Monochromatic Design with Ria


Today we are getting to know Ria de Lara through an exploration of her monochromatic designs. Ria is highlighting many of our past kits as well as a new design with the Memphis Season memory keeping kits in today’s post. Now here’s Ria!

“Hi everyone!!  I am from sunny Manila, Philippines!  I’m entering my second year as a member of the Cocoa Daisy Memory Keeping Team, and it has been a dream come true! I can’t think of anything more fun than working and creating with all these beautiful papers, stickers and tapes.

I have always loved documenting the little things that happen in my life. I enjoy writing, drawing and using photos and stickers in journals and scrapbooks. These creative activities keep me sane. Stressful days become better after just a few minutes of creative therapy. My favourite things to document are:  travels, coffee jaunts and food!

I turned to scrapbooking in a Traveler’s Notebook format after seeing a lot of inspiring projects on Pinterest and Instagram. It’s just so fun!! I loved experimenting with different techniques and materials!  Lately, I have been fascinated with mixed media, sewing and interactive elements in my TN.

My style has always been ‘clean and simple’.  In fact, my favourite go-to technique is to work in a monochromatic format.  All I do is just to pick a color and gather elements from the Cocoa Daisy kit in the same color family.  There’s no difficulty in mixing and matching the embellishments because they will all go together as they are from the same color family.  Easy peasy!  This guarantees that my work gets done in the easiest,fastest yet artistic way.

Check out some of the monochromatic work I have done using the Cocoa Daisy kits.

Here’s my latest monochromatic work made with the Memphis Season kits.

I created this layout using the blues from the Memphis Season kit.  It was a total coincidence that the embellishments on the left panel were all circles!  To compliment them, I used circle shaped enamel dots for my bullet points, in blue, too, of course!

I haven’t been doing a lot of journaling on my layouts lately because I am not so happy with how my penmanship looks, hehe!  Journaling on graph paper definitely helped to keep my lines straighter.

This layout was about the 2019 highlights of my craft life.  I am so thankful for the opportunity to share what I know and love with the creative community.”

We hope you are inspired by Ria’s design approach and continue to share what you create on our Cocoa Daisy Facebook groups!



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