Thursday, January 15, 2015

Fusion Challenge - Jan 15th

Wow - didn't we have a great Fusion One Year Anniversary Celebration -  what great inspiration we had from all of our Guest DT's - and wonderful entries from all of you as well!  Today it's time for another challenge and here it is:
I was inspired by the photo this fortnight. I had this wonderful Barnwood paper that was perfect for the heart shape.  I used a Wendy Vecchi Large Heart Stencil to trace my heart - cutting it out of the patterned paper as well as cardstock - which I adhered together so the heart was sturdier.  I sponged the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and layered it to the card with foam dots.  The XO is a die cut from the Stacked Words/Valentines die from Alterations/Tim Holtz.  The XO is also up on foam dots.  Then I just added 3 home made enamel dots. It was hard for me to leave that bottom right corner 'naked' but anything I put there didn't look balanced - so I stood strong and walked away from the card! LOL!! 
I'm presently making cards for a Valentine Sale at my church in Feb - so while I had everything out -  I made 3 more cards using all the same supplies.  I thought this one with the 14 die cut would be great for a teen boy or older male when you want to send a Valentine but you don't want it to be too mushy!
Here I used the same die cut as my first card but a different lighter background paper.
And here's another one of the die cuts from the die strip and a different background pattern.  I also forgot to sponge the edges of the heart (Oops!) - so the edges aren't as defined.
And a final shot at the whole group of cards!

You'll find all the challenge details, some incredible inspiration from the Design Team, as well as the link-up for your creation over at the Fusion Challenge blog.
Paper:  white, True Black, Pure Poppy - PTI, DP - Barnwood/Paper Pizazz and Country Boutique Paper Pad/Fancy Pants.
Ink:  Ranger Distress Walnut Stain.  
Accessories:  Stacked Words/Valentine die - Alterations/Tim Holtz, Large Heart Stencil - Wendy Vecchi,  home made enamel dots, foam dots. 


Pamellia said...

Wow Julia, what an amazing collection! Love the woodgrain and that big wonky heart! Just a change or two here and there...presto, completely amazing set of cards! Fabulous! until next time, big hugs :)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love all of these!

Marybeth said...

Hi Julia. I LOVED ....the inspration photo from the celebration,but never found the time to get in a extra many did, and they were gorgeous.
LOVE all the cards you made today with the beautiful heart in wood.

Annette Allen said...

wow these are fabulous.. love the big hearts

Pamellia said...

Hi Julia!

Just thought I would tell you about my day today. The minute I saw your gorgeous card with the big wooden heart this morning, my brain started churning! I went to the Fusion site, hit the follow button and headed to my craft room to get to work! I have just finished my card for your challenge and will be playing along with you as soon as I can get the photos done and write the post!

Thanks so much for being such a great source of inspiration! Big hugs :)

Lynn said...

What a fabulous set of cards...absolutely love how you were inspired!

Deepti said...

These are delightful ! I was not knowing you had a set of four beauties :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome set of cards!

~amy~ said...

well, look at you. Love them all Julia!

Betty said...

I'm in love with your pretty card set, Julia :-)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

those hearts look amazingly real, such a wonderful job!