Chocolate Moose anyone?

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Haha! That grabbed your attention didn't it?! :) Today's card incorporates everything I love about card making - chocolate and polka dots! I will admit that I have a bit of a polka dot fetish! I was looking through my stash of paper and I realized that I have quite a lot of it. I especially love them on cards, don't you? My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus' paper is just to die for, and I usually snap lots of it up when I visit my local scrapbook store.

Couch Riley really needs a name change don't you think? Couch Riley makes me think of a sloth lying on the couch with his belly hanging out. Chocolate Riley sounds more appropriate. I wondering now if Mrs Kristi is saving the name (Choco Riley) for another stamp she has in that stash she has of over 500 Riley images to pull from! Kristi mentioned that at the release party or in a thread, I can't remember where now, but can you imagine that - 500 Rileys to choose from! I feel faint now! LOL

Ok, on with the dets! I watercolored Riley with my SU inks and aquapainter on Very Vanilla cardstock. I have to say that I preferred watercoloring on the Whisper White than the VV. It didn't hold the water quite as well, so I had to work fast to cover the image. I then sponged the edges with my trusty Distress Inks. Can you tell that I'm a little bit addicted to the 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" square cards lately?! Depending on the image, I think I might actually prefer this size. What size do you all prefer to work with?

Here's a little detail of my watercoloring and shading.

Hope everyone's week is starting off well. I had to stay back and work a little longer yesterday and tonight might not be any different. Deadlines and procrastinating bosses - gotta love it!


Ink: Staz On 'Timber Brown', Creamy Caramel, Close to Cocoa, Pretty in Pink, Cranberry Crisp, Distress Inks 'Antique Linen and Tea Dye'
Paper: Very Vanilla, Bazzil cs, PP - My Mind's Eye 'Wild Asparagus - "darling" polka dot
Access: Ribbon, decorative scissors, dimensionals, sponges


Lorie said...

I love your polka dots, Sandra! Riley looks totally laid back there stuffing himself with those chocolates! As always...beautiful card!!

Anonymous said...

Delicious card, Sandra! I love this color combination and your polka dot dp is a terrific background for your wonderfully colored Riley!

karen said...

This is fantastic! I bought this stamp too after the release party (sorry I ddin't make it, but did leave ya some love there) and now I know what to do with it!

Anonymous said...

Sandra ... this is just the best! I love your work on this image .. not to mention the entire card! Wowza!


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