I was captivated by this week’s Fusion Challenge photo; the brilliant leaves against the dark background. How could I re-create this photo using my Stampin’ Up supplies?

I began with a Night of Navy background, and made circles of color ( Dapper Denim, Craft Whisper White, Lemon Lime Twist) using Sponge Daubers.

Next, I cut two Basic Black branches and some Thick Whisper White leaves  from the Seasonal Layers die set.

It was fun coloring the leaves with the new Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers. I used: Light and Dark Daffodil Delight, Light and Dark Pumpkin Pie, Dark Crumb Cake, and Bronze. The big decision was whether to use dimensionals, or not. Of course, I did!


I really liked the glistening branches in the photo, so I added Wink Of Stella to my branches.


What a fun project this was! Thank you to the Fusion designers for the inspiration!