Thursday, July 28, 2016

Lemonade Anyone?


I've been using pre-made elements on cards lately, trying to clean up all of the unfinished items that I've accumulated through the crafting years. This herringbone background was made with 1/4" strips of cardstock left over from various cuttings. I just put them together in random fashion and ended up with a summery mix which I toned down with a black card base. The image is from IO and I colored it with Copics, adding some wink of stella to the lemons in the pitcher, as well as the cherry and strawberry. The sentiment is from SSS. I'm entering this into the Cards in Envy challenge which is "Summer Cards - or cards with hot colors."

I wish you a great Thursday, and I think I'm going to go make a pitcher of lemonade now. Thanks for stopping by!

Carol

17 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Hot, hot, hot... you nailed it! Great take on the colors!

Wendy said...

This card is really pretty with that herringbone background (in which I really need to try one day!) and that pitcher of yummy lemonade! Your coloring is perfect! Super cute & very colorful, Carol! TFS and have a great day! :)

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Such a fab card!! Love very much the bright herringbone background, and the image so unusual is just stunning!! You always amaze me with your ideas and makes!!

jimlynn said...

Wish I could join you for that lemonade! Cute and fun card. Love the background and all the pretty colors.
Lynn

cotnob said...

A super card Carol, a lovely bright background.
Pauline
x

Heidi Stamps said...

Wow, what an amazing background. Also I love that image, the paper umbrellas in the lemonade go so perfectly with the background. Really great card, TFS!

nwilliams6 said...

Great way to use up scraps! This image is super fun - perfect for the weekend and the Summer. Hugz

MaryH said...

Fantastic use of the snippets, to show off this yummy image. Bet the piecing of the herringbone die was a bit fiddly, but looks like you have perfect placement of the stripes, with no white spaces between each strip. Love, Love this! The black makes those summer brights sing. TFS

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I love that bright background. It's perfect for a summer day with lemonade.

Stampsnob. said...

Love the jug of lemons this seems very refreshing........... Lis

Brenda said...

Wow, you sure did make a great summery back ground on this card Carol and I am loving it!! Love that image too and you have colored it up so great. The perfect summer card to send to someone! Hugs, Brenda

Sherry Hickey said...

Great summer card, Carol--so refreshing!! Amazing background, too. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Cards In Envy challenge!

Daffodil Cards said...

Gorgeous glimpse of Summer, love it all. Wish it was hot enough here for cool lemonade LOL.
Faith
x

CdeBaca Crafts Gallery said...

Fantastic colors!

Sybrina K said...

Carol, Just love, love, love that background! Thanks so much for joining our Heat Wave Challenge at Cards in Envy. :)

Sandy Trefger said...

Oh wow! I love that background! Fabulous card! Thank you for sharing it with us at Cards in Envy.

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow I just LOVE this fun super colorful and cool design!! Perfect Summer image indeed!! :) Good for you on cleaning up the unfinished items!! Mine are either done or in the trash!! LOL!!