Monday, 22 April 2013

Shelter From the Storm

Today while my direwolf, Lycan, and I were scouting the Forbidden Forest we were suddenly caught in a terrible storm. The clouds gathered at an alarmingly rate, turning the sky a menacing dark gray. Just as I was turning around to start back towards the Guild Hall, thunder clapped and the heavens opened up, dumping sheets of rain upon us. Lycan raced off in the opposite direction of the Guild Hall. Slightly irritated at his horrible sense of direction, I took off after him. I was surprised to find him at the mouth of a large cave - the perfect shelter from the rain. Beside him, holding a rather broken looking umbrella stood a strange looking fellow. Without saying anything, he motioned us into the cave where I was delighted to find a campfire burning.

I made this ATC by stamping the Stampotique “Relaxin” image. I then stamped the clouds using a cheapo stamp from the Michael’s $1 bin. I used Tumbled Glass, Salty Ocean and Chipped Sapphire Distress Inks to add some blue to the card. I used the Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge to cut the little corner pieces. I then dug into my stash and found those letter stickers that have been sitting in the same drawer for many moons.

This ATC will rain down into the following challenges:

The mute stranger let us warm by the fire and dry off while we waited for the storm to pass. Once the sun started peeking through the clouds, Lycan and I took our leave. As we left back towards the Guild Hall, the white-faced fellow stood in the cave beside the dying fire and slowly faded from view.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Jenn Borjeson said...

Great post, as always. :) Fabulous ATC, I have this stamp too and I just adore him. Thanks so much for joining us at Wicked Wednesday.

Anonymous said...

Just gporgeous hun, love the stamp. Thank you for joining us at ATC's this fortnight. Abbie (owner) xx

Kay Wallace said...

Just popped over from Stampotique to check out the detail on your submission, and so glad that I did! I just love ATCs, and this is exactly why! Great art in a small space! Love that Stampotique image...and your great story!!

Denice said...

A great ATC...with just a pop of color, perfect for the B&W and 1 other color challenge at glad you could join!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Great this Stampotique image and the fun little clouds. I also thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful story accompanying it. Thanks for joining our April showers challenge at ATCs With Attitude. I enjoyed visiting your blog.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Fabulous ATC and wonderful story, Crystal. It's always a pleasure to visit. Thank you for joining us for the Stampotique Designers Challenge!
Val :)

Julia said...

Awesome ATC, love the clouds. Thanks for joining us at ATC's with Attitude.

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