Fusion Challenge: Paris Rain

Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with the Fusion Card Challenge, Paris Rain! This week’s inspiration photos has been one of my very favorite! I’d love to have this on the wall of my studio! There’s still a little time to play along with the Fusion Challenge right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/fusion-paris-rain.html

I didn’t really create any fusion; I just used the pretty inspiration photo. I loved the bright oranges combined with the shades of gray, and of course, I had to have an actual Eiffel Tower! I have a tiny collection of Eiffel Towers and prints in my house! If any of you, my crafty friends, would like to send me a card with an Eiffel Tower on it, I would add it to the collection and send you one too! We’ll spread our Eiffel Tower love art around the world!

Thank you so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

Fusion Challenge

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Today I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge with a clean and crisp nautical themed card! You can get all the details and play along with Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/03/fusion-scrambled-letters.html

I love the crisp white space of the inspiration photo, and the nautical feel. I fused the sketch and the photo a little bit by making the globe the main focus, and adding the shiny black anchor. It reminds me of little boys and toy boats and dreams of sailing the world.

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Fusion Challenge

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Hello Everybody!

Today I am playing along with the Fusion Challenge, Interlocking Hearts! You can link up your heart creation and get all the details over at The Fusion Blog right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/

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When I first saw the inspiration photo, I was really drawn to the idea of a quilt, and the hearts looking like a pattern on a quilt. So I fused the sketch and the photo a little by using a round shape, the romantic colors, the tiny flowers, the open hearts, and the long shape of the sketch, creating a pretty quilt sample.

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Warm and romantic, just like love!

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Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Fusion Card Challenge: Happy Australia Day!

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Hello Everyone!

Today I am playing along with Fusion! They have a stunning inspiration photo in honor of Australia Day! Of course, I had to play along! You can get all the details and link up your cheerful projects over at Fusion right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2017/01/fusion-australia-day.html

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I found so much inspiration in this gorgeous photo, which features the floral emblem of Australia, wattle! I had never heard of wattle before, but it looks beautiful! Australia Day is January 26th, and that’s a great time to celebrate!

Australia is so much more than kangaroos and crocodiles! Over the years, I have met many, many people from Australia, especially when I lived in China and Hong Kong. I will always think of the Australian people as the most friendly folks n the world, with a real spirit for adventure! Akubras off to you, mates! Happy Australia Day!

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Thanks so much for joining me today!

Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Fusion Card Challenge: Chairs to You!

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Hello Everyone!

Today I’m playing along with the Fusion Challenge, Chairs to You! You can get all the details and play along right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/10/fusion-chairs-to-you.html

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I just LOVE this colorful stack of chairs! I didn’t really “fuse” the sketch and the photo, but simply used the photo as my inspiration. The first card I created featured a stack of colorful chairs!

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I liked the card, but I thought the stack of chairs looked a little wonky just on their own, without the photo. So, I created a second card, where I lined the chairs up in a bit of a jumbled row.

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Which one do you prefer?

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Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Fusion Card Challenge

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Hi everyone!

Did you see this great inspiration challenge over at Fusion? I did, and suddenly realized that I think I must be just about the only crafter in the world who doesn’t have a hummingbird die! They are so popular too! Well, if you have an extra one, send it my way! But first, enter this fun challenge from Fusion! All the details and the link-up are right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/04/fusion-sweet-orange-blossoms.html

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Since I didn’t have a hummingbird, I focused on the Sweet Orange Blossoms. I’ve had this great stamp set from STAMPlorations, Small Birds, and I thought it would be good for this challenge! I love the way the stamped bird looked on the paper, like a sketchy Picasso-esque creation, I decided to leave him as he was. Then I made an entire notecard collection for a friend that you’ll see on the blog soon!

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I really wanted to make sure my card had a bird on it, and then focused on the bright orange blossoms! I didn’t really create a fusion this week, only using the photo inspiration.

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Live your life in color!

michele-sig-new-1

Fusion Card Challenge

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Hi everyone! Have you seen this gorgeous inspiration photo from Fusion Card Challenge? I was just so inspired by the pretty color combination and the orchids in the blue glass vase. I even added a little butterfly too! You can play along with the Fusion Challenge right here: http://fusioncardchallenge.blogspot.com/2016/03/fusion-orchid-occasions.html

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This was a fun challenge too!

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Live your life in color!

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