Saturday, 27 April 2013

Grab a Tissue For This Tale

Last night the Lady Commander of Copics and I were at Salty Ocean’s Stain, one of the taverns on the river’s edge, located in the Acrylic Block district. As we were enjoying a flagon of mustard seed ale, two inked up old salts were swapping stories of the mad things they’d seen while working along the great river. The one sporting a bushy beard who called himself “Tumble” told a tale of a girl he’d seen drink a beverage offered to her by one of the fae. The Lady Commander and I sucked in a breath at this and shook our heads. Every adventurer knows to never accept food or drink from a fairy. Tumble said the girl went mad, thinking she could see butterflies everywhere, chasing after them until eventually she walked right off a cliff to her death following the non-existent creatures.

This ATC was created for the Just Some Lines reminder post about the Earth Day Challenge happening now! 
I made the base for the ATC by cutting up an old tissue box I dug out of my recycle bin, earning myself +317 waste reduction exp points. I liked it because it reminded me of a sunset, which I thought would make a good backdrop for the image I chose. I used the Emo Happy Day image, colouring her with Prismacolors and cutting her out. The butterflies that come with her are waaaaaay too small to cut out by hand, so I quickly cut some using the Art Philosophy cartridge. I also used that cartridge to cut the “grass” at the bottom. I stamped the sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Family & Friends” set.


This ATC will be entered into the following challenges:
A Gem of a Challenge #77: Going Green (recycled the tissue box)
Dream Valley Challenge #55: Things With Wings

After swapping stories with Tumble and his nameless companion and drinking a flagon too many of mustard seed ale, the Lady Commander and I took our leave and stumbled back to the Guild Hall, musing about how foolish folk could be. Accepting drink from one of the fae...honestly....

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

9 comments:

Sharon said...

This is a gorgeous brightly coloured card and loved your little tale.
Thank you for sharing this with us at Dream Valley.
Hugs Sharon, x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

Adorable!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card and fabulous vibrant colour palette. Beautiful colouring too. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Jenn Borjeson said...

Gorgeous ATC and awesome story. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday! :)

Jingle said...

Your ATC is absolutely FABULOUS! It just made me smile big! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
Mags
x

Jennifer said...

Fabulous!! Love the use of the recycled tissue box.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge,and good luck in the draw.

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Sharon said...

Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday this week! Such a great ATC!

Debbie said...

Lovely...great use of the recycled tissue box. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC.
Debbie x

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