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Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Red, Brown and Caramel Color Challenge

Hello! I made this card to follow along with the color challenge on the Riley and Company blog. The colors are red, brown and caramel. I stamped Cafe Riley with Memento ink and then colored everything with Copic markers and added a some hi-lights with a white gel pen. I used Nestabilities to cut out the image and a Fiskars border punch for the caramel panel. The papers are DCWV and the flowers are from Prima.

Speaking of white gel pens, I would love to have your recommendations for a good white gel pen that will work for a long time? I have a nice collection of them, but none of them work for very long.

I am excited because I am going to see Mama Mia tomorrow night! I saw the play a couple of years ago and loved it. My MIL gave me and my SIL tickets as part of our Christmas gifts. I listen to the music all the time and can sing it from start to finish. Have a great night!

27 comments:

Marlene said...

Gorgeous card! (I'll just pretend she's drinking diet pepsi, not coffee...since coffee is blecch to me...heehee).

My favorite white pen is the one by Inkssentials. It is AMAZING. Lasts nearly FOREVER and doesn't get all "gloppy" or dry out like a lot of them. I've had mine for over a year, and it's still going strong!

Enjoy Mama Mia! Loved both the play and the movie!

Jacqueline (Scraps of Life) said...

LOVE that image! So cute! And that color combo is lovely. Your card is great! As for white gel pens, have you tried Sakura brand? I find their gel pens work really well for me.

Silli said...

FUN; FUN; FUN!!!!! Gina, you make me happy...;-) Your card is so cute, love the cafe riley, love the colors, it´s perfect! Big hugs!

Silli said...

...I have a pen from Stampin up, it´s ok! ;-)

Angela said...

Gina, Riley is just too drinking his coffee!! That's what I doing now!! I got busy last night and forgot to come and leave you some love!!! I really love this color combo and it's not one I tried yet!! I love the highlights you have added. It give it a completely different look!! I use Sakura, but not for sure if it the best. It's only the best I've tried!! Can't wait until craft night Friday!! This time I am going to try to get something done!
Hugs to you my dear friend!!!
Angela

jimlynn said...

Your "Riley" is wonderful!!! Love those colors. Just so cute.

Crafty Creations said...

OMG!!! THat is the MOST adorable image of Riley!!!!!!! I love him just chillin' at the cafe!!! He is enjoying that cofee!! Great coloring!
I can't help you w/ recommendations. I do have a white gel pen, but i'm not home and dont remember who makes it!!!
Maria

Pretty-In-Ink said...

Super cute Gina! Love the fab colour combo and those gorgeous flowers!
I have the exact same prob with my gel pens, haven't found a good one yet! Will check out everyone else advice!
Hugs
Nicola

Courtney Baker said...

So cute Gina!

specialcraftmom4 said...

Love this image and CUTE card! Great job (:

Susan (peebsmama) said...

What a fun Riley image. I like the big flowers.

BishopsMommie said...

you and your Rileys -----so so cute..love those colors too. As for the white gel pens..I have a collection too...they have all failed me now and then though. See you on Friday.

Cindy Haffner said...

Riley is a CUTIE!!

Riley and Company said...

This is so awesome! Thanks for playing with us!

Mary said...

Love that color combo - perfect for a coffee drinking moose!

Lynn said...

Love this delightful Riley creation!! Great work, Gina!

Diane said...

OH NO! Another Riley I'm gonna have to have. This one is toooo sweet, and I haven't seen it before. Love the card. He looks so happy under that awning having his coffee and a cupcake. Gotta have!!!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Your card is adorable! I especially like the addition of the flowers!

I have 2 white gel pens. One I can't remember the name and I can't find it at the moment (it's a popular line though). It works ok but doesn't turn white until it's drying and I don't like that. My other one is by Inkssentials and I like it very much. I have only had it a couple of months and it's still working fine. My first gel pen came from SU and it's similiar to my Inkssentials pen but it dried out quickly--could have been a fluke though. Many people seem happy with their SU white pen.

JazzyH said...

Cute!

stampingmommy said...

I am a coffee nut - and I love riley so this is the perfect card!!!!!!!!!1

Christine Riley said...

This is so cute, I love the image and your coloring is perfect. Love the colors and layout, too cute! :)
Hugs, Christine

*Vicki* said...

Hi Gina!! WOW!! Such gorgeous coloring!! I love these fun little Riley images!! You've done such a brilliant job with everything on this one!! HUGS

Randi said...

Adorable Riley card! Your coloring is beautiful Gina!

ileana said...

Hi Gina! this is so good!! I love this card a lot! the colors and the image are great. Lots of Hugs!

StampOwl said...

super cute card

Stephanie said...

How cute is this!!! Love the striped dp - just perfect to go with this image of Riley.

Hope you had a blast at Mamma Mia :)

Cheryl said...

I love these colors. They work especially well for a moose at a cafe drinking coffee. Too cute!