Friday, 28 December 2012

The Legend of Natsuko

Welcome to the Guild Hall. Thank you for stopping by today on your crafty travels. A special welcome to anyone who may be popping over from the Use It Tuesday Guild. Come in from the cold and warm yourself by the fire; the direwolves won’t bite.

Last week we were visited by a mysterious woman from the far eastern realm of Aziana. She was passing through the land and stopped at the Guild Hall along with her nest of slithering snakes. She introduced herself as Natsuko and performed some impressive magics using numerous rare and foreign powders and stones. We were fortunate enough that she was willing to trade some of these magical supplies with us, as they are extremely difficult to obtain in these parts.
I started this card by stamping “Natsuko” by Kraftin’ Kimmie and colouring her with Prismacolors. Because 2013 is the Chinese year of the snake, I cut out some snake silhouettes using the Four Legged Friends cartridge. I cracked open the packing on my lantern embossing folder to emboss the gold paper using the Cuttlebug, then embossed the red paper with a cherry blossom pattern, earning myself +55 impression exp points. The banner was stamped using Lawn Fawn’s “Bannerific” and “Jessie’s ABCs” sets then inked with Wild Honey Distress Ink.
On the inside I used a sentiment from the My Pink Stamper “Biggie Christmas Sentiments” set. The other two images came from the Stampin’ Up “Dream Gardens” set.
I stamped the woman from the “Dream Gardens” set on the envelope to make it all matchy-match.

I created this project as a guest designer for the Use It Tuesday challenge “2013”, but this eastern delight will be appearing in the following challenges:
Divas By Design Challenge #66: Anything Goes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #26: Chinese New Year
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #10: Anything Goes
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #52: Anything Goes
Winter Wonderland Challenge: New Beginnings
Card Crafter’s Circle Challenge #55: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Pixie Dust Studio Challenge: Any Celebration
Stampotique Designers Challenge #80: Out with the Old, In with the New
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #4: Anything Goes

With the rare ingredients we received from our mysterious visitor, we will be able to create some powerful magics which will aid us in our upcoming quests in the next sun cycle. Now to break the news to the Lady Commander of Copics, that she cannot keep Natsuko...*sighhh*

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

10 comments:

Claire Boelema said...

Fab card. Thanks for entering my challenge over at Stampotique. Good luck. Claire x

Jenée said...

Wonderful card. The colours you've used are great, and I do so like the embossing. The folders are both fantastic (must hunt up that cherry blossom one). Thank you for joining us this week at Card Crafter's Circle.

Haven_mom4 said...

I must say the magic is strong as it lured this tired traveler back again. Thank you for sharing this lovely with us at Use it Tuesday

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. Kraftin' Kimmie always has great images. Love the gold and red you have used. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

downrightcrafty said...

A beautiful creation just perfect for our New Beginnings challenge at the Winter Wonderland, wishing you a Happy New Year
Hugs Kate xx

Jennifer said...

Interesting creation! Thanks for the story behind the card! Thank you for sharing with us at Card Crafter's Circle!

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the New Year's card. Wonderful coloring & paper piecing. Thanks for entering PDE Anything Goes challenge. I host a wkly challenge at Marks Finest Papers Simple Salutations in which the challenge this wk is Anything Goes Card with a sentiment. Please enter & let them know I sent you. You can enter the3 MFP SS challenge multiple times if the cards are in separate blog posts.
Melissa
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
PDE DT
MFP SS Hostess

Reflective Art Studio said...

Nice take on the challenge.... Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge this week.
Warmly-
Sarinda

Stephanie U said...

What a cool idea! Thanks for being a guest designer at UIT!

grandmabonnie said...

I love creative cards..this one is so creative! Thanks for sharing your talent at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

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