Thursday, November 20, 2014

Fusion Challenge Nov 20

Welcome to this fortnights Fusion Challenge!  Thanksgiving for us in the USA is next Thursday - but  for many, our thoughts and creative juices (not to mention the music at the Malls!) are already turning towards the beautiful winter/Christmas holiday season.  And this week's Fusion inspiration is going there right with us!
I was inspired by the photo this week ( although it almost fits the sketch as well - on it's side and without the banner!)  When I saw the beautiful bell wreath I immediately thought of my Tim Holtz Holiday Wreath Die.
I used a wonderful Aged Silver embossing powder from Stampendous on the wreath and a beautiful red glitter card stock for the layered bow.  To make the barnboard background, I simply scored some lines on white cardstock and then dragged a gray ink pad over the scored panel.I layered the wreath over the panel with foam dots.  I stamped the sentiment from the Mini Holidays set by Tim Holtz in black on white cardstock and used a 1 3/4" circle punch on it.
Here's a close up so you can see how this wonderful embossing powder looks - so thick and with a little speckle in it to give it the aged look.
So what inspires YOU this week from the Fusion Challenge??  The photo or the sketch??  Or will you do a FUSION and combine the two??!  I can't wait to see what you link up.  You will find all the details at the Fusion Challenge Blog
I hope you might take a minute to check out the rest of the Design Team to see how they were inspired this week!

Michelle Folland 
Michelle Lupton

Stephanie Severin

Stamps:  Mini Holidays #5 - Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous
Paper:  White - PTI, Glitter Red - Michaels
Ink:  Versamark, Archival Jet Black, Memento Gray Flannel
Accessories:  Aged Silver Frantage Embossing Powder - Stampendous, Holiday Wreath Die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Antique Enamel Dot - My Minds Eye, foam dots, Glue N Seal - Ranger, ScorPal, 1 3/4" circle punch - EK Success.

25 comments:

Samra Leshinski said...

Wow, This is gorgeous! Thank you for the inspiration! Now I'll have to find some time to "whip up" a card for the Fusion Challenge!

Kristie Goulet said...

Stunning silver wreath, Julia!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! The metallic wreath screams elegance! Love it!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Amazing wreath!!! Inspired me to pull out my wreath stamp too!!! Love the layers, so rich!!!

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous Julia!! I just love the embossed wreath!! :)

sandie said...

I have never seen this embossing powder but it is going on my list! And the wreath is amazing, such depth. Thanks for joining us at Ink and this would be perfect for our new embossing with sparkle challenge at TIME OUT, would be fun to see you there, here is the link
http://timeoutchallenges.blogspot.co.uk/?zx=b5c9251ed7ed5c2b

Redanne said...

Oh this is gorgeous Julia, I love the silver and red - very classy! Anne xx

Susanne Vargas said...

Your metallic wreath looks fabulous with the glittery bow! Also love how you made the background - have to try this!

Lynn said...

Jaw dropping beautiful. Love that silver embossing powder. Amazing!

Lynn said...

Jaw dropping beautiful. Love that silver embossing powder. Amazing!

Annette Allen said...

oh wow that wreath is amazing.. totally gorgeous

Jeanne J said...

OMG all that thick embossing is so yummy! Wonderful idea!

Lesley Croghan said...

This is amazing!!!

Lyndal said...

LOVE the fabulous texture in this Julia!

sandie said...

I still love this wreath! And am so pleased you did link up to TIME OUT, great to see you here xx

Pat (mspfd) said...

Fabulous wreath. Beautiful card.

Marina said...

How luscious is this embossing? Great wreath card!Thank you for joining us at Inkspirational Challenges. Come back next time! Marina

Loll Thompson said...

Wow ... love the silver wreath Julia ... lots of gorgeous shine and dimension with the shaped leaves. Beautiful with the red glittery bow. Loll xx

Deepti said...

Love the shimmer and shine on the leaves, the wood grain panels adds so much to the design :) beauty!!

~amy~ said...

*thud*
This is amazing Julia!

Anita in France said...

Wow, this is simply stunning, Julia ... the shimmer, the shine, the texture ... fantastic! So delighted you played along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

Shauna said...

This is fantastic! Such a bold wreath and so much glitter! Perfect for a holiday card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
- Shauna

Lee-Anne said...

Wow! Love that wreath...so elegant, Julia!

Kate said...

Stunning Julia !!! Love the embossing and that dinky red glitter bow !!!

Betty Wright said...

So beautiful, Julia! Love the color and dimension of that wreath! Fabulous card!

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