Friday, April 12, 2013

Fusion #2 Challenge


Wow-ee!! What a fabulous, FABULOUS response to the first Fusion Challenge last week! Not only were there were sooo many entries (107 to be exact), but the talent of the entrants was just incredible! Did you vote? How difficult was that, right?! I was so anxious to see if the winning card used the sketch, the photo or both.

If you didn't get a chance to play, it's definitely worthwhile to take a look at the gallery from last week. You will be amazed, I promise : )

Sure hope to see the same amount of inspiration come from this week's challenge. Remember, you can use the sketch, the photo or both.

My card uses just the sketch. I was stuck for awhile, until I turned it and immediately saw a sunrise.

A very literal interpretation of the sketch. Papertrey's Irresistibly Ikat set gives texture to the bands in the sunrise. Hero Arts Neon Inks are then blended across the bands. The sentiment is from Studio Calico/Hero Arts.


Here's what it looked like before the blending. No worries on getting a solid image since it will be blended with more ink anyway.

I made another one for the sunset. 


This one is a little different from the sketch, but only in the placement of the circle. 


Here they are together ... sunrise and sunset. I think the colors pop more on the dark version, but look cleaner in the white version.

Sure hope to see you in the gallery!
-Kelly

27 comments:

  1. Oh wow! Can't decide which one I like better, but that technique is really cool - you keep raising the bar!

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  2. wooohooo!!! Kelly, this looks awesome :) I love the idea and ur inspiration and how you depicted it, colors look great :)

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  3. So cool! What a great technique!!!

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  4. I just have to say WOW!!! And thanks so much for the explanation of how you did it because I LOVE it but was totally stumped!! :)Traci

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  5. You are too clever. I love that you made a sunrise and sunset card. Blending the inks over the Ikat looks wonderful. I wouldn't have thought to do that extra step. Beautiful cards Kelly.

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  6. Love that you did both cards Kelly,but it's hard to pick a favorite! They're both so pretty!!

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  7. Gorgeous blending! Something about ink blending is really stress-relieving for me:) The neon inks blend so well too!

    Love both versions!

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  8. Couldn't possibly pick a favorite, Kelly, both are so stunning ... what a fabulous technique, I was wondering how you got such a wonderful effect! Anita :)

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  9. Nothing like being inspired by your own card to make another one. They are both great.

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  10. Your cards have such BAM!!! Love the inky action!!!!

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  11. FAB, FAB stamping & blending Kelly - LOVE, LOVE your sunrise and sunset!!!

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  12. Beautiful, Kelly! Love your blending and the colours!

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  13. Beautiful sunrise and sunset! Love them both.

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  14. Striking colors! Love all the cards, Kelly! The one that was showcased is my fav!

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  15. Oh neon awesomeness!! I love both the sunrise and sunset. Clever interpretation of the sketch!

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  16. Very cool idea! They are gorgeous!

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  17. love this technique. It looks like you used stencils to create a ghost effect! i love that you acheived that look in a new way!!

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  18. This is so delicious I could eat it! Love these colors and your blending....forget about it, awesome!!!

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  19. Okay, first of all: stunning sunset effect. Second of all - you used the Ikat set, yay!!! Third of all: you used neon!!!Did you make these cards for me?! It sure feels like it!!! :-)

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  20. I love the look on the darker color and your right a cleaner look on the white. Love them both!

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  21. Wow--these are both delicious. I think you need a tutorial to show how you blended those inks. Just an incredible look, and as usual--totally creative and out of the box.

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  22. I love your sunrise/sunset cards duo. ;-) Very nicely done, and I thanks for sharing about your process, too.

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  23. Kelly your cards are fantastic. I LOVE those bold and bright colours.

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  24. Now I see a sunset too, beautiful colours and love the subtle patterns in the bands of colour :0)
    Jenny x

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  25. Man oh man - ikat and neons. What a great combo. That stamp set is waiting for me in MI... still a few months before I can get my hands on it. Bummer. Love the sunset with the gray contrast.

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I absolutely love reading comments. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to leave one! - Kelly