Monday, December 20, 2010

Flaunt it Fridays--Lemonade Challenge

Over at Flaunt It Fridays, the challenge this week was to make a project using the lemon and glass from Simply Charmed--which I don't have.  But I really wanted to play, so I searched my cartridge manuals and discovered:  1) the "layer" feature on the water bottle cut from Sports Mania looks a lot like a glass, and 2) the baby's head, when using the "blackout" feature from Doodle Charms, looks strangely like a lemon!  Lucky Me!

So, here goes with the how-I-did it.  First, I cut the "layer" for the water bottle to make the glasses.  I cut this from clear acetate.  I then cut another set of this same layer from yellow cardstock to make the "lemonade," which I cut straight across.   I colored the top part of the acetate with Blue Sharpie to simulate "Mexican" glassware that I own.  Then I made the ice cubes.  First, I used Accent Essentials to cut the cubes from Frosted Ruff and Ready Shrinky Dink plastic.  I cut them at 2 1/2", and they cooked down to about 3/4" square.  I adhered these shrunken squares to the "lemonade" cut.  By then, I had decided I would create a frosted look for the glasses, so I coated them with a thin layer of two-way glue and sprinkled them with clear MS superfine glitter.  When I layered them over the lemonade and ice cubes, the ice cubes were difficult to see, but I wanted to keep the dimension, so I used SU Crystal Effects on top of the glitter to create the ice cubes in a shiny way.  I made the straws from white cardstock, then adhered everything to DCWV background paper.  The lemons were cut using the blackout feature from the baby's head from Doodlecharms on SU patterned paper.  I ran them through the Textured Impressions, then added some bright yellow chalk and adhered these as well.  The finishing touch is the quote from Ron White in the upper left corner:

When life hands you lemons, I think you should make lemonade...
then find someone whose life handed them vodka and have a party!

I intended for this to be a card, but it got a little larger than I intended it too, so I put the whole thing in an 8x10 frame.  I'm going to give it to my friend for the bar area in her house.  She will love it.  I had so much fun making this!  I have a weird sense of humor, I know, but it gets me through the day!



  1. OH MY GOODNESS! This is AWESOME, they look like real drinks. LOVE IT!

  2. Very nice. Love the saying that goes with the fabulous glasses! Martinis when you come to visit? :)

  3. Wow, great job. So much work went into it. It looks like real glasses:) Thank you for joining us at FIF.


  4. WOw you did such an amazing job flaunting the lemons and your cups....they look just like the one's from Sinply Charmed great joB! Thanks for flaunting it at Flaunt It Friday's!

  5. This is awesome! I think the best part of these challenges is seeing what people do when they don't have the cartridge. It really shows our creativity! Great job :)

    Thanks for joining us at Flaunt it Fridays!

  6. Very nice job, the detail and shine is amazing!


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