Saturday, January 18, 2014

Fusion No.2 Challenge Card

Fitting another little creation into my day - as I enjoy the morning via the wonders of the internet with Nina and Judy, my family!  Its wonderful to create, if not together at least at the same time. 

Fushion No.2 Challenge:

I thought I’d like the color combo of the photo and  I had the thought that I have just the right papers in my stash.  Here’s what I did:


This card could go happily masculine or feminine. 


Designer Paper - I can only identify the yellow, its ‘Apron Strings’ by Bella Road





It came together nicely - I just made lots of layers, and elevated things using foam tape. 

Which led me to a happy HAPPY discovery along the journey which I will share with you here:


RECOLOR (inexpensive) GEMS!

I found myself once again without a particular colored gem and thought ho-hummy, and thinking I now had to make an especial trip to the local dollar store and hope like mad they carry the color I want.  Or, find an alternative for now and wait till I get to a real scrapbooking store in a larger center (one of the cons of living ruralish) 


Then my brilliant little brain (it goes through phases haha!) -I hit the payload for  I discovered that I could RECOLOR my inexpensive dollar store silver gems using either a sharpie or my TomBow markers!  Woo hoo!  The possibilities are endless!

I hope this idea inspires you and saves you some money even. I think what excites me is to know that I can custom colour my gems to almost identically match my TomBow coloring projects. 


  1. awesome card Barb ...yes the colors for this challenge are awesome ...and you did a great job . Neat idea about the coloring of the gems ...thank you for sharing .


  2. Definitely handsome. Love that you could send it to a man as well. Love your colored gems!

  3. Gorgeous card Barb - Loving the layers :)
    So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION! Hope to see you again soon!

  4. Your framings are so pretty around your b'day sentiment with the colors and patterns! Thanks for playng with Fusion!

  5. Love this elegant card!!!!!!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope to see you again soon, lovely, lovely card! I color my gems with copics, my pearls too!!!

  6. This looks brilliant, love the clean and graphic look :) Thank you sharing with us at Fusion!!

  7. ugg, I am commenting backwards down your blog and can't believe all these wonderful creations you have been posting and how I have not seen them all this now (bad sister I am). I love the almost monochrome look to your card with the touches of colours.

  8. This is beautiful! It is a tricky blend between masculine and feminine! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

  9. Love the graphic and cool look of ur card :) thank you for sharing with us at Fusion!!


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