Tuesday, 27 November 2012

Sweat Shop Infiltration

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I decided to go on a little recon mission in preparation for freeing the enslaved elves that my house gnomes had told me about. We were determined not to rush into the mission ill-prepared as it would surely spell disaster. We made our way North over the snow covered plains to the workshop where the elves were forced to build the toys. I donned my +80 boots of stealth to increase my sneak stats, allowing us to approach the building undetected. We peered through a dirty window into the factory below. A large overweight fellow in red pants and a stained tank top strolled through the aisles sucking on a fat cigar and absently flicking a leather whip clutched in his thick hand. If an elf took even a moment to catch his breath the whip cracked, echoing loudly throughout the shop. We spotted one elf carrying numerous presents stacked on top of each other. Angela and I held our breath as we watched the elf struggle with the load, hoping it wouldn’t topple to the ground, thus enraging the heavy set chap.
I started by stamping the Kraftin’ Kimmie “Balancing Elf” image on watercolour paper and colouring him with Distress Markers. I then inked the edges with Shabby Shutters Distress Ink, earning me +173 distress exp points. I used some patterned paper that was already cut up from my stash and a scrap of cream ribbon. Instead of stamping a traditional sentiment I used one of the Melissa Frances Christmas flashcards from the package that I had bought strictly because it was on sale to complete the front.
The inside sentiment was stamped from the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set. I added some presents using the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas” set.
I used the same presents to decorate the front of the envelope.

This balancing act will be entered into the following challenges:
Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps Challenge #156: Feelin’ Festive
Stamping For Pleasure: Rudolph Day
Hooked On Craft Challenge #27: Christmas
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #47: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge #89: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamps: Dawny’s Sketch

Eventually, the little fellow’s elven arms gave out and the presents all tumbled to the ground. I heard something shatter as one of the boxes struck the floor. The fat man rounded on the elf, his eyes blazing. The Lady Commander and I covered our eyes as we heard the whip crack followed by a cry. Enough was enough...it was time to free these elves!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

5 comments:

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Well I hope all the elves got clear with your 'elp!

Great story and that poor elf on your card does look a little overwhelmed!

Thanks for making a second entry to Rudolph Day. Good luck in the draw.

Hugs
Sarn xxx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cute. That Elf best not be dropping any of my Christmas presents. Thanks for entering Pause Dream Enjoy Anything Goes challenge.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT Group B

Pam Varnell said...

So adorable Crystal. Love the way you stamped the envelope too. Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps.

Hugs,
Pam

Sharon Caudle said...

Super cute card!! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful talents with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps and hope you join us again next week! Hugs, Sharon

Nikkers5 said...

Ooooo it won something! Good Job!

**Guardian of Glitter**

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