Friday, February 13, 2015

Fusion Challenge: Orange, Teal, Brown

By now you know I love orange... it is cheerful, bright, and stunning on a card.  So imagine my delight when I received the newest challenge announcement from Fusion!  Voila:
 
 To the craft-cave!! and Bob's your Uncle:

Combine one awesome chocolate brown hounds-tooth from a very awesome friend in TX -thank you Chriss - with a bit of fantastic orange design paper, and a Technique Tuesday few sentiments that couldn't be more true... let's go indeed... and that is how I was inspired by this beautiful photo.

You have to know there will be second helpings, right?

Have a wonderful Valentine's Day everyone - we'll be snuggling for sure with the sub zero temps we're having here in Michigan... no complaints from me! =]

22 comments:

Lisa said...

Wowzers Michele, what a great guy card!! Love the houndstooth and the orange I see peeking out form the inside! Have a great weekend ;)

Brenda said...

Wow Michele, this card is stunning! I love the color combo and oh man, do I love that houndstooth paper as well as the chevron paper. You did a great job with the using the colors from the inspirations photo and I love your take on the sketch. We are right there with you on the snuggling up for the Valentine weekend here in Central PA, baby it's cold outside!!! Have a fabulous Valentine Michele!! Hugs, Brenda

SmilynStef said...

Love that you incorporated the books into your design ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Kim Heggins said...

Amazing card...just love orange and brown together and what a fabulous cad for a guy. Just perfect.

Kristie Goulet said...

Great use of orange and brown, Michele! Perfect for a masculine card. Have a great Valentine's Day and enjoy those snuggles! xoxo

~amy~ said...

Oh yes, this is perfect! I'm a fan of orange too!

Bobby said...

Love the card, Michele. You know you had me at houndstooth. I still haven't used your snippet but I'm thinking. ;) I'm glad you'll be snuggling. It's more like hibernating in this house. By that I mean my husband will no doubt be watching tv/sleeping on the couch all weekend.

Happy Dance said...

mmmm....houndstooth....orange... What a cool card, Michele! And if you decide to travel around "our" lake this summer, do stop in for a day of crafting!! Love that airplane image; I can just see little ones riding around the house in it (and fighting over 'turns'!) Love this card. Happy Valentine's Day. Bev

Jenni's Jems said...

Love this the background makes the rest just pop ! x

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I love that quote and your card!

lostinpaper said...

Such a funky combo of colours and patterns, lovin' that Retro feel!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Incorporating the books, brilliant, and I see the wood peeking on the edges of that retro funky plane! Great interpretation of the sketch and use of wonderful orange! Love :)
Keep warm!

Julia Aston said...

Great mix of patterns and lovely sentiments on this super masculine card! Thanks for joining us in the Fusion Challenge!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really terrific, striking card.
Caroline xxx

donna mikasa said...

Such a handsome card! Love the pop of orange there!

Marybeth said...

Great take on the sketch Michele! The background reminds me of the See’s Candy wrap and I used it on a card before :)

Anita in France said...

So clever, Michele ... and fabulous ... you've picked out the colours so beautifully ... such a wonderful guy card! Hope you're staying warm and cosy! Anita :)

wienerhoneymooners said...

Wonderful, I see you did 2 FUSIONS, YAY, I LOVE the bright colors, with a tealish blue and orange, POW colors are great!! Thanks for joining us at FUSION!!!!!

Taunya Butler said...

Oh my, awesome and so cleverly done!!! Starting to actually like this color scheme!!! Great work!!

cm said...

Gasp! Again, I'm rendered *nearly* speechless with your capacity to translate the Fusion inspiration into 'this' amazing, clever, unique, inspired card! From the plane. Visual harmony to the max!
Hugs~c

Jeanne J said...

Wonderful card Michele! I love the mix of pattern paper and wonderful sentiment!

Michelle Lupton said...

Great masculine card! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion Challenge :)