This is the card I made for the March Sisterhood of the Traveling Cards swap, hosted this month by Jeanette (ForestRanger). The theme was travel and vacation, and while I was going to do some old-world looking European kind of card, I really wanted to use my new Rileys and honestly, I can't think of a better place to go than somewhere tropical.
All the cardstock colors were based on the slightly tropical DP. It really is tropical when you're looking at the whole sheet, but the small pieces don't do it justice. The card base is Old Olive, and the background layer of Pumpkin Pie is stamped with a hibiscus flower stamp in PP.
I colored Riley using my Prismas, and I cut out the tops of the palms from Old Olive for a little more effect. That piece is layered on an Old Olive oval Nestie, then secured with orange brads. Finally, I added orange dots to that mat and to the card base.
So, what do you think? While I like the combination of colors, I am not happy with this at all, especially since it is going to The Sisterhood gals.
This card is not supposed to look like this and could have been so much better. I started out using a sketch challenge layout, but I cut the background DP pieces too small and they would have been completely hidden behind the 3 blue-matted DP rectangles (yep, there were supposed to be 3). Well, that caused me to rethink the whole layout. And of course, once again, I was making this under the wire of the deadline, so I had to work with what I had on hand.
And my Riley coloring just stinks. I think I am going to bite the bullet and start investing in Copics. Yeah, they're expensive at the outset, but they are refillable -- and that's the justification I'm using for the cost!
*sigh* I just hope that whoever receives these likes them.
Hope you all have a fun day stamping, scrapping, or doing whatever makes you happy! Thanks for stopping by!