Sunday, May 17, 2015

Fusion And Lace Card Challenges

Hi everyone! Hope all is well with you. The weekend is almost over and I thought I would share with you a card I made to enter in a couple of challenges. With this card I met two of my crafting goals. Number one to enter more challenges and number two to use my different supplies more often.

When you put card challenges in a search engine it is interesting to see all the challenges which pop up. I decided to go with the Fusion challenge. The challenge can be found Here. What I like about the Fusion challenge is you have the option to use just the inspiration photo or just the sketch. I decided since another goal is to get out of my comfort zone and I don't usually use sketches to do both. Here is the challenge photo.
You notice that I have in my title lace. The other challenge is at Cute Card Thursday. The theme this week is to use lace. I was going to make up a lace rosette but I didn't like how it looked. However, this challenge did allow me to use a piece of lace in my stash.

Here is my card. Let me know how you think I did interpreting the Fusion challenge.
I don't normally create with yellow and gray and as a matter of fact I don't really have a lot of gray and yellow paper crafting supplies. Thank goodness I do have things like an air brush, paints, as well as gelatos.  Of course it was also nice to discover in a recent bundle of dye ink pads I bought there was a gray ink pad.

In my stash I was lucky to find a card base already made which is charcoal gray. My top panel was an experiment which went wrong but I was able to salvage it by placing a piece of tissue wrapping paper which I had mopped up excess paint with over it. I used the gray ink to stamp words from I Brake For Stamps Music Quartet set.  I messed up stamping in the black so painted over it with Iridescence paint to give the stamping more of a distress look.

For the bottom panel I doodled with yellow and champagne gelatos and then misted with water before running it through my embossing machine. I placed the gelato side wrong in the folder so my piece ended up being debossed but I actually like it better. The folder I used is Anna Griffin Brocade.

When I use two different panels I don't like the raw edges showing so I will usually use ribbon or lace. For this card I did both. I don't have gray ribbon and my lace was white but with the magic of my eBrush air brush and markers they were magically transformed.

The lovely lady is from the I Brake For Stamps Music Quartet. When I saw her I just knew that I had to buy the set. After stamping her with gray ink I cut her out. Then I took my rounder punch and just punched on the one side.

There you have it a card using gelatos which have been gathering dust. A embossing folder I've never used as well as some new stamps which have been patiently waiting to get inky. Along with ribbon and lace which I don't seem to use a lot in my creations.

I will be definitely be checking out more of the Fusion challenges so that I can grow as an artist.  One of my goals is to create little works of art which people may actually frame or at least not look at for five minutes and then toss in the trash.

If you do challenges which ones do you enjoy entering?

Wishing you Happy Frugal Crafting till we meet again!


  1. You certainly covered all the bases. Great card.


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