Friday, August 17, 2012

Lemonade Stand

     If there's one thing that my hubby and I are polar opposites on, it's our opinion of lemons.  I love lemon anything and he can't stand them.  LOL  This little "Lemon Bunch" is part of this weeks new release from A Day For Daisies.  This release also marks the start of a new challenge at the ADFD blog with a theme of "Yellow and polka dots".
I've really been trying to experiment lately with my Copics and shading and I was really REALLY happy with how the shading of the lemons turned out.  Lots of layers, lots of yellow, and lots of polka dots.  LOL  Hope you'll pop into the blog and play along.  There'll be a freebie as always since the challenge requires the use of a ADFD image.  Of course you can always go to the store and have fun shopping.  :-)
     Think hubby and I might have a date tonight.  Has anyone seen the new Bourne movie yet?  Boy am I thirsty.  ;-)
     I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz--monochrome
Crafty Ribbons--feeling fruity
Crafting For All Seasons--bright colors
Anything Goes Challenge--summer days
Ribbon Carousel--celebrating summer
Creative Mondays--food
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Crafty Pad--summer vacation

     Happy Friday!

  • Paper:  Recollections, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Lemon Bunch"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles
  • Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbon


Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeously bright and cheerful ... makes me smile just looking at it ... said...

Stunning! Fabulous colouring and image and I love the layers, papers and colour. Hugs, Jill x

Tracey T said...

Beautiful - just what I need to see on a dull, rainy and windy day here in Scotland! I'm with you on the lemons! I love anything lemony and I make a mean lemon meringue ice-cream! Hugs, Tracey x

Rita said...

How lovely and refreshing.(pardon the pun ). I love the colour of lemons, but not the taste. Beautiful Project. Hugs Rita xx

Pat K said...

Gorgeous card Tracy and I love how you've coloured the lemons - very life like....mmmm craving lemon anything now! Have a great weekend. hugs, Pat K.x

Shirley said...

How lovely is your card. Love the refreshing lemons. We could definitely use them these days since it's really hot here.

x Shirley

Sue said...

WOW!! Your colouring is amazing Tracy, those lemons almost look real!
I love the layout and paper you have used.
Hope you have a great weekend
Hugs Sue

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So fresh and pretty - love all those gorgeous yellows and the lemons look amazing :)

KimCreate said...

Perfect execution of that sketch! Love your lemons,gf.:)

Mau xx said...

What great colouring Tracy, you really have cracked the shading big time. I need 99yrs
love the image and your layers.
hugs Mau xx

Sarah said...

Oh My, Tracy, this card is amazing! Love the refreshing yellow and your coloring is incredible! Hugs

Lisa Minckler said...

Lemon tea, lemon pie, slices of lemon on grilled pork chops, lemon pudding, lemon sour head candy, ohh boy...I'm loco over lemons..especially copic colored ones! Nice work on the shading chica...the colors are fantastic and absolutely polka dots are perfect!
Have fun on your date night. Nope, haven't seen that one. Think I'm taking the kids to see Paranorman tonight..LOL. We'll swap movie critiques later. :D
hugs to you,

Babs said...

Awesome colouring of the lemons Tracy...they look very real. Love everything about this card.
Luv, Babs xo

Kim said...

gorgeous and bright Tracy - and I'm with you and love lemons (just bought some to make lemony pudding this weekend!).
Kim x

Bubbles said...

Really fab card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.
Joanne x

Cat's sCrap said...

Absolutely fabulous ! I like ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Renee B. said...

I'm with you Tracy...I love anything lemon... and your lemon card is no it!!
Hugs, Renee

carol said...

Hi...I love your card, colour image everything about it,thanks for sharing your fab creation with us at CRAFTY RIBBONS x carol

Audrey Pettit said...

What an adorable card, Tracy! So, so bright and happy with all the yellow and polka dots! I just love your design. And LOVE your coloring! My word I don't know how you get such amazing shading! And what is up with your hubby? How could he not like lemonade????

cotnob said...

I love this card Tracy, such lovely fresh yellows and gorgeous lemon image.
Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.

Unknown said...

This is so different and how fabulous Tracy well done a super card hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

Your lemons look real!!! You can cross shading off the list now ;) Hope you guys have fun at the movie and TFS this awesome card. :-) Hugs

Unknown said...

I am a lemon lover also.. Especially Lemon meringue pie.. Your card is gorgeous. And Yes your coloring is perfect. Well done my friend..


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is lip smacking good. I am afraid lemons make my arthritis worse so can not touch anything they have been near. Your card looks gorgeous though. I saw you over at MIM this week.


Geri said...

This is so fresh and pretty, Tracy! I thought you had fussy cut a few leaves and one of those lemons and layered them for dimension but as I looked closer, I can see you just achieved that with your rockin' colorin' skills! Fabulous!!

Allison said...

sweet card, thanks for joining us at Charisma this week

Daniele said...

Hi Tracey just trying to catch up with everyone, so many gorgeous creations to drool over, love this card with the lemons on really sweet and your faux stitching is amazing
hugs and best wishes

Unknown said...

I'm all with you on lemons Tracy, I'm very much into them, too. Lovely card with a great flavour in every respect! Hugs, Ira

loz said...

Beautiful Bright Card Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Lisa Minckler said...

Just me popping in again making sure I didn't miss anything. I soooo love this card. :)

Dawn said...

Such a pretty little card! Thanks for playing at The Crafty Pad this time! Don't forget winners will be announced here on Thursday & our new challenge starts today!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Tracy its so professional looking its fab Hugs Elaine

Joey said...

Tracy this is gorgeous, beautiful design, I love the yellows. Joey x

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hey GF! Love your bright & cheery & quite lemony card! I love lemons too & Frank doesn't! LOL Isn't that funny! LOL did a fantastic job coloring your lemons. I could just reach right out & grab one. You've got me craving one now. LOL When I was pregnant with Kim I ate so many lemons that it took all the enamel off my teeth. Sure was worth it though. LOL
We just saw The Hunger Games last night on DVD. Haven't been to the movies in forever. Hope your movie date was fun.
Happy Huggies ~

Pysselbus said...

Ohh so sweet... even the lemons! ;-) Love the yellow - makes me think of soft summer days!! TFS!


Crafty Math Chick said...

This is gorgeous Tracy!

Grenouille Greetings said...

A gorgeous layout! Love your prettily coloured lemons with this fab dotty paper against the black mounts. Great stitching too! hugs, Lesley

Steph said...

Oooh, making me thirsty! I love homemade lemonade!! Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes, hope to see you again soon! x

Kathya said...

Congratulations, you achieved perfection coloring the lemons! Great design and card.

Franz♥ said...

Mmmmmh, love it Tracy!

I'm itching for lemonade now!

Hugs, Franz.

Stacy Morgan said...

Looks yummy to me, great coloring. Have not seen the movie yet, but how can you go wrong with that series? ha!

gina g said...

Gorgeous card, i love it. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons this time. luv gina xx