Thursday, March 12, 2015

Fusion Challenge - March 12

 Welcome to this fortnight's Fusion Challenge!  I just love the beautiful colors on these flowers and also the thought that all the snow we still have here in MA will, in fact, some day give way to blooms such as these!!
So although I started out thinking I would use these lovely colors - my card took it's own direction, as sometime happens, and I ended up using the sketch instead - with a nod to the photo using purple and blue on my coneflower! 
My card is all Wendy Vecchi today.  I used her Archival inks -Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue, Watering Can, Hydrangea and Fern Green, along with Archival Jet Black.  I stenciled with her Check Mate, Vintage Quilt and Basically Bricks stencils along with two of her SISI stamp/stencil sets Cone Flower and For the Holidays. I masked the right edge before stenciling the bricks and I drew the lines at the edges of the stencils with a black Fude Ball pen.
I also stamped over the coneflower with Wendy's Spatter stamp in Brilliance Moonlight white ink and I stamped over the bow with the lovely lacey stamp from the Say it With Art set.  The sentiment is from Wendy's Passion for Art set.  The flower and bow are popped up on foam dots.

Please check out the inspiration from the rest of the Design Team:
Amy Tsuruta (taking a break this week) - Betty J - Deepti
and add YOUR fusion card to the Fusion Challenge

I'm linking my card to these other challenges as well:

Wendy Vecchi March Make ART challenge - to use stencils.

Crazy 4 Challenges - Put a Bow on It!

Stamps:  Wendy Vecchi Studio 490/Stampendous - Spatter Background, Say it With Art, A Passion for Art.
Paper:  White, Smokey Shadow - PTI
Ink:  Archival Jet Black,  Wendy Vecchi Archival Orange Blossom, Cornflower Blue, Watering Can, Hydrangea, Fern Green, Brilliance Moonlight White.
Accessories:  Wendy Vecchi Stencils Check Mate, Vintage Quilt, Basically Bricks,  SISI Stamps/Stencils - For the Holidays, Coneflower, foam dots, Fude Ball Black Pen

16 comments:

Pamellia Johnson said...

Fabulous Julia! Love the brick background and that big bow on the flower stem! hugs :)

Samra Leshinski said...

What a great design, so artsy...love that brick background! Have a wonderful day Julia :)

Marybeth said...

I love the way you used the sketch, Julia! The backgrounds and your card turned out beautiful!

Deepti said...

That background looks awesome and so are the colors

Becca Cruger said...

Oh wow - love the different stencils used and this design definitely took on a great life of it's own. Even if it didn't want to go along with the color scheme. :D

*Vicki* said...

Such a fun background here and I love that flower!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Julia! Love the brick background and pretty flower! Thanks for the never ending inspiration!

Redanne said...

Your card is a real beauty Julia, I love the checkerboard and wall background and the cone flower looks wonderful with the bow on it! Just beautiful! Hugs, Anne xx

Annette Allen said...

this is gorgeous.. love all those fun patterns.. great designing.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I love the pop of orange here, the contrast is awesome with the purple, great flower too. !

Brenda Brown said...

Such a pretty card Julia, love that three panels together and that gorgeous flower.
Have a great weekend.
hugs Brenda xxxx

Terry said...

Love the color combination and the background is fabulous for that lovely flower! Such a pretty card. Happy Weekend!

Lisa S. said...

Love your WV style card Julia! The brick looks amazing. :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love your inspiration for the sketch, Julia, and how you let the card develop as it wanted. Your patterns and design are awesome!! Hugs, Darnell

Betty Wright said...

Love the contrast of colors, patterns, and dimension! Fantastic design!

Kim said...

Love this, Julia! You know how to rock those Wendy Vecchi products!!

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