Saturday, January 4, 2014

Fusion Card Challenge #1 - Poppies

Hi friends!  I hope you are having a great day.  It's very cold and snowy here which always gets me day dreaming about summer and my garden.  Today I'm playing along at Fusion.  My bestie Cathy Weber is a new DT member there and of course I want to be there if she is!  I'm new to Fusion and I have to say I really like the concept.  They give you an inspiration pic as well as a sketch. You can use either or both - it's up to you.   Here's what I'm talking about - check the pic.

I'm not so great at color challenges - you probably won't see me playing at many of them.  I guess in my mind giving me three or four colors to work with is just too open ended and I just can't focus in on any one thing.  The photo lets me focus in on specific elements like the patterns on the pillows, maybe some wood grain from the furniture, or even the shape of the headboard.   

I don't have that dienamics die with the three circular holes cut so I had to get out the ruler and hope that I could cut three circles in a row perfectly spaced.  I  wanted the circles to be "windows" with the flowers peeking through. 
I used the chevron twill ribbon to mimic the stripes on the sketch.  I love all the drama of the orange against the charcoal grey.  Had to add a few enamel dots because I was missing some bling!  Hope you are keeping warm!  Hugs!! 
Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.5 x 6.25
Stamps:  Clearly Besotted Remember, Sentiment from Butterfly Wishes Additions
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey Basics Collection Ballot 12 x 12"
Card Stock:  PTI Smokey Grey, Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile, SU! Tangerine Tango
Twinery Mandarin Twine
Ribbon:  May Arts 3/4" Chevron Stripe Twill Black/White
Dies;  Charmed I'm Sure, Standard Circles
Border Punch:  EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace
Enamel Dots:  Teresa Collins He Said She Said
1/4" Corner Rounder We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Embossing Folder:  Paper Studio Quatrefoil
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Cantaloupe, Morocco, Love Letter, Bamboo Leaves


Wida said...

I am a HUGE fan of poppies! love the dimension of this card

Grá O'Neill said...

Wow, amazing card! Love the fusion :)

Kara said...

ooo...beautiful!! love the bright orange and all of the texture!

Cathy Weber said...

Jeanne, Jeanne, Jeanne...they will be kicking me right off the team and replacing me with you! This is a fabulous card, your trademark neat that was the main color of the first challenge. I love that you used the twill ribbon in place of the stripes..that you used those pretty poppies peeking from the circles, and I bet if I measured, those circles are spaced absolutely to the tiniest degree spot on! I am so happy you played along on this challenge and thank you for all of the well wishes!

Julia Aston said...

A gloriously bright card Jeanne! Love that orange, all the lovely patterns and embossings - and your beautiful poppies - popping out behind the circles. Thanks SO much for playing with the Fusion Challenge this week!

Joyce said...

Oh, Jeanne--you totally nailed this one. I love all the texture and dimension, and the colors are so warm.

Sharron said...

Wow, the bright orange is gorgeous and the poppies--gosh, I love poppies! Fabulous card for the challenge!

Dannielle Robeson said...

WOW!!! What a STUNNING card! I love the colors and all the textures you used! Thanks for playing with us at fusion :)

Kim Heggins said...

This is amazing.....simply amazing! I love orange and anytime it is paired with black I am a happy camper! I love your take on the current Fusion, so stunning!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a beautiful card, Jeanne! LOVE this palette and those poppy windows! So many scrumptious layers!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Words cannot describe the loveliness. So glad that you have a bestie on the team, YAY for me as I will see you around more I am hoping!!!!!

Thanks for joining in the FUSION fun, it really is a great combo!

Maria said...

A beautiful card, Jeanne! Love those pretty flowers peeking out! And, fab color with the orange and black, so pretty!

Deepti said...

Love how the play of patterns on ur card, looks so unified. Very pretty. So happy to see you join in the fun at Fusion!!

Ang said...

Love your card. The flowers look pretty peaking out from behind.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Stunning mixture of patterns! I love the chevron ribbon!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful job and thanks for playing at Fusion!!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just saw all the Honorable Mention cards at Fusion and I was delighted to see you there, Jeanne! You deserved it for this fantastic card!! Hugs, Darnell