Thursday, September 3, 2015

Fusion Challenge - Sept 3 - Back to School

Well, here it is September already - and we're so glad to be back with the Fusion Challenge - did you miss us over the summer??!!  Here's our challenge for the next two weeks:
I couldn't get my head around the sketch this week -  so I went with the photo inspiration - the school and blackboard theme in particular!
I made my own little canvas using the Mini Canvas Die from Lil Inker Designs.  I die cut it out of woodgrain paper from Amuse.  I embossed the sentiment from Paint Your Canvas with white embossing powder on chalkboard contact paper.  I removed the backing and adhered it to the canvas.  I left the little flecks of powder around the sentiment to make it look like chalk dust.  (i.e. I didn't use my embossing buddy!)
I stamped a sentiment from Desk Top Design from PTI on a piece of lined paper card from Amuse that I punched with my Spiral punch from SU (boy, I haven't used that in years!)  The apple and heart are from the same Desk Top Design set.  I also used the coordinating dies for the apple and the pencil cup.
The pencil cup holds pencils and a pair of scissors - too cute, right??!!
I placed my blackboard canvas on this cute little wooden easel - also available from Lil' Inker Designs.

So welcome back to FUSION!!! We hope you will join us - you will find lots of inspiration from my talented Teamies over at the Fusion Blog!  Can't wait to see how YOU are inspired!!

I'm also linking this to the following challenges:

AAA Cards - Spectacular Embossing

 
Addicted to Stamps - Use Die Cuts
 
Sweet Stampin - School Days
 
Julia



Stamps:  Paint Your Canvas - Lil'Inker Designs, Desk Top Design - PTI
Paper:  Woodgrain and Lined Paper - Amuse, Chalk Board Sheet - Contact Brand.
Ink:  Versamark, True Black, Orange Zest, Pure Poppy, Simply Chartreuse, Soft Stone, Hawaiian Shores - PTI
Accessories:  Mini Canvas Die - Lil' Inker Designs, Desk Top Design Dies - PTI, ScorTape, Spiral Punch - SU, heat tool, Wooden Easel - Lil' Inker Design, White Embossing Powder.

24 comments:

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is amazing!

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

What a fun back to school card.........too bad we have no one to send them to! LOL! Love the way you used the easel as well as the spiral punch and embossing. Hugs, dear friend.

sandie said...

Love the little dust splashes on the chalk board, great idea!

Veerle said...

Wonderful creation, love it. Thank you so much for joining our stamps & die cuts challenge. Greetings, Veerle DT member Addicted To Stamps

Jeanne J said...

Why didn't I think of this? Chalkboard is perfect for this one!! You have every little detail just right - the bitty accessories just a treat to look at Julia!

Annette Allen said...

oh my this is so awesome..

Marilyn (mlj-mlj) said...

Too cute!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card...just adorable and so sweet for a teacher.

Sue from Oregon said...

So fun Julia...love your dusty chalk touch too1

Jane said...

I love your little chalkboard, so perfect for a back to school theme. Thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards.

Justine Hovey said...

Beautiful chalkboard look! Thanks for playing along at AAA Card Challenge! Justine

Jill Norwood said...

What a wonderful project! Love your "chalk dust" made by not using the embossing buddy! Great idea!!!

butterfly said...

What a great chalkboard look - a perfect back to school gift to ease the return! It's delightful.
Alison xx

mixamatoasties said...

Love this, it's a great card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'.

Susan

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Julia, gorgeous creation with the back to school theme. Love your "chalky" embossing.
Thank you for joining us at Addicted To Stamps Challenge.
Greetings Miranda (dt-ATSC)

Sammy said...

Love this! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Lyndal said...

Fabulous blackboard Julia!

SmilynStef said...

What an awesome chalkboard effect ... love this card.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow!!! Perfect!!

Deanne :)

Deb~Paxton Valley Folk Art said...

Love it Julia, perfect for the start of the school year and the embossed sentiment on the chalkboard is very authentic looking (love that you embraced the imperfections :O) Deb xo

Ceal said...

what a great teacher gift! thanks for sharing with us at AAA Cards!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Julia, this is over the top awesome! Love love the little easel and your chalk-tastic amazingness!!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is really amazing! Love the sentiment and such a lovely gift! So inspiring!

Coralynn Murray said...

This is such a fun project! Thanks for playing along with us at AAA Cards!

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