Friday, 28 September 2012

Smelly Socks of Warding

The Lady Commander of Copics returned from the market today with a new piece of armor she purchased from Mikal's shop. She proudly held up her newest acquisition for my inspection - a pair of Socks of Warding. Socks. Of Warding. I asked her what they were supposed to do (besides look cute). Apparently they provide a +89 defense bonus against frost enemies. Very appropriate for the Lady Commander as she has always suffered from a unreasonable affliction to the cold. I had yet to create my card for the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge, and the Socks of Warding provided just the inspiration I needed.

Wanting to avoid another near disaster like last time, I went into this with a plan. I also pulled out all my stuff before I started the timer. I started by stamping the glasses from the Lawn Fawn "Clear to See" set. I then used a harlequin stencil on the green banner piece. The socks and sentiment came from the "My Silly Valentine" Lawn Fawn set. I was working pretty slow because I felt like I had a lot of time due to my pre-planning. Suddenly, I looked at the clock and realized I was actually running really short on time!
I quickly slapped together the inside as the clock was running out. It seems I work faster without a plan than with one.
I quickly stamped the socks on the envelope to make it match the card (because I like when things match).

BAM! Hit the stop. Whaaaa???!! That somehow took longer than last time! And I had a PLAN this time! I guess the pressure of having no plan actually made me work faster. I was too comfortable. Well. Lesson learned. I still managed to gain +905 speed exp points. 

I will be entering this into the 10 Minute Craft Dash Challenge #3: Colour Challenge.

I will also be entering it into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes.

Angela has been wearing her Socks of Warding around the Guild Hall since she got them. I told her there were no frost demons in the Guild Hall, so was fairly certain she wouldn't need them here. She looked at me with a blank look on her face, pulled her scarf tighter and walked away shaking her head and muttering to herself. I told you...Unreasonable. Affliction.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Paulina said...

This card is so cute! Those socks are adorable!

Thank you for joining in the 10 Minute Craft Dash, Crystal! Hope to see you for the next one starting on Wednesday!

debby4000 said...

Sooooo cute.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Ang said...

I wish I could 'like' this over and over!!!! Such an awesome card and STORY!!! Love it!!!!! :D

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