Friday, 18 September 2015

Bluebirds of Happiness

Hi and welcome!  Today is a great day - as it's my first challenge as a member of the fabulous design team at Fusion Card Challenge.  How cool is that?

This challenge is just gorgeous - a wonderful inspiration picture full of bright, beautiful colors and patterns and a fabulous and versatile sketch.


And here's my card:


I stuck with the colors and the bird theme and I also incorporated the sketch.  I loosely painted some Squeezed Lemonade and Fossilized Amber distress inks onto a panel of watercolor paper, leaving it to dry between colors.  Lastly, I flicked on some ink with my paintbrush.

Once I was happy with that, I stamped the row of birds onto a piece of X-Press It cardstock and colored with Copics, before fussy cutting it out and liberally coating it with Wink of Stella.  The sentiment was white embossed onto a stitched circle die and both pieces were popped up on foam tape.  Some enamel dots and my card was done.



Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful cards so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Enjoy Life (Penny Black), Big Scripty Greetings (SSS)
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Squeezed Lemonade, Fossilized Amber (Distress)
Cardstock:  White, Black, X-Press It, Watercolor
Accessories:  White EP, Lil Inkers Stitched Circle Dies, Vertical Stitched Strips (MFT), Wink of Stella, Enamel Dots

Cheers
Karren


13 comments:

Lesley said...

Your card is absolutely breathtaking! Welcome to the team!

Susanne Vargas said...

How exciting that you are on the Fusion DT now! Congratulations! Fantastic how you combined the picture and the sketch to make this lovely card!

Linda Callahan said...

Way to start out with a bang! This is gorgeous! Total work of art! You are a fabulous addition to their DT!

sandie said...

welcome to the team and what a fabulous card to start the DT. Your copic colouring is superb and great use of the sketch x

Gibmiss said...

Fabulous card Karen... Love the cute row of Birds...
Hugs Sylvie x

Julia Aston said...

Welcome to the Fusion DT Karren! We are so happy to have you join us! Your pretty row of wonderfully colored birds looks lovely atop the white embossed black circle - a wonderful FUSION design!! Jula xx

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE all those birds! Welcome to the team!

Deanne :)

Hannelie said...

Congrats for joining this fab Fusion team! What a vibrant beauty to kick off the inspiration!

honeybeelane said...

This is lovely, Karren. Beautiful coloring of the birds. They are so sweet!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so stunning, I love the colors and the black and white sentiment are awesome!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

so stunning, I love the colors and the black and white sentiment are awesome!

Ashwini Rao said...

Its soooo beautiful!! Such wonderful coloring too!

wienerhoneymooners said...

STUNNING, love having you on our challenge on the design team!!!