Sunday, June 21, 2009

Live your life

I hope you are all having a great Father's Day celebration today! Since my dad has been gone for some years now, I spent a little time stamping.

All stamps used on this card are from the Flourishes stamp set called Life, Love & Lemons .

I stamped the larger lemon tree from the set on watercolor paper using Versafine Onyx Black ink, then embossed with detail clear embossing powder. I then cut and embossed it using my Labels Four Nestabilities . The image was colored using Tombow Markers and a damp paint brush.

The green layer around the main image is Spring Willow Prismatics medium, as is the background. For instructions on how I made the mat to match the Labels Four, you may go to THIS POST .



The designer paper is from the Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper pad.

I added three Dew Drops and some May Arts ribbon. The yellow cardstock is Candle Glow Prismatics light.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today. I will be back tomorrow with something new!

Until then...

12 comments:

Heather T said...

What beautiful lemon and live colours. The embossed background looks great, I'm inspired to use mine more.

Linda said...

This is a very stunning card....great colors and layout!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW, I'm lovin' the green and yellow combo...so fresh. LOVELY card, Michelle!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I stamped this image today too! Don't you just love those lemons? I love all the layers and colors you chose. I NEED some new Nesties now! LOL
Carol

Gabriela said...

Michelle - I adore your lemon topiary tree card! Your choice of colored CS and DP are amazing, and your expert coloring on that tree and pot are superb! Love that sweet little dotted Swiss ribbon!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Yummy greens Michelle!! Love the embossed bg combined with that fabulous dp!! Beautiful card!!

Diane (djuseless) said...

I love the many shades of green!

www.amazingpapergrace.com said...

Well this is just lemony goodness and shades of green today!! I love the whole package girl!
--Becca

Silke said...

Gorgeous!!! Isn't this a fun Set??? I love the way you used it!!! Hugs ~S~

Julie Koerber said...

Michelle... the way you colored this baby up is just too pretty!!! That paper is absolutely perfect for your card! Thanks too lady for your kind words the other day over on my blog. You really are just too sweet! HUGS back to you!

Judy Rozema said...

Awesome colors and layout!! Love it!

Joan Ervin said...

There ya go again...blowing me away with your fabulous coloring and awesome details!!! I just love this set and the colors you used are sooo pretty....you did an beautiful job on this, Michelle!!!