Thursday, 2 January 2014

Fusion - Congratulations!

Hello!

Welcome to my first post as a member of the Fusion Card Challenge Design Team! You would not believe how excited I am to be joining this AMAZING team on this AMAZING challenge! I was excited by the concept when Fusion first started, and was lucky enough to be chosen as an honorable mention in the very first challenge. And I was a guest designer in the second challenge! I continued to play along as often as possible, and I was so sad when Fusion ended. I think I was not the only one, because here we are, starting a brand new year with a brand new team, yay!

For those of you who have not yet discovered Fusion, the concept is simple - you can choose to use the inspiration photo, or the sketch, or you can combine the two to create a fusion. Simple and with inspiration galore!

For this first challenge of the year, I have created a fusion card. I took the colours and some of the pattern from the photo and I used the sketch to create this card.
I have used PTI Congratulations Mini set, Embellishments, and Mama Elephant Flashy Letters. Colours are SU! Basic Grey and Pumpkin Pie. The circles were created using Spellbinders Nestabilities Circles.

This is the inspiration board:
I wouldn't normally mix grey, orange, and white, but this bedroom looked so elegant, I decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! I love this combination!

Now to introduce you to my team mates. :-)  These lovely ladies have all come up with their own beautiful response to the inspiration. Why don't you take some time to pay them a visit, too?


Thank-you for visiting. I hope to see your entry to the Fusion Card Challenge in the gallery. ;-)

Michelle
xxx

P.S. For those of you wondering, my dog is still missing. Please forgive me for not visiting and leaving comments at the moment. I'm spending every spare minute searching for Coco.

29 comments:

Sherrie M. said...

So sorry to hear that your pet is still missing. Your card is simply wonderful and a great fusion....

Barb said...

Love this amazing card, Michelle! You've used those colors and the sketch so beautifully!

Still praying you will find Coco soon!

Julia Aston said...

Your letters look lovely floating above the gray circles Michelle! I feel so badly that Coco is still missing - don't give up hope - I bet she will find you!!!

Cathy Weber said...

I hope you have found your sweet dog by now...your card is lovely, but I can't get that little dog out of my mind...I will be thinking of you and hope you find her soon!

Lynn said...

I love the fun sentiment...an awesome take on both the sketch and inspiration.

Alyssa S said...

So sad you haven't found your sweet pet yet. Please let us know when you do!
Gorgeous card btw :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on the new gig - great card! Sorry about your 4 legged friend - hope he shows up~

Suzanne Russell said...

Love your card, Michelle! The colors are great and I am blown away with what you did with the sketch. Congrats on your position on the design team.
Happy New Year!

Joyce said...

Oh, I came by to see if you had found your dog yet, and am so sad to hear that you are still looking. Love your card. Hope that it is a card you will send to yourself when you find your dog. XOXO

Deepti said...

Stunning is the word, you just got the right balance of colors. Perfection!!

Notes by Nina said...

What a fun card, and such a great colour combination.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card and congrats!!! Yayness for you!!!

T to the Essa said...

First of all, and most importantly, I hope you find Coco. Stay positive; stay strong. <3

Secondly, I thought your card was awesome! I love the flourishes on the sides - what a nice touch.

SmilynStef said...

Love how your orange just pops ... fabulous card.

Geri said...

This is such a wonderful design, Michelle! The 'YAY' paired with the 'Congratulations' and the striking colors...perfect! Still hoping for the best for Coco!

Kim Heggins said...

This is just amazing! Love your take on the inspiration board...what a fun way to say congrats!

~amy~ said...

Congrats and AWESOME card!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

What a perfect first challenge card being on a new team! I think if this card wasn't made for yourself you should change your mind and give it to you, because it is fabulous! Excellent job with the colors and layout! What I love most is how you placed the YAY- FABULOUS!

I hope your dog is found soon, still thinking good thoughts. Hugs!

Lyndal said...

Fabulous FUSION Michelle!!
Hoping your family and Coco are reunited soon!!!

Wida said...

well it doesn't get any better than this! love the colors together. I would have never thought of that!

Tracey McNeely said...

Your card is gorgeous Michelle and I am super thrilled for you to be designing for Fusion my friend!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow Michelle - you've got a perfect fusion! Just love the way you've used the colours and the sketch!
Congrats on DT!

Lee-Anne said...

So sorry about your missing dog, Michelle! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment on my blog! Congrats on joining the team...your work is gorgeous!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I love how you used the colors and sketch for your elegant card, Michelle. It's a definite keeper in my CASE file!!

I'm so sorry to hear that Coco is still missing. I've got you all in my prayers. Hugs, Darnell

Alison Barclay said...

A stunning card as always! I am praying for Coco's safe return....I am thinking of you often. xxxx

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

Such a gorgeous and cheerful card! Keeping you all in my thoughts and Coco.

Karen Haman said...

Fun card! Love that you did letters in the circles, and the flourishes peeking out along the edges!

Jen W. said...

I love the orange and grey together and those flashy letters look awesome in those circles! And, most importantly, a big whoop whoop to you for being on the DT! :D

Sian Ridley said...

I know it's super belated, but, CONGRATULATIONS! You're first contribution as DT member is also gorgeous, not that that's any surprise! I hope you have great fun ;)