Sunday, March 29, 2009

If life hands you LEMONS------



G O S S I P or I suppose you could make lemonade..... Well I have had a spectacularly crafty weekend. My new Lockhart stamps from Susana's Custom Art & Card Design arrived!!! Susana and her Design Team asked me to be the Lockhart Guest Designer for the month of April... I couldn't stand the anticipation any longer, patience is not one of my strong points.

The first stamp that I inked up was the Lemons and Bay Leaves. This was so much fun to color. If you are new to Copic Markers or intimidated by them, these stamps are ideal. The images are small enough and if you look closely at the lemons you will see little dots indicating shadows, thus making it easier to add your darker color for shadowing.




Speaking of Copic Markers, Susana has several bundled sets along with the fantastic Momento black or brown ink. Besides the amazing Lockhart stamps, SCACD is a one stop shopping experience. I cannot tell you how important that is when running down to the local craft store is not an option, or maybe it is an option and you would prefer to have your products delivered right to your door. Regardless, I am thrilled to have a place where I can buy, paper, ink, adhesive, stamps and embellishments.

I wish that I had not covered up so much of that beautiful Laura Ashley DP, but overall, I am very pleased with how my first Lockhard/SCACD card turned out. What do you think? Stay tuned because I have a lot of brand new toys, ideas and even a new Try It Out Tuesday Challenge to share with you.

.......................Supplies I Used...................
Stamps: Lemons & Bay Leaf (Lockhart), Gossip (MFT)
Paper: Always Artichoke, textured Brocade Blue (SU), Pure Luxury White 120lb (GinaK Designs), Yellow Polka Dot DP (Bo Bunny), Laura Ashley DP (SCACD)
Ribbon: PTI,
Hardware w/brads: (SU), Pearl Baubles (SCACD), Copic Markers, Textile Embossing Folder (Provo Craft)

6 comments:

Jaspere said...

Wow this is awesome. Perfect coloring, layering, Cuttlebug-ing (is that really a word?). Anyway the whole card from start to finish is just fabulous.

Erin Smetak said...

This card is awesome! And your coloring on your lemons is trememndous!!! You rock girl!!!

Karolyn Loncon said...

So pretty and elegant, Justine. This is the ONE Lockhart image that hasn't made its way into my shopping cart . . . you may have just put me over the edge to do it. Hehehe Gorgeous!

Maria Matter said...

Justine, this is gorgeous!!!
How exciting that all that rubbah arrived at your door...can't wait to see what you have in store for us! Love your coloring and those papers!!
You're obviously off to a good start!
Blessings, Maria

Lynn Mercurio said...

Wow...those lemons make me pucker up...you really did a fantastic job coloring them! Great card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!