Thursday, 14 February 2013

Just a Little Thursday Transmogrification

Today as I was riding back from the village after attending numerous Festival of Love parties, I came across a stray traveller on the road. The poor soul was travelling by herself, trying to lug various trunks and cases with no horse or carriage. I reined up beside her and offered my assistance. She assured me she was capable of handling her cumbersome luggage with a spell if I could spare an elixir as she had run out of mana. It so happened I had an extra elixir potion in my satchel and graciously offered it to the lady. She downed the drink and mumbled a few words, casting her spell. I watched in amazement as her trunks and cases suddenly became her torso! She had turned herself into a walking luggage cart!

As soon as I saw the inspiration picture on the Runway Inspired Challenge I knew EXACTLY what stamp I wanted to use! I started by stamping the image using the Dylusions “Traveling Travis” set. I then added colouring using a combination of Distress Markers and paper piecing. This earned me +341 dual technique exp points. I set that aside and worked on the background. I used the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set to stamp postmarks and the postcard, colouring it with Distress Ink. I stamped the sentiment on the postcard using the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set. Before adding my person on, I embossed the edge with a border embossing folder and my Cuttlebug. 

I used the same postcard and postmark stamps on the inside and added a sentiment using the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set. 

I decorated the envelope with more of the postmark stamps to match the ones on the front of the card.

Before he travels away, this card will make stops in the following challenges:
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #89: They Say It’s Your Birthday
Incy Wincy Designs Challenge: Add Texture
Runway Inspired Challenge #29

The traveller, turned walking stack of trunks, bowed her head, “Thank you for the elixir. This will make my journey much easier.” She then waddled away like a penguin, unable to walk normally with her luggage torso. Surprisingly, this wasn’t the strangest thing I’ve seen all day. Never a dull day in the realm.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


ScrappySandie said...

Ooooo...Love the suitcase lady! I really like how you used the postcard and postmarks outside, inside and even on the envelope! Thanks for joining the birthday challenge at SOS this week!

Nina Yang said...

Oh my! You blew me away Crystal! That Travis stamp is a perfect fit for this week's inspiration photo! I would never thought of matching Lawn Fawn with Dylusions but it totally works! And the bit of dry embossing on the card front? Soooo cool! So glad that you joined us in the Runway Inspired Challenge! Happy stamping!

Pamela said...

That stack of luggage is just PERFECT!

Laura B. said...

Such a unique and creative card! So glad you joined us over at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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