When Life Gives You Lemons

I told you the other day that colored pencil on Kraft is one of my favorites right now! I love the look and it’s so easy to do. And the colored pencil pigment just goes on so nicely to the  more open cardstock surface. I’m not really a yellow person but I’ve been drawn to it more and more lately. And don’t lemons just remind you of summer?

Charming Gardeners


Supply List:

Fruit Basket (Shady Tree Studio line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Mother’s Day Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Black and Brown Memento ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Kraft cardstock by Prism
olive cardstock by Bazzill
Patterned paper by Pink Paisley
Other: flower by Prima, ribbon, velvet brad by Making Memories, colored pencils by Prismacolor

Here’s another design with the popular yellow and gray color combo. It’s a sneak peek at the latest CHF backgrounder. Isn’t Double Damask gorgeous? As you can see…it stands on its own. You won’t have to wait long for this one…it’s released on Friday.

 Damask Friendship


Supply List:

Stamps: Double Damask Backgrounder by Cornish Heritage Farms
Friend Centers (Mona Lisa Moments line) by Cornish Heritage Farms
Ink: Smokey Grey Versafine ink & Black Memento Ink by Tsukineko
Paper: Simply Smooth White cardstock by Prism
Other: ribbon by Creative Impressions, flower by Prima, velvet brad and metal tag by Making Memories

I’m keeping this post short and sweet as it was a long but super fun day yesterday. Unfortunately…life happens and I have lots to catch up on today.

Have a sweet day!


23 responses to “When Life Gives You Lemons

  1. that is beautiful! I’ll have to remember that when I get some Kraft.

  2. oh those lemons are wonderful!!! I like the other one as well, but gosh, those lemons just pop off the cs! and the verse is perfect, too! 🙂

  3. Both cards are yummy and should do well with honey! Thanks for the reminder on the coloring on kraft, very home-y and rustic.

  4. Really like the damask backgrounder-both are neat cards. I like the yellow lemons on the kraft!

  5. Fun card, love the sentiment! The second is so pretty, love how the yellow just pops!

  6. it was so nice to meet you yesterday! I have so much kraft paper at home and I have to crack out the pencils and try this out. Hmmm, maybe the copics will look good try. so much to try and so little time. Your creations as always are so inspiring!

  7. I see a best seller in that gorgeous Damask! It is such a huge hit this season- almost every stamp company is making one – and it is truly wonderful to see the different, yet very similar, renditions. Yummy!

  8. Your creations are wonderful, Julia! Love the lemons, what a cute reason to decorate the front of a card and I love that verse on there.

  9. Gorgeous cards Julia! Love the lemons on the kraft!

  10. Love, Love, Love these cards! I need a damask stamp just like the one above! Thanks for sharing it so now I know where to get it! hugs from nancy in conroe tx!

  11. Hi Julia

    It was so nice to see you again at Copic Certification… Did you enjoy the seminar? I had a great time, able to visit with family as well as learn a few things.
    Have a great evening.

  12. Gorgeous! We must have been on the same wavelength because this morning I used my colored pencils on kraft cs, too! LOL

  13. The lemons card is awesome.. love that look. And that new backgrounder.. I’m in love. Great work. 🙂

  14. How inspiring! I love that lemon card! I wonder if you could get a similar look with chalks on the kraft paper? Hmmm. Thanks for the inspiration!

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