When Life Gives You Lemons...PDCC19 43

Mona Pendleton | Wednesday, March 3, 2010 @ 9:57 PM | , ,

Hi Everyone! Thanks to all who played along with last week's challenge at The Play Date Cafe :) Are you ready for a Fresh & Fun color challenge? This week, Sarah challenged us to create with this wonderful color combination showcased in this gorgeous inspirational piece of art courtesy of Maria Madeiros.
This is what Sarah had to say about this week's color combination:"Yellow really isn't my colour, although it is definitely creeping into my box of supplies! A couple of years ago I wouldn't have been able to produce this journal page as I just never bought any products in yellow. But I've learnt what a great accent colour can be, and I have to say, I thoroughly enjoyed playing with it on it's own in my journal"

Here is my Easter Greetings card:I love the color yellow - it is so fresh & spring-like. When I first saw this graphic, I immediately thought of the saying, "When Life gives you Lemons, make Lemonade!" :) Instead of lemonade, I ended up with a big, beautiful bloom!This flower was super easy to make. First, I stamped the various size Flower images with VersaMark ink, embossed then cut using the appropriate size Spellbinders Blossom Two die. Once I had the flowers cut out, I had fun coloring them with a few shades of Copic Markers, sponged the edges a bit with SU Creamy Caramel ink & added a little dimension by bending up the edges.

To make the tag, I inked up the Easter Wishes sentiment from the SU All Holidays set with VersaMark, embossed with gold embossing powder then cut it out using a Spellbinders Labels 5 die.
Check out the size of the lemons that grow in abundance in Southern Italy! This photo was taken in Pompeii, Italy. We stopped at a little shop after touring the ruins of Pompeii for a refreshing taste of chilled Limoncello :)

If you would like to take a stroll down a typical ancient Pompeii street, please check out this short video! Enjoy!



That's it for today! I hope you can join along with this week's creativity challenge. After you have made your project, please head on over to The Play Date Cafe & link your post to Mr. Linky. If you post your creations in an on-line gallery, please label it PDCC19. Be sure to see what all The Play Date Cafe DT girls have created to share with you for inspiration! I hope you are able to join along with this week's challenge.

Sarah Anderson,
Julie Campbell

Julie Ranae
Supplies Used:
Stamps: Heartfelt Creations HC 224-B, Stampin' Up All Holidays Paper: Stampin' Up So Saffron, Papertrey Ink Rustic White, Lemon Tart Ink: Copic Markers: Y21 Buttercup Yellow, Y38 Honey, Y17 Golden Yellow, VersaMark, Stampin' Up Creamy Caramel Sprinkles: S4-232 Spellbinders Blossom Two, S4-229 Spellbinders Labels 5, EK Success border punch, Martha Stewart pearls, Cuttlebug embossing folder, Offray ribbon, Filigree embossing powder, cord from stash
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43 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Are you KIDDING me with that lemon?????

Holy smokes!

Beautiful creation for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge...and it's a total pleasure having you on the team : )

tina... said...

Wowza that's a big lemon. Your card is GORGEOUS BTW. So pretty, Mona.

kenziekylanmom said...

It's beautiful, classy and timeless what a perfect card!

Sam Marsdon said...

Hi Mona, I love the gorgeous card and the gorgeous lemon! Cool video too! That flower is amazing!

Irene Oden said...

Mona, sweetie, this is so very lovely! I absolutely love that beautiful flower and how expertly you colored it! I'm alittle slow and still trying to find the connection with this gorgeous card, the lemon and Pompei!! Help!

Silvia said...

This is gorgeous, Mona! I love the embossing on the matting, it is so attractive to the eye. The flower embossing is beautifully done. Gosh, I love your card!

Shana said...

Really beautiful. You need to start having classes so I can come to them. :) There are a bunch of things you are doing that I want to learn.

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Mona--so bright and cheerful! Yes--their lemons are amazing! I loved Pompeii--so amazing to walk those ancient streets...

Hope you're having a wonderful day!

Heather Jensen said...

Lovely card Mona. I love the embossing and scalloped edge border you have done. That flower is stunnung.

Have a great day!
I am off to work :D

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous creation, Mona!! Love the beautiful layered embossed flower!!

OMG, that lemon is HUGE!!

1CardCreator said...

Love the card,lemons,video and most of all stopping by your blog to see your always beautiful creations! My MIL used to tell me that everything was bigger and better grown in Italy, I see she was right. Thanks for sharing ~Diane

Sue said...

Mona--Beautiful.....Need I say more. Gorgeous Easter card. Sue M.

Cecilia said...

Wow, I've never seen a lemon that big!! Is that reall a lemon? Your card is outstanding; that flower is so gorgeous! I love how you used the Copics to color it! Are you a certified Copic girl? You should be! Gorgeous work! Love the video too!

