Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Freshly Made Sketches: Life Gives You Lemons

It's time for a new sketch at Freshly Made Sketches! Today we have a sketch by Amy.


I recently got my first order from the new Stampin' Up catalog so I didn't care what the sketch was - I was going to make my new stuff fit!!  Lemon Zest was at the very top of my wishlist and luckily, it fit!

FMS Lemons

(I have a love/hate relationship with iridescent sequins.  From my usual photo angle, the sequins looked coral - so I have to go off to the side to avoid the odd color!)

I inked the lemons in Daffodil Delight - then rolled the edges in the old Summer Sun (the difference shows up better in real life).  I don't own the new In-Color inks - I always start with a sample pack of the paper and decide which colors I want to collect (usually all of them!).  I am wishing I had the new Lemon Lime Twist - but had to use Papertrey's Limeade Ice on the leaves since it was the same general color.  I wanted a little texture in the background and settled on Softly Falling!  I've only ever used it for snow but some of my FMS design team friends use it regularly on other types of cards and have shown me that it's often the perfect amount of texture.

This set is fun in that you can start with "If life gives you lemons..." and add something cheerful like "live it with zest" - or a bit sarcastic like "chuck them right back".  I went with sarcastic on the inside. I have a work friend who is a single mom of two young girls, who is dealing with her own mother being very ill, who is not only doing her job which was already overly busy - but doing the department head's job while there's been a job search for that position.  Then on top of everything - she got a jury duty summons.  It's definitely time that she start chucking some lemons back.

I hope to see you playing along!

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11 comments:

Amy O said...

This set is on my wish list. I love the crisp, clean look of this card which is perfect for one showcasing lemons. And I love your suggested sentiments. Glad the sketch worked out with your new toys!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this! This set is on my list for the next order for sure!

Happy Dance said...

Very fun card, Kim. I noticed the "Softly Falling" embossing right away, and think it adds just the right amount of texture to your card. The lemon is very cool. And the two-tone inking on it is wonderful. The bit of black and white diagonal stripe peeking out from your focal panel is awesome. What a wonderful card! Your friend will get a much needed chuckle out of the inside sentiment. Bev

Lisa Elton said...

LOVE the lemons! The embossed dots and black and white stripes add a fabulous kick of drama!

HJ said...

Beautiful card, Kim. I love the font of the sentiment and your use of Softly Falling EF. Great card for the right occasion.

Karren said...

This card is so fresh and bright! The lemons with the stripe is so very modern!

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE this fun card and am making a mental note to get this embossing folder! Love the subtle texture it gives on a non-Christmasy design!

Jen Brum said...

Oh Kim! I love this card! Those lemons are just so fabulous and I love the colours and the sequins and the background and well, everything!!!! Amazing!

Pink Panoply said...

Gorgeous card, Kim. I love everything about it. I started following your amazing blog!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

I am loving these bright colors! They look terrific with the bold black diagonal stripe. And good call with the textured background!

Jen Timko said...

I know what you mean about the sequins but in person....they are worth the photo trouble!!! What a fun card! Love these lemons..hmmm, may need this set.