Monday, January 30, 2012

Ode To...Life, Love and Lemons

Tough days in our house, I've got two boys down with the respiratory flu.  Fevers, scratchy throats, coughing, not so much fun on the kid front :(

But I am back with another Ode, showing off some of the older Flourishes sets.  Today it's one of my all time favourites - Life, Love and Lemons.  It's just got everything you'd want in a fruit set, gorgeous artwork, fun and sassy sentiments, and a lot of the set is flexible to be lemons, limes, oranges, anything you'd like!

Here's my new creation:

I took the lemon tree from the set, paper pieced the pot and colored the tree with copics.  Then paired it up with this gorgeous Prima paper - Alla-Prima.  Fun tones of teal, sand yellow and green. 

Can you see how the light source is upper left and the bluer teal shading on the lower right?  I also added the shadow on the pot as well.  Accents are some pretty teal twill and some Sea Breeze Sparklets.  

Now how about some oldies with this set? 

 and in the same post....

A little watercoloring to make these pretty fruit limes :)

 A fun recipe card for Lemon Bars.  Stamped and masked background and Copic colored focal point.  

Soft and subtle watercoloring in some spring tones.  

And this last card was published in CardMaker last year with two other Life, Love and Lemon cards.  I LOVE the cute slices of orange, with the Crystal Effects and glitter "juice".  Coloring was done with Prismacolors.  

So there you have it!  A tour through Life, Love and Lemons.  A fantastic set!


Marisa said...

Fabulous set of cards, Christine :) Love the topiary type tree and wonderful details on all. Hope the tummy/flu bug leave quickly!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine you've bin bizzy, those cards are looking fabulous beautiful design and made.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine so many beautiful cards!!!! love them all love your stunning colours!!! thans for the inspiration!
xx petra

Vickie said...

Wonderful cards, with one of my all time favorite stamp sets! Thanks for sharing!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Each one is so different but all Beautiful... You do such Fab work, I always visit but may not leave a comment often. But truly do enjoy stopping by daily!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

These are SO gorgeous Christine! Your coloring is just outstanding on these!! Hope everyone feels better!!

Omega said...

Very cute set, I love the fruit, so bright & cheery! Your coloring is beautiful.

Conniecrafter said...

very pretty, love the colors, neat paper piecing of the pot :)

Michele Boyer said...

These are all SO pretty, Christine! (I especially love the oranges!) I love your coloring!