Monday, April 8, 2013

Fusion challenge #1

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There's a new challenge blog just starting up and I was really inspired to play.  It's called Fusion.   Basically, we were given 2 inspiration photos, and we can make a card based on either one of them, or "fuse" the 2 and make a card with both inspiratons.  I loved the colors on the 2nd inspiration, and have really grown to love chevrons, so I chose to fuse the 2 for my card:


I found some solid flower stamps (darkroom door Carved Flowers, Verve Bloom & Grow, and Simon Says Stamp Flower Friend) and stamped them across a scrap piece of paper, using Hero Arts inks Punch, Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, and Butter Bar, then used my Die-Namics chevron die to cut it into chevrons.  These were then pieced back together on a blank white card, leaving a tiny space between each.  

You should visit this new blog and see the amazing DT samples, not to mention the entries that are coming in for this challenge - I'm inspired by them all!

I'd also like to add this to the current CASE Study challenge and to the one at CAS-ual Fridays.


31 comments:

Dotty Jo said...

Your card is wonderful Lin, such vibrant colours (love those HA inks - must get some). Using the chevrons like that is a perfect touch, great work as always, Jo x

~amy~ said...

Love how you were inspired...the stamping on your chevrons looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Cindy C. said...

Fabulous "Fusion"ed card Lin! Those colours are just the prettiest ever! Thanks for stopping by my blog and left me the lovely comment! I went thru the HA flickr group pool and saw those pretty cards you made with the Heart Winged Butterfly stamp! What a feast to the eyes!!!

Betty said...

wow!! that is a wonderful interpretation of the challenge - love everything about it. it's going on my pinterest board right now!

Colleen Dietrich said...

This is SUCH a clever take on the cues, Lin! If I had a chevron die, I'd love to CASE this. :)

Thanks for playing along with our first experiment at Fusion!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Oh my Lin, I LOVE this approach to the challenge! The way you separated the chevrons is veyr COOL! So glad that you joined us in our very first Fusion challenge!

Sue McRae said...

This is such a fun design Lin, I think I might have to CASE it!

Barb Ghig said...

Brilliant take on the sketch and inspiration photo, Lin! I love the soft pastel colors you used as well...Gorgeous card!

Jackie said...

Love this! You have the best ideas.

Darnell said...

And, bada boom, there you are! A perfect, perfect way to combine flowers and chevrons!! This is a fantastic fusion, Lin!!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Great for the challenge! Very creative!

Kim M said...

Lovely take on the challenge, Lin! Love how the flowers are stamped on the chevrons.

Anonymous said...

Oh Lin this is fabulous! I absolutely love it

judkajudi said...

Of all the cards you have ever done, this may be my favorite .. until you make your next card!

Pam W Merwin said...

Lin, this is beautiful! Love the flowers you chose and colors! AND so creative to use the chevron die :)

Tracey McNeely said...

Lin this is gorgeous gorgeous. I love how you pulled together the chevrons and the colours. I just pinned it! Thank you so much for joining us at the first Fusion Hypothesis!

Lyndal said...

FABULOUSLY stamped floral chevrons Lin - LOVE it!
So glad you joined in the fun of the first FUSION challenge :)

Virginia L. said...

How creative is this, Lin! I love that you stamped and then diecut the chevrons! It's gorgeous!

Unknown said...

This is so pretty. I am adding this to my cards to CASE for sure! Thank you for joining us this week at Fusion.

Kristie Goulet said...

Awesome card Lin! I have also pinned this to CASE. Thanks for sharing!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous card Lin! - so creative to use stamped Chevrons - I am not sure, but the CASe-study blog may be still open, you could link it to that, too

Maureen Morton said...

So seriously creative - I can hardly believe it! Great colors and texture.

Kay Miller said...

Oh I absolutely love this!! Stamping on the die cuts is so clever and creative! Very neat technique!! So happy that you joined us for the first Fusion challenge this week! :)

Andrea Ewen said...

Gorgeous, Lin...love your design and the beautiful colors! That is quite a fusion...a fabulous one at that! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study!

Deb said...

All I can say is "Wow!" What a fabulous job combining all 3 challenges. Simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Clare said...

Such a creative design, I love how you stamped on the die cut chevrons! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study Lin!

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh fun ... this looks just like a puzzle! Lovely sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge AND the premier Fusion Challenge!

donna mikasa said...

I can see the inspiration from JJ's card--this is amazing, Lin! I love how it all fits together like a puzzle. You made it sound so simple but it probably wasn't.

Alice said...

what a beauty, LIn! love love it!

Anonymous said...

Wow - great card Lin! Love the chevrons, linking back together to build up the pretty floral pattern! Very clever!
Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous! Love the chevrons. And the Hero Arts inks work great on solid stamps.