Wednesday, 12 December 2012

A Photo Finish

In two days time it shall be my lord husband’s nameday. I scoured the market square searching for a gift to bestow upon him. He truly is the most infuriating person to shop for and I was quickly becoming frustrated by the process. As I was about to make my way back to Guild Hall empty-handed I spotted an old man painting portraits using a combination of fairy dusts and unicorn blood as a medium. I don’t think I could’ve asked for a more unique gift idea. Surely my lord husband would enjoy a mystical painting such as this.
I started this card by stamping Ian and Anya from The Greeting Farm’s “Special Autumn” set. I’ve never used Ian before and was excited to finally ink him up. I coloured them both with *shudder* Copics from the Lady Commander of Copics weapon rack. I do most of my colouring in Prismacolors, so I was a little out of my element. I did manage to earn myself a colourful +109 Copic exp points with this though. The sentiment on the "Polaroid" came from the same TGF set. I then stamped and cut out the word balloon using an Imaginisce stamp and added the Happy Birthday sentiment. I painfully cut up some of my cute monkey paper because his nickname for me is "monkey", so I thought is appropriate.
The inside sentiment is from the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set.

This card will be in for a photo phinish in the phollowing challenges:
Penny Black Allsorts December Challenge: It’s Your Choice
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: What’s Your Favourite (TGF stamps are my favourite stamps!)
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #106: Something New (these TGF stamps are new to me)
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #9: Anything Goes
Love To Create Challenge #45: Anything Goes
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #4: Anything Goes
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #52: December Celebrations
Retrosketches #41
 
As I was packing my painting onto my horse, Ruffles, an old crone approached me whispering in a strange tongue. I’m not sure as I’m not 100% on my fairyspeak, but I’m fairly certain she was cursing me for purchasing the mystical painting! Great...now I have a curse to deal with.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

10 comments:

Valou ALLARD said...

Very nice card! nice colouring! thanks for playing with Penny's this week.

brenda said...

A really cute birthday card, thanks so much and sharing with us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Laine said...

Fabulous image and card. Thank you for joining us at Love to Create this week and sending you Merry Christmas Greetings.
Laine
X

Mian said...

Such a fabulous card with a sweet image and a great layout. Love the papers.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Mian
Love to Create Design Team Member
http://mianspysselhorna.blogspot.com

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors and design! You're coloring if fabulous! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Wendy L said...

Great card, lovely colouring, thanks for joining us at Love to Create. xxx

Paper Panda said...

Great card, and I love the stamps! Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge.
Mandy x (PPCC DT)

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cute card!!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!
~DEANNE~

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge with this great entry, good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

belldoubleyou said...

I think you deserved those Copic xp points -- the facial blending in particular is great!

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