Wednesday, 3 July 2013

The Realm of Strips and Stars

Greetings and salutations. Today we received a message by owl instead of the usual ravens that deliver our scrolls. This was no ordinary owl either. The little fellow was adorned with a blue scarf and large red glasses, making his eyes seem even bigger than normal.

“Good day, Crafters Guild!” the little owl squeaked. “I hail from the realm of stripes and stars and bring tidings of goodwill and an invitation to join us in our yearly festival of fireworks.”
I looked at the Lady Commander of Copics, shrugging my shoulders. I had yet to encounter a talking messenger owl, much less one that was wearing clothing.   

“What’s a firework?” my sister asked the feathered chap.

“I’m glad you asked, dear Guildy! Follow me outside!” he replied flying back out the open window. 

The Lady Commander and I rushed out the front door of the Guild Hall and spotted the owl sitting in the middle of the lawn holding what looked like a stick of dynamite in one wing and a match in the other. This could only spell disaster.

Well it appears that I have gathered enough ATC quest coins after making my first ATC  in January and was able to trade them in for a Guest Designer spot over at the Wicked Wednesday guild. Jenn invited me to create an ATC for their red white and blue challenge and this is what I came up with. I coloured the adorable little owl from 2CuteInk using Prismacolor pencils.

I used some Glossy Accents on his glasses to make them more glasses-y. Seeeeee? That earned me +381 glossy exp points.  I then stamped the image from the Unity “Film Strip - My Favorite Photo” set. I cut out the inside and placed the cute owl behind it, stamping July 4th in red ink on the side. Some firework paper and smiley little fireworks I cut out of patterned paper finished off this ATC.


Gotta say...this is the first time I’ve EVER made a 4th of July project. It’s like I was cheating on my country, considering I crafted this on the Canada Day weekend. I’m sorry Canada. Don’t be mad at me. I still love you and your maple leaves and snow. But, I did manage to LEVEL UP, gaining an awesome new stripped cape to wear which grants me +70 to my explosive magic spells.

This little ATC will have a hoot and set off sparks in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp: Patriotic

Before we knew what was happening, there was an explosion of colour around the owl, sparks shooting up into the sky. He began squealing with glee as red and blue lights twinkled back to the ground. Although the realm of strips and stars was quite a journey from our own realm, having to cross the frozen plains of the Ice Cap Territories, we decided to make the journey to celebrate the festival of fireworks with the inhabitants. Maybe we could even bring back some of these magical devices!


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

13 comments:

Stephanie said...

Your ATC is really cute. Enjoyed the story. Thanks for joining Jo's FFC.

Dan said...

What a fun ATC, your owl is so cute! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Brenda said...

OMGosh this little ATC card is too cute!! I love that image and you have colored it so cute!! Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

~ Jo ~ said...

Totally LOVE your ATC and your story! What an imagination you have! And how beautifully you colored this cute owl! Happy July 4th to you!

Thank you for playing along this week at Jo's Funday Friday!

Hugs,
~Jo~
Xoxox
♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥

Kellie 0:) said...

I dont know what I enjoyed more your story or your ATC :D TFS and for joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Denice said...

So glad this little guy crossed borders and found his way to you! A fun story and fab ATC...so happy you were able to join us at WW as GDT!

jimlynn said...

What a cutie this little guy is! Super cute and fun.
Lynn

Shanna Shands said...

Adorable. Thanks for sharing at LovesRubberstamps!!!

Jackie said...

This is such a fun card, and this animal looks amazing! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Aww, this is super cute, especially love those glasses! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

alicaz said...

cute and fun! Love those glasses!
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details ! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Mandy said...

Fabulous card Crystal, super cute :)
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp for our Patriotic challenge
hugs
Mandy xx

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