added interest.  A scalloped frame and the perfect sentiment are the finishing touches on this CAS card.

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together.




We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Quoted: Honeycomb (PTI)
paper: Vintage Cream Linen cardstock (PTI)
ink; Aqua Mist,Spring Rain, Blueberry, Weathervane (PTI), Sea Glass, TropicTeal (The Stamp Market),  Sky Blue, Smoke Slue (Color Box), Versafine Onyx Black
dies: Shakers & Sprinkles Kit (PTI)
other: misc. jewels, dimensional tape

 
 

Friday, March 19, 2021

Waffleflower March 2021 Week 3 Challenge 'Watercolor Florals'

 I am delighted to be joining Waffleflower Design Team member, Jeanne,  and Guest Designer, Karen, in creating for Waffleflower's new weekly challenge! The WEEK 3 challenge focuses on watercolored florals.... which makes me SO very happy, as we are finally begin to see signs of spring in Western NY (I heard the birds chirping this morning)!! 

The newest Waffle Flower Challenge begins on Friday, 3/19/21, and runs through Thursday, 3/25/21! For this week's challenge,  Jeanne, Karen and I will be sharing our creations on 3 platforms: Blog, Instagram (#wfc2103w3) and Facebook! Check out the details below:


THE CHALLENGE: to use watercolored florals in your projects!


THREE WAYS TO ENTER the challenge:



Hoping that you'll join in the challenge FUN!! There are A-MAZING rewards!



My take on the  watercolored florals challenge includes an array of pretty posies (it seems that SPRING is finally in the air!!).  I took my CAS card one step further by creating a hand painted plaid background in a soft aqua/teal. The spring-hued blooms and greenery are stamped/embossed in white and watercolored with Distress inks. After a bit of quick fussy cutting, I added a few finishing touches……the pretty enamel dots, stitched rectangle frame and a beautiful ‘Oh happy day’ sentiment. 






Please join in!! There are bound to be many lovelies in the Waffleflower Week 3 Challenge gallery (and a plethora of springtime inspiration). We can't wait to see what YOU will create..... it's sure to be a watercolored masterpiece!

stamps: Rejoice Rabbit, Bouquet Builder 1 (Waffleflower)
paper: Strathmore Watercolor 140 lb.
ink: Evergreen Bough, Peacock Feathers, Picked Raspberry, Wilted Violet, Scattered Straw (Tim Holtz Distress), Versafine Onyx Black and Watermark inks
Other: Enamel Dots (Waffleflower 'Enchanted' and 'Botanical')

Thursday, March 4, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Green'

Welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Green'!! The inspiration photo is lovely, in an array of beautiful green hues....but that sketch is pretty great too! So, which will you choose as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from the sketch and the photo, focuses on the soft greens, with a bit of texture/dimension from the balloon bouquet and a few little sparkle-y additions to each balloon.  A strip of patterned paper and a birthday sentiment are the finishing touches on this CAS birthday greeting. 

The DT has created lots of lovelies, so be sure to hop on over and join the party! When playing along you may use the sketch OR the photo as you jumping off point. OR, if you are feeling super duper clever, you can fuse 'em together. 


We hope that you'll join in at the Fusion Card Challenge and will enjoy all of the loveliness from the DT and the always amazing gallery!

Tristan Dawes

stamps: Beautiful Bouquet (Stamping' Up)
paper: Vintage Cream, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss, Bitty Box Basics pp  (PTI), Celery (Bazzill), Certainly Celery (SU)
ink: Ripe Avocado (PTI)
dies: Big Balloons (The Greetery)
other: misc. sequins, pearls