Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fusion Challenge - One Year Anniversary Celebration!

If you are looking for my Mixed Media Card Challenge post please click here.

Fusion is one year old this month!  And we are having a one Year Anniversary Celebration.  Each of the Design Team has invited a Guest Designer to join us for January - someone we admire and who inspires us.  I invited my friend, the wonderfully talented and creative Mona Pendleton to be my Guest Designer.  You will find all of the DT and Guest DT inspiration over at the Fusion Blog.  Here is the inspiration photo and sketch for January!  You can be inspired for your creation by one or both!
I was inspired by the photo this month -  I loved the shaggy banner and the blackboard design!
First, I punched out the bottom area using the Stampin'Up Curly Label punch.  I embossed the front of the white card using Wendy Vecchi's Archival Tree Branch ink, the Woodgrain Background  stamp from Waltzingmouse and Wendy Vecchi's Tree Branch Embossing Powder.  Then I sponged over the whole thing with Wendy Vecchi's Archival Potting Soil ink.  I cut a panel of black cardstock and white embossed the sentiment, stars and streamers from Cake and Candles by Avery Elle.  Then I rubbed some Adirondack Snow Cap ink over the panel to give a chalk dust look using my finger.
I made the fringe banners by die cutting some tissue paper with the Fringe Border die from Memory Box.  I folded the tissue paper over 4 times and die cut it - then cut small pieces, stapled them at the top to hold them together and glued them to a piece of twine.
I die cut and embossed the balloon dog from Party Animal from Avery Elle.on Sweet Blush card stock using Frantage Shabby White Embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiments on white and punched them with the SU Word Window punch.  I added enamel dots to the ends of the streamers.
So - we hope you will join us in our One Year Anniversary Celebration by linking your inspired card over at Fusion - where you will find lots of inspiration from the DT and our wonderful Guest Designers as well!

I'm also linking this to the Mixed Media Card Challenge -  Theme New - Optional Element Tissue Paper.

Stamps:  Woodgrain Background - Waltzingmouse, Cake & Candles and Party Animal - Avery Elle.
Paper:  White, True Black, Sweet Blush - PTI, white, aqua and pink tissue paper from stash.
Ink:  Versamark, Wendy Vecchi Archival Tree Branch and Potting Soil, Adirondack Snowcap Ink.
Accessories:  Frantage Shabby White Embossing Powder - Stampendous, white embossing powder, Wendy Vecchi Tree Branch Embossing Powder, Fringe Border Die - Memory Box, Party Animal Die - Avery Elle, tiny attacher - Ranger, Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Glue N Seal - Ranger, Word Window Punch, Curly Label Punch - Stampin'Up, foam dots, enamel dots - home made from Perler Beeds, Caribbean Twine - the Twinery.


Lynn said...

I love the sweet little easel you've created! Such a fun card Julia.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Super fun inspired card - the tissue paper banner is sweet!

Mona Pendleton said...

Thank you so much Julia for inviting me as your guest! I'm so honored. Thank you for sharing your creative talents and inspiring us all! Your card is so cute! Love the little balloon dog and the beautiful chalkboard sentiment! Happy New Year!

*Vicki* said...

WOW! This is awesome Julia!! I just love your take on this challenge!! Such a fun banner too! :)

Kelly Griglione said...

What a wonderfully creative banner you created, Julia! Love the blocks of color you get by having the fringe in sections. So different! I wish you a very Happy New Year and look forward to seeing your creations in 2015!!

Sarah G said...

Love your design - the chalkboard and fringed banner are a great take on the photo!

Deepti said...

This is adorable :) I love how u recreated the banners , such a pretty card !! Will miss being with u on Fusion.

~amy~ said...

Julia, such the fun chalkboard card...I absolutely and totally love it! Awesome that Mona is your guestie, off to pop over to her blog.
Happy New Year!!!

Loll said...

Awesome design Julia. Love the chalkboard technique ... and the tissue banner is so adorable (as well as the balloon animal!) :) Loll xx

Katie Ann Brooks said...

your tassles are perfect! Love them!

sarascloset said...

I adore this easel you have created! Love the trendy chalkboard look and your use of tissue is genius with the banner! Just adorable!