Tuesday, July 5, 2011

When Life Hands You Lemons..


Hi!
I just had to make up this card today. This is a new image by Mo Manning which I instantly fell in love with.  You can find it here.
I think its the motion she captured with this image that I love so much or perhaps it reminds me of myself, always trying to make one trip when three would be better. lol Whatever the case, I just adore it.

Recipe:
Papers: K& Co. & DCWV
Image: Mo Manning
Colors: Prismacolors
Lemons: Free cut from cardstock with distress inked edges



And just a tip with Prismacolors:
When you're coloring on Kraft, provided you don't use any blending solution, you can correct mistakes with an eraser. I have found this difficult on normal white cardstock, it leaves smudges. But with Kraft,( I suppose its the texture) you can easily lift color with an electric eraser. I actually had to do this with the hair. The whole head of hair. But it came off perfectly. Thanks Goodness, cos I had left the hair for last and it would have been a disaster to start over again!
The inside:


And the sentiment, a simple one, you can snag if you wish.

Challenges:
Bows 'n Berries - - use Kraft paper
Stamps R Us -- there was a little girl
Allsorts - July long Free & Easy 
Drunken Stampers -Fruity Summer Day Cocktails 
Secret Crafter - Here Comes Summer
Crafty Catz -- Colors of Summer.

Have a great day!









37 comments:

Reflections from Granny said...

Love your cards and thank you for the freebie sentiments.

Hugs, Lori

brenda said...

A really super card Dorcas.

Thank you for sharing with us at Allsorts this week and good luck.

B x

dj1952 said...

Beautiful card. She is a cutie! Hugs, dj

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is super cute dorcas, glad your hair came alright.
beautiful card.

greetings karin

Flip-Flop Creations said...

Just beautiful Dorcas!! Love the citrus colors and those lemons popping out from behind this cutie! ~jeni :)

Janette said...

Fab card, I can never praise Mo enough for her fab images, you made a brilliant job of this one, really love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xxx

dolcreations said...

Dorcas this is such a wonderful card. I love how you colour with prismas. Love the added lemons you placed in behind the image!

Jill said...

A gorgeous card! I love the image, it's so sweet and goes perfect with your sentiment
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!
Big hugs, Jill

Jacee said...

Gorgeous Dorcas, such fantastic colouring!!!
Hugs Jacee

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Here comes Summer" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE this week :)

Hugs Jane x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Dorcas
A gorgeous card and fabulous image of Mo's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

CanadianScraps43 said...

Yes, I think this little one is doing the Dana Dance! Lol. I find myself making one trip instead of two or more also Dorcas! Sometimes it is just better to slow down and enjoy the ride! Lol. I so love your card today. (Can't remember one that I didnt' though!) I am soooo in love with how you colour and I am so intimadated by the whole colouring on kraft paper thing. Yikes. I tried your cloud technique and for the life of me I could not get it to work out right. I was so mad with myself by the time I finished, that I just threw it in the trash. Lol. Silly I know, but I hate it when I want to learn something so bad and fail horribly. I wasn't getting my outline of the cloud right. I guess being somewhat of a visual learner I needed to see the actually outline instead of trying to place it randomly. Anyway, that is something for me to try another time. Lol. I am still considering the Prismas but really want them whenever I look at your gorgeous work. So happy that you shared the eraser tip, I am sure that I will need it. Lol. I am gonna try this today I think. Something new, something to challenge me. Thanks sweetie. Thinking of you today. Hugs.

Kelly Schelske said...

I am totally that same way..make one trip when I should make several!

Fabulous card Dorcas, love your coloring as always and the lemons on the inside are terrific!

heidy said...

Fabolous card Dorcas!
Hugs Heidy

Shannon White said...

Wow! Gorgeous card and Gorgeous coloring! Love the whole thing! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stamps R Us! 8-)

Debs said...

Simply stunning. Awesome colouring!
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Curlybear said...

Wow this is such a beautiful creation, the image is adorable and your colouring is outstanding I am always awe struck by your use of colour,

Thank you so much for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge 141 HERE COMES SUMMER, and we hope to see you next week,

Good Luck with the challenge

Hugs Bridget :0) x
SCSCDT

Carrie said...

Oh Dorcas.. this is so lovely.. I am loving the colours xx

Debbie said...

Well what can I say that I don't always say... Love this.. and love the idea of coloring on Kraft paper. You've inspired me once again so you know I am giving this a try.. love the tip about the earser.. But I've never heard of an electric eraser before..hum must look into that...

Hugs
Debbie

Chelsea said...

Gorgeous! Love the yellow and your coloring is superb on the kraft!

Anita said...

Beautiful card. I can see why you love this image.

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

She came out fantastic! Glad you got to get her and get your card done so quickly! Love the lemons and of course the coloring!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Blue-green-yellow together look so refreshing... summerly!
I always loved this sentiment - it´s so true and useful so often in life!
You colored the picture so perfectly again - and this little charm-mug is so cute!
There´s lots of motion in this card and to cut out the lemons freehand was a really good idea - love all that lemons!
Hugs,
Uli

Tine said...

Gorgeous card Dorcas. I had admired this digi when I saw it at PCP. Fab job on her, particularly her hair and glass jug. Great colouring.
Tine :)

sueincanada said...

Great card as always. Love the colors you used and such a cute image.

Roxann said...

Wowzer! Is your card ever gorgeous, Dorcas! As always your coloring and your assembly of your card is flawless, gal! Love it!

petra,s cards said...

wauw dorcas this is beautiful!!!! your colouring is brillant!!!
xx petra

Rica said...

Gorgeous card Dorcas, gorgeous colours, layout and such beautiful colouring of Mo's delightful image.
hugs
Heather xx

Jovita said...

Wonderful card, you colored her beautifully.

Faye said...

Yet again, you've blown me away with your fantabulous card! A.Mazing colouring. :)
xxx
P.S.Love the lemons too. xxx

Dawn said...

Hi Dorcas, Gorgeous card, the image is super sweet and your colouring is brilliant. Love your lemons too - they are the perfect embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz. Hugs, Dawn

Francesca said...

Fantastic summer Card , Thanks for joining us at SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE

Hugs
Francesca

Pat said...

Oh Dorcas...I just KNEW you'd make something fabulous with this new Mo image..and I was right! I love your coloring and soooooooo admire your unique designwork! Love, love, love this little sweetheart!! Hugs. Pat

Helen said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge!
Helen x

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so cute...my fellow yellow user!! I LOVE your work!!

E.T said...

another gorgeous creation!

bosenberries said...

Your colouring on the kraft is just brilliant!! Thanks so much for joining us at Bows and Berries!! Robin

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