Tuesday, August 11, 2015

The Digit-al Dozen Does: Food - Chocolate Frogs

The next big food moment for Harry Potter is his birthday cake from Hagrid.  It crossed my mind to recreate this design but I decided to skip ahead to the Hogwarts Express.  Harry is finally on his way to Hogwarts and a new life away from the Dursleys. I could imagine the excitement of the trolley cart and all those yummy, magical snacks!  If I had Harry's money, I would have bought everything also!

""What are these?" Harry asked Ron, holding up a pack of Chocolate Frogs.
"They're not really frogs, are they?" He was starting to feel that nothing would surprise him.
"No," said Ron. "But see what the card is. I'm missing Agrippa."
"What?"
"Oh, of course, you wouldn't know -- Chocolate Frogs have cards, inside them, you know, to collect  - famous witches and wizards. I've got about five hundred, but I haven't got Agrippa or Ptolemy."
Harry unwrapped his Chocolate Frog and picked up the card. It showed a man's face. He wore half- moon glasses, had a long, crooked nose, and flowing silver hair, beard, and mustache. Underneath the picture was the name Albus Dumbledore." (Philosopher's Stone)

There is not a description of the package in the book so I decided to use the one from the movie.  

I started with one coat of Cobalt Blue.  

In the movie the package has gold filigree around the edges.  I used Good as Gold and an image from MoYou London Princess 09.  This is typically my go to "magical" edging.  What can I say, it is a favorite!  

I added my chocolate frogs using an image from GA45 and Promises In the Dark.  I wish the frogs were bigger but I didn't have another frog image and I knew I wouldn't be able to freehand them!

In keeping with the Hogwarts Express trolley I added the appropriate HP accent.  I used Good as Gold and Jr31.


All I can think about is yummy chocolate frogs!! This is one of my favorites of the week.  It turned out so much better than I thought it would!  Also, if you didn't know, the chocolate frogs were inspired by a Monty Python skit.  You can never go wrong with Monty Python!

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5 comments:

  1. Love the look of this; and no offence, but liked it better without the frogs lol. But that wouldn't give you chocolate frogs for the theme now, would it? Thanks too for the the explanation of the frogs; it would make no sense to me otherwise having never read the books or watched the movies. :(

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  2. The stamping is always so spot on!

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  3. That gold is the perfect 'magical' edging! :)

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  4. Mmmm perfect combo of a HP and food mani!

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