Thursday, April 9, 2015

Fusion - Elegance


So how is everybody doing?  You're probably wondering what I've been up to since I haven't posted in YIKES!  A whole week?!!  I spent Friday with my daughter, and then the Easter cooking began!  I had my parents and sister over..and then it was Monday!  Time to get all the dishes out of the dishwasher, and back in the china cabinet... and get caught up on emails.  


Tuesday DH surprised me with a day off.  We had lots of fun visiting the Taltree Arboretum in Valparaiso, Indiana.   We walked for hours through different kinds of landscape - forest, wetland, prairie.  I am having a "big year" with my son.  We're writing down all the different birds we see in a journal.  I saw... a Red Wing Blackbird, Trumpeter Swan, and Purple Martin.  Well.. I saw more than that.. but I was missing those from the list!  We took Miss Moriko with us - and she got nose to nose with a potbelly pig... like hey!  what are you?!!  Gotta say.. both of us slept good when we got home!

I'm still making lots of projects - the thing is I never know when they will post.  I'm supposed to wait until the manufacturer posts before I do.   So... I guess you will have to wait a little longer. 

Today I'm playing along with the latest Fusion challenge - it's called "Elegance".    You can be inspired by the photo, or use the sketch.  If you're daring you can FUSE them both together.  I used the sketch as a guideline for my background and added some die cut stamped flowers.  The bow and tag take the place of the two circles at the top of the design.  I couldn't find any bright cobalt blue like in the photo so I settled with some navy.  I love all the different shades of red and pink in the flowers in the photo, and tried to add as many as I could in mine. 
  
Now it's your turn!  Need a little more inspiration?  Check out more projects from the design team and get details on the challenge here at Fusion Card Challenge Blog!

Have a beautiful day and big hugs to you!

 









Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Sweet Life Stamps and Dies, Fillable Frames #4
Dies:  MFT Fishtail Flags, Spellbinder Tags Trio
Pattern Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Moments" 6x6"
Wood Look Sequins Serendipity Stamps, Clear Sequins Pretty Pink Posh 
Button Twine Ivory - May Arts  The Twinery - Midnight Blue
Wood Button Jillibean Soup
Ribbon:  5/8" Grosgrain Dot Navy / White May Arts 

15 comments:

Donna said...

I just love this card, Jeanne. You've (once again) managed to make it look so effortless. I always look at mine and can't get past the fact that they look 'hand made'. Yours just look stunning and professional. SO JEALOUS that you have your hands on new dies not yet released. Sighs!!!

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. I love those flowers and that large bow.

KimCreate said...

Oh gosh, this card is so beautiful! Those PTI roses never disappoint. just love them, and that navy polka dot bow, GORGEOUS!!!!

Julia Aston said...

What a beautiful card Jeanne with your lovely roses and fun dotted ribbon!

Michele Henderson said...

I love these bright fresh colors! Beautiful card! So many really pretty details!

Sharron said...

Love your beautiful flowers and perfect background papers! Sweet polka dot bow too! Your day at the arboretum sounds wonderful. I'm volunteering at our botanical gardens now--tours and mornings in the Children's Garden. Love every minute but it's cutting my crafty time quite a bit. Are your daylilies coming up yet?

~amy~ said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love this Jeanne!

Kara Lynne said...

Glad you had a great Thursday and Easter weekend! I love how all your pinks reflect the many pink colors in the photo! I also love your beautiful bow details!

Renee said...

You know me...
you had me at navy! :)
Love this gorgeous beauty!

Marybeth said...

Sounds like a wonderful week and fun day at the Arboretum.Im so glad you all enjoyed yourself.
This card is gorgeous with navy and pink so much inspiration from one card.

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card..love those beautiful roses paired with that fabulous navy polka dot bow, so sweet.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

This is breathtaking! Super wow! I can't tell you how much I love this. All the colors, flowers and all your little details.

Laura Davis said...

Ooooh this is one stunning card!
Laura

~amy~ said...

Jeanne, sigh. I love this!!

Lucie Pejšová said...

Very beautiful card and lovely combination.