Wednesday 20 July 2016

Lemon and Lime, Summertime

Hi there! Thank-you for your visit.

You might have seen a recent post of mine about a card that I made at a workshop with the wonderful Dorota Kopeć. We were given time to make a second card and tags but I held off on completing card so as to customise it at home.

Papers: I used black patterned sheet by Crate Paper. Decorated the watercolour paper at workshop with Ecoline watercolours and stamped with text stamps by Finnabair.

Embossing: Did stencilling using a Prima stencil and texture paste and then heat embossed the paste with Ranger EP.

Dies: I diecut the leaves with a Magnolia die and bird using Memory Box 'perched reed bird' die. The bird is double layered and has been coated with glossy accents for shine. Have inked most edges with Distress 'Black Soot'.

Other Stamping: I stamped sentiment with text by Anna Griffin. Leaves are diecut from a sheet that had been pre-stamped for workshop by the fabulous Agnieszka Barska.

Other embellishments: The paperclay clock, that I've crackle glazed, has been made by me in a Prima mould. Some black butterflies are rubons that have been in stash for an age. Cream berries are by magnolia and white stamens and flowers again are from stash. Flowers and cheesecloth are inked with Ecoline to match the background paper. I painted the lovely chipboard white - it's by Scrapiniec. Finally the black clock hands and all the micro beads sprinkled around ('Grass' shade) are by Prima.

Some ingredients

Thank-you so much for stopping by.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Anything But Cute - Summertime Fun
Scrapyland - Emboss It (heat or dry) - use dies carried by Scrapyland
Live & Love Crafts - Sprinkles of Summer
Mixed Media Mojo - Summertime
The Crazy Challenge - Summer Fun
Creative Artiste - Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper - All things bright and beautiful
ABC Challenge - Lots of Layers
City Crafter - Typically Tropical
Craft for the craic - Summer Breeze


  1. Oh this is awesome Nicola!! Love this color palette ... Perfect for summertime. And the black and white keeps it all in balance. Beautiful layers. I love that crackle glazed clock. Wow -- whoever gets this card will be so lucky!! -- Hugs from across the pond :). -- Mary Elizabeth

  2. Your card colors are crisp like a green apple! Love the layering, I have some cheesecloth just waiting for me to add it to a card now. Thank you for sharing!

  3. Nicola I absolutely adore this card x the colour combinations are stunning with lots of layers and great details to look at x
    TFS and best wishes
    Annie x x x

  4. Oh my, this is one of my all-time favorites of yours, Nicola!! Wow!! The texture and details are spectacular!! I love the colors!! The crackle is amazing!! All of the details are perfect!! What a stunning card this is!! I absolutely love, love it!! I'm so glad you played along at Scrapy Land and Anything But Cute!! Have a great day my friend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Stunning; this card took my breath away; wow! Thanks for playing along at CCCB!

  6. This is magnificent, Nicola! I love your embossing and that bird die is so lovely. It's wonderful to see you playing along at Scrapy Land. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. :-D
    NanaConnie GDT

  7. Well, I have the pleasure of knowing this card in some detail - and I enjoyed looking at all of the detail - it is truly stunning card Nicola. The backing paper is gorgeous with the colouring and stamping and I really love the beautiful paperclay clock - and the little piece of cheesecloth and the Scrapiniec embellishment are perfect finishing touches! Love this!

    Whilst I am here, thank you so much for joining in our Summertime Fun challenge at Anything But Cute too. Hugs, Anne xx

  8. Stunning Nicola, I love the colours and all the texture
    Kevin xx

  9. Such fun, fresh colours! I love how you've built the layers on the base and then continued around the pocket watch. Totally gorgeous xx

  10. Wow, this is truly stunning Nicola! Love the gorgeous textures and layers of detailed embellishments, all perfectly composed as always.
    Hugs, Katie

  11. Hi - this is truly stunning! I just love the colour palette you have used. So many elements to look at - gorgeous!
    Thanks for joining us over at Creative Artiste this month. Hope to see you again - good luck!
    Bev (DT) x

  12. What a lovely fresh and summery card ! So many layers to look at and enjoy.

    Thank you for sharing your art with us at Mixed Media Mojo. We hope to see you again soon.

    Good luck with all of your challenges.

  13. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the details!

  14. Stunning card Nicola, love the colour combination and gorgeous layers.
    As always fabulous details.
    Avril xx

  15. Fabulous card, gorgeous colour and texture! Thank you for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo, Deb xo

  16. Amazing colours! Beautiful!

  17. Wow Nicola, absolutely breathtaking!! You are so lucky to get to learn from Dorota, and you sure are making some amazing work in the class. This is gorgeous, love the colours, love the mixed media, love love love!! So glad you joined us at Anything But Cute, you are always such an inspiration!! hugs :)

  18. Nicola, this is out of this world!!! I am in awe of your collage elements and perfect arrangement. The color thrills my heart! I totally adore this and will pin it for sure. Thanks for sharing with us at Anything But Cute! Hugs, Autumn

  19. I love it Nicola such amazing colors, and your flowers and leaves laid on top of each others are stunning, with the watch and birdie ,watching the butterflies swirl in the air. The embossing and juicy tones ,all is amazing.
    Dorthe, xoxo

  20. Great feeling, great colours, great textures! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Mixed Media Mojo.

  21. What a gorgeous summer time card! I love the colors, distress and details! Like all your work, this is a stunner!

  22. This is an impressive design! So much details elegantly put together, there's so much to look at and the colors are zesty and summery and look even bolder with black. Great job!

  23. Oh this is beautiful! Totally tropical colours! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

  24. Beyond fabulous texture, color, and design! This one needs to be in a frame! Gorgeous!!!

  25. a very beautiful project
    thanks for joining us at Mixed Media Mojo

    Barb Housner (DT)

  26. Wow what a Awesome card you have created... Thank you so much for entering our challenge over at Creative Artiste Mixed Media Challenge Blog, we hope to see you join in again...

    Hugs Rhonda DT & Owner

  27. Beautiful card !
    Thanks for joining us at Scrapyland Challenges blog and good luck !
    Maryvonne DT Member

  28. Wow stunning and amazing details, thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
    Andrea x

  29. Everything comes together in such a beautiful way on this card Nicola, truly stunning! xx

  30. Fab card thanks for joint in the fun at the artistic stamper - Debs DT

  31. Wow - that's a shot of refreshing colour! Lovely to hear you took your time to get the card just how you wanted it after the class with the amazing Dorota. It's a stunner!
    Alison x


Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x