Thursday, May 10, 2018

Fusion Card Challenge - Harbor Lighthouse

I hope you're having a great day! A new challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge
I thought this image was a bit tricky the first few looks at it.. but after a while it all came together for me. The lighthouse under the stormy sky seemed rather ominous... and the big red chain links in the foreground??!! I looked at this one several ways.. Should I work with just the colors, maybe the images? I finally settled on a nautical theme. Not loving the image? That's ok.. you can work with the sketch if you prefer! 
I kept lots of elements the same as the photo.. the cloudy sky.. the lighthouse.
I gravitate to brights so no stormy skies for me. My clouds are big fluffy cottonballs! LOL! I added some beams of light cut by hand and the land mass the lighthouse is sitting on.
Instead of a big red chain in the foreground I added a big fish. This guy is actually a Koi die, but he looks like a big whopper of a fish in this smaller scene.  
I added seagulls because no trip to the ocean is complete without them flying by!   The wavy ocean is a Ric Rac border die cut in several shades of blue.
Need more inspiration? Check out what our design team has made to share today. You can click their names below.


I sure hope you'll play along - I can't wait to see how you interpret this one! You can get all the details on how to link up your design here at Fusion Card Challenge!




Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Dies | Poppystamps Brush Hello, Seaside Lighthouses, Stitched Cloudline, Ric Rac Stitches, Birds In Flight, Lovely Koi

Brush Hello
Brush Hello

POPPY
Seaside Lighthouses
Seaside Lighthouses

POPPY
Stitched Cloudline
Stitched Cloudline

POPPY
Ric Rac Stitches
Ric Rac Stitches

POPPY
Birds In Flight
Birds In Flight

POPPY
Lovely Koi
Lovely Koi

POPPY

6 comments:

Michele K. Henderson said...

Jeanne, this is SO amazing! I absolutely LOVE this colorful, awesome lighthouse card! It 's one of my very favorites and it's so cute I could squeal!

~amy~ said...

This is awesome. I'm always a sucker for nautical designs.

Arlene W. said...

Jeanne, I love your bright and inviting scene, I'd love to join you on the beach and relax, LOL! May and June are always so hectic because of all the school activities and projects wrapping up before summer; I'll just take a moment to breathe and put myself in your Sea scene!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow.....all those bright colors.....all those wonderful layers.....all those wonderful diecuts! Love this!

Barb Ghig said...

I love how you brought all of the nautical images to life with your fabulous color palette, Jeanne! This is such a lively take on the challenge...Love this card!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

Love your take on the challenge! The bright colors are terrific and I love your nautical scene!