Sunday 2 December 2012

The Bard's Clause

Greetings. Welcome to the Guild Hall. As the twelfth moon is now upon us, the Winter Festival is drawing closer. This always brings an influx of performers to the village taverns, hoping to capitalize on people’s merriment and generosity around the holiday season. The Lady Commander of Copics and I took in one such show last night and saw a bard at the Inked Cricut. This was unlike any normal bard as she was clad in a suit much resembling the one worn by the overweight slaver we had seen only a few days ago. We were immediately suspicious. Was she some sort of spy sent by the fat man? Were we discovered on our recon mission?
I started by stamping “Sasha” (who hasn’t had ink touch her since I bought her seven months ago) from The Greeting Farm’s Creeper Crew Collection onto watercolour paper and colouring her with Distress Markers and the fabled Hydra Brush. The sentiment was stamped from the Dylusions “Christmas Words” set. Some red thread and a stitching stamp finished off the front of this creation.
The inside sentiment is from the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set.
I stamped the envelope with holly from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set.

This x-rated greeting will be entered into the following challenges:
Penny Black and More December Challenge: It’s Your Choice
One Crazy Stamper December Sketch or Holiday Card
Hooked On Craft Challenge #27: Christmas
Jingle Belles: December to Remember
ABC Christmas Challenge: X for X Marks the Spot
The Corrosive Challenge #163: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge #101: Make it Girlie
Use It Tuesday Challenge #44: Ink It Up...Finally
Dream Valley Challenge #46: Non-Traditional Christmas
Pixie Dust Studio: Winter Holiday Challenge
Emergency Crafters: Anything Goes
TGF Double Take Tuesday Sketch

I asked the bartender the name of the female bard and was surprised to learn it was “Mrs. Claus.” I thought I remember the slave driver’s name being Santa Claus... was this a coincidence? Or was something more sinister afoot?

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Zw@@n said...

Lovely card, Crystal. Great image. Thank you for playing along with us at ABC Christmas Challenge. Luv, Wilma

Unknown said...

Love the fun sentiment to go with the image! Thanks for joining us at Use It Tuesday!

brenda said...

A really fun card Crystal, thanks so much for joining us at Penny Black and More challenge this month.

B x

Jasmine said...

Oh my gosh, this is so much fun! Awesome coloring, and that sentiment is a riot. Nice touch to add a little something to the envelope as well. Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Hazel said...

Made me smile - lovely card - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 101 - hope to see you again soon. x

Unknown said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this week x

Sue said...

A lovely card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Anonymous said...

Fab card love this image and the bright colours, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, Samantha :0)

susiestacey said...

Beautiful card and a lovely layout too.
Thank you for joining in the It's your Choice challenge over at Penny Black and More @ Allorts and good luck x Susan x

Tracy said...

Brilliant creation, love the stamp and the sentiment too Thanks for joining Penny Black & More @ Allsorts challenge. Good Luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

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