Okay, I have to tell you, when I first saw this new Hunting Riley from Riley and Company, I thought what the heck am I going to do with him! And why would Riley hunt on vacation!!!
Which was also my reaction when I first saw commercials for the TV show Swamp People...who the heck would watch that!!! well guess what I do! lol It's actually quite interesting, the hunters have 30 days to hunt alligators, and they catch alot! So if you watch the show, that was my inspiration, look out Troy...Riley's in town!
I coloured Hunting Riley with copics & cut him out. Then I created the scene.
The top background piece is dp from Bo Bunny zoology.
The waves were made with a Fiskars edge punch. I sponged them with the matching blue colours & then with soft suede because swamp water isn't really very blue! lol
The alligator was made with punches, a tag punch for his head, and circles from the owl punch for his eyes & nose. I had cut the mouth and sharp teeth. I wanted him to look a little more authentic so I embossed him with the tiny mosaic EF and then rubbed some versamark on him and heat embossed with clear EP.
I checked out the Swamp People website and they have a T-shirt for sale that says 'Got Gator?' so I used that as a sentiment!
Sounds crazy, but this ended up being one of my favorite cards! lol
Check out the other Designers Blogs too, there will be lots of sneak peeks, leading up to the Riley & Company Blog Hop and Release on Thursday July 28th, 10 pm est! We also have a Guest Designer this month, Stephanie Hill, so make sure to stop by her blog too!
Recipe Stamps: Hunting Riley Paper: chocolate chip, not quite navy, baja breeze, soft sky, old olive, white, Bo Bunny zoology Ink: Black, not quite navy, baja breeze, soft sky, soft suede, old olive, versamark Accessories: copics, Fiskars edge punch, tag punch, owl punch, tiny mosaic EF, clear EP, crystal effects, brad, dimensionals
My name is Laurie, I Live in Ontario, with my Husband and girls. We have a yours, mine & ours family! We each have a Daughter from our 1st marriage & we have a Daughter together!
I have always loved to craft, sew, paint etc. and in 2007 was introduced to cardmaking & papercrafting! Now my sewing machine is dusty & I have a whole new hobby! I am off work on disability, so having a creative outlet is priceless!
This hobby has also helped me learn other things, like how to put pictures on a computer, and post them online, and now...making a blog! So here goes...