Sunday, March 2, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge - Sweet Birthday Wishes

Hi Friends!  I hope you are having a great day!  I can't believe it's March already.  I'm anxiously awaiting the arrival of Spring!  We got hit with more snow last night - yes again!  Only about 3" but enough to have to shovel.  If you watched the Chicago Black Hawks play yesterday then you saw the snow coming down!  It was so strange to see them playing outside!


Today I'm playing along with the challenge at Fusion.  If you haven't played there they have a pretty intresting challenge.  Check out the inspiration for the challenge this time.  You can use the images and colors in the photos, or you can use the sketch.  I always like to try to use both.    I was inspired by the color and tried to pick up a few of the elements in the photos like the stripes and lace on the purse in the photos and the bird in the tree.  Here's what I came up with.
Can you tell I'm still day dreaming about Spring?  I can't wait to be sitting outside again on Sunday morning - having breakfast and reading a good book!  

f you'd like to play along you still have lots of time - it's a two week challenge.  Maybe I'll see you at Fusion Card Challenge.  Have a great day and stay warm!!












Supplies Used:  Finished Size:  4.5 x 6.25"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Compact Sentiments
Pattern Paper: Crate Paper DIY Shop
Card Stock, Vintage Cram, Coastal Cabana, Hawaiian Shores
Button:  October Afternoon
Ribbon:  SU! 5/8" Natural Chevron Ribbon, May Arts Ivory Button Twine
Dies:  Spellbinder Standard Circles, Stately Circles, Curved Borders One, Marianne LR0138 
Ink:  Versafine
Silver Pearl Recollections

22 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

GASP Jeanne! This is absolutely my favourite card that you have ever made to date! Wow wow wow, just stunning, the curves and the movement is amazing!

Kara said...

love that flowing curve with the sweet border. I think you used the perfect paper for that with the vertical
lines!! Awesome!

Squirlygirl said...

Jeanne your card is gorgeous! I love your color combination. You did a great job with the fusion of this challenge. I empathize with you about wanting winter to end as I'm just above you in WI, bring on summer!

wienerhoneymooners said...

OH Jeanne, = ME gasping, you taking that turquoise and the mellow yellow, pairing all together with the lovely DP, awesome choices, a FEAST for my eyes! A Dream.

Your card = ALL of us are inspired!

wienerhoneymooners said...

PS Thanks for Joining us at FUSION! I was distracted by all the loveliness!

Cathy Weber said...

Ohhh...Ohhh...Ohhh...three Ohhh's for this beautiful card Jeanne. Did you use a leaf for the wing on the bird? So smart! I can't see this not being one of the winners...I love that patterned paper on the curved piece...looks like ornate, elegant wallpaper. You totally nailed the sketch and the photo with the great colors. I even see some piercing! Really, really great card!

Joyce said...

This is just beautiful. You did an incredible job fusing the photo and the sketch. Thus far, I am stumped by both, so I am doubly impressed.

Sharron said...

Wow, Jeanne--this is such an amazing card!! Love the papers you chose--so perfect with your design. Awesome job with this challenge!

artekatie said...

so cute work! :)

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

This card is really wonderful. I love the colors and the swing. Great !!!
Best regards, Synnöve

Lee-Anne said...

Wow...what a gorgeous mix of colors and patterns...perfect for the inspiration! I'm with you...cannot wait for spring!

Marybeth said...

Oh what a beauty ! I love that curved edge ,wonderful patterned paper ,the bird,the chevrons all of it gorgeous.

Renee said...

Gorgeous...
as always!!
Love that sketch...
will have to pin that for future reference...
and spring...
where are you?!!
Not outside my window that's for sure...
ice!!
But mid 60's by the end of the week...
I pray this was the last we see of winter for about 9 months!!

Diana Seal said...

Hi Jeanne, what an amazing beautiful card!!! Love the pretty patterned paper and the curved piece.
Beautifully done!!!
Have a great week!
Diana

Lisa M said...

WOAH...girl...that card is amazing. I'm completely gaga over the 'swoop' on here. SO much fun!!!
Beautiful work my friend :)
hugs,
Lisa

Laura Davis said...

Ooooohhh this is beautiful!
Laura

pinnednpenned said...

One of my favorite paper packs of ALL TIME!! Cannot get enough of it. And your detailing on the bottom of this card rocks. LOVE IT!

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...simply stunning Jeanne! I love what you did, and your take on the sketch and colors, amazing and your patterned paper selection is fabulous, like it was made just for this challenge.

Janet Perafan-Babar said...

The is incredible Jeanne!!!! I am in love with all the patterns here, so well together. Fabulous design!!!

Betty J. said...

Great take on the sketch, Jeanne. Thanks for playing along with us in the Fusion card challenge and hope to see you again.

Lynn Mangan said...

I love the gorgeous die cuts and patterned paper. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

Pamela Maas said...

Stunning card - that bird is such a beautiful pop of teal!