Friday, 3 April 2009

Make lemonade

Today's dare over on Daring Cardmakers is to use fruit on your project. I just got a new stamp set called "Fruit Basket" so the timing is perfect! My only problem was deciding which fruit since they're all lovely! (ETA - on revisiting the DCM blog to leave the link to this, I see Jo has added her sample and we've picked the same saying, how funny!).

I decided to make a "pick me up" card for somebody having a difficult time of it at the moment using the old saying "When life gives you lemons... make lemonade!" combining the DCM dare with the current "clean and simple" challenge on SCS which is a sketch.

I computer generated the sentiment (fonts are Baskerville Old Face and Lainie Day Script) and the lemons are coloured with Copics so this was a quick card (other than the fact I can dither for hours when trying to choose fonts!).

Stamps: Fruit Basket (Shady Tree Studio at Cornish Heritage Farms).

Ink: Brilliance by Tsukineko (Graphite Black)

Paper: Yellow (Bazzill), smooth white and Epic Laid Black (Prism)

Copic markers
Computer and printer
Classic Oval Nestabilities by Spellbinder
Paper piercer
Nail art gems

Thanks for stopping by - hope your day is more lemonade than lemons! I'm hoping mine will be as I'm entering this in the Charmed Cards blog candy!


Lythan said...

What a scrumptious card! And very different from Jo's (which is also fab I hasten to add). It is a great saying too

Anonymous said...

Its a fabulously bright card. :) Love the colouring.


Hazel said...

I love that saying and you've really done it justice - love the lemons x

Karen said...

Definitelt a lemonade day down here today!!! Lovely card Joanne, so unusual to use a lemon...great idea! X

Kathy said...

Fab card Joanne - that should cheer them up no end.

haha to the dithering over fonts - gues what I spent half the afternoon doing too?

lottie said...

Oh this is so lovely - and what a great idea using computer generated wording.

I just love that saying - but I always make lemon curd LOL not lemonade

Janice said...

Great card, know what you mean about dithering about fonts lol. Good to see your nesties out again, need to get mine going too!

Jackie said...

I love your card Joanne. I'm pleased it's not just me who spends ages choosing fonts!

Keryn Campbell said...

Fantastic colouring on the lemons. The bright yellow colour must cheer anybody up.

Carol Plume said...

Jonne really love your card...its so clean and fresh and that saying is one of my favs! your friend will love it and feel instantly cheered...

Just been popping down your posts - that soot card is fab! really love the contrast of the black and pink - I'd never try anything like that I'd end up having a fire!! lolxx

Have a great day xx

jo said...

Great card!! So funny we both chose the dame saying LOL!

Martina said...

Beautiful card ! It´s so fresh !

Traceyr said...

The yellow colour is very zingy and bright. Just right for a spring day. :)