It's so hard to say goodbye to a challenge that has been a favorite - one I cut my teeth on, so to speak! The Fusion Challenge was started in April 2013, and I started blogging May 2014! I have so many fond memories - especially when they chose my card as a winner - such an honor to this day!
Thank you to all the many fabulous design team members who have inspired me to play along all these years! Laurie was my muse today... along with their Sketch and a technique I learned from the incredible Dawn from Wplus9 - painting with a credit/gift card!
I did a little free hand water coloring for my snowman - looking back I now wish I had painted the sky black! Perhaps this will be when a second helping will be appropriate?
I used that gift card's edge to begin the idea of a carrot nose, then took it a bit further with a damp brush. After drying, the entire panel was embossed before adhering it to my card base! Stickles for a bit of snow and one little snowflake to finish it off!
Thank you for all the years of inspiration Fusion team and thank YOU for stopping by!
What an honor the Fusion team has given me today! Thank you so very much!
Awww, saying goodbye to another blog challenge is sad. They've had a good long run, for sure. I think your snowman is the cutest thing! The sky looks good to me and your painting is fantastic! Love that single snowflake on its nose. Sweet!
This is adorable!! I love your painted snowman. So sad to see another challenge blog bite the dust.
Oh my goodness is he ever a cutie! I love the smile you gave him. Darling card, Michele!
Painting with a credit card - you are full of surprises! This is adorable - love your big guy and his hello cutie smile!
Cute and fun, great snowman and the "credit/gift card" painting has me intrigued!
OK, you win! This is just too CUTE Michele...I love, LOVE that nose!! And a black background would be quite dramatic, but I love the blue sky too! And yes, sad to see another challenge go... Hugs. :0)
What a great snowman. He's a cutie for sure. I love the texture in hi carrot nose. I also like how you added more texture in the background. The snowflake is a fun addition. So sorry to hear of a challenge blog closing. Maybe another one will start up soon?
This is just, just... wonderful and fun and a perfect goodbye to Fusion. The snowflake on this frosty guy;s nose could not be a more perfect touch.
Oh, and thank you for sharing Dawn's video. What a great technique!!!!And I love how that brain of yours translated it to your snow guy's carrot nose!!!!!!
This is such fun, love that snowman smile and brilliant nose. That embossing folder really adds the perfect finishing touch. So sorry to see another challenge closing down xx
Always sad to see a challenge close...but understand those ladies work their tails off preparing and commenting. Lots of work behind the scenes.
Your card is fabulous, love that you embossed it afterwords so much lovely texture.
I really like the blue sky, but as my hubby would say... why not make them both (what does he know lol). You have rocked this challenge my friend, it is sad to see end.
What a fun snowman, Michele! His nose is perfect and I love the single snowflake perched atop it! I'm impressed with your freehand painting!
What a great idea to feature this darling snowman, Michele. Great job of painting that nose.
Oh my goodness! This is just adorable Michele! Wonderful job on your free hand watercoloring with this sweet snowman.
OMGosh, this is so cute Michele! I swear I just love how your brain works when it see's a sketch or inspirational photo! So sad to see another challenge ending. Your little snowman is just adorable, I think you have a "daytime sky" with this one and now need to make a "nighttime sky" one. lol I am also assuming this cutie pie was done on linen paper, I'm loving the texture! So love this one! Now I need to go watch "painting with a credit/gift card. Sounds interesting!!! Hugs, Brenda
Your snowman is darling, Michele! I love his nose. Painting with a credit/gift card worked so well. It's so cute that he's looking at the snowflake on the tip of his nose. Thanks for sharing the link to the Dawn't tutorial video!
I think he is perfect, the blue background is wonderful. It's just a gorgeous card. So clever. Thanks for joining us for the last The Fusion Card Challenge. Claire DT
Your snowman is so cute! I remember watching Dawn's video with my jaw dropped because she made it look so effortless. Thanks so very much for playing along with us so often and I'm so glad the team picked your card for an HM for this last challenge.
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