Sunday, April 17, 2011

I'd Like to Own Shares in Cadburys

This week the ladies at Just Add Ink are torturing .. oops, I mean challenging everyone to be inspired by the wrapper colours of their favourite chocolate bar. Can you believe it? We have to pick just one favourite? Were they kidding us? No, it appears they are deadly serious. How to choose? how to choose? It's like asking a mother to choose her favourite child!

Well, the dilemma had to be solved, so I set about it in what I consider to be a most scientific manner. I went to the local supermarket and walked up and down the confectionery aisle, perusing the contenders. Firstly I discarded the obvious malcontents - ie those varieties containing nuts (yuk). Next I discounted the assortments already chosen by the design team for their samples (mint, violet crumble, cherry ripe etc) and finally got it down to two possibles - both Cadburys - Black Forest or Turkish Delight. Both incredibly delicious, both with a jelly portion inside the chocolate, both firm favourites. Mmmmmmmm. But the pressure was on: I had to pick just one.

In the end it came down to this: the turkish delight wrapper was deep purple and bright pink; the black forest was deep purple and a redder purple. Sorry TD, purple wins over bright pink any day! Black Forest it was!

And so here is my card:

Materials used:
  • stamps - Stampin' Up!, Verve
  • card - concord crush, rich razzleberry, whisper white, concord crush patterned paper
  • other - rich razzleberry satin ribbon, dimensionals, digital image, nestabilities 
BTW, did you know that red wine and dark chocolate are REALLY GOOD together? And full of antioxidants too, so good for you as well! So what are you waiting for - go have some and get healthy!

Thanks for dropping by.



Bronwyn Eastley said...

Oh!! wow! Kez, this is absolutely brilliant. I love all the 'research' that went into this card. I must confess spending way too long in the confectionery aisle trying to decide myself - so many possibilities. LOVE your sentiment and the 'pile' of choccies in the corner. You did 'GOOD' with this challenge!

Sam said...

WOW Kez. Love your stunning card. My mouth is watering for that pile of yummy looking chocolates.

I also enjoyed your scientific approach...and reasoning (the choosing between children analogy was especially funny).

Lynda said...

The consequences of me indulging in THAT many antioxidents is too scary for I'll just admire the card and be done with it. Besides....Sugar Free choc is the ultimate contradiction...isn't it??? I am aware however of the wrapper you mention and you have done an AWESOME job of capturing its essence. The chocs at the bottom look so REAL!!! Personally...I miss the old Cobbers...but that's another story all together!! Brilliant card darl. ooxx

Patrice said...

I too love the scientific approach you took with this challenge Kerry. Lots of fun to read.

Love the card you've come up with, all those yummy choccies, and that striped dsp looks great!

Nikki Spencer said...

This is super elegant Kez, Those colours are Yummy! Love your elimination

Jess said...

I love this... your research was awesome

Cheryl said...

WOW GORGEOUS and OMG that choccy looks so good......a shame it's not

Tobe said...

You are funny! lol The card turned out to be a stunner after that huge process of elimination :)

Anonymous said...

Oh, this is FABULOUS!!! Love the sentiment, and the pile of decadent choccies in the corner of the card. I also love your use of the word "malcontents". Such a serious business, this art caper!!

Christine Blain said...

Uh, "anonymous" is me - clicking on submit comment too soon, LOL. I'll put it down to sugar-rush excitement.

artyfartystuff said...

I am a Cadbury fan myself!
Love your card

Carla Bazhenow said...

Fabulous card!!! I loved reading your about your shopping trip!!! So fun, I would of loved to have been there with you! Hugs,

Melissa said...

looks delicious!!!!!!

KimB said...

Your preamble story made me laugh Kez and your card just blew me away. Seriously those chocolates are fabulous - I thought you'd glue gunned real ones on there ;0 Love the rest of the card too!
Kim (JAI)

Paula said...

That looks soooo good - I could eat it right now :-) Extravagant and Decadent. Just jaw dropping ♥

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