Limon Citron Défi #2

This is the second challenge for a Musical Tournament sponsored by Lime Citron using their Products.  We have to include an artist from our part of the world, so I printed the music sheet from one of Richard Desjardin’s song called ” Le coeur est un oiseaux” (The heart is like a bird).  He’s from the northern part of Québec, Canada, where I was born and raised.

Following the musical Capture d_écran 2018-05-08 à 10.44.26theme, the rules for week #2 are:

  • 2_distinct colours
  • Use golden or gold
  • Use the 3 chosen colours
  • Doodle with a marker or pen
  • Lime Citron products

Énigma: Essential organ to life, it also symbolizes love or the central part of something.  Who am I?  …I chose a bird that has a ❤  for it’s tail; one on the stamped banner and finally, I added a heart border die with 2 gold hearts just under the word “coeur” located in the title of the song.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Products: Lime Citron  Triangle stencil  Dotted branche Sentiment & Banner “Tu me manques” (I miss you); Brushos (Ost. Blue & yellow); tissue paper; Bristol paper, Gold foil, cobalt, white & grey card stock; Dies bird die, treble clef, heart border die; Doodles done with Yasutomo Gel Xtreme Metallic gold pen; clear, white and gold embossing powder.IMG_2736

On the Palm Leaves

Capture d_écran 2018-05-07 à 11.21.03Scratching my head for the RAINBOW theme over at CAS Watercolour Card Challenge.  I die-cut three palm branches out of water colour paper and put my primary watercolours to work.  On each piece I added a primary pigment followed, on various parts, by it’s neighbouring primary: the first top red and yellow, the second middle yellow and blue and finally the third bottom blue and red.  The purple on the bottom leaf came out quite dark, but it is purple in real life.  After clear heat embossing them (to seal the colour), I placed them in the aperture of a MFT Die-namics Stitched Triple Peek-a-Boo Windows cut out of white textured card stock.  I added a black tag stamped “mes chaleureux Remerciements!” (warmest thanks) with Versamark and white heat embossed.

Thanks for stopping by, warmest thanks 😉 , Joanna


Spring Rainbows

It’s Jen T’s Sketch Challenge #335 from Freshly MadeCapture d_écran 2018-05-05 à 10.40.51 Sketches that inspired this card.  Took some vellum and coloured with Bic  Mark-it in rainbow colours and spritzed it with 90% alcohol.  Cut an oval aperture with a Spellbinder die through the card base and another for the top front in order to frame the vellum.  Then I used Alexander Renke flower dies and stamped “je pense à toi” (thinking of you) using white EP.


Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

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This card was a Perfect Princess at the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge, thank you Linda C for choosing my card.  Congrats to the Queen and other Princesses 😀 IMG_2725

Lime Citron Défi #1

Playing in a Musical Tournament for Lime Citron using their Products.

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This year it is a musical theme and the rules for week #1 are:

  • White base
  • Use a humide medium
  • Centered
  • 2 word Sentiment
  • Add splatters or stains
  • predominant colours: Turquoise & Purple 
  • Lime Citron products.

ÉnigmaWhether wind or string, made of wood, plastic or metal, it’s use is always the same. Who am I? …I included a FLUTE for my entry, hence using Kokopelli.  Thanks for stopping by, HUGz, Joanna

Products: Lime CitronBonne Fête” word die & Leafy branch; American Crafts white card stock, White Vellum, Daniel Smith watercolours, DeSerre watercolour paper, Papersmooches Kokopelli Stamp and Die, WOW Silver Pearl EP IMG_2717

May CAS Mix Up!

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Welcome to a new monthly challenge at CAS Mix Up!  This time we’re playing with Gelatos or Crayons.  I stencilled modelling paste onto a piece of Bristol Paper.  Once dry, I added two colours of gelatos.  I framed this using a Papersmooches Stitched Frames Dies on textured card stock and adhered this to my card base.  Then I die-cut a pink felt hibiscus die cut from Memory Box.  The stamen was cut from left over Bristol paper.  Gold Liquid Pearls were added to the center.  I finally stamped “Pour Toi” (For You) in Memento ink and clear heat embossed.

There’s lots of inspiration to be found by the Design Team and some videos to give you tricks and tips.  Hope to see you in our gallery, HUGz,