Monday, April 8, 2013

Fusion challenge #1

Grab Our Badge!
There's a new challenge blog just starting up and I was really inspired to play.  It's called Fusion.   Basically, we were given 2 inspiration photos, and we can make a card based on either one of them, or "fuse" the 2 and make a card with both inspiratons.  I loved the colors on the 2nd inspiration, and have really grown to love chevrons, so I chose to fuse the 2 for my card:

Fusion #1

I found some solid flower stamps (darkroom door Carved Flowers, Verve Bloom & Grow, and Simon Says Stamp Flower Friend) and stamped them across a scrap piece of paper, using Hero Arts inks Punch, Pale Tomato, Orange Soda, and Butter Bar, then used my Die-Namics chevron die to cut it into chevrons.  These were then pieced back together on a blank white card, leaving a tiny space between each.  

Here are the 2 challenge inspirations:
You should visit this new blog and see the amazing DT samples, not to mention the entries that are coming in for this challenge - I'm inspired by them all!

I'd also like to add this to the current CASE Study challenge and to the one at CAS-ual Fridays.


31 comments:

  1. Your card is wonderful Lin, such vibrant colours (love those HA inks - must get some). Using the chevrons like that is a perfect touch, great work as always, Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love how you were inspired...the stamping on your chevrons looks wonderful! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Fabulous "Fusion"ed card Lin! Those colours are just the prettiest ever! Thanks for stopping by my blog and left me the lovely comment! I went thru the HA flickr group pool and saw those pretty cards you made with the Heart Winged Butterfly stamp! What a feast to the eyes!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. wow!! that is a wonderful interpretation of the challenge - love everything about it. it's going on my pinterest board right now!

    ReplyDelete
  5. This is SUCH a clever take on the cues, Lin! If I had a chevron die, I'd love to CASE this. :)

    Thanks for playing along with our first experiment at Fusion!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Oh my Lin, I LOVE this approach to the challenge! The way you separated the chevrons is veyr COOL! So glad that you joined us in our very first Fusion challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is such a fun design Lin, I think I might have to CASE it!

    ReplyDelete
  8. Brilliant take on the sketch and inspiration photo, Lin! I love the soft pastel colors you used as well...Gorgeous card!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Love this! You have the best ideas.

    ReplyDelete
  10. And, bada boom, there you are! A perfect, perfect way to combine flowers and chevrons!! This is a fantastic fusion, Lin!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great for the challenge! Very creative!

    ReplyDelete
  12. Lovely take on the challenge, Lin! Love how the flowers are stamped on the chevrons.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Oh Lin this is fabulous! I absolutely love it

    ReplyDelete
  14. Of all the cards you have ever done, this may be my favorite .. until you make your next card!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Lin, this is beautiful! Love the flowers you chose and colors! AND so creative to use the chevron die :)

    ReplyDelete
  16. Lin this is gorgeous gorgeous. I love how you pulled together the chevrons and the colours. I just pinned it! Thank you so much for joining us at the first Fusion Hypothesis!

    ReplyDelete
  17. FABULOUSLY stamped floral chevrons Lin - LOVE it!
    So glad you joined in the fun of the first FUSION challenge :)

    ReplyDelete
  18. How creative is this, Lin! I love that you stamped and then diecut the chevrons! It's gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This is so pretty. I am adding this to my cards to CASE for sure! Thank you for joining us this week at Fusion.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Awesome card Lin! I have also pinned this to CASE. Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Gorgeous card Lin! - so creative to use stamped Chevrons - I am not sure, but the CASe-study blog may be still open, you could link it to that, too

    ReplyDelete
  22. So seriously creative - I can hardly believe it! Great colors and texture.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Oh I absolutely love this!! Stamping on the die cuts is so clever and creative! Very neat technique!! So happy that you joined us for the first Fusion challenge this week! :)

    ReplyDelete
  24. Gorgeous, Lin...love your design and the beautiful colors! That is quite a fusion...a fabulous one at that! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CASE Study!

    ReplyDelete
  25. All I can say is "Wow!" What a fabulous job combining all 3 challenges. Simply gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

    ReplyDelete
  26. Such a creative design, I love how you stamped on the die cut chevrons! Brilliant! Thanks for joining us at CASE Study Lin!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Oh fun ... this looks just like a puzzle! Lovely sentiment too. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge AND the premier Fusion Challenge!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I can see the inspiration from JJ's card--this is amazing, Lin! I love how it all fits together like a puzzle. You made it sound so simple but it probably wasn't.

    ReplyDelete
  29. what a beauty, LIn! love love it!

    ReplyDelete
  30. Wow - great card Lin! Love the chevrons, linking back together to build up the pretty floral pattern! Very clever!
    Thanks for the inspiration, Rx

    ReplyDelete
  31. Gorgeous! Love the chevrons. And the Hero Arts inks work great on solid stamps.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!