Sunday, 25 August 2013

Sepia Frosty Forest

Today the Guardian of Glitter and I spent the day wandering through Frosty Forest grinding some low level forest dwellers to earn some extra XP. Everything was going swimmingly until we unexpectedly ran into a mini boss - Hedgie. We were certainly taken unprepared, having brought hardly any tonics and elixirs with us. We had cleared Frosty Forest of mini bosses and guardians months ago; all that was supposed to be left were the low level minions that kept regenerating! We had no choice but to battle Hedgie and his owl companion using our minimal supplies.

I started this card by stamping out the little scene using the Lawn Fawn “Frosty Friends”, “Critters in the Forest” and “Winter Owl” sets. I coloured everything using Tea Dye, Vintage Photo and Gathered Twigs Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush of +50 wetness. By sticking to those three colours it gave everything a vintage sepia tone. I distressed the edges with my bladed weapon Paper Distresser and inked around the edges. The sentiment I stamped using the Unity “Warm Winter Comforts” itty bitty. Some brass brads finished off the front.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Echo Park “Holly Jolly Christmas” set and added some snowflakes from the Lawn Fawn “Frosty Friends” set using Tea Dye Distress Ink.

The envelope was decorated using the same snowflakes and Tea Dye Distress Ink to make everything super match, earning me +1405 coordination exp points which was enough to go up two levels!

This vintage looking Christmas card will age in the following challenges:

As fate would have it, luck was on our side, and with some skillful rolling we were able to pass all our combat checks and fell the evil Hedgie. Our supplies completely exhausted, the Guardian of Glitter and I decided to take our leave of Frosty Forest. I was however worried that something more sinister was afoot in the forest. How did the mini boss return after the guild had cleared it? Perhaps a rogue necromancer? We would have to bring some better weapons and a larger party to investigate.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Avril Ann said...

Fabulous card, hun, just been telling my daughter about your stories, take care on your journey, xxx

Elena said...

i love your vintage card! the scene you created is just perfect. thanks for playing along with us at lawnscaping!

Charlene B. said...

Oh what a unique card! Fabulous coloring. Thanks for joining us at Lawnscaping Challenge :)

Cheryl Hartmann said...

Love the vintage scene and monochrome colors! Thanks for playing along with us this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Samantha Casey said...

I LOVE this, the monochromatic colors are amazing! Amazing job!


Sandra H said...

Beautiful is your card and thank you for entering our challenge over at Christmas Sparkles Challenge Bling/or Brads good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

{Chrissie} said...

This is so rustic and pretty! I love it! Excellent distressing!

Thanks for playing along with Lawnscaping Challenges!

Yainea said...

Ohh this is so pretty!! The monochromatic coloring is amazing and the scene so so cute!

Thank you so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping Challenges! :)

Laurel said...

Holy smokes! Wowza. The monocrhomatic coloring is stunning, just stunning! I must try this!

Thanks so much for joining us at the Lawnscaping Challenge! XOXO ~ Laurel

Vickie ODell said...

The scene you made is fabulous. Great coloring with the waterbrush. Thanks for sharing it with us at The Perfect Sentiment Challenge.

Jo said...

So sweet....a fab scene! Thanks for joining us at Sparkles Christmas this time & good luck!
hugs Jo x

Christiana said...

This is such a cool look! I love it! Thanks so much for playing with us at Lawnscaping!

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