Saturday, August 10, 2013

It's a Good Day for FUSION...

I can't wait to see how you are inspired by this fortnights' fabulous FUSION!!!  

Are you like me, and have put off giving the chalkboard technique a whirl???  Something about trying to mess us your white stamping on black seems, well, just WRONG!?!  But it's so FUN!!!  Inspired by this fortnights FUSION photo and sketch, I stamped this fabulous My Favorite Things sentiment in Versamark Watermark ink and heat embossed in Seafoam White. Using Hero Arts White ink, I smeared a little on my finger and rubbed it across the embossing - almost like I was trying to rub it off with an eraser, then to add a bit more interest I swiped the edges of the diecut panel with the ink pad.  I thought this burlap tied in nicely with the string around the pile of erasers from the inspiration photo!  I have to admit, purple is not up there with my favourite colours, but I was quite partial to this gorgeous handmade flower, and paired it with some matching skeleton leaves, also found lurking in the bottom of my stash!

Here's how you can play along...
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. Please read the other considerations on the Experiment Page before playing along.

Hope to see you at the FUSION Challenge Blog soon, in the meantime, here's some more FABULOUS inspiration from the Design Team...

Playing along with this weeks The Pink Elephant Texture Challenge too

Seeing as I finally took the plunge and created using this purple colour combo, 
thought I'd better link up to Summer Camp Week 3 Homework too!


  1. Ooooooooh Lyndal! This is PHENOMENAL! No joke, I have been wanting to have a good reason to do the chalkboard, I have the supplies, (the mojo is undetermined) But after this- I have the passion to do it now!

    Thanks for such a great Inspiration Card -AhhhMAZING!


    P.S. Thanks for your comments and if you know of any challenges I need to add to my list, I will!
    Have a very HAPPY FRIDAY Lyndal!

  2. Love it Lyndal! I like the wood grain background with the chalkboard!

  3. What a rich card with all of those warm tones you've used! Glad to see you jumping on the chalkboard trend ... it turned out really well!

  4. beautiful inspiration for this challenge! that flower is just gorgeous!

  5. Beautiful card! Love all the fabulous texture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!

  6. Hey, Lyndal!!! Love this...all the woodgrain looks so nice with your cute little chalkboard! I sure appreciate your comments and really means so much! And I always appreciate you pointing me in the direction of good challenges, get around, girl!!! Hope you have a great week!!!

  7. Love the flower you created!


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