Monday, 4 February 2013

What Hides Beneath

Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I were shopping in the market square, buying some more unnecessary paper packages that the Paper Weaver had just created, when we came across a vagrant child begging for coins in the streets. He was dressed in old looking winter clothes, most of the items moth eaten or torn. The Lady Commander was about to give the child a coin when I placed a hand on her wrist, stopping her. She looked at me with questioning eyes. “That is no beggar child, sister,” I said slowly, never taking my eyes from the boy. Angela looked from me and back to the youngster. She opened her mouth to ask a question, but before she could, I tossed a handful of magical powder at the child. As he started coughing, his glamour slowly stripped away. Beside me I heard a sharp intake of breath from the Lady Commander as she realized what she had almost done.

It was time to use up yet another panel from the ugly Donna Salazar paper I had purchased. 
 The first two cards I made with this paper are here and here. This one went together pretty quickly. First I stamped Oliver from The Greeting Farm’s “Fuzzy Wuzzy” set onto watercolour paper. I then water-coloured him using Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush, earning me +319 water elemental exp points. I stamped some snowflakes onto the background, but it ended up you couldn’t really see them anyways. To finish off the card with some embellishments, I used a couple brads and some thread. Done and done. Three panels of the paper gone! Only three more to go!
The inside sentiment came from the My Pink Stamper “Christmas Wishes” set. 

On the envelope I stamped some Christmas foliage using a Recollections brand set.

This card will be begging for a win in the following challenges:
ABC Christmas Challenge: B for Bows or Boys
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
MFP Speedy TV Simple Salutations Challenge #30: Anything Goes
Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long Challenge #1: Anything Goes
Jingle Belles Challenge: Ho Ho H20!
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #25: Anything Goes
CHNC February Challenge Extra (Anything Goes Christmas)

Where there once was an innocent, but shabby, looking boy now stood a slimey Serpentine Warlock. These vile creatures are known for tricking people into giving them possessions such as coins or trinkets which they then use in dark magic rituals to posses the victim. “If you want to live to see another day, you’d best make yourself scarce, warlock,” I said placing my hand meaningfully on the hilt of my sword.

He hissed in my face, toxic spittle hitting my cheeks. “If I ever see your face, glamoured or not, in this village again, I will cut off your head and feed it to my hellhounds!” I shouted after him as he slithered away. “Let’s go, sister.” I steered Angela, visibly shaken in the direction of the Guild Hall. She looked as though she could use a cup of tea...or five.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


lauren bergold said...

what a totally fun, and totally ♥FAB♥ holiday card, and your coloring is gorgeous on that sweet image! thanks for joining our watery fun at JINGLE BELLES!

SmilynStef said...

I actually think the paper is quite lovely ... especially as a background for this cute little guy (with lots of watery bonus points) ... fabulous water coloring ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

The background paper compliments the guy image wonderfully. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Lesley said...

Great card, cute image! Thanks for taking part in Sparkles Christmas 'Anything Goes' challenge xx

Cyndie said...

I was perusing cards for inspiration for the Jingle Belles challenge and came across yours and it is fabulous but it's your blog that I have to comment on. So creative, witty and fun to read! Well done! Cyndie

Hazel said...

Lovely card - thanks for entering my CHNC challenge extra for February x

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the design with the vintage design,sentiment and gorgeous colouring. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Angela said...

Wow your card looks really fantastic,the image is so cute and the colours are wonderful.
Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge.
Many greetings


Nice card. Thanks for joining at Craftyhazelnut's Extra Christmas challenge this month.

Samantha said...

Awwww tehhehhee LOVE the card & love the image too! so cute! Thanks for Playing along with us this time at ABC Christmas Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Mandy said...

Fabulous card, the image is so cute and I love that die.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
hugs Mandy xx

crafty-stamper said...

brilliant card love the image and colouring
Carol x

Heather said...

Isn't it fun when you get to use up paper that you thought would NEVER be used?! I've got lots of that myself. : ) Cute card, though I do wonder what that little guy is smirking about. Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

Sandra H said...

This is such a beautfiul card and the the layout is gorgeous great backing papers to match a beautiful image presented so wonderfully thank you for joining our challenge at Sparkles Christmas challenge 2nd Anniversary "Anything Goes" good luck and hope to see you again next time xx

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