Saturday, 9 March 2013

Living in a Dream World

Well it certainly has been an exciting week here at the Guild Hall. I have managed to gain enough experience to level up again and have added a new class to my title - Just Some Lines Design Team Member! I will have an abundance of crafty quests to partake in! As I was snuggled amongst my furs in my sleeping chamber, thinking of all the crafts I was eager to create, the room was suddenly illuminated with an iridescent light. I sat up in bed, alarmed at the suddenly change. A shimmering silver beam shone through the open window and from the light a dream bear emerged. I was shocked, as I had never seen a dream bear with mine own eyes; they were a thing of fairy tales. The fluffy creature fluttered over to me, landing gently on my furs. The corner of his mouth tugged up into a half smile as he raised his paw and a shower of sparkling flakes rained down over me. I fell into a deep sleep - dreaming the strangest things.

This card was created for the Just Some Lines “Fairies” challenge - my first one as a design team member! Pop on over to Just Some Lines to participate in the challenge and you can win some images from the Just Some Lines Shop!
From a different angle without the shine
I started this card by printing the “Fae Bear” image from Just Some Lines twice - once on the measured piece of cardstock for my card, and once on a piece of cardstock where I coloured him with Primsacolors and cut him out. It would be impossible to cut out his antenna, so by doing it this way, I could cut close around him once he was coloured and glue him down after the background was finished, thus keeping his antenna intact. I then coloured the white cardstock using Distress Inks using the same colour scheme I had done on a Christmas card last year. I liked it so much and thought of it immediately upon seeing the Fae Bear image. I used Perfect Pearls mist and the Dylusions “Luscious Leaves” stencil to create the shimmery pattern, earning me +104 glitter exp points. I used a stamp from the Dylusions “Bordering on the Edge” set to create the border. The word I cut out using the Winter Woodlands cartridge. I added some silver gems, stars and shimmery ribbon to complete the front. 

The inside shape was cut from the Winter Woodlands cartridge. The sentiments I stamped using the Tim Holtz “Odds and Ends” set and the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set.

I used the same border stamp on the envelope then stamped some stars all over it using the same Distress Ink colours as the background of the card.

This dream will be slumbering in the following challenges:
Pile It On Challenge #9: Happy Birthday
Love To Create Challenge #55: Pick 2 Items to Use on Your Card (die cuts & ribbon)
Cupcake Craft Challenge #232: Sparkle
Love To Scrap! Challenge #1: Anything Goes
Challenge 4 Everybody #15: Anything Goes
Paper Playtime Challenge #5: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #169: All That Glitters
CTV Stamps DT Challenge #26: “It’s So You”
One Crazy Stamper March “Anything Goes” Challenge
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #7: Anything Goes

I dreamt I was sitting in a saddle atop a giant yellow butterfly, soaring through the skies. I was on my way to a distant town to compete in a baking competition for a large purse of gold coins. I awoke from my dream with sunlight streaming across the floor of my sleeping chambers, the dream bear gone. Now that I was awake, I’m not even certain I had encountered the fabled creature, or if it was all a dream.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


sari said...

Awwww...What a cute and adorable card! Love the sparkly ribbon and cute teddy! Thanks for joining my challenge over at Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! Hugs and sunshine

Valerie said...

This card is so adorable. Lovely. Thank you for playing with us at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

snappy scrappy said...

Just the sparkle, Thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!! Lee-Ann :)

Jeri said...

So sweet. Adorable image and I love all the sparkle. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz TV.

Leslie said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for sharing your talent with us in the very first Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog challenge!
Leslie, DT

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Cute card and thanks for playing at Love to Scra!!!

Michelle McClure said...

What a gorgeous card! I love your gradient background colors. Simply stunning! Thanks so much for joining us once again at Love to Scrap! challenge blog.

Laine said...

Such a cute image. Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge.

mum of two said...

What a wonderful creation! I just love the teddy bear. He is so cute! Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Paper Playtime Anything Goes challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon :)

Purple Monkey Moments

having a {me} day said...

What a stunning sparkly card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake. keeley

Linda Palmer said...

What a darling card! Love the colors, beautiful design and coloring on this. Beautiful bright colors. Thanks for joining us at the Corrosive Challenge Blog. Love all the glitter.

Shawnee Penkacik said...

This is a beautiful card! I love the image you used. The background that you created and sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at CardzTV!!

Cherished said...

Sweet Card. Thanks for joining us at Loves to scrap.

Crafty and Green said...

Thank you so much for playing with us at Love to Create Challenge!! Come back and play with us again really soon!

Many Blessings,

Sarah said...

Such a sweet card. Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV!

BethieJ said...

Such a CUTE card!
Thank You for joining us last week at PIO! Have a GREAT day!

Jennifer said...

Such a lovely card!
Jennifer~CTVS DT

Cathy van de Bruinhorst said...

Beautiful work on your card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Love to Scrap!

Shari said...

Super cute card! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

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