Thursday, January 19, 2017

Let Your Light Shine...FUSION Card Challenge (Jan. 19)


WOW, WOW and WOW!  My design team and I were blown away by your response to FUSION's 3rd Anniversary Challenge, with 92 cards featured in the gallery! So impressive and soooo grateful for your support!  Hopefully, we can keep the trend going...and possibly even growing! Let's try, shall we?

Welcome to the new FUSION Card Challenge, with the lovely citrus palette of both the fruits and florals of the inspiration  photo and the open-to-possibilities-galore of the sketch.

Two cards today.  My intent was to combine both the sketch and colours, but oh my stars!  Nothing was gelling...then, suddenly, a 'light bulb' moment....literally.  Concord and 9th's Shine Brighter to the rescue. The bulbs are sponged with two shades of distress ink (I tried water-colouring Not an epic one - which means I did see glimmers of  hope - but the results were not shareable. Trust me; icky-ish), with some surrounding splatters. The filaments and sockets are glossy accented, so they do have a shimmer in real life....

Because I wasn't 100% sure about Card 1, I created a back up. Yellow flowers make me smile....

For outstanding inspiration, please visit my teammates: 

Carol Mayne (you are here)

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

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.

Your turn!
What sparks your creativity? Sketch? Photo? Both?

Looking forward to seeing how this FUSION challenge will inspire you!

Also sharing at:

Thank you for spending time with me today; your visit brings me joy!


  1. I thought I saw a flash of light coming from the north! Brilliant (hahahahaha) idea! Very cool light bulbs and I love the "light" splatters. Those flowers are stunning in yellow. I adore them. Such a pretty card. Two great ones, my friend. Later...Bev

  2. Beautiful colors, Carol! I think the lightbulb card is inspired! And oh my goodness gracious the yellow flowers are stunning! I'm so glad you made this just in case card. It's gorgeous! Big hugs and have a happy day! :)

  3. I am really loving your creative designs with the light-bulb images! My hubby is an electrician so I guess this pulls me for that reason. Your flowers are so soft and beautiful too! Thanks for the wonderful inspiration today my friend! HUGS

  4. What fun cards Carol. I adore the lightbulbs - so cute and clever and your floral yellow card is so soft and gorgeous. The card is perfectly executed.

  5. Your light bulb card is 100% perfect for the challenge! Fabulous idea! What a treat to get to admire a second card, though! The soft flowers are so pretty!

  6. Two more cool creations that showcase your endless creativity and talent! A fun and whimsical card and an elegant and classy card....both from the same inspiration photo! Not an easy task to get two distinct opposites from the same photo - but you nailed it! Totally in love with the 'softness' of your second card!!!

  7. Those light bulbs is such a clever idea and your card is so fun and very cute, Carol!!!! Love the beautiful soft flowers on the second card - such a soft, feminine look and a lovely CAS card!!!!! Both gorgeous!!!!!
    Have a great day!!!!!

  8. Why have I not used my light bulbs? Yours turned out wonderfully in the two different colors, Carol. And the flowers are lovely.

  9. Love those light bulbs.......and the backup is lovely! 😊

  10. Your light bulb moment paid off, Carol! Gorgeous card - and the floral one is so soft and pretty. Love them both!

  11. Two fabulous and beautiful cards those light bulbs.

  12. These are both so sweet! I love those colored light bulbs!

  13. Both cards are just fabulous Carol! I love the light bulbs, they are so cool and love how you inked them up. The yellow flowers, well they make me smile too as yellow is one of my favorite colors because it is such a happy color! So in love with the flower card. Hugs, Brenda

  14. Those light bulbs are so fun, Carol, the soft sponging makes them glow wonderfully ... and those flowers are just beautiful! Hugs, Anita :)

  15. These are both stunning. Love the light bulbs as well as the flowers. So much inspiration today.

  16. Wow! Those cards couldn't be any different - and both are wonderful!! Those light bulbs have been on my wishlist forever - I think your card just put them at the top! And the flowers are beautifully soft and gentle.

  17. Hmmm I'm not sure which card I like more. The flowers are so soft & pretty but there is something about those light bulbs that just grabs me. Either way both are great cards Carol!

  18. Look at you! Two beautiful cards.. what a contrast.. light bulbs and flowers.. but honest.. I love them both! I think the flowers are "safe", and the bulbs are really "edgy"!

  19. Such stunning cards. Love the design. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina

  20. Wonderful cards!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional Winter” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

    (DT Crafty Friends)

    (DT The Sketchy Challenges)

  21. I thought I made a lot of cards, but can't begin to keep up with you, Carol! I'm enjoying browsing all your work--really love the yellow floral card!