April 5, 2013

Guest Designer & Fusion Card Challenge Hypothesis #1 & CFC97



Have you heard about the new Fusion Card Challenge Blog?

 Lesley Croghan and Jackie Rockwell have teamed up to bring you a new 'scientific' concept in challenge blogs called Fusion!  

PROCEDURES:
1. Play with just Jackie's sketch challenge.
2. Play with just Lesley's inspiration photo challenge.
3. Or you can create FUSION by combining BOTH challenges into one card.
4. Use the challenge graphic and link back to Fusion in your post.


I am so excited that Lesley and Jackie have asked me to be the first Guest Designer at Fusion.  What that means is that I will be taking on this week's photo and this week's sketch and creating FUSION!

Here is this week's Hypothesis!


and here is my card...




I had a method when I approached the challenge.  I am a CAS card designer, so I knew that I needed to keep  my card true to me.  I decided that I wanted to keep as close to Jackie's sketch as I could and still maintaining CAS style.   I also knew that I wanted to draw the colours and flowers from Lesley's photo.  So I started with a simple chevron stamped across the card and I stamped my sentiment in the same spot as the sketch.  I created my flowers and then adhered them in the same location as the black shapes on the sketch.  Two flowers plus the sentiment create a visual triangle.  So that is my science.

I hope you play along with this new challenge blog, I think it will be a blast!


I am also submitting this card for this week's CAS-ual Friday's Challenge



Supplies:

Cardstock:  White, Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz (Papertrey Ink)
Stamps: Flower Fusion #3 (Papertrey Ink) Background Basics (The Alley Ways Stamps) Rainbows & Clouds (Lil' Inkers)
Ink:  Orange Zest, Raspberry Fizz, Soft Stone, True Black (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Flower Fusion #3 (Papertrey Ink)
other: silver rhinestone, foam tape

35 comments :

Lisa said...

Well blow me down you ARE a master mad scientist girl!! I love the way you calculated your formula for this and it is as pretty as can be!

Congrats on your GDT spot too ;)

Brandi said...

This card is the cutest! Congrats on the GD position!!!

Alanna said...

This is fabulous. I love the clean and graphic feel to this.

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Um. Gorgeous! And perfect for CASual Friday's too! Love the bold pops of colour on the white and soft grey. I'm also really digging the stamps on the die cuts. Perfect FUSION of the two challenges!

LeAnne said...

Awesome card--I love your thought process! Looks like a fun challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Way to rock your guest DT, Tracey! I love the pretty color palette! I also adore the way you layered the flowers! The way you used those chevrons in the background is absolutely FAB! Congrats on the guest DT!

donna mikasa said...

Love the fusion between the sketch and photo and how you kept it CAS! Congrats on the GD spot, too!

Annette said...

pretty pretty pretty... i love it

Joyce said...

This is just gorgeous, and your thought process is so clear. I love the card you made, and love seeing how you got there. I think this is going to be a challenging challenge for me!

laughadaisy said...

Perfectly done, my friend. ;-) I love how you used your style to create this Fusion card.

Colleen said...

Fabulous card, Tracey...I like your explanation...congratulations on this guest designer spot...you always do keep it CAS and it is fun to CAS YOU!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Very fresh and beautiful, Tracey! So nice to be guesting with you over at Fusion. It's fun being the first guests over there, isn't it? Hugs!

Barb M said...

So perfectly executed. I love the soft grey chevron and the bright pops of color. So pretty!

Lyndal said...

LOVE your soft grey chevrons & pops of coloured flowers Tracey - FAB to have you as our first FUSION Guest Designer :)

Michelle said...

Perfect, Tracey! I love the pop of colour against the soft grey chevrons. :-)

Deanna Jean said...

Love this!

canadian_liner said...

Wow, I admire your discipline (your approach to this challenge). You chose just the right elements to keep things calm and CAS but with the POW coming from the coloured flowers. Very interesting to see the FUSION team members' very different creations with the same input... Science is cool!.

~amy~ said...

Tracey, so happy to have you guesting with us at Fusion! I super ❤❤ your card...the chevrons and blooms are wonderful!

KayM said...

Tracey I was SO excited to see that you were joining us at Guest Designer at Fusion! Your card is just beatiful!! Love the grey chevrons stamped in the background. Thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

Lynn said...

woohoo on your guest design team spot! Your card is absolutely fabulous in every way!

Jen said...

CAS perfection! Subtle background. Bold flowers. Yum! Congrats on the GD gig too!

Lesley said...

A fabulous card my friend! Love the bright pops of colour from the flowers. So happy to have you Guest Designer with us!!!
Hugs,
Lesley

Renee said...

Love it!!
The colors...
the sketch...
it's simply perfect! :)

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop on being the first guest designer! Love your gorgeous CAS card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations on the guest designer spot, Tracey!! (I think you should be on ALL the CAS design teams!!) Your card is a sensational fusion of the two inspirations and you did, indeed, still manage to keep it true to who you are!

Michelle said...

Congrats on your DT spot! I love the combination! Beautiful card, Tracey!

Vicki Dutcher said...

I had to scroll, but I got it! Fun card - you are one very busy stamper! Congrats on the gig~

Jocelyn Olson said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot! Your card is awesome! I love the CAS design and the pops of colors. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lindsey said...

LOVE it! So glad you are the guest designer. Congrats!

Kara said...

great card!! fun challenge!

Marybeth said...

I love the way you think! Congratulations on being asked to be the very first GD! You nailed it with your talent and gorgeous CAS card!

carefree creations said...

Love this card!

Alice Wertz said...

simply beautiful! love this sweet card! thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Pamela said...

I love your chevrons and the layered flowers ♥ Thanks so much for joining us at CAS-ual Friday Challenge!

carol (krillsister) said...

Gorgeous card. This is totally you. I love how you did the flowers with the 2 dies and the visual triangle to include the sentiment. I need to remember that.