Tuesday, March 23, 2010

RILEY0510, Break Out The Pastels!

Hello Everyone! I'm the Hostess for the bi-weekly challenge at Riley and Company this week, and I challenge you to break out the pastels and make something! It can be a card or anything else you fancy. Treat baskets are popular right now with Easter around the corner and pastels remind me of spring and Easter! You can share your creation with us by posting a comment with a link here or on the Riley and Company blog here. Of course if you belong to SCS or any other forums please use the keyword RILEY0510, so we can find it easily!

This card is a reminder to enjoy life, remember playing in the rain during a sun shower when you were young, now that was fun!

I used bashful blue for my card base today, with a layer of white and a layer or pretty in pink embossed with the bloom dots EF. The image Rainy Day Riley, is coloured with copics. The umbrella handle has a bit of sparkle added with the stardust sakura pen, and the raindrops and puddle are covered with stickles.

The sun is barely banana cut with the inverted scallop nestie and sponged. The grass is a Martha Stewart punch.
My Girlfriend went away and left her Cricut with us so we could play with it! So on Thursday afternoon Olivia, her 2 friends and I gave it a try. The kids totally loved it, they made tons of stuff! I made clouds...I love these clouds! I'm going to make a bunch before I have to return the cricut! I made them using the Graphically Speaking cartridge. Each cloud is 1/4" smaller than the previous. pretty cool eh! I used dimensionals between the layers to give it dimension. I also popped up the grass.
The sentiment was made with justrite letters and the vertical block.
So lets see what you can do with pastels! remember to use the keyword RILEY0510 when uploading to a gallery.


Shawnee Stamper said...

Love the embossing on this! So cute and colorful. Just loving your cards!

StampOwl said...

love the colors on this ... so pretty

Cathy said...

Laurie this is too cute. Love umbrella Riley

Silli said...

Your card is so cute Laurie...love the coloring and all the beautiful details... Hugs!

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Dana Jones said...

Laurie, I love this! I would love to have those clouds to they really make this card! Great layout!!!