Thursday, January 2, 2014

Fusion Challenge January 12th

Welcome to a new year of Fusion Challenges with the brand new Design Team!   Here is  the first Fusion challenge for 2014!
 
I sometimes struggle with colors I'm told to use (!) for example in the picture above - I very rarely use orange but I have set myself the goal to really try and somehow combine both the photo and the sketch for each challenge.  SO I made it this week!  We'll see how far I can go with this!!  But - the fun of this challenge is that it's perfectly fine to do one or the other.   No guilt involved -  just self imposed!!
I found this great patterned paper in my stash that sort of matches one of the pillows in the photo.  I used a stitched mat die to mimic the tufted headboard.  I scored 3 lines across the patterned paper above the sentiment for the sketch (just barely visible in the photo!).  I used grey, orange, brown and white from the photo.

Here are links to the rest of the team -  lets go see if they did the sketch, photo or both!  And we hope you're inspired to join in as well!







Stamps:  Party Animal - Avery Elle
Paper:  White, Orange Zest, Dark Chocolate - PTI, Basic Grey - SU, DP Enchanged/Authentique, Country Boutique/Fancy Pants
Ink:  Archival Coffee
Accessories:  Enamel dots - My Minds Eye, stitch mats rectangles - Lil' Inker Designs, Scor Pal, 1" circle punch - EK Success.

16 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

LOL Julia...I thought I should use both the sketch and the photo this time too! Considering you rarely use orange, you sure knew how to work with it! Love the patterned paper you used for your circles and all the scoring you did. No surprise here...your card is one of my very favorites!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Mona Pendleton said...

Terrific card Julia! Thanks for the inspiration! Can't wait to play along!

Deepti said...

Beautiful Card Julia :) doesn't look like u had to struggle ;) it looks perfect

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Julia, the paper you used is so pretty.

Lynn said...

Oh goodness Julia...completely in love with the soft patterns on this card. Gorgeous...so happy to be on this team with you!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card and congrats on the new DT gig!! :)

SmilynStef said...

I must check out that stitched die ... love those stars ... such a great design.

the primitive country bug said...

Love your card and how the grey paper really does look like it matches the inspiration photo! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving me some love! Blessings~ Birgit

~amy~ said...

yahooo julia! Congrats on the Fusion team! Such the perfect card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

So very fun and playful! The stars make me smile! :)

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Julia - a perfect FUSION :) :) :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous and so thoughtful, I love how you explained your process!

Lucille K said...

Nice to see how you designed this card, it's very pretty, love the orange :)

Alison Barclay said...

Perfect card! You captured both the photo inspiration and the sketch with brilliant creative flair! :)

Karen Haman said...

Pretty card! Love the houndstooth & star circles! I too struggle with color challenges (though I often feel color-challenged all on my own - you'd think I'd like having someone take out the guess work). You did awesome with this card!