Sunday, 18 November 2012

A Very Manga Birthday

Welcome to the Guild Hall. Today as I was browsing the market square, stocking up on some necessary (and some not so necessary) crafting quest essentials I came upon a troupe of entertainers setting up for a performance. I was instantly on guard, remembering the events of the previous mummers performance. Keeping my hand on the hilt of my sword, I quietly snuck around to the rear of one of the wagons to see if I could spot anything out of the ordinary. I rolled a +18 and added that to my sneak check, allowing me to successfully scout all the wagons without being detected. I didn’t immediately notice anything amiss, but decided to stay and watch the performance, should pandemonium ensue.
I started this card by stamping “Madden” by The Greeting Farm on watercolour paper and colouring her with my Distress Markers and legendary Hydra Brush. I gained +207 exp points and once again leveled up my Distress Marker colouring skill! For the background I tore a page from a Japanese manga I picked up at a book fair for $1 (I bought it with the sole purpose of using the pages for backgrounds on cards). I used Lawn Fawn’s “Bannerific” for the banner and stamped the sentiment from My Pink Stamper’s “Family & Friends” set. I used pop dots to give the banner some dimension. I ran the black and white panels through the Cuttlebug to give them some texture. I dug through my stash and added one of the Tim Holtz adage tickets, which I haven’t used in forever!
The inside was stamped with a sentiment from My Creative Time’s “Wow! So Many Candles” set. I also added the splotches from the 7 Gypsies “Steampunk” set.
I stamped a butterfly from that same 7 Gypsies set on the envelope and added a little colour with Distress Markers.

This makeshift manga menagerie will be entered into the following challenges:
One Crazy Stamper November Challenge: Anything Goes
Simply Create Too Challenge #26: Use Your Stash (adage ticket)
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #49: Textures
Divas By Design Challenge #61: Anything Goes 
Dream Valley Challenges #45: Anything Goes
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #134: Pop It Up
TGF Double Take Tuesday Sketch Challenge

The troupe’s show was performed without any hijinx or shenanigans, my sword sitting peacefully in its sheath the entire time. It was a nice change after the difficult battle with Count Vicarian.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Sarah said...

Hi there, stunning image - love her hair - and a fab card.

Thanks for joining in with us at Divas by Design this week.


Rina said...

So creative and unique!

Thanks for joining in with the Diva's this week!

DT Rina

Cindy Haffner said...

ADORABLE, thanks for playing along with One Crazy Stamper.

Winnie and Patty said...

What a cute card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Your 3rd card is wonderful too! Isn't this a fun way to use your stash! Thanks for joining in our "Use Your Stash - Challenge #26" at Simply Create Too. Come by tomorrow, 23 Nov, for our next great challenge

Simply Create Too DesignTeam

grandmabonnie said...

Crystal, i am a TGF fan and this card really is awesome! So happy to see you at Card Crafter's Circle hope to see you at our next challenge that starts soon.

Theresa said...

Cute card. Thanks for joining us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends.

sparklingblackrose said...

What a fab card! Thank you so much for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges this time, hope to see you again soon! Elaine DT -xxx- p.s I have candy if you would like to pop by and enter

Crazystamper said...

Thank you for joining the December Challenge at One Crazy Stamper! Cheers, Lora Sinkler-Lake

Madge H. said...

Thank you for sharing your inspiration with us at One Crazy Stamper. Great card!

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