Thursday, April 14, 2016

Fusion Card Challenge - April 14 - April Showers

Just in time for spring - there's a really fun new Fusion Challenge posted!   We seem to have had lots of rain already in March in my corner of the world so hopefully we can just move on to the flowers for April!!
I was inspired by the umbrella and the rainbow colors this fortnight.  I did a watercolor wash background by brushing water over a panel of Arches Watercolor paper and then brushing on watered down red, orange, yellow, green and blue water color paints.
I dried the panel with my heat tool and then stamped the umbrella and sentiment from Scattered Showers by PTI.  I added Tiny Twinkles to the umbrella where there were little circles on the stamp and scattered 3 enamel dots.
I layered the panel to a white cardstock base.
What inspires you for this week's Fusion Card Challenge?   The photo, the colors, the sketch or all of it??!!  You'll find the challenge details and link here as well as lots of inspiration from the rest of the Design Team!  We'd love to have you join us!  We also have a new April Guest Designer - Bonnie Sharp - so let's give her a warm welcome!
Stamps:  Scattered Showers - PTI
Paper:  Arches Watercolor Paper, White - PTI
Ink:  True Black, Stormy Sea, Green Parakeet - PTI
Accessories:  Tiny Twinkles - Taylored Expressions, home made enamel dots, watercolor paints, paint brush, water.

7 comments:

sandie said...

Fabulous background and love all the sparkles on the umbrella. Perfect placement of the enamel dots x

Redanne said...

Golly Julia, I felt very touched by your beautiful card - it really does say it all and the gems on the umbrella is such a lovely touch. Stunning!

Hugs, Anne xx

PS - Just have to say - I am absolutely thrilled ...

Pamellia Johnson said...

Beautiful interpretation of the photo. I love that took the umbrella colours and turned it into a rainbow background! hugs :)

Lynn said...

Such a sweet design Julia. Love the soft rainbow and the enamel dots are the perfect extra touch.

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Gorgeous card. Just love your watercolour background
xxx

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Julia! One of my all fave PTI sets! The rainbow background looks amazing!

Karren said...

That watercolored background is so soft and pretty, Julia! Fabulous card!