Thursday, October 29, 2015

Fusion Purple & Poppies

Hi Sweet Friends!  I hope you are having a great day!   I did some running around with my daughter today - a trip to Costco to buy her some little things for her apartment.  She's been experimenting with baking lately - I guess the apple really doesn't fall far from the tree.  She needed a set of mixing bowls, measuring cups and baking pans.   It feels good to do simple things like this with her.  Of course I had to stop at Hobby Lobby while we were by the mall, and then a bit of lunch at Red Lobster.  I'm addicted to Parrot Bay Coconut Shrimp! 
Fusion Card Challenge has another winner design to inspire you this time. This one is called Purple and Poppies.  It's Fusion so remember you can use the inspiration photo OR the sketch.. or if you're feeling trixie just FUSE them together! 

I love purple and red together - two very regal colors.  Of course I added a bit of gold - fit for a Queen right? .  Instead of having my flourish go up like on the sketch, I decided to have mine pointing downward.  It just seemed more pleasing to my eye.
To get that two tone color on the poppies I dipped them in orange ink and then rolled the edges in red.   I stamped the dark centers with Versafine so they'd be crisp and dark. 
The oval cut frame looked a little flat to me so I embossed it with a repeating pattern and then popped it up on adhesive foam to add a little texture and depth to the window.
I hope you will join us at Fusion Card Challenge!  You have two weeks to play.  Need a little more inspiration?  Just hop on over to the blog and see the rest of the amazing cards from the design team! 











Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Clearly Besotted Remember
Embossing Folder:  Paper Studio Herringbone
Dies:  Memory Box Garland Greenery, Spellbinder Petite Ovals, Paper Smooches Flag Tags
Ink:  Memento Love Letter, Tangelo, Pear Tart, Bamboo, Versafine Onyx Black
Misc. Gold Enamel Dots

13 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne sounds like you and your daughter had a lovely day! So happy to hear that. Also good news that she is interested in baking like her mama! Love your beautiful poppies!

Anita Liedtke said...

Thank you for your kind words on my blog ! What a gorgeous card, love those flowers and how you detailed tell us, how you made it ! Wow ! I want to see more :). Hugs Anita

Kara Lynne said...

Oh my, this is strikingly gorgeous! That textured purple frames your poppies beautifully!

Michele Henderson said...

GORGEOUS color on this, Jeanne! I love how vivid and bright it is! Very pretty card!
Take Care!
Michele

Marybeth said...

Such rich color on this beautiful card Jeanne! Stunning with the bits of gold!

Shannon Jaramillo said...

Jeanne, I love your card!! I could not have pulled off using the bright purple, you did it amazingly! Your poppies are lovely, actually everything about this card is lovely...great job!! Hugs xx

sandie said...

Sounds like you had a fun day! Love how you got the two tone look to the poppies, it looks fab and adding the gold does give it a regal look. Gorgeous card x

Lisa said...

Vibrant and beautiful Jeanne, love the gold vine and accents!!

Sue McRae said...

These colours are fantabulous Jeanne!

Lesley said...

Gorgeous card and love the colours!!

Sharron said...

Sounds like a fantastic day! Glad you two had fun! Love your card! The colors definitely have the 'wow' factor.

Karren said...

This is such a cool take on the sketch and the photo! Using an oval frame instead of an oval makes for a really interesting and fun card.

cm said...

Your shopping and lunch venture with your daughter sounds like fun; and how wonderful that she's following in your footsteps in cultivating a love for baking. Perhaps cards will be on her horizon at some point, too! Your poppies...oh my stars! A 'synergistic' relationship (is that the word) with the colors: the purple allows the flowers to pop; the flowers allow the purple to pop! Visual harmony in every detail! Love this...
Hugs~c