Thursday, May 26, 2016

Fusion - Something Blue

I hope you're having a great week!  I'm loving the weather and feeling drawn out doors more and more now that the weather is getting warmer.  I 'm guessing lots of us are.  The kids are out of school and there is less empty hours to fill.  My crafting has always been my therapy.  Time for me to forget everything and just relax.  No Calgon take me away here - a set of stamps and colorful ink and I'm in heaven! 
Oh have I got the best challenge for you today!  OK.... YES it has FLOWERS!!  They are my kryptonite.. I see flowers.. I'm there.. what can I say???   So I'm hoping you love flowers too!   This is the newest Fusion Card Challenge - remember it's Fusion - so you can work with just the inspiration photo.. just the sketch... or if you're feeling clever you can fuse them together!   Did you know each of the challenges has a clever little name?  This one is called "Something Blue".
This week the sketch went completely out the window and I just went mad stamping blue flowers!  There are so many great double and triple stamp flowers out there - check your stash.. you know you have one!  LOL!!

The stamps set I used today is the Pretty Peonies From WPlus9!  I stamped them in Memento Inks - Bahama Blue, Soft Blue, Danube Blue, and Nautical Blue.  I have lots of different brands of dye ink, but I'm still always reaching for these. 
I added lots of pain splotches when I was done stamping.  This is my way of coping with the white negative spaces LOL!  Since the inks I used are dye inks they are water soluble.  I tapped the pad onto an acrylic block added some water, mixed it around, and then spashed away.  I used two shades of blue for the splats.

Since this is a wedding congratulatoins card I wanted to add some bling.  I double cut the Poppystamps Congrats sentiment - once in white, once in gold glitter paper. - so there is just a hint of gold peeking through.

A few iridescent 4 mm sequins from Pretty Pink Posh scattered about  add even more drama.   
How crazy is this? A one layer wedding card! Pinch me! Am I dreaming?
Looking for a little more inspiration for this one? Check out designs from the rest of the Fusion team!

I sure hope you will join us!!

Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps | WPlus9 Pretty Peonies
Die | Poppystamps Decor Congrats
Sequins | Pretty Pink Posh


Julia Aston said...

Your spray of blooms are just beautiful on this Jeanne! love the double stamping with different colors - and your double cut gold backed sentiment is stunning! Won't the receiver just love this!! Julia xx

wienerhoneymooners said...

Jean. AH-AMAZING LOVE the glitz of the added gold, SUPER wonderful!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE

Joyce said...

Your stamping is so beautiful, Jeanne. I love those blue flowers and just the peek of gold peeking out from your die cut word.

BenteS said...

Love your card today, the gorgeous stamped flowers and the vivid colors you have used :))
It is just so very pretty!

Lisa Elton said...

Such a pretty summery card Jeanne!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card Jeanne, those peonies in clue and yellow--swoon!

Kim Heggins said...

What a stunning card...just love all those amazing blue flowers!