Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Relaxing with Riley


Hi Everyone!

Wow, what a beautiful day here in Newport, RI!! We are going to definitely be spending some time outside. This morning, however, while Jonathan was at school, I got a chance to do a bit of stamping. My card today is for yesterday's Tuesday Morning Sketches and this week's Color Throwdown challenge. This was an easy sketch to work with and I found the elements coming together rather well and quickly also. I didn't have any Kiwi Kiss left, so I found a green that was as close as I could. I'm not even sure where it came from, it was just in my paper holder.
I started with a Tempting TQ base and added a layer of the green. Before I attached it, however, I ran it through my CB with spots and dots folder and then sponged the edges with Peeled Paint distress ink. I cut a square of Rose Red and stamped it with the background stamp from the retired SU set "Polka Dot's and Paisleys." I stamped Riley with Memento "Rich Cocoa" ink and used Copic Markers to color him in. The ones I used were E35, YG03, and RV34. In addition I used my blender pens with TQ ink and Rose Red ink.
The "Happy Birthday" sentiment at the bottom is from SU "Fundamental Phrases" stamped in the Memento Rich Cocoa ink. I crisscrossed some blue thread around the green piece as well. I added the buttons, which I moved to the bottom of the card because I just thought it worked better that way. I punched a scallop circle from TQ paper and then cut a 1 1/2 Rose Red circle. I stamped "Happy Wishes" from Hero Arts "Thinking of You" set in TQ ink and used 1 inch punch to cut it out.
All in all, I think it turned out rather nicely. What do you think?!

9 comments:

LeAnne said...

VERY cute! I love this little Riley! Thanks so much for playing along this week!

Melissa Craig said...

This is awesome! I love that Riley!! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

Lil' Inker said...

Love this Riley relaxing! Super cute

Scrapaddict said...

What an adorable card!

Cheryl said...

Cute! Great job with the color challenge!

havingfunwithpaper said...

Riley is so cute!

Jessica G. said...

Sweet Riley image and perfect with this happy, relaxing color combo. Thanks for participating in this week's Tuesday Morning Sketch challenge and hope to see you again next week!
Jessica, TMSC DT

Broni said...

Such a cute card! This is my favorite Riley!! Thanks for playing along in the Throwdown this week!

Angela said...

Really cute! I would love to sit down with a cupcake and a cup of tea.... Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!


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