Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Life & Lemons

I was out of town most of last week vacationing so it has been a full week since I finished and posted a card. I was definitely having crafting and blogging withdrawal - LOL!! We are leaving again on Wednesday for another short 5-day get-away so this will be the only card for this week. Hope to be back at full steam in a week or so.
This card will be entered in multiple challenges including:
The Next Level - Buttons & Bows
Cute Card Thursday - A Stitch in Time
Charisma Cardz - Buttons
Pile it On - 3 different embellishments and enterd in at least one other challenge
Creative Card Crew - add ribbons
Plus a summer citrus challenge for a private group I am in.
This is a new set from Flourishes called Life, Love & Lemons. Normally I probably wouldn't buy such a limited use set, but I needed something for my papercrafters' group's summer citrus challenge. I am really happy that I made the investment. This card was so much fun to make. It was colored with Copic markers. Flourishes' blog has a great tutorial this week on coloring these lemons with Copics.
Here is the card recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Love, Live & Lemons, SU Script
Paper: SU Patterns DSP in Always Artichoke, Barely Banana, Neenah Solar White, SU Parisian Summer DSP
Ink: Copics, More Mustard, Creamy Caramel, Tim Holtz Vintage Photo, Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Rectangle Nestabilities, Sizzix Top Note die, Martha Stewart edge punch, ribbon, SU button, sewing machine
Have a wonderful week!


craftypagan said...

WOW! This is a stunning card-I adore the vintagey feel it has! The details are perfect! I love your style! Hugs Rowena-Pile It On DT

Unknown said...

Really beautiful card, I love your colouring skills too. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this week.

Jan x

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

very beautiful

thanks for joining us this week on SCSC :)

Hugs Jane x

Timi O. Mercado said...

Wow! Great card...

Timi, Pile it on DT

Dianne said...

This is really a beautiful card. I saw this set, but couldn't decide on it. YOU MADE IT COME TO LIFE!! Outstanding!!

Dawn Wheeler said...

Wow so stunning xxx fabulous card stunning colouring and eye for detail xxxx
Thank you so much for joining this weeks challenge over at
The Next Level.
Hugs Dawn+Annxxxx

~Denise Lynn~ said...

This is beautiful! Love the vintage/distressed feel of the image. Great lace accents and pretty papers. Thanks for joining in at Pile It On! ~ Denise :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the coloring!

csroyal said...

Great card, Linda!

Wendy Hall said...

Another masterpiece Linda!! I love it and your colors are sooooo perfect!!

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Sue McMahon said...

Hi Linda! I love seeing your face and comment pop up on my blog! Always makes me smile!

You really worked the challenges on this card! Bravo! I think I found a couple new challenge sites to check out! Thanks!...as if I needed more! ;)

Have a great day!!

Paula said...

What a beautiful card great use of ribbon. Thanks for taking part in the Creative card Crew Challenge.
Paula xxxx

Carolyn said...

Who else but you could make a lemon card so gorgeous?? I love it. So very elegant looking, and the border punch really topped it off. Your work is always so beautiful. I love looking at it.


cheryl said...

wow this is stunning you have made a brilliant job of colouring in those lemmons brill layout too love cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

oh linda,
that is the second time in a week that I see this stamp, and I must say you ladies are such good enablers!!!! Your card is just perfect!

Thanks for playing with us @ Pile It On!

-- dalis

Unknown said...

This is another beauty my friend!Way to work multi challenges! Thanks for joining us this week on "The Next Level"! I missed you last week!

raindropecho said...

Wow this is so beautiful! Both the inside and the outside are just great. Fantastic card. Thanks for joining us this week :D
- Ann @ Pile It On!

Anonymous said...

Stunning card! Love that it is completed both outside and inside! Love the vintage feel of the card.

by. Amy Schultz said...

ADORABLE LEMONS! you did a great job with the copics, esp with the blurring in the center! Great job!

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Wow,well done on combining so many challenges! i love this card, the lemon looks fabulous, i love lemons! thank you for joining in with the CCC this week, hugs Linda x

Anonymous said...

Linda I love, love, love this card! Everything about it is perfection!

Maureen said...

What a fabulous card! Your coloring is perfect, love all the lace and you finished off the inside so nicely! Thanks for playing along with us at Pile It On!

Tasha said...

WOWZER! this is sensational! Wonderful colours awesome image nd i love the lace, distressing and border punches. Its a breath taking card.
Thank you for joining in the Creative Card Crew challenge
love tasha xx

Anonymous said...

Wow Linda, Like how you submitted for all those different challenges using this one CARD. You have inspired me to go and take a "look" @ all my 'ol fruit stamps that are buried in a drawer some where, as the LEMONS are so bright and pretty in this card! Love all the stitching TOO!

Vickilyn said...

Love your creation!

Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! this week! Can't wait to see more from you in the weeks ahead!


Yvonne Hagane said...

WOW- this card is so gorgeous!!! The way you have colored it, and put it together- just beautiful. In fact all your cards are beautfiul!
Have a great day:)

babyoxnard said...

Hi, Linda!

I received this card and matching tag earlier this week....just lovely!!! You did a beautiful job on it. I am totally in love with everything 'lemon' and knew I had to have this card. Thanks bunches for the perfect tag to match the card as a bonus, very much appreciated. Oh...the brown lace is just exquisite, by the way!!

You are SO talented!! Thanks for everything!


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