Sunday, August 17, 2014

Bright Summer Flowers

Here's the photo inspiration and sketch for the current Fusion challenge:


Those colors were just too fun to not play, so I ended up with 2 cards for it.

Fusion Bright Floral

I just received some new Spectrum Noir colored pencils, the Essentials and the Primaries sets, so I wanted to play with them a bit, and this Stampendous Jar Bouquet stamp is new, too.  So I colored it up, doing my best to match the colors from the inspiration, and also followed the sketch.  I added a little Michael's rose as my embellishment, and the striped panel is from Lawn Fawn's Let's Polka pad.

Fusion BrightFloral

This one uses a Darice embossing folder, Bold Daisy, which I embossed and then smooshed my picked raspberry, spiced marmalade, and mustard seed distress inks carefully over, before cutting it into panels and lifting it above my Walter & Winnie Big, Bold Seasons sentiment.  The added sequins are Lawn Fawn's.

Thanks for stopping by!  

23 comments:

  1. love both cards - would be hard to pick a favorite!

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  2. BEAUTIFUL card Lin!! Love the sweet blooms in the jar on your first and your second is stunning!! Have a wonderful day ;)

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  3. I'd say you pretty much nailed it with both cards! LOVE the texture on the second card and your soft coloring on the first!

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  4. Lin, such beautiful cards. Love them both, wonderful and certainly summery. I dont think I have ever seen that embossing folder before or maybe its the colours added that makes it stand out. Makes me think of gerbras, one of my favourite flowers.

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  5. Those colors really are beautiful, as are your cards, Lin! Love 'em both! ♥

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  6. love these colors and your cards are just lovely, Lin! Great job with your new goodies.

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  7. Both of these takes on Fusion are gorgeous Lin! I love the coloured jar and the embossing in stunning!

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  8. .Both are very pretty cards Lin. The soft colours of the mason jar and flowers and the brights of the embossed flowers are both stunning

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  9. Love them both Lin, gorgeous colours.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. These are both fab and use the Fusion colours perfectly! Love how you have coloured the stamped image on the first and the embossing folder on the second is so bold and summery :)

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  11. GORGEOUS flowers on both! You did a GREAT job of inking up the embossed blooms:)

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  12. Wow ... I don't know which one I like more ... awesome job with the colored pencils ... and the second one is just so bold and vibrant ... so very glad you linked-up with us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  13. wow - two stunning cards that both capture the inspiration, yet are totally different! Love the big, bright inked flowers on the second card.

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  14. Lin, AMAZING cards, BOTH! WOW -OH-WOW!!! wonderfully done! Thanks for joining us at FUSION!! So glad that you were inspired!!!

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  15. Two lovely cards Lin, love you colours

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  16. You are such a fabulous designer, Lin! These colors 'send me'.

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  17. Both these cards are absolutely stunning!! Thanks so much for joining in with our challenge at Fusion :)

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  18. Two cards so different. The first is colored perfectly and the second is so bold and beautiful!

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  19. HEllo and big WOW! Both cards are fabulous! Love them!

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  20. Congrats Lin on your win. Love your card and not surprised it was chosen.

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  21. This is gorgeous! I have many embossing folders that I will consider in a whole new way now. Thanks for sharing.

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