The house gnomes have been busy restoring the grounds as the snow is melting, leaving piles of dead leaves and muck. Hobchobber did a lovely job of cleaning out the bird fountain, polishing the old marble carving and filling it with clean water. It wasn’t long before two Custard Canaries found their way to the fountain and began cleaning themselves. Spring is certainly a time for change, and I was delighted to be able to witness one of the Custard Canaries morph into a giant Honied Heron! Only about 25% of them actually survive the metamorphosis and this guy was one of the lucky ones.
Challenged to create a one layer card (and trust me...it was challenge!), I broke out my Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set and stamped out a little scene. I coloured everything with Prismacolors. Instead of blending with Gamsol like I usually do, I left everything “sketchy”, colouring it like that on purpose to give it a “children’s colouring book” type feeling. The sentiment I stamped using the Unity “Tail Feather” set. It felt rather plain with no embellishments, but I earned +319 white space exp points. No idea what those will be used for...but every little bit of exp helps.
On the inside I stamped some flowers using the Unity “Naturally Yours” set. I left it sentiment free so I had more versatility as to what to use this card for.
I stamped the same flowers on the envelope to make everything all matchy-match.
These feathered friends will be entered into the following challenges:
I watched in awe as the Honied Heron flew around the grounds. It sent the hellhounds into a frenzy before flying off towards the Moonstar Mountains, where it is rumoured the surviving Honied Herons roost.
~ Guild Master Crystal ~