6.15.2013

The Best Dad - Mixy Matchy Fusion!

Happy Saturday!  The sun is shining here...such a lovely day for swimming, soccer, and hopefully a little crafting.   Last night I made time to create because I was itching to play along with a few challenges.  When I saw the Mixy Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World, I knew I wanted to try my hand at mixing multiple patterns/colors in a fun way.  Then on Friday, when the new Fusion challenge was posted and I saw that inspiration photo with all those mixy-matchy ties I just couldn't wait to get out my papers and start crafting!  :)

At first I thought I might do a Father's Day card with ties in various patterns but then I started playing along with the sketch side of the Fusion challenge too (which is soooo the beauty of this challenge...so many possibilities!) and came up with this:


I just love how this came together!  My best tip for achieving this mixy-matchy style is to gather various patterned papers and lay them out on your table (or floor) and start to pair different patterns together until you get a group that you love.  I found that sticking with rich/masculine colors was a great way to mix it up while still coordinating enough to make the card work...the same would be true of various pastels, brights, or a more feminine color palette.

The papers are from Bo Bunny's Mistletoe collection and My Mind's Eye's Stella & Rose, Miss Caroline, and Collectable collections.

And a close-up...

I popped the loyal and kind squares up on 3D foam to help balance the dimension from the 'you are...' and 'dad' chipboard.

And here is part of my inspiration...
I still have all these papers out on my craft table, so I might just work up another card if I get the chance today.  And there is still plenty of time for you to participate in either of these challenges too!  Click HERE to participate (or see all the great entries) in the Fusion challenge or HERE for the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.

Have a great weekend!



12 comments:

Joni-nina Andaya said...

Thank you for leaving a sweet comment. But your card is so adorable, this is so perfect for dad in your life. I love it :)

Helene said...

This is a very nice masculine card!

BrendaB said...

Fabulous card! You did a great job mixing and matching the papers, and I love the pops of yellow against that navy background!

laughadaisy said...

What a fantastic Father's Day card! I absolutely love it. I love the rich colors and fun patterns, and the word play is awesome. Great work! Thank you so much for joining our Fusion challenge this week. ;-)

Lyndal said...

FAB Fathers Day card Kerry - love it!
So glad you joined in the fun experimenting@ FUSION - hope to see you again soon!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This is AMMMMMMMMAZING! It's perfect-- LOVE the little square inchies and the sentiment! FAB!!

Amber said...

Ohh...love all the fun patterned paper you used!

~amy~ said...

Love all the colors and patterns! thanks for playing with us at Fusion!

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Just love this take on the fusion challenge. Great patterns and layers

wienerhoneymooners said...

Congrats, your Dad card was the best!! Perfect!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Congratulations, Kerry, for the Fusion Master title from your peers!!

Cath said...

Hey Kerry! Thanks for linking this up to the Mixy-Matchy Style Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)