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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Monochromatic Riley

Over the past few weeks I have been trying to play with some new color combinations and using colors that I don't use a lot. I saw the Design Team Challenge on the new Riley and Company Blog and since it was a monochromatic challenge, I thought this would be perfect for me to play along with. If you've read my blog at all you know how much I love this little moose and this is one of my newest ones. I also like the color purple, but I have a hard time matching shades of it for a project. I normally like it if the purple is an accent color but I decided to give a purple monochromatic card a whirl. I was happy with the way it turned out and hope you like it too. After stamping Riley, I colored him with with Copic markers. I found the paper I wanted to use in a stack from DCWV and then matched some purple card stock from my stash. I punched out three small circles in the light purple and then three more with the darker shade and then arranged them in the corner. The panel with Riley is attached with foam dots. To finish the cards, I added some purple brads.

We've had a nice relaxing weekend so far, hope you have too! My friend's daughter came over and spent the day with us and we took her out for sushi for lunch and then to Hobby Lobby. We spent most of the rest of the day coloring and sculpting things with clay. Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

24 comments:

The Mama Monkey said...

My daughter would be all over this card! She LOVES purple! Great use of the circles for accents!!

*Vicki* said...

AWW!! Riley is just looking so sleek in the purple hues!! LOVE this!! ;)

Cheryl said...

Great job! I have the same problem with purple and your monochrome card looks great!

BonnieRose said...

this is a great card.. I need to do more monochromatic cards too.. great inspiration!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

This is a fun layout for that cute Riley.

Cindy Haffner said...

Riley is so DARLING!!

Dru said...

One of my granddaughters just loves purple and I just LOVE Riley! Great card!!

Kristen said...

Love it! I really like monochromatic.
I used to make tons of polymer clay stuff and sell the figures at work, and make personalized ornaments. I haven't played for a while, but sometimes think of getting it back out...

jimlynn said...

SUPER card! Riley is precious.

ileana said...

Lolvely card Gina! the purple is a difficult color for me... you did combine the shades to complement perfectly... Hugs!

Scrapping Julie said...

you worked that purple girl! love the circles in the corner. love the coloring job. super job gina!

Crafty Creations said...

Aww, Gina - this is great! A fun birthday card with Riley! I do love the monochromatic! What a great challenge to do!
Maria

Debsg said...

A cute card. Love the balloon.

Dell said...

Too cute!! Love the purple colors.

Courtney Baker said...

Way cute Gina!

Angela said...

Gina, this is just too cute!! Love that purple!! Glad you had a great relaxing weekend!!! See ya tomorrow at work!!
Hugs:)
Angela

The Wired Angel said...

Great job on this card Ms. DIVA!! Hugs, Peggy

Lynn said...

I love this adorable Riley with his sweet purple balloon!! What a fun card, Gina!!

Pretty-In-Ink said...

I'm loving all the purple Gina!
Love this Riley! What a cutie!
Hugs
Nicola

Silli said...

wow, wow, wow, wow...Gina, your card is soooo sweet, love the image and the colors... Thnaks for playing...Big hugs!

tmcc4 said...

My mom would flip for this card :) she's a purple fanatic..her house and bedroom was nothing but a deep purple LOL! yep..she loves purple...O and I love SUSHI! lucky friend....TFS!
Mandy

Pat (mspfd) said...

I think you nailed the use of purple in your card perfectly! Great design!

Stephanie said...

beautiful purple card! I just love Riley :)

are we going to see some photos of the clay creations?

Alison said...

I love riley! Very nice coloring... purple is very in right now!