Thursday, January 29, 2015

Fusion Challenge - Heartful

Hi and thanks for stopping by!  I hope everyone is doing good.  Work is slow for DH so he's been spending more time with me throughout the week.  The kids seem to be going their own way too, so we've been doing more things together - mostly little chores around the house - like cooking and laundry.  I'm teaching him the "right way" to fold those towels, and its sort of nice to have an assistant in the kitchen.  At first he seemed under foot, but we're starting to get comfortable with each other again.   

A new two week challenge begins today at Fusion Card Challenge.  You can work with the photo or the sketch.. OR.. if you want to be clever you can FUSE them together!!!   

So how was I inspired by the photo?  I loved all those pretty hearts lined up on that wood background, shiny metallics, and swoon.. that striped heart in the center.

I made my heart by taping together different width strips of colored card stock.   Next I die cut this patchwork panel.  It was easy to line up the stripes with the center of the heart.
I had to have a little sparkle and shine so I added a silver snakeskin strip of washi, a swirl of gems, and a glittery heart gem.   I like to buy gems on large sheets and just snip of a swirl when I need one.  It's very inexpensive and the sheets last for months.

I thought these sweet birds from Top Dog Dies would make a nice silhouette in the center of  the heart.  Isn't it clever how their wings are cut out so you can flap them up or leave them down?

 I adhered the heart with some adhesive foam tape to add dimension to my design.
 Want to see what the rest of the team made?  Just click here to jump to the Fusion Card Challenge  to see all the projects and to link your own design!  I'm looking forward to seeing your "Heartful" creations! 

Supplies:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5”
Dies:  Top Dog Dies Heart Doily, Heart Album Finishers, Birds & Nest
Silver Snake Skin Washi Tape Sandylion
Gems:  Recollections
Gem Heart:  Paper Studio Hobby Lobby
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey “True Love” 12 x 12”


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Julia Aston said...

what a clever design on your pretty multicolor heart Jeanne! the silhouette birds look lovely against the bright colors!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, Jeanne. And, lucky you to have your DH underfoot!

Alanna said...

What a beautiful card. I love all the strips of color on your heart.

How fun for you and your hubby to have some more time together. Good luck with the "training".

Lisa M said...

You're amazing! You've hit the ground running for this new year and I completely froze! LOL. I haven't crafted at all (with paper) since the new year began and I continue to be overwhelmed with your creativity that never ceases. I have absolutely loved perusing your blog this past month. I hope this visit helps inspire me to give a move on and get crafting. I think I'm enjoying the break a bit too much.
Just thinking of you and wanted to pop in and say hello and let you know I miss you.
Lisa x

Kara Lynne said...

I love how you made your striped heart! Good for you two figuring out how to work together, you are preparing for the retirement years!

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wienerhoneymooners said...

AMAZING details and amazing results with your FLAIR!!!!