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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Lemon Love

I love this lemon stamp.  Its so easy to emboss in white over colored cardstock, shade with some watercolor, and make it look fab!  It is from an old CTMH set which remains one of my favorites.

 
This card combines two clean and simple challenges:


With the close up shot, I tried to show you that the lemons were curled and then foam mounted, but I'm not sure the picture is the best.  However, it was the best of the bunch I took.  What it does show well are the three layers of embellishment:  white 1" tied with yellow 1/4" and topped with a clear button tied with embroidery floss.  Thank goodness for Liquid Glass which secures all of it!

Though I usually limit my sewing to edges, I thought it might be fun to create a border using yellow and green stitches.  My trusty sewing machine sits right next to my art table so all I have to do is swivel in my chair to access it.  Though this would have been a fun time to experiment with poking holes and doing hand stitching with thicker embroidery floss.  Hmmm, maybe I'll do that next!

Off to get my writing done.  I am only 15K words from having this novel completed.  Then, since I am a "skip to the action" kind of writer, I will go back and add detail.  If all goes according to plan, I will have this thing done in time for the writer's conference in September.  I had a brief conversation with another writer who, like me, has finaled in the Genesis Contest and is desperately trying to get her novel done before the big announcement of who won.  I do love that all of us finalists are connected on Facebook and cheering for each other.  No matter who brings home the award, we all win!

Until next time,
Becca


11 comments:

  1. Love these fresh colours! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week!

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  2. Becca love you lemony card. Thank you so much for joining us at CASology this week.

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  3. Lovely card, very fresh x

    Rebecca x

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  4. What a happy card! Those lemons look good enough to eat! Thanks for joining us at CASology this week! :)

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  5. That is way cool! I love the idea of embossing white onto colored cardstock. I'd never thought of that! It's such a bright and fun card!

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  6. Becca, your card is truly brilliant! Wow. (Good luck with the writing!)

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  7. So fresh and vibrant. Beautiful lemons...write on...
    http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/2012/07/casology-fruit.html

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  8. Congratulations on being a finalist. And welcome to Oklahoma. We moved to Yukon from Louisiana in March.

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  9. Lovely card Becca, those lemons look so juicy!
    Thanks so much
    Chrissie
    "Less is More"

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  10. Gorgeous embossing and fun stitching! Thanks for playing along at CASology this week!

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  11. This is so pretty. The lemons look like they are sparkling. And your stitching is perfect! What a great non-graphic graphic touch!

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