Friday 31 July 2009

Riley the Artist

Wow, what a day. I had planned to make this post much earlier. We had a wonderful day with the kiddies at Hatfield House.. see pics below... I planned to get home about 4 but no... the M25 had other plans for us.. We sat for a good few hours on that lovely car park from hell! The house and gardens were so beautiful and the kids really enjoyed the tour of the house.

Well i'm here to show you a sneak peak from the new Hanna Stamps release on Monday - Artist Riley. My talented little moose is stamped in Memento and coloured with Prismacolor pencils with sansodor and paper stumps to blend. I just love this Basic Grey Lime Rickey paper and thought the paper went so well with this image. The sentiment was found recently in a bumper box I bought ages ago and is by K&Co. I used an SU ticket punch for the corners and added co-ordinating brads. I'm not too keen on the photo as I normally take them in natural light but this was taken quickly using the flash as it's late.

For all you Riley fans I had another delivery of Riley stamps yesterday including lots of great stamps for your Halloween and Christmas cards.

Be sure to visit the rest of the Hanna team at the links below. I'm of to visit now too. I can't wait to see their sneak peaks!



Crissy Armstrong said...

That's my fav. Riley so far, of course, because he is showing off his artsty side! (haha). He's such a cutie! I do love that bg paper, its just dreamy! Gorgeous and perfect coloring as usual dear!! Hugz!!

DawnMarie said...

Hi Nikki, such a shame you all got stuck for so long, but the photographs are gorgeous. Such a cutie that Riley is. Hugs Dawn Marie.xx

Danielle said...

Such a cute Riley and a beautiful card Nikki! Those pics of Hatfield House are gorgeous - I just finished reading Philippa Gregory's 'The Last Queen' and they talk about Hatfield House!!
Hugs, Danielle

Cathy said...

Hi Nikki, Riley is looking good!! Sorry you got stuck for a long time. Your pictures are absolutely gorgeous!! I love them. Hugs, Cathy

StampOwl said...

super cute Nikki

Stef H said...

adorable card and i would have loved to walk thru that house & garden!!!!


Happy Crafter said...

Great card love Riley and great sentiment :)
Hugzz Val xxx

6 wacky women said...

Fabulous card, Nikki.
Riley is adorable in his little cap.
Love the vibrant papers, fab coloring too!!

Have a great weekend...
Karen x

Lacey said...

Wow! That "house" is stunning!! You just don't get that here in the states!!

Love the card...what an adorable image!! Reminds me of Ryan...he loves to paint!

Ila said...

Fabulous card Nikki!! ..that Riley is just the Cutest!!..your coloring and papers are Wonderful!!..Love the photos...what a Beautiful place!!...Hugs, Ila

stephscrap87 said...

Hi Nikki,
What a beautiful bright card!!!
Thanks for the photos of those houses,it looks like a wonderful place...
Have a great week-end my friend
Hugs and kisses

Jacqueline (Sjakkie) said...

What a cute card Nikki, lovely image and colours, super!
Hugs Jacqueline

Penni said...

Hi Nikki - I love this Riley.

Guess what - I bought some sansodor and paper stumps and used them with my colouring pencils (just everyday ones) and I was soooo pleased with the result that I went straight onto ebay and ordered 120 Prismacolor Pencils (they were quite a bargain at about £80 including postage) - hope Mr Postman brings them soon!!

Thanks for your hints & tips on Prismacolor Pencils - they were really useful.


Unknown said...

Your card is so cute! Love how you color your Rileys.

cats whiskers said...

Sorry for the flying visit dear, just have to say this is a stunning card, love the colours layout and image
Hugs Jacquix

Silli said...

Nikki, your card is so very pretty. Love your coloring and the papers. Great work. Hugs and happy weekend! Silke

Donalda said...

This is just adorable dear. I so love those papers too and it sure looks like you all enjoyed your time away big hugs

Rach said...

A gorgeous card Nikki, love the artsy image you have used, which is beautifully coloured. hugs rachxx

Vicki G said...

Lovely card and Gorgeous Pictures!!!!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Nikki,i love the image and papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a cute Riley card!! Love your coloring and design!! The paper is perfect. What beautiful photos too!
Hope you are having a great weekend!

Jills Scrappy Daze said...

Gorgeous card Nikki, love the Riley image and he is coloured so beautifully. Great photos the place looks stunning
Have a great weekend
Jill x x