One thing's for sure...Riley sure knows how to enjoy the really important things in life--fishing! Or, at least that's what my husband would think is important, and the poor guy doesn't get to do it often enough!! He's been soo busy at work (he's a shop foreman--in charge of all his company's farm mechanics/trucks/etc.) and he works M-F and lately every Saturday too! I think he definately deserves a day off, don't you?
I got my first couple Riley stamps in the mail this week and this was the first card made with them. I used this Park/Pond scene (by Alota Rubber Stamps) before with Iceskating Sophia, but I think it works as a summery scene as well! Just added some "grass" instead of snow, and made a warmer looking scene. The sentiment is from an old SU! set. I feel my trees definately need some work. Oringinally my big tree blended in with my grass, so I added some darker green with a marker and I think I messed it up?? Oh well... I think Riley is the main focus here, and the saying really pops with that added white highlight.
The card base is Hunter Green and the next layer is Really Rust (on my 'puter they look like black & red) and once again, the whole card is watercolored using my cheapy wc pencils and an aqua painter except for sponging the sky and outlining the big tree with a marker.