Sunday, August 16, 2015

Twisted Citrus

Citrus with a Twist.  Doesn't that bring to mind lemons, limes, and oranges?   The challenge this week at  Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Citrus with a Twist.   The challenge is to be inspired by citrus, fresh, or neon.  I kept seeing fabulous pictures of sliced citrus on line in the most beautiful colors.  It reminded me of the very cool Hero Arts Umbrella Fancy Die  and how it looked like the inside of the citrus.  I decided to create a journal page using the citrus colors and the umbrella tops. 

I thought it would be fun to create beach umbrellas from them and spread them out on  a journal page to get the full effect.

I started with misting over the die itself onto a bckground with the bright yellow colors. I repeated it multiple times across the background.

Then I played around with laying the umbrellas in different spots to get the right location.
I added the photo and words

And finished it off with some twine in the background to add a little more texture.  The umbrellas were cut and sprayed with the die in place to give it the lines on the umbrella. The grapefruit was sprayed without the die in a pretty salmon color and then sponged with dye ink over the die to get the darker areas.

Products:   Hero Arts Umbrella Fancy Die     Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Salmon, Ranger Distress Stain Spray – Twisted Citron, Dylusions Lemon Zest Spray  Dylusions Pure Sunshine Spray   Idea-Ology Big Chat Stickers, STAEDTLER Watercolor Pencils, Idea-ology - Tim Holtz - Occassions - Found Relatives Bakers Twine, Mixed Media Paper, Ranger Distress Ink - Abandoned Coral 

Come join in and show off your twisted citrus this week  for a chance to win a Simon Says Stamp  $50 gift voucher!

Have a wonderful week!



  1. Oh-yes-they-DO look like citrus slices--how clever of you! Cute way to use Tim's photo, too.

  2. I love this! Brilliant idea.

  3. Love these citrus colored umbrellas to accent your page! They really add a literal and figurative POP! :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  4. Those umbrellas look good enough to eat!! I want to go to this beach!

  5. Such a fun layout! The umbrellas are amazing! Hugs, Sandra

  6. Love your bold citrussy sun umbrellas and the fabulous use of white space - this is like a refreshing breath of exhilarating sea air!
    Alison xx

  7. Fabulous page Suzz! :-) the citrus colours with the B/W photo is gorgeous! the colours really do pop right off the page! :-)

    Lols x x x

  8. Umbrellas is a fab ideas! love b/w photo !!!Barbara

  9. I love how you've used the die to create citrus slices, that is so SO clever and it's created such a wonderful embellishment for your gorgeous layout and beautiful photo! :)

  10. Love your citrus slices Suzz, the umbrella die is fabulous and I love the citrus colour palette too. This is a lovely layout. Tracy x x

  11. Misting over the die? BRILLIANT! This is a beautiful layout. Love it!

  12. What a great idea!! Love your misting over the die, so clever and the colours and design are wonderful. Such a pretty photo too.

  13. This turned out so cool! I love your idea and how the umbrellas do look so refreshing and...citrus-y! This reminded me of every yummy glass of lemonade I had growing up and I thought it was clever, clever, CLEVER!


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