Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Weeping Under the Willow

Today as I was riding Ruffles through the Green Grove Glen, in search of mini pop dot flower petals, I heard sobbing coming from off in the distance. Taking a reprise from my search, I turned Ruffles in the direction of the crying and followed the sound through the glen. I came upon a chap sitting with his back against a tree, his knees drawn up to his chest, sobbing into his pants. 

I started this card by spraying the background with Dylusions spray inks. After it was dry and I uncurled it as best as I could, I stamped the sentiment using the Dylusions “Christmas Borders” set. I used that same set to stamp the holly around the other side and coloured them in with Distress Markers. Finally, I stamped the Stampotique image and finished off the front by distressing the edges.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Dylusions “Christmas Words” set and added some holly from the “Christmas Borders” set, colouring it in with Distress Markers.

I used the Dylusions “Ho Ho Holly” stencil on the envelope to make it match the card, earning me +29 coordination exp points.

This Christmas card will sulk in the following challenges:
Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge #168: Favorite Technique (using Dylusions spray inks to make a quick, easy and colourful background)
ETA: Moxie Fab World Holiday Card Challenge

I dismounted Ruffles and offered the lad some assistance, inquiring what was causing him such distress. He was barely understandable through all the sobbing. The best I could make out was that he had lost a special list of names he was supposed to deliver. I offered to help him search for the list, but he waved off my assistance, crying even louder. Not knowing what else to do, I left the poor fellow weeping in the forest. It wasn’t until I was some distance away that I noticed he was sitting beneath a weeping willow tree and chuckled.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Poor lad! The card is super!


Desire Fourie said...

So love the humour in this Christmas design. A nice fresh take on Christmas greetings.
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lauren bergold said...

oh wow! this one is just TOO MUCH FUN! love that fabulous stamp and it's the perfect sentiment! (plus i love when the insides of cards... & even the envelopes... are decorated too, such a bonus treat for the lucky recipient!) :) thanks for joining our cardstock christmas fun at JINGLE BELLES! ♥

Pat Garvin said...

Great background. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

SmilynStef said...

The sentiment on the inside made me snort ... what a fun holiday card design ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Kami-koneko said...

i adore this, and he looks stunning on there! Great job on your creepsmas, you get +33 xp for the branch of your choice from me :D

-Laila, PUG dt :)

Jacki Daniels said...

beautiful work thanks for playing with us at punkyou girl this time and good luck

Olivia said...

Love the use of the sprays...still have yet to master it but you did a great job. Thanks for joining us at LRS

Annette said...

Thank you so much for joining in with our ‘N – No embellishment’ challenge at the ABC Christmas Challenge.
Netty's Cards
Proud to design for :
ABC Christmas Challenge,
As You Like It Challenge,
Top Tip Tuesday,
The Stamp Basket, and
Stamp Fairy.

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous card :-) I love this image and sentiment ,,, this really made me laugh ! LOVE it :-)

thanks for joining us on the ABC Christmas Challenge
Lols x x x

Lydia said...

hehehe- cute xx thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps xx

GiGi said...

Cool card! The background turned out amazing! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

Helen said...

Fab card - love the sentiment inside!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

maureenjscott said...

what a fabulous card!! I loe the colours and the sentiment is perfect!! lol Thanks for joining us at PunkyouGirl! mo xxx

Julia said...

Gorgeous creation!
Thanks for joining us at PunkyouGirl.

Cath said...

Hey Crystal! Thanks for linking this up to the Holiday Card Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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