Monday, December 5, 2016

It's Christmas at Fusion!

What a beautiful way to celebrate the season, and Fusion, too ... I'll be missing their challenge, but look forward to the New Year full of inspiration from them!


Look closely at this photo and you'll see a bounty of bling, and precious metals:  silver, gold, bronze, and pewter, too!  I've captured a few:

First up, for the photo challenge:

Wplus9 Holiday Boughs, and 4Bar die - Hampton Art Stag
Sadly, only the recipient will get the full-on effect of clear embossing Delicata Gold on that little wood-grain Stag head!

For their Sketch, I couldn't help but invite that Stag to the party!  This time cut from textured gold foil paper:

 
You will no doubt recognize that little wreath - how lovely is it cut from silver glitter paper?!  The perfect adornment for those stately antlers!
 
Thanks for the visit ... will you be joining me for Fusion's final 2016 challenge?  See you in the gallery!!!  [now which one will I post?  hmmmm...
 
=]  Michele







16 comments:

Cat Craig said...

You've captured the essence of both the photo and the sketch with both of these fabulous cards Michele. Such a pleasure to visit.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Both beauties!

Karren said...

Two super-fabulous cards, Michele! I'm so impressed at how you were inspired by both the sketch and the photo and came up with such gorgeous cards.

Lisa said...

A pair of glitzy beauties!! How perfect is the stag head for the challenge. The textured gold paper for the stag head on your second card is cool. And the golden polka dots, don't get me started there...swoon!!

lostinpaper said...

Gorgeous Michele!

TK said...

Beautiful! Two cards, two different but similar inspirations -- GREAT results!

Birgit said...

What perfect cards for both inspiration pieces. Both of your cards are fabulous!!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous cards, Michele! You did a fantastic job with the fusion inspiration! I don't envy you having to make any kind of choice. Your cards a visual delight! I'm sure the gold ink is gorgeous in real life and who would be able to resist golden polka dots! Thanks so much for always inspiring with your creativity. Hugs!!

Bobby said...

You've captured the photo perfectly, Michele. And the sketch too. I love them both.

Joyce said...

Two stunning cards, both perfect in every way for the challenge.

Sharron said...

Very cool use of the stag head! Gorgeous take on the photo and sketch and of course, I love the gold!

Tracey McNeely said...

Two more beautiful holiday card Michele! You do neutrals so well! :)

Barb Ghig said...

Two gorgeous cards, Michele! I love your take on the photo, and that you chose clear embossing Delicata Gold for the Stag...I'll bet it's amazing IRL! Beautiful take on the sketch, too...your polka dot papers work perfectly with the elements in your focal panel...Well done!

Anita in France said...

A brace of beautiful stags, Michele ... so perfectly complemented by the wonderful detailing on both cards ... they're gorgeous! Hugs, Anita :)

Pam Sparks said...

Fabulous! Love them both!

Linda Callahan said...

Both cards are fab! Love the stag head!