Thursday, September 8, 2016

Thank You and Just Because...FUSION Challenge (Sept. 8)

Hello,

I'm giddy with excitement to be sharing my first DT card as a new member of the FUSION Challenge team.  Still wandering about in the Land of WOW about this marvelous opportunity to play alongside a group of incredibly talented designers.

Before I share the challenge and my card, a huge THANK YOU to those of you who spend part of your day visiting my blog and leaving heart-warming, supportive, delightful comments. It's because of YOU that I've embarked on this 'big step' along the path of a new journey. So deeply grateful for your encouragement! I'm one lucky gal!

Okay, before I get even more teary-eyed thinking about how blessed I am....let's check out the new FUSION Challenge.  I adore every. single. thing. about this inspiration board: the eye-catching, artsy logo sporting a jazzy colour combination and stylish font; the cool sketch; the gorgeous photo...Very cool. Very inspiring.


For those of you new to FUSION challenges, and for those good friends returning: a quick outline of how things work:

PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just the sketch challenge.
2. Play with just the inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.
Plenty of choices, right? Right!

My eye was drawn to the photo, specifically the striking combination of green and black. Out came my new Concord and 9th Brushed Blossom set for a play. In love. 'nuff said.  I inked up my flowers, buds and 'splatters' with several layers of New Sprout Memento Ink to create the impression of depth and surrounded them with Versamark black inked leaves and sentiment.  My design is totally not original, as I just followed the arrangement from the C9 site; why mess with WOW *grin*


Since I had everything out, I made a second..."just because"...


The cloudy weather we've been enveloped in makes my images appear a tad 'faint', but in real life, they are quite lively.  My mom has both cards..and apparently they're headed off to some special friends, which makes me ultra happy! 

Please be sure to check out my amazing 'new' team's creations; their translations of the challenge are guaranteed to leave you breathless...

Michelle Lupton
Michelle Williams


Your turn!
What sparks your creativity? Sketch? Photo? Both?
Looking forward to seeing how this FUSION challenge will inspire you!
See you in the gallery!


Thank you so much for spending part of your day with me; your visit brings me joy!




26 comments:

  1. Ooooh lime green and black...reminds me of a mint and liqourice sweet we have here in the UK....mouth watering now! Yummy as are your cards Carol...two great creations, glad they have been put to good use. Now I am of to find a slice of lime green cake...drooling...not much chance me thinks! Hugs xx

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  2. Very wise to make two at once - especially when they are as delightful as these!

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  3. Congrats and a happy dance to you for being a new DT member at Fusion. So very happy for you sweet friend. Your cards are gorgeous. I adore the green ink you've chosen for your cards, and I'll be putting some in my next order, which, knowing me, will be later today, lol!! These are CAS and delicious. Love 'em! Bev

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  4. Yay!! So happy for you on your new DT journey and look forward to seeing your makes!! I've already checked this one out on the challenge blog and I have to say that your card really looks so amazing to me!! Love the colors and your way with CAS is always inspiring!! TFS!! HUGS

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  5. A delightful clean and simple debut card!!! This color combo is so 'fresh'. Love the contrast between the black and light green and of course, all the yummy white space! Will try hard to squeeze in some crafty time this week to play along :)

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  6. Congratulations on your new DT position! Fantastic inspiring cards.

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  7. CONGRATS on your new gig! Awesome inspired [by the colors] card!

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  8. Congrats on your new DT spot. You will be great, and I look forward to being inspired by you and playing along. Your first project is so wonderful. CAS perfection, and I like how you were able to make two cards by switching the sentiment.

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  9. YAY YOU!!!!!!
    You rocked the challenge, your card is awesome!

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  10. Great interpretation of the colors in the photo! What a striking combination!

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  11. I'm so excited that the Fusion Challenge is back -- and with you on its design team! These cards are beautiful, Carol! Way to totally rock your first challenge with them!

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  12. Gorgeous work, Carol! How striking is that green with the black? The images just pop! Congratulations on knocking your first effort out of the park! Nothing to worry about, that is for sure! Your work is always delightful, just like you. So happy your mom sent these beauties to lucky recipients. Hope you have a great day! Big hugs!

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  13. Perfect start to you new Design Team gig, Carol. Chartreuse is one of my favorite colors and it is stunning combined with black. Add a lot of white space and it's CAS heaven.

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  14. Perfect start to your new gig, Carol! I love the colours, and the arrangement on the card. Love that you did a 'just because' card just because :)

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  15. I wanna go to a party where they will serve a cake like that!! Beautiful! and your take on this challenge is so pretty! I think it would be the perfect cake for your "CONGRATULATIONS you are a DT for the Fusion!" kind of party!!

    You go girl! they are blessed to have YOU!

    Patti

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  16. Beautiful, beautiful card! The floral arrangement is just gorgeous and the splatters tie everything together beautifully. I'm so happy to be on this team with you.

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  17. Wow!! Great take on the inspiration!! Love the green and black color combo!! Fabulous cards!!

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  18. Fabulous card, Carol! Love how the bold black leaves make that blossom stand out!

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  19. Two beautiful cards, Carol! Awesome first DT post! :)

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  20. This is one of my favorite Concord & 9th stamp sets and I adore the colors you stamped it in, Carol, very unexpected but oh so beautiful!!

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  21. So beautiful Miss Carol...love that color and your gorgeous flower, so elegant!

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  22. Congrats on your new DT gig, Carol ~ WTG!!! I really love your take on the inspiration photo! Gorgeous bloom and the color combo is sheer perfection...You nailed it!

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  23. Congratulations on a wonderful debut, Carol ... this is absolutely gorgeous ... soft, lovely, delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

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  24. Gorgeous cards Carol! So happy to have you join the FUSION team :)

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  25. Love green and black together and you have paired them gloriously on this card :)

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  26. Oops!!! forgot to give you a big congrats on the Fusion DT!!! You will shine :) and Lesley is a sweetheart!

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