Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Fusion and Pinterest Inspired

Fusion is celebrating their second anniversary and to honor the occasion each member of the Design Team invited a friend to make a card in addition to theirs which means twice the inspiration based on this photo and/or sketch.
The first thing I noticed was the chevron runner and then the flowers which turned into this card.
First step was to color embossing paste with Mustard Seed and run it over a stencil from HA.  While that dried, I stamped, colored with Distress Ink and die cut the Doodlebuds from WPlus9.

My next card is a big departure from the one above but takes me back to my roots in cardmaking.  I don't often play at the Pinterest Inspired challenge but when I saw this photo
I remembered I had some old, old paper that would work in a card.  Did I mention it was old?
I used to use a lot of pattern paper and do a lot of inking.  The dp was cut with PTI's tipped tops, placed on Vintage Cream paper that was liberally inked with Frayed Burlap.  A scrap cut into a flag holds a sentiment from HA.  What a difference between the two cards, huh?  My home decor is a combination of the two.  I have antique furniture, old utensils, spindles, crocks and my beloved owls. To keep things from getting dark, my walls are bright and so are my quilts.

I'm so glad you dropped by.




22 comments:

  1. Your cards are wonderful! The first card is just beautifully bright and engaging; the second cards reminds me of my grandma's quilts and how much they make you feel like home!

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  2. Love the colored paste on the first card, Bobby! Bright & cheerful background for the bright bouquet!

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  3. Love the bright Fusion card. The paste adds a fab texture. And I really like the DP card, shows how you can swap between styles. Thanks for joining us at Fusion x

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  4. Wow! These two cards absolutely pack a punch..and I mean a happy punch. The doodle flowers are amazing. And the pinterest card - love all the details in the paper. Thanks so much for playing with us at Fusion!

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  5. just great inspired cards mf. I especially love the first one as I am fond of being in the garden and the flowers make me miss it under all this snow.
    Have a great week.
    hugs,
    K

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  6. Fabulous chevrons, Bobby! Wow are they perfect ... I went right for that runner, too! But your W+9 buds are the perfect choice! Gorgeous. Since I am the luckiest girl to have been invited into your darling home, I can attest to it being cute as a button, just like your second card!
    =]

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  7. For some reason, your blog post didn't pop into my right side bar yesterday, and I was worried that somehow I'd lost you due to what's going on with Blogger. Thank goodness you're right where you should be today!!! And with two awesome cards too! LOVE your Fusion card. Those chevrons are brilliant and those flowers are so bright and pretty! Love that set. Great use of all those warm colored scraps. It's like a quilt on a card, and is all warm and cuddly. Super take on that inspiration. Bev

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  8. Wow! LOVE your Fusion photo inspired card Bobby. Your yellow embossing paste chevrons made the most amazing backdrop for your bouquet of bright and fun flowers. Gorgeous! Love your paper pieced card as well. That's a lot of different patterns, but they all work so perfectly together. Great job! xx

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  9. What a fabulous vintage look to your DP card, Bobby ... and oh look, my favourite Doodlebuds against those gorgeous, zesty yellow chevrons ... beautifully shaded, wonderfully layered ... love it all! Hugs, Anita :)

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  10. 2 stunning but very different cards, love your chevrons and bright colours on the first one, and a fab vintage look and great use of DP for your 2nd, xx

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  11. Wonderful cards, Bobby! Your first card is so pretty! And that Pinterest Inspired photo had me stumped, but I love your take on it!

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  12. Especially love that first card, Bobby--those flowers are so bright and pretty.

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  13. I'll bet your house is homey and fun, Bobby! Just like both of these cards!

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  14. These are just fabulous...love all those gorgeous flowers and your coloring is so perfect.

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  15. I am lovin' that mustard chevron background ... and your blooms are beautiful ... so very glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

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  16. Great stenciled chevron background and wonderful bright layering of blooms on your Fusion Card - thanks so much for joining us! Julia xx

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  17. Absolutely beautiful cards Bobby! Especially loved the first one. The stencilled background, the yellow, the flowers and the layout are all fantastic!

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  18. Hi Bobby! I love all the pretty flowers - the coloring is beautiful!

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  19. Oh, how I love your bright yellow chevron background and bright and cheery flowers! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

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  20. WOW! Your Fusion card is a breath of spring! Love the yellow chevrons and that flower cluster...swooning! And your Pinterest card is fabulous! I'm intrigued by your home decor; ours is 'hodge podge' *grin*
    Hugs~c

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  21. I missed this one...but luckily saw it over as a Pic at Fusion! So pretty! Great job Bobby!

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  22. I don't know how I missed this vibrant and gorgeous card, Bobby! I just saw it over at Fusion and had to come over and say congratulations on the HM! Well-deserved since you checked ALL the boxes!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

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