Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Maxwell's Big Win

Today the Lady Commander of Copics left to Mount Moonstar to ride a snow plank down the side of the mountain...for fun. I told her there wasn’t time to be endangering her life for fun when there were so many quests to be completed - she could endanger her life completing them! She said it was a dual purpose trip as she was aiding the Moonstar Mice prepare for their annual Winter Games event that is held on the mountain. I chuckled to myself picturing the little guys riding down the hills on tiny little snow planks. Then I decided to turn that idle thought into a card.

I started by stamping the “Maxwell Snowboarding” Kraftin’ Kimmie image and colouring him with Prismacolors. I set him aside and started working on the background. I had an idea to try after watching my lord husband airbrush a background using a stencil and thought I could apply the same technique using Distress Inks and the blending tool.
I started by cutting a tag shape from the Winter Woodland cartridge that reminded me of clouds. Then I used my newly created “stencil” and Weathered Wood Distress Ink to make the cloud/snow puffs. I was pleased with how it looked and saved the “stencil” for use in future projects. I earned +150 technique exp points for successfully trying something new. Using the Winter Woodland cartridge I also cut out the sentiment and the snowflake for the front of the card, adding some glitter to the snowflake to sparkle up the front.
Ooooooo....sparkly :D

On the inside I cut out another tag shape from the Winter Woodland cartridge and stamped the sentiment using the BugBites “Mistletoe” set and the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas” set.

I liked how the clouds/snow puffs looked so much, I did it on the envelope too to make it match the card.

This little guy will snowboard into the following challenges:
Kraftin’ Kimmie Challenge: Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge #107: Rudolph is Resting
Fairy tale Challenge #58: Animals & Pets
Love to Create Challenge #48: Sparkle & Snowflakes
Creative Card Crew Challenge #27: Snow and Ice
Paper Playtime Challenge #1: Pets
ABC Christmas Challenge: A for Animal
Christmas Cards All Year ‘Round: Anything Goes Christmas
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
CHNC Challenge Extra: January

With the Lady Commander’s help, the Moonstar Mice Winter Games went off without a hitch. She ended up judging the snow plank competition and awarding the winning mouse, Maxwell, with a shiny medal and an invite to visit us at the Guild Hall whenever he was in our end of the realm.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Ruza Rebel said...

Super CUTE card! What an amazing background you created for the cute image! Thank you for joining Love to Create Challenge this week.
Ruza ~ LTC DT

Hazel said...

Thanks for another lovely card for both of my CHNC challenges x

mixamatoasties said...

Hee hee! Love that image!

Thanks for joining with us at Love to Create this week.


Bianca said...

What a lovely card! You have created a perfect bagground for your image!!! Thank you very much for joining us at Fairy Tale Challenge! xx Bianca

Anonymous said...

Fab background! well done, lovely card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Crystal :-) the image is adorable and the colours and layout are fab :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Cheryl Valadez said...

Such a cute card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps! Hugz, Cheryl

Jan Ltc said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

Jacki Randolph said...

WOW!!! Brillant job with the cloud background, just simply perfect with this sweet image!! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenges!
Jacki - Love to Create Challenges

Amanda Phillips said...

AWeeee, aweee dang that is a cutie! Thank you for joining again at love to create challenges.
Amanda Ltcdt

Annette said...

Adorable card and a fab background.
My blog : Netty's Cards
Proud to design for ABC Christmas Challenge.

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