Thursday, February 4, 2016

Fusion Card Challenge - Paper Hearts

Are you ready for a challenge?  Here's the latest inspiration photo from Fusion Card Challenge.  I am more inspired by photos than anything else.  When I saw this photo I thought it was fresh and how shall I say?  "interesting"?   I mean green, orange and purple hearts?  For Valentines?!!!   Don't get me wrong .. I loved the watercolor / stained glass look of the hearts in the photo, but I wasn't crazy about the colors and wan't sure if I'd be able to pull it off.  No worries.. if you're just not feeling it then go with the sketch this time.  I'm always trying (key word "trying") to be clever and incorporate the photo and the sketch together.  This one took me a little trial and error, but in the end I really love the way it turned out. 
I originally envisioned a background of green orange and purple watercolor with white heart die cuts set on top.  When I finished my watercolor panel it just wasn't much to look at.    What to do next? 
Well instead of throwing out my watercolor panel I die cut hearts from it.  I tried to keep each heart primarily one color  - green, orange or purple to help define each one.  I layered them like the sketch on a neutral base of  pattern paper.   
 
The scatter of enamel dots, "love" die cut,  and sprinkle of gold foil hearts tie it together and move your eye around the hearts.  It amazes me how something that seemed so crazy at first looks so fresh and fun now.   Another good lesson.. take chances! 
Ready to see what the rest of the team made for this challenge?   Just click on their names below to jump to their blog.

We'd love to see you playing along - you can link up your design and get all the details here at Fusion Card Challenge!  Hugs and have a great day !










Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies:  Memory Box Open Studio Stitched Heart Layers, All About the Love, Stitched Country Borders, Poppystamps Shimmering Heart Border
Pattern Paper  Basic Grey B Side 12"
Peerless Watercolors
Enamel Dots 

21 comments:

Asha said...

What a fabulously funky love card, Jeanne! You've learnt your lesson well. Looking fwd to more bold moves from you!
x Asha

Michele Henderson said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne! I've been wondering how to tackle this challenge today too! I love how colorful and creative it is! AND . . .I REALLY love this new look of your blog! I haven't visited it for a while since I subscribe by email, but I came by today and wow, this is really fresh and cheerful! LOVE it! You are one of my muses, Jeanne!
Take care!
Michele

~amy~ said...

absolutely PERFECT.

Diane Jaquay said...

Magnificent! Love those hearts and the cool background paper!

Julia Aston said...

Your trial and error ended up with an excellent result Jeanne! Love the design on the paper behind your lovely hearts too!

sandie said...

Well you rocked the colours. I like the touch of colour at the edge of each heart and the gold is the perfect touch x

Kelly Szafron said...

Your card is fun and vibrant! It could be used for masculine or feminine.

Kathryn Lorenzini said...

So awesome. Love your new designed blog too!!!! Xo

Becca Cruger said...

The fact that you almost threw out this panel made me gasp - WOWZAS! This is so beyond stunning! Love the vibrancy of it and the nontraditional twist on a Valentine!

Vickie Z said...

This turned out perfect!! Love those watercolored hearts with the black and white....gold sentiment is perfect!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Jeanne, so glad you stuck with it! Eye candy sweet thing!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, your hearts are so pretty and I like the shimmery gold!!

Sharron said...

Wow, I love this! And those colors are so funky and cool, especially done in watercolors. Wonderful patterned paper for the background too!

Sharron said...

Love your new header too! Is it brand new or have I just missed it???

Jen Carter said...

Love how those watercolor hearts pop on your paper! Such a fun card!

cm said...

Love, love and love this card, Jeanne...from the colourful hearts to the graphic background, to the polka-dot edge...love it ALL! Thanks for sharing how this came to be, because I loved reading that, too. Swooning...
Hugs~c

Lindsey said...

Jeanne, this is absolutely perfect!!!! LOVE it!

Jinny Newlin said...

You rock, Jeanne! This is gorgeous! Love the gradient of color, and the black is a perfect neutral! Perfection! Oh, and your header is so fresh and fun!

Charlene said...

What a beautiful card!!!

Karren said...

This card is such a wow, Jeanne! Your hearts look fabulous and I really love the neutral yet retro looking background to them.

Darnell J Knauss said...

I know I'm late visiting this post, but I kept it in my inbox to get to it. This is my absolute favorite card you've ever done, Jeanne! I'm pinning this puppy. It's extraordinary!! Hugs, Darnell