Thursday, October 9, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - October 9th

Welcome to another Fusion Challenge!  Even though we are settling into fall and thinking of falling leaves here in the Northern Hemisphere -  our inspiration photo gives us a last breath of summer and a reminder of beautiful gardens of flowers!
This time - I was inspired completely by the photo -  I've had the Sizzix Flower Die - Build a Lilac for more than a year - and haven't run it through my Vagabond ONCE  - so this photo was the impetus for me to do just that - and here's my card.  I didn't shape it or color it like a lilac blossom -  I used the white and blue from the photo for the blooms.
And layered them over a die cut branch using my Alterations Bird Branch die - almost completely covering the branch with the flowers - you can see little peeks of brown if you look closely!   I used Coredinations papers that have a nice texture to them and I pounced Broken China Distress ink over the white blossoms.  I used my 1/4" hole punch for the centers of each blossom - punching them out of yellow glitter cardstock from Michaels.  I used Chit Chat Stickers for the sentiment - and stamped a Happy Birthday sentiment inside.
I made the barnboard background by scoring a panel of white cardstock - then dragging Weathered Wood and Brushed Corduroy Distress inks over it.  This technique makes a great barnboard look I think!
I knotted pieces of Linen Ribbon and Bakers Twine around the stem of the branch.
I'm also entering this card in the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - to use ribbon, Twine and/or Fiber.
So what has inspired you for this Fusion Challenge??  The photo, the sketch - or will you combine them both??  I can't wait to see what you link up over at the challenge!  You'll find all the details here.

Here are the links to the Fusion Design Team -  where you will find lots of delicious inspiration!

Stephanie Severin

Paper:  White - Coredinations, blue & Green - Ranger Distress Cordinations, yellow glitter card stock - Michaels.
Ink:  Ranger Distress - Weathered Wood, Brushed Corduroy, Broken China
Accessories:  Idea-ology Linen Ribbon, Ocean Bakers Twine - The Twinery, form dots, ScorPal, Sizzix Flower Die - Build a Lilac, Alterations Bird Branch Die.


*Vicki* said...

So beautiful Julia!! Love your background for your flowers! HUGS :)

Annette Allen said...

wow this is gorgeous.. love all those layered flowers

Deepti said...

This is beautiful, I love how u captured the photo so perfectly :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

How wondrous is this? LOVE the background and the centers so elegant!!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

love this creation, the colors and the overall design, great card!
remember my "Throwback Thursday" challenge is under way...hopefully I can see you one day playing with us!
hugs from california

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love your cluster of blooms!

Betty J. said...

So pretty all the glitter in the middle of the flowers :-)

~amy~ said...

Julia, this is incredible! I love those blooms and their glittery gold centers.

butterfly said...

Love all the blossoms against the rustic wood-look background - lovely card, Julia.
Alison xx

icardeveryone01 said...

Oh so pretty, Julia! I love lilacs!!

Donna B. said...

Julia, this is a gorgeous mixed media card. I love the lilacs and how you used the linen ribbon and twine. Thanks for joining us this month at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

Lynn K said...

Lovely card - I like how you used the linen ribbon and the bakers twine!! Thanks for joining us in this month's Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

Lynn said...

What a beautiful bouquet! I love all of the different textures you used. Thanks for playing along in the Mixed Media Challenge!

Rachel said...

oooooo this is pretty pretty pretty!!! i love the little gold dots in the center of every single little flower! gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!