Thursday, August 28, 2014

A FUSION Full of Hope..

I had so many fabulous ideas looking at this fortnight's FUSION inspiration photo and sketch, but in the end I decided to go CAS and focus on the colours, the textures, the stars, the swirls and the weathered wood of the inspiration photo. 

I die cut this gorgeous star from MFT using Kaisercraft paper, and placed it on my mini scoreboard, with the patterned side down, then scored from the point of each star tip to its diagonal opposite. Once I had done this, I folded along each scoreline, then inverted the folds in between the points of the star, to create this 3D star. The stamps are both from Autumn Leaves, a company sadly no longer with us. Both stamped in Versamark Watercolour then heat embossed in Zing White. To add some more definition to the letters, I created shadow lines with a fine dark brown pen. The star was secured using liquid adhesive, and running my nail around the outer edges of the star to secure it to the card front. Finally the front panel was added to a kraft cardstock base.


Will you be inspired by the gorgeous distressed wood patina, the door, the colours, the swirls, the stars, or the textures in this fabulous inspiration photo, or this super versatile sketch, or both!

How to join in the fun...
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 Our Rules Page before playing along.

Can't wait to see how you will be inspired by this fortnight's FUSION!

The Design Team have some FABULOUS creations to inspire you!

Please check the linky for the days left to play with us.

Also playing along with Addicted to CAS Geometric,


  1. Gorgeous!! I just love this!

  2. Wow! You knocked the inspiration out of the park!

  3. Love the rustic feel of this!

  4. This is beautiful Lyndal! Love that star against the barnboard!

  5. Its been fabulous to have you join us this month at ATCAS and here is yet another amazing card ! The rich warm colours and fabulous design are beautifully rustic makes me want to reach out and touch this beauty.


  6. so fun, looks like shabby chic farm decor!

  7. Wow ... amazing design. Love how you were inspired by the photo. Loll xx

  8. Another awesome card Lyndal - love the rustic background and the white inking. Fab. star too!
    Thanks for joining in the ATCAS fun again!
    Sylvia xx

  9. I am such a sucker for barn stars, and you've used it so well here on this shabby-style card! Great take on the photo, Lyndal!

  10. You have beautifully captured the rustic feel of the photo inspiration, love that star!

  11. Beautiful card! Love the wood grain background and that cool star!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!



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