Monday, June 15, 2015

Fusion challenge - Blue Skies & Smooth Sailing

For some reason this Fusion challenge had me stumped for a bit. I was really hooked on the blue and the wood grain in the inspiration photo and just couldn't get off that train of thought. I also liked the negative cut out.

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I impressed a piece of Rustic Cream (PTI) cardstock with the woodgrain impression plate (PTI). Then used my distress inks to color over the top of it.

I die cut an apple (Apple Prints, PTI) and then adhered it to my cardbase. I put foam tape on the back of the blue, woodgrain pattern and popped it up on top of the card base.

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I also couldn't shake the nautical feel of the photo. I don't have one single anchor, boat, or other nautical stamp set but I thought if I added a bit of red then I'd have the blue and red, which to me is a classic nautical color scheme.

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So, that's it in a nutshell. Thanks for taking a gander. I had fun with this one.


Lynn said...

Oh I love the soft feel of the wood grain. Fabulous take on the inspiration Jennifer. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion!

Leigh Penner said...

Fabulous card, Jennifer! I love how you and I got a similar effect on our cards, but with different methods (I inked up my woodgrain IP with white ink and then ran my enchanted evening cardstock through it....)

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I too don't have any nautical themed goodies LOL! Love the background you created! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fusion.

Deanne :)

Jen Carter said...

This is so cute! Love seeing your new stamps in use!! :)

Lyndal said...

FABulous colors Jennifer! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION!