Thursday, October 20, 2016

Love in my Heart...FUSION (Challenge Oct. 20), Allsorts Challenge #385~Pink October, Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #2~Watercolour, Simon Wednesday Challenge~Think Pink


Is time flying by at warp speed for you the way it is for me?  How did we arrive at nearly the end of October already?  Yikes!  I still haven't finished the Halloween 'somethings' I'm making for my niece and nephew's classmates and daycare pals!  Getting close, but still a few things to do...I'll be sharing soon...stay tuned.

Okay, down to the business at hand! A warm welcome to the newest FUSION~Soft and Subtle challenge where we're inviting you to draw inspiration from the gorgeous bouquet or the fabulous sketch or a combination of both.  I confess: I pointed out those pretty blooms to my husband.  Hint! Hint!  I don't 'need' flowers, however, if some were to magically appear, I wouldn't be too upset *grin*

A second confession: I found the challenge a bit daunting. The flowers are SO pretty that I didn't want to 'mess up' their impact with my interpretation that wouldn't do them justice. The sketch, while certainly appealing and open to a zillion possibilities, has 'strips' that I have troubles with. I obviously need more dies to help me in that department (or a heavy dose of Mr. Mojo to see alternatives). Finally, after several starts-and-not-finishes, I opted to focus on the colours - the light/slighter deeper rose, to be precise - as well as what roses represent - love.  I wound up with this....

NOTE:  Honoured to be selected as one of Top 5 Winners over at Allsorts Challenge #385~Pink October! THANK YOU!

My card looks 'basic,' but in real life, its a-shimmer with distress inks that have been liberally perfect pearls spritzed (spun sugar and worn lipstick for the 'hearts'' festive berries for the veins).  Simply simple, despite the convoluted journey it took to get there.  I'm pleased with my  Concord and 9th  'leafy love hearts'; I hope they make you smile, too.

For more inspiration, check out my incredibly talented team-mates' designs.  Here's the drop in for a visit, leave them some love....

then, craft a card of your own and join us in the gallery. Remember, the process is simple:

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.
5.  HAVE FUN!!!

See you in the gallery!

Also sharing at:

Allsorts Challenge #385~Pink October

Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge #2~Watercolour

Simon Wednesday Challenge~Think Pink

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


  1. Oh gosh, this is so pretty Carol! I think you did a fabulous job with the challenge and the colors. I think I love pink leaves now! And would love to see them falling in real life! :) I am always so impressed by where the inspiration takes you! You add your own wonderful and magical touch on it! Thanks so much for sharing. Hugs!! :)

  2. This is so elegant! Thank you for entering our pink challenge at Allsorts this week.

  3. I simply adore this card, Carol! It's pink and it's water-colored...two of my favorite things. Beautifully done!

  4. I loved learning how this pretty card came to be. I think it is a perfect and very creative interpretation of the photo, and the water coloring is lovely. Love the little hint you gave your hubby, too. :) Thanks so much for joining us at WCMC9!

  5. So gorgeous, Thanks for playing along with us this week at Allsorts, Good Luck
    Kevin xx

  6. Nothing basic about this beauty, Miss Carol. I can just imagine the fabulous shimmer!!

  7. Such a cool leaf! Love the repeated images!

  8. I think you interpreted this challenge beautifully with this sweet heartleafed pattern! It looks so pretty!

  9. Carol I love how you have done this card it is stunning.

  10. A lovely creation for our 'Pink' theme at Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  11. There is nothing at all basic about this card! It is totally fabulous!

  12. Such a pretty card, love it.
    Thank you for sharing at Allsorts 'Pink' Challenge and good luck x Susan x

  13. Be still my heart, this is sooooooo LOVELY!!! Happy you could play along at Where Creativity Meets C9, Carol!

  14. What a fantastic card! Seeing this image in pink really shows how this stamp/die set can transform itself from a Fall themed item to and all-year, all-occasion one. TFS

  15. Soft and sweet and lovely, Carol! Hugs, Anita :)

  16. Hey Carol!! Such a pretty card!! I love the soft color you used. You just gave me some ideas for that stamp set. Thanks for playing along with the Where Creativity Meets C9 Challenge.

  17. Love how you repeated the pretty!

  18. Oh this is beautiful, love those leaves.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  19. Such a beautiful and soft card; love the leaves :)

  20. Perfect use of the inspiration!! I love those leaves - and how fabulous in pink with the "love" sentiment!