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Thursday, October 14, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Pumpkin Mugs'

 

Welcome to the latest Fusion Card Challenge - 'Pumpkin Mugs'!! This beautiful photo and fabulous sketch are both pretty lovely. SO.... which will you choose,  the sketch, the photo or both as your inspiration?

My project, taking cues from both the photo and the sketch, focuses on the beautifully hued pumpkins. I ink blended a soft Latte background, stamped a few bits of greenery, stacked my trio of pumpkins and added a crisp, tiny sentiment. A coordinating Kraft envelope finishes off this CAS fall 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. 



stamps: Hey Pumpkin (Flora & Fauna)
paper: Vintage Cream, Classic Kraft, Aqua Mist (PTI)
ink: Latte, Slate (A Muse), Robin's Egg (ColorBox), Cocoa Bean (PTI), Field Greens (HA)
other: Classic Kraft A2 envelope (PTI)

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, September 16, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Peach Birthday'

It's time for another Fusion Card Challenge - 'Peach Birthday'!! This beautifully hued photo and fabulous sketch are both pretty lovely. SO.... which will you choose,  the sketch, the photo or both as your inspiration?

My project, taking cues from both the photo and the sketch, focuses on the lovely ombre rainbow. I poked through my scrap bin for little bits of pinky/peachy color and created my framed rainbow..... adding sprinkles of sparkle (to imitate the balloons), a simple (non-birthday) sentiment, a bit of texture on the mini slimline card base and a pretty paper strip to mimic the box pattern wallpaper behind the balloons. I fashioned a matching slimline envelope to complete the petite ensemble!

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. 





stamps: Painted Peony (Concord & 9th)
paper: Stampers Select White, Berry Sorbet, Bitty Box Basics (PTI)
ink: Versafine Onyx
dies: Mini Slimline Essentials (Pinkfresh), Mini Slimline Card & Envelope (Trinity Stamps), 3x3 Rainbow Cover (The Stamp Market), Trendy Tag (MFT)
other: misc. sprinkles

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!

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Nautical Bear'


It's waaaay past time for the 'Nautical Bear" Fusion Card Challenge (since it's time for a new one, starting tomorrow)!! However, I'm posting a few cards, which were finally photographed. I'm so very sorry for the delay!

My projects, taking inspiration from both the photo and the sketch, focus on the red/white/blue color combo and the nautical theme (oops... no little bear here!). I've mimicked the ombre frosting, using an array of blues, added lots of pops of red, a crisp sentiment and a bit of texture (swirly clouds peeking out) and dimension. And, YAY, a few little boy birthday cards to add to the stash!!

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.  





stamps: You Float My Boat (MFT), Under the Sea (Flora & Fauna), Keep It Simple: Birthday II (PTI)
paper: Stampers Select White, Pure Poppy, Bitty Big: Pure Poppy (PTI)
ink: Cherry (The Stamp Market), Iceberg, Eastern Sky, Ultramarine (Altenew)
dies: You Float My Boat (MFT), Swirling Clouds (PTI)
other: dimensional tape

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, August 19, 2021

Fusion Card Challenge - 'Crayons'

It's time for another Fusion Card Challenge - 'Crayons'!! This beautiful, happy rainbow and fabulous sketch couldn't have come at a better time as it has been raining cats and dogs for three days (which is why only ONE photo..... thus far!). Will you choose the sketch, the photo or both as your inspiration?

My project, taking inspiration from both the photo and the sketch, focuses on the lovely hues and the stipe element. A bit of texture on the stitched tag and card background, a plethora of color, crisp sentiment and a snippet of black twine finish off this CAS thank you! (gah....looking at this photo, I wish that I'd lined up all of my colorful pencils. Perhaps I'll redo and post V2!).

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!

Thursday, August 5, 2021

The Fusion Card Challenge - 'Kitty Butterfly'


Happy Thursday..... and welcome to the newest Fusion Card Challenge, 'Kitty Butterfly'The inspiration photo is quite wonderful (and LOVE our two kitties!!) - 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 adorable feline and petite butterfly. For some reason or another, I was seeing a Canyon Clay/Cobalt color combo.....something I wouldn't normally put together. But, it's good to stretch a bit and try new things. Not quite sure how well this 'stretch' works though!! Anyway.... a smattering of patterned papers, some texture from my favorite polka dots, a trio of little butterflies finish and a coordinating lined envelope finish off this clean and simple 'thank you'. 

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.  





stamps: Kit 'N Caboodle, Wee Follk (PTI)
paper: Stampers Select White, Canyon Clay, Bitty Big: Canyon Clay (PTI), Cobalt (The Stamp Market)
ink: Canyon Clay (PTI), Apricot (HA), Cobalt (TSM), Onyx Black (Versafine)
dies: Kit 'N Caboodle, Wee Folk
other: polka dot embossing folder, dimensional tape

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, 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