Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - April 10th

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Well, stamping friends - it's Thursday and there's a new Fusion Challenge! We are SO HAPPY to welcome Jeanne Jachna to the Design Team with this weeks challenge!  And at the same time so sorry to be saying goodbye to Geri - we'll miss your wonderful creations and wish you the best!
  
With spring upon us we'll be getting our gardens cleaned up and ready for planting - and today's photo inspiration puts us right in that mood!  Aren't these rose backed chairs gorgeous?! Can you imagine walking into a wedding reception or shower and seeing these?!  Or maybe you're not a flower person and you'll be inspired by something else in the photo - or just the sketch?
I found inspiration in both for my card today.  I used watercolor paper for the oval and top panels.  My card base is Vintage Cream card stock.  The inked flowers look softer as the watercolor paper absorbs the ink a bit more, a nice look for a sympathy card I think.  The stamps are Petals and Posies from Reverse Confetti.
I scored lines on the panel under the lower half of the oval to represent the lines on the base of the chair in the photo.  You can see them much better IRL!
What inspires you most -  the photo or the sketch?  Or will you do both like I did this week?  Can't wait to see what you link up over at the Fusion Challenge Blog!

You'll find lots of inspiration from the other Fusion Design Team Members linked below:


Sindhu
Stephanie Severin

Stamps:  Petals and Posies - Reverse Confetti
Paper:  Water color paper - Canson Paper Pad, Vintage Cream - PTI
Ink:  Archival Watering Can and Leaf Green, Adirondack Mountain Rose and Lemonade.
Accessories:  lucky blend sequins - Avery Elle, foam dots, oval die - Alterations Movers and Shapers, ScorPal.
 

14 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Stunning card, Julia. Love that neutral background and the pretty colours you used!

Ellen Taylor said...

Fabulous card Julia! Love the color combo and your take on the sketch! Have a fantastic day!
Ellen

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful card Julia!!!

~amy~ said...

How pretty!

Marybeth said...

Wow Julia ,you did a beautiful job with the inspiration photo. Love your card!

Deepti said...

Love the fabulous colors n stamping you did :) beautiful card

Mary Marsh said...

this is such a pretty inspired card Julia-I would love to be at a wedding reception that featured those beautiful chairs

Charlene said...

So adorable!!!

Kim Heggins said...

Such a sweet sympathy card...those are always so hard to make and you nailed it.

Lynn said...

Julia, you know I love purely stamped cards! This is absolutely beautiful!

Joyce said...

Such a beautiful sympathy card. Sure to bring comfort to the recipient. The flowers are just lovely.

Shirley said...

First, what a great stamp set! Your card is just so pretty with those wonderful colors, the great way you used the set to encase the sentiment! So lovely!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Lovely, the colors are perfect!

Betty J. said...

Love all the white space on your card and the pretty flowers, Julia. :-)

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