Thursday, January 5, 2017

Fusion is celebrating 3 years!

Happiest New Year to you all! 

I'm keeping the celebration going at the invitation of Karren Johnson, aren't I the lucky one who gets to celebrate the 3rd anniversary with Fusion?!   Oh YOU get to play along, and celebrate, too!!


Hmmm?  What did I find in my arsenal of goodness to represent this darling little Wintery scene?  Oh don't think for a moment I was done with that Pine Bough embossing folder!
AND a new little Altenew set just happened to find its way into my 'stocking!'

For me, a true Fusion - the photo & the Sketch!

 

Thank you, Karren for the invitation, and congratulations to your fabulous Fusion challenge, and awesome team!  Cheers to the next 3 years!

=]  Michele

Supplies:
Altenew - Coffee Love stamps & dies
MFT Die-namics Oval Wonky stitched dies
Richard Garay - Pine Boughs embossing folder
Distress inks for water coloring:  Broken China, and Brick Red

17 comments:

Jeanne said...

Looks fantastic, Michele! I like how you added the bits of blue behind the embossing. Adds such great interest. Your red and blue decanter and cups are fabulous. What a great sentiment, too. Wonderful fusion! Hugs!

Cat Craig said...

Love that touch of blue on your embossed background, makes those boughs stand out just a touch more. Your new set was perfect for this challenge! Well done.

Karren said...

I've been admiring this card since you sent me the photo, Michele! It has so much interest yet is still so beautifully CAS. And that background? Swoon! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us over at Fusion.

Michelle said...

Wow! What a great take on the inspiration, Michele! It's perfect! I love your little coffee setting in the snowy pines. I'm so glad you joined us to celebrate at Fusion! :-)

Linda Callahan said...

Wow......perfect scene of coffee in the pines! Love everything about this little gem!

Lisa said...

Oh good grief...could you have captured this inspiration photo any more perfectly!! You are amazing...yep amazing! Oh, and your card is too ;)

~amy~ said...

perfectly perfect! So fun to be playing along with you!

Michelle Lupton said...

PERFECT fusion! Fabulous!

Bobby said...

I'd say you captured the photo perfectly, Michele. Watercoloring between the embossed pines adds so much dimension to the background and adding the 'tray' was inspired.

Michelle said...

SO wonderful that you're playing along with this amazing group! Love, LOVE the beautiful embossing, the lovely blue/red combo and the fantastic Coffee Love stamps!

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your GD spot, Michele! I love how you added a touch of color peeking through those beautiful pine boughs...both elements add so much depth and dimension to your design, and your 'place setting' makes me wish we lived closer so we could enjoy the real thing! Another really lovely card, my friend!

cm said...

Coffee and friends do, indeed, make the perfect blend, and one of these days I'm going to have coffee with you in real life! Marveling over your arrangement of fabulous images...coffee pot and mugs, the pine embossing, the spotlight water-colouring....perfect harmony! Love!
Hugs~c

Jenni's Jems said...

Is that an invitation Michele ??? Will be booking my flight if it is !love how you made the embossing folder jump out at you with watercolouring and the perfect 'fusion' :) of sketch and photo inspiration!!!x

lostinpaper said...

Stunning card Michele and the perfect take on the inspiration! It's hard to feel the chill right here with the Summer type high temps going on lol.

Jeanne J. said...

I have to tell you Michele that this is my favorite card on the whole challenge page - drop dead gorgeousness! I love that amazing background .. the wood tray.. and the pop of red on the coffee pot! The card I wish I'd made :)

Marybeth said...

What.... three years already! Well, congratulations to you and them for having you! Loving that bit of watercolor on the embossed background! This is one darling cozy card!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations, Michele ... how fabulous to be Guest Designing with Fusion for their 3rd birthday! Your card is delicious ... a scrumptious tray of steaming coffee, all ready to pour ... wonderfully set against that fabulous textured background with the touch of delicate watercolour wash! Your detailing is just awesome, my friend! Big Hugs, Anita :)