Burned Lemon Technique

There is a challenge on ScrapZee to try the Burnt Lemon Technique, which consists of stamping with lemon juice, then heating that until it “burns”.  It took a lot longer to get to that point than I had anticipated and my pieces were fairly small, so I wound up burning fingers, messing up the table finish in one spot, and actually burning the paper a bit in at least one spot, too.  However, it did turn out pretty “antique” looking, which is cool.  The sketch and theme are from the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch With A Twist challenge.

3-18-14 SZ Kick MFP SWAT


I used lemon juice, ivory and brown papers and the sentiment is stamped using Rich Cocoa ink (Memento).  The pocket watch (top), old-fashioned alarm clock (bottom) and hourglass are from the Timeless Treasures set (Gina K), while the sentiment is from the Follow Your Dreams set (Gina K).

Thanks for spending some time with me today!  If you try this, let me know what you think of the technique.


Time Flies

It’s always amazing how quickly time flies.

3-9-14 Time Flies

For this card I made a fun clock for my center using the Silhouette Cameo.  The sentiment is from the Bold Sentiments set (MFT) using Teal Zeal ink (Memento).  The circular paper just seemed to go with the clock theme I wanted and is from Recollections, as is the coordinating paper behind the clock and sentiment.  This is for the MFT Wednesday Challenge MFTWSC166 and for the Simple Salutations challenge and MFP SpeedyTV.

3-9-14 Hot and Spicy Birthday

This is for the MFP SpeedyTV Sketch With a Twist challenge.  I had a lot of fun making this one.  The “Hot & Spicy” is from the Hot & Spicy 2012 set (MFP) and I did the rest of the sentiment on the computer.  The chilies are from the same set.  For this one, I used some water-color paint (Crayola) mixed with a few drops of water and then some white glue (Elmers).  The Hot & Spicy is heat embossed with Red Apple embossing powder (Sprinkle N Sparkle).  I love the bright red it gives.  The twist was to add some bling, so I added some rhinestones to a few of the chili peppers.

Now what sort of fun birthday cards have you made or received lately?  I love coming up with fun ideas and would love to hear any ideas you might have.

Thanks for spending some time with me today!