Tatanky said...

Lovely card...the touch of yellow with white and the flower so pretty. I was in Pompeii too...by the time I got to the shop I was so thirsty I drank the cold limoncello in one go...bad idea...I cough and cough it's stronger than tequila ;) thanks so much for the pic and the video brought back good memories.

Veronica said...

Love that gorgeous flower! Amazing card, Mona! You really "worked" this challenge and given us great inspiration! TFS!

Shelly said...

What a incredible card! I love the way you colored this gorgeous flower! Love that Spellbinders die! Cool video!

Brenda said...

Wow, Mona! Love the card, and I can't believe that ginormous lemon! Yum! That video is so neat as well! What a great post! You rock, girly!

Kathryn B said...

Such a pretty card Mona! I'm liking the flower die it made a beautiful focal point! I never knew lemons could be so Big! WOW!!!
oh yeah I like your new picture! ;0)

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

that is a gorgeous card! I can't believe the size of that lemon you found in Italy! Wowzers! That's big enough to make a entire glass of lemonade.

Monica Lowe said...

Great post, Mona! Love the card and the interesting back story! There is always something good to see here! Thanks so much!

Axes DesigNs said...

Your card is so beautuful! I love the clean and colorful.. yellow mm what a difficult color for me.. but I'll try!!!!

Tracey said...

OMG I dont normally like yellow at all but this is absolutely beautiful, thanks for the inspiration XXX

GabrielleH said...

Mona, this so such an awesome way to handle these difficult colors! Wow, this is gorgeous! Love that flower. What a beautiful focal point! Do you ever make anything that is not incredible? Be honest!!!!

BevL said...

Gorgeous card! The flower really is awesome! I've never seen a lemon that big. Is it real?!?! Great video; thanks for sharing that!

Sue Nader said...

Wow that flower is so lovely, Mona! I love those colors! Great use of the Copic pens! It will be interesting to see what others come up with for this week's challenge! Your's is very inspiring! TFS!

Yesnir said...

Oh my what big lemons you have my dear!! Amazing fruit in Italy!!! Very interesting! I love this card. That flower is unbelievable! Great job on it; I bet it took some time! I also like your short video; quite interesting...

Deb Lewis said...

Mona, another fantastic card! What an excellent take on these colors! Really gorgeous! Your new photo is beautiful too!

Mary Reidel said...

Mona, this flower is stunning, actually the entire card is gorgeous! Love it! Neat vid too!

PaperMomma said...

Gorgeous card! Love the yellow colors, great job! That huge lemon is too funny!

Karen said...

Fantastic card, Mona!! I love how bold & graphic your flower is. And oh my.....that lemon is huge! :>

Davi said...

Love that gorgeous flower and the spring look! The punched edges give it such a lacy look along with the great texture~~~ Pretty pretty! :)

Chris said...

Mona, I love what you did with these colors! Your flower is fabulous! Great use of the Copics! The embossing and the scalloped border is so beautiful as well! What a lemon! Is it from a nuclear waste site!! :)

Chris said...

Oh and I noticed your Spellbinders graphic and your new avatar photo! They both look great!

Lisa said...

Mona, this is such a lovely card! Great job with your beautiful flower!

Trisha said...

So gorgeous, Mona! Amazing job as usual! I love everything you do!

AimeeOh said...

OMG, That lemon can't be real! Did you actually taste one of those? It's hugemongous! I love your beautiful card though! It's so springy and gorgeous! Great job with the embossed background! Your cards are all so perfect! I just love visiting your site. I think your Pompei video is pretty cool too! TFS!

Kristen said...

You card is gorgeous! That lemon would make lots of juice for a weeks worth of recipes...
But I really love your bunnies in your card's photo shoot!

Have a great weekend!

Tammy L said...

Great looking card with the amazing yellow flower. You really picked up those colors in the challenge well! I also love that beautiful tag and bow! Splendid job!

Stampin' Pam said...

Beautiful Mona - love the yellow and the layers and the pearls but the flowers are what really caught my eye! Fresh and OH so pretty.

Stampin' Pam said...

PS LOVE the jumbo lemon from Italy :-) Amazing!

SusanH said...

Now that's a big lemon! Wow! Great colors on this card! I love how you colored this fantastic stamped flower! It is highlighted so well with your gorgeous embossed background with a fabulous scalloped edge! Super look!

Sue Hester said...

Mona, that flower is fabulous! I am buying that stamp and the matching die as soon as I can! What a beautiful result! Thanks so much for sharing that and thanks for the interesting photo (can't believe that is a real lemon) and the video! Love your blog!

Marie said...

Elegant card. Love the embossed background that ties it all together. Enormous lemon. TFS the video.


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