Welcome to my Chocolaterie! Just a bit of fun today. Gingersnap Creations are having a 'No Diet' Day challenge today, so what better than a shrine to chocolate! I didn't have very long to prepare because the month's challenges are published at the beginning of each month, but I didn't want to pass up the opportunity to use these wonderful new Bon Bon stamps from Oxford Impressions, and also my new Domino Shrine from 3D Jean. I had a gold painted domino in my stash and it made me think of a gold bar of chocolate - Colin couldn't see it - Just me then?! So I have taken a photo both without the chocolate bar and with it. I am sure this is what a Willy Wonka chocolate bar would look like.
My initial thought had been to stamp the shrine on the mountboard and then cut it out and make it a wall hanging, with the aperture cut-out so the chocolate bar could dangle, but I felt that cutting a large tag shape and also leaving the centre intact gave me more scope to use a selection of the chocolate stamps.
This stamp set brings to mind the Joanne Harris books, especially the one where she has the Chocolaterie in Paris and the witch comes to work there and tries to beguile her little girl and steal her away by learning the secrets of chocolate making!
I used Sepia ink throughout as, well - it's a chocolate colour! And I sponged some pink over it too for a Rose Soft Centre effect.
I do hope you enjoy this calorie-free day!
Thursday, 6 May 2010
'No Diet' Day - A Shrine to Chocolate!
Posted by Lucy Edmondson at 16:37
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Nice looking shrine Lucy !ReplyDelete
I can see it, great make enjoy your choccies.ReplyDelete
I can see the chocolate, too. Love the stamps. Enjoy your chocolate.ReplyDelete
Great shrine! Now I need to go eat some chocolate!ReplyDelete
I think men just don't see chocolate in the same way we do - lol! Great little shrine Lucy, looks fab!ReplyDelete
wow! every chocolate lover should have this shrine. thanks for sharing. micheleReplyDelete
What a clever idea!ReplyDelete
You are a busy bee at the moment! Good to see so much artwork on your Blog. Okay, you are no longer my friend if you are endorsing no chocolate LOL. Lynne xReplyDelete
You're a girl after my own chocolate-loving heart, Lucy! This is fabulous!ReplyDelete
loved meeting you yesterday, and you described your shrine perfectly-choccy and crafting a great combo!ReplyDelete