Saturday, April 27, 2013

Crazy for FUSION...

A huge THANK YOU to all of you who joined us for the FUSION experiment last week, so many gorgeous cards in the gallery!

Now for some more fab inspiration from Lesley & Jackie!  This week is my 21st Wedding Anniversary - so my FUSION experiment today has a dollop more interpretation than last week.  I love the graphic style of the flowers, which reminded me of the sun and of looking down onto the tops of hot air balloons, I also love the contrast between the bold orange and yellow and the cooler hues, and the layers created by the overlapping elements.  I interpreted the sentiment block as a cloud, to tie in with my semi-circle sun and hot air balloon elements.

I paper pieced this gorgeous The Alley Way Stamps Lighter Than Air hot air balloon and sun using papers from October Afternoon, Kaisercraft and Echo Park, adding a little twine to hang the basket from, stamped The Alley Way Stamps sentiment onto a Lil Inker Designs stitched cloud in Hero Arts Charcoal Shadow Ink, before hand drawing a faux stitched border to anchor the scene together.  Even though I LOVE seeing real stitching on cards, I love this technique as it means I don't have to wrestle with my sewing machine, and if the "stitch holes" are emphasised enough, it is amazing how realistic the faux stitching can look - and it's a good deal straighter than my real stitching would be LOL!

Hope you have a fantastic week & really looking forward to seeing your FUSION creations.  
Don't forget to stop by the Design Team and Guest Designer
blogs for some more cool inspiration too!

Playing along with Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes too!


  1. You totally could have fooled me with the stitched border! Even magnifying the photo it looked real!

    Happy Anniversary to you and your husband, Lyndal!!

  2. I'm super crazy about your card! Love the vibrant colors! Happy Anniversary!!!!

  3. Such a bright, cheery, and fun card. Love it! Looking forward to making my card for this challenge :)

  4. Felicitations on your 21st! May it be an auspicious year for you both. This is a very happy card--the combo of sky blue and orange just inspires smiles. Love you work on the Fusion! challenge.

  5. What a great card!
    The colors remind me of summer and the interpretation of the sketch is so creative!
    Love your style!

  6. Lyndal, this card is a fantastic fusion of both sides of the challenge! LOVE the DP's and your fun interpretation of the sketch elements. I love it. ;-)


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