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Sunday, April 7, 2013

Collage and fusion

At the Make it Monday over at Papertrey the theme is collage. I have never attempted a collage. I always found it daunting. But yesterday evening I gave it a try. Dawn McVey has a nice video on her blog - kind of a tutorial. I watched that, took the Playdate Cafe colors of the  week as a guide and here is my card. I think its okay for a first try. Although I generally favor brighter colors.

All stamps are Papertrey ( Papertrey Harvest Berries, Papertrey Iconic Images, Papertrey Polka Dot Basics and also Damask designs, although it does not show in the picture).


And here is challenge #2 - the new fusion challenge by Jackie Rockwell and Lesley Croghan

As you see with the inspiration photo you can use wither the sketch or the photo or combine them both into a fusion card - now how much FUN is this?

The Zig Zag die is from Papertrey, the sentiment is Hero Arts and the flowers are Memory Box -the swirlies are the leltovers from the flower die - why throw it out, if you can use it? I put little pearls in the center of the flowers. 

I am submitting this card to the Hobby Cutz challenge - the theme is CAS or a sketch. I choose the CAS option. 

As it turns out this card also fits the CAS-ual Fridays challenge

I loved this and I do like the card that came out of it - I hope you like it , too! 
Have a great Sunday,
 thanks for all your  happy comments 
and hopefully you have nice spring weather as we do here in New Jersey!


Kim M said...

Love the cards, Cornelia! Really great take on the Fusion challenge.

~amy~ said...

Love both of your cards but I gotta tell you, your Fusion card is soooooooooo fun! Love the blooms and the curly-q's! Thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

Tracey McNeely said...

Both of your cards are fantastic! Love your bright green flowers. Thank you so much for joining us for the first Fusion Hypothesis!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I love the little tiny stripes of chevron in amongst the big ones - those are the types of little details that take a card to the next level. Like the swirly stems! This is breathtaking!

Marybeth said...

Hi and yes I do love your fusion card and your MIM card. Love the bright colors on the fusion one.
My son is in Germany right now for work! His first time. I see that's where you'r from. He is in Hamburg.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards. I love what you did to answer the Fusion challenge - great use of the colors and the chevrons. Thank you so much for joining our first Fusion challenge. ;-)

Pam W Merwin said...

Love the vibrant colors you used on the zigzag die and the flowers are beautiful ;)

Barb Murphy said...

My gosh girl, these are both stunning cards! I LOVE your fusion card. The bright colors, the vertical design and the swirlies...awesome! The first card is so soft, romantic and just perfect. Awesome!

Nithya Sakthirajan said...

wow.. I didnt think flowers will go with zigzags until i sae this card.. Bright and sunny :-)

Lyndal said...

LOVE that you tipped the sketch Cornelia - fun, fab card!
So glad you joined in the fun for the first FUSION hypothesis :)

Jackie Rockwell said...

The tendrils under the flowers are wonderful! So glad you joined us for our very first Fusion challenge!

Tasnim said...

The second card is such a yammy looking card! Absolutely love the chevrons paired with those gorgeous flowers!!
The first card is pretty awesome too, love the stamping!

Kanan Pandya said...

Cornelia, these are beauties. Love both your cards, the CAS design of first card and all the stamps you used are so pretty, and love the second card too, so bright and beautiful. I also made a card for the Fusion challenge, I love this fun challenge. :-)

Lola said...

Hallo Cornelia :-)

Erstmal freue ich mich riesig, dass ich dich als neue Leserin bei mir begrüßen darf ;-) (Ich dachte eigentlich auch, du wärst schon längst bei mir eingetragen - wo du mir doch immer so fleißig Kommentare schreibst :-D )

Die Anleitung zu meinem Osterwürfelchen für Rosi findest du übrigens hier:

Werde das in meinem Posting noch ergänzen, hab ich ganz vergessen!!

Deine Karten finde ich beide wunderschön!
Die Collage ist dir wirklich sehr gut gelungen, die Farbabstufungen passen wunderbar zusammen und der Aufbau ist einfach fabelhaft!!

Und so zurückhaltend die Farben bei Karte Nummer 1 auch sind - umso fröhlicher und quietschiger sind sie bei Nummer 2 :-D

Diese Karte fällt einfach sofort ins Auge und macht Laune auf Sonne und warme Temperaturen draussen (naja, zumindest im Kopf - hier in Deutschland dürfen wir noch bibbern.. ;-) )
Ja, und wer sagt eigentlich, dass man Reste wegschmeißen muss??
Hier mal wieder das beste Beispiel, dass es sich manchmal echt lohnt, jeden noch so kleinen Schnipsel aufzuheben - eine klasse Idee!

Viele liebe Grüße :-)

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...both of your cards are stunning, the first one so soft and sweet and the second one, very bold and bright...love them both!

Cyndie said...

Love your Fusion card, it feels like spring...everything colorful and alive after the winter. I also love your gray and yellow card as I was scrolling through your other posts! Great stuff!

Lindsey said...

Such a fun, bright, happy card. I love the non-traditional flowers, and how you rotated the sketch.

Donna Bowman said...

Very pretty neutral card! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe.

Jingle said...

Love the bright colors on your card! So fun!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge Blog!

Karen D said...

Your card is gorgeous Cornelia.
I adore the colors you have used.

Denise said...

What vibrant colours! Just love it! Thank you for sharing with us at Hobbycutz. Good luck .... Hope to see you back for our next challenge.
Crafty Hugs

Chris said...

Stunning CAS card! Love the bright bold colours and the fabulous design!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Hobbycutz.

Kim Bell said...

Beautiful card for CAS. Thanks so much for joining at HobbyCutz


sanketi said...

A beautiful card!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!