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Tuesday, 24 April 2012

A Little (Fusion) Sketch

It is a long time since I last posted - as mentioned in my last post it has been end of financial year and there as been a lot of changes at work.  Having worked in the public sector for a long time I along with a lot of my colleagues have now been transferred to a private company.  As you can imagine there has been a lot of upheaval and no doubt there will be more along the way.

Before I show my new creation, I would like to say big thanks to the design teams for my Top 3 and Top 5 for 'What A Treat'.  Also to all the lovely comments and followers - thank you. 

I recently went to a class at Lets Create and we used Sheena's paint fusion transfers. Enjoyed it so much I decided to take the plunge and do a sketch - a first for me so hope it is ok.

Not sure if anyone has tried these, if you like paint fusion they are a must-have and add another dimension to your card making.

I choose one of my favourite designs and followed the instructions from the crib-sheet.  Once I revealed the design I distressed it with vintage photo, embossed the edges with Cosmic Shimmer Aurora Crystal Sparkle and then sprayed Crafters Companion Spray & Shine.  Although the image was not perfect I thought it gave the card more of a vintage look.

Anyone who knows me knows green is not my favourite colour however this went with the theme.  The backing papers are also from Sheena's Paint Fusion Cd - you are spoilt for choice.  I choose 2 co-ordinating papers and matted/layered with card from my stash.  I cut the corner and used the co-ordinating paper as a faux turn.  I used a distressed tool on all the edges,then distressed them with Walnut Stain.

The corner was stamped with Inkadinkado Gem Stone Flourishes and embossed.  The sentiment was from Dawn Bibby Delicate Scroll Stamps finished with another Gem Stone Flourish and finished off with an organza rose.  Little gems were placed in two corners.

I am entering this into the following challenges:

Allsortschallenge - Sketch
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
Stamptacularsundaychallenge - Loaded with Layers
Inky Impressions Challenges - Birthday Celebration
The Pixie Cottage - Green & Gorgeous
Ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog - Birthdays
Paper Pretties blog - Pink & Green

As always thanks for stopping by, your comments are always appreciated.
Take care
Hugs xx


  1. Wow - I have never made a card like this - this is very lovely indeed. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge

  2. Hi Maria, Wow what a beauitful card, yeah sketch are a great inspriation and so much fun.

  3. This is so pretty Maria. I saw your link on Make it Monday. I'm #138 this week.

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  4. A truly gorgeous creation hun.
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make it Monday this week.

    Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

  5. This is a beautiful and elegant take on my sketch I love the colours they work so well with the image!

    Thanks for joining us at Allsorts for our sketch challenge this week :)


    p.s why not join us on facebook


  6. Hi Maria, this is a gorgeous card, love thefusion image and a great layout.
    I agree, the green papers really give it depth, and a lovely vintage look.
    Avril xx

  7. Maria

    This is really different, good luck in the challenges


  8. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at LCI.

  9. really stunning, thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week

  10. wow, what a fantastic technique! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  11. hi maria hope you well , love the card xx

  12. Beautiful card!

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m number 205)


    **I am having a give-away on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  13. Hi Maria,
    wow it's really gorgeous, the transfer has come out really well and the colours you've chosen to work with it go brilliantly.
    hope the competitions go well, you deserve it to.

  14. This is just fantastic Maria and love the colours. Such a fantastic job and so very clever. Hope everything is ok
    x catherine

  15. wow! what a lovely card, the colours are wonderful i know you said green was not your favorite colour but it works so well in this case.
    truly stunning.


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