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!
(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!