Thursday, January 1, 2015

Fusion's Birthday Celebration - I baked you a cake!

Happy New Year!  And Happy First Birthday to Fusion Card Challenge!    Looking back to 2014 we've seen a lot of changes in our little crafty community -  magazines and challenges that we loved gone.  I'm so glad to see Fusion going strong.   I've been trying to stay active and support and play at places I love.  If you haven't played at Fusion before I hope you give it a try.  Their challenge is unique because you can use the photo or the sketch to inspire you.  If you're feeling clever you can FUSE the two together.  I actually like to use both because it actually seems easier to me.  The photo helps me decide what set of stamps and colors I want to work with, and the sketch tells me how to lay it all out. 

I tried to incorporate many of the elements of the sketch in my design.... the banner, chalkboard, gold frame, and birthday theme.

I layered a gold die cut background over patterned paper - leaving some of the cut outs in tact.
As part of the birthday celebration I was able to invite one of my friends as a guest this challenge.  I asked Cathy Weber - who was on the Fusion Design Team long before me.  I thought she might like to visit with old friends!  :)  I hope you tell her hi!  

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps;  Lil Inker Stirring In Lots of Love
Dies:  MFT Triangle Screen, TDD Madison Doily, Paper Smooches Flag Tags,  SSS Banners
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Vivienne 6x6"
Card Stock PTI Raspberry Fizz, Vintage Cream, Harvest Gold, SU Pretty IN PInk, DCWV Chalkboard, Gold Foil Recollections 
Embossing Powder Zing!
Pebbles CHalk
Roses I am Roses 


Anonymous said...

WOW! I LOVE these bright bold color combinations! The pink, gold & black look really beautiful together! Really pretty card - -one of my favorite!

Darnell said...

Ah, Jeanne, what a sensational and adorable chalkboard cake-making card! I love it! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Julia Aston said...

what a fun birthday card Jeanne - with all your wonderful colors, banners and that sweet retro image on the 'blackboard'! Happy 2015 dear friend!

Tracey McNeely said...

Oh Jenne, this is fabulous. I love your chalkboard with the white embossed image, it looks so awesome.

Deepti said...

Such a sweet card :) love those colorful banners :)

~amy~ said...

Jeanne, love love love! I'm such a chalkboard technique fan I just love what you've done with it. Happy New Year!

Joyce said...

This is fantastic. Love how you combined that retro image with such modern bright colors.

wienerhoneymooners said...

ABSOLUTELY Darling!!! Love it so, the HOT colors so lively!!! Cathy is a perfect choice!!! Happy New Year!!

Michelle said...

What a spectacular card, Jeanne! So much to look at, and so pretty!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

what great bold colors, you always amaze me with you use of them!