Monday, 29 April 2013

Shrieking Harpies Strike

It has been about three moon cycles since the last musical performance at the village square, which, after the last debacle, doesn’t seem quite long enough. After the Wolf’s Bane concert disaster, you can image my concern when I got word that their sister band, Shrieking Harpies, was planning on playing in the village square. I wasn’t taking any chances and rounded up the whole Guild, making sure we were well armed before heading to the village square in anticipation of the worst.
This card was created for the Creative Card Crew’s “Bling” challenge that is happening now. You can win a $15 voucher from our sponsor Scrapping Center who sell a multitude of crafty items!
 
One of my co-workers at the horse carriage repair shop spotted this card and requested a “girl version” in pink for her niece. {QUEST ACCEPTED}! I started by colouring The Greeting Farm’s “Leslie” using Prismacolors and paper piecing her hat. Instead of colouring the button on her hat, I glued an actual button overtop and added a rhinestone to the center, earning myself +79 blingy exp points. The guitar I cut using the Rock Princess cartridge. I used Glossy Accents on the guitar and added more rhinestones and a ribbon. The shape for the sentiment was cut using the Art Philosophy cartridge. The sentiment came from The Greeting Farm’s “Creeper Crew Collection”, which incidentally is also the set the image is from. 

On the inside I embossed the one side with music notes using my Cuttlebug. I stamped the pulse lines using the Dylusions “Bordering on the Edge” set.

I stamped the pulse lines again on the envelope to make it all matchy-match and added some little music notes.

This card will be rockin’ in the following challenges:
Anyone for Anya: Recycled Week (the vellum for the wings was recycled from a “protective covering” that was on a wedding invite I received and the ribbon was recycled from a wedding favour I received...different weddings - lol)

Surprisingly the concert went well. The Shrieking Harpies played for about two hours and everyone left unharmed. The four of us were on our way back to the Guild Hall commenting on how perhaps we overreacted, when we spotted the worst. One of our barns was aflame and our house gnomes were rushing around frantically trying to control the blaze. I sprinted up the hill the rest of the way to the Guild Hall. Grabbing Olga, who was rushing to the barn with a pail of water, I demanded to know what happened. Through sobs she said once we had all departed for the village, some bandits showed up at the Guild Hall, stealing various items and setting the barn ablaze. Some of the hellhounds had been slain trying to fight them off. Shaking with anger I asked if she knew who they were. Olga choked back a sob, “They...they said they were part of a group c-c-called the Shrieking Harpies.” We had been played for fools. Lured away so the Guild Hall could be looted. Vengeance would be mine.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

13 comments:

Jenn Bedient said...

Love the card, Crystal! All the detail and bling is just fantastic! Love the paper piecing and the music note embossing.

Hugs,

- Jenn

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so wonderful
I love this design

Thank you for entering At Tammy Scrappin Corner
I wish you the best of luck in upcoming Contest
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Laine said...

Fabulous and Fun. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
Laine

Desire Fourie said...

Another wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
Hugs
Desíre
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Ms Scrapmess said...

Super cool card!!! Thank you for partying in style at Anyone for Anya:)

Sheena said...

Great card Crystal - I love the guitar and wing detail and of course, the bling!

Sheena
xxx

Jingle said...

This is very cute! Great accents! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Jenn Borjeson said...

SUPER cute, love the whole thing!!!! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans. :)

Tracey Murphy said...

Fabulous card, Crystal! Love all of the fab elements you've used to create it with!
Thank you for sharing with us at Challenges 4 Everybody and good luck!
Tracey x

Denise @ kc242 said...

Such an adorable card for the blingy challenge! Definitely fantastic!
Denise

Mei said...

Love the wings on the guitar! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create!

Mei
LTC DT
Creative Card Crew DT
Crazy Challenge DT
Anyone for Anya DT

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautifully crafted. Great design and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammy’s Scrappin Corner.
Hugs Berni, DT
{Tammys Scrapin Corner)

Karen said...

Your card ROCKS! Love that image and the card is fabulous, inside and out. Thanks for joining us at tammy's Scrapin' Corner this paast week...I'm late on commenting :( - Karen, DT

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