Monday, February 22, 2016

When Life Gives You Lemons.....

MAKE SWEET LEMONADE!!!!! Hello everyone: This is my second post for today, I was supposed to post this one first but I had a bit of a mishap with my card. I left it by the vent under my work table for the Crystal Effects to dry and, when I came back later to check if it was dried, the card was face down on the carpet, needless to say, it was full of fuzz so, I had to start over. But anyway, I'm linking this card to the Just Add Ink Photo Inspiration Challenge. Here is my card.

I really loved this colors, pinks and greens plus, the picture really look inviting, refreshing and delicious. I stamped the image from the retired Flourishes set called "On the Porch",  onto a piece of Canson water color paper and cut it to a 2 1/8" square to fit it inside the die cut frame, cut with the Spellbinders Fleur de Lis Square Dies. I colored the image with the aqua painter and SU markers in Certainly Celery, Pink Pirouette and Regal Rose. The sentiment is from the same set and it's stamped with Melon Mambo ink.
The embellishment on the bow is a retired SU Brads collection called "Jelly Bean Sweet Shop", so cute, I still have a few of this pretty brads.
The pattern paper is from Lili of the Valley, the ribbon is from my never ending stash. 
Here is a close up of this refreshing pitcher of lemonade.

Here is a picture of the finished inside.

The sentiment is from a Hero Arts stamp set called "Be Happy Today", I picked it because it rimes with the sentiment in the front. 
Here is the inspiration photo that inspired my card, see the pretty colors?

Thank you for stopping by, until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.


Lisa Poe said...

Such a wonderful looking pitcher of lemonade. You've made it look so refreshing. I like your choice of the fleur die to frame it. I like how you off set the ribbon and brad.

Patti Willey said...

Oh! I doubt you thought that was a funny accident with the Glossy Accennts! Luckily you pressed on to make us another it's so Sweet! Not Sour, Sweet!

Shona Chambers said...

Love the way you were inspired by the challenge photo and your card is just as inviting and refreshing!! The lemonade image is fantastic and the frame around it is so pretty. Fabulous decoration on the inside of the card too. So glad you joined us at Just Add Ink this week!!

Maria A. said...

Thank you Lisa, the pitcher of lemonade does look refreshing, perfect drink on a hot Summer day.

Maria A. said...

Oh Patti, it was awful to have to peel this image from the carpet, ughhh!! so I went to work right away on another one. Thanks, my friend.

Maria A. said...

Thank you Shona, I loved the colors of the inspiration photo, pink and green look really lovely together.

KimB said...

Your pitcher of lemonade looks so inviting Maria! I love that you went to the trouble of adding crystal effects! Your mix and match sentiments are great too! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Maria A. said...

Thank you for stopping by Kim, the colors of the challenge were so refreshing and inviting too. I had fun playing along.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Oh that crystal effects really looks fantastic!!!! Such a shame that your original card fell onto the carpet.
I love your take on the inspiration image.

JAI Design Team

Maria A. said...

Thank you Trish, the crystal effects it's just perfect to add "water" to your cards.