Saturday, 7 September 2013

A Birthday Raven Arrives

Greetings and salutations. Today as I was checking the rockery for new post, I noticed a strange raven perched atop the rafters. What made the raven odd was the fact that he was wearing a birthday hat upon his small head. He noticed I was looking at him and let out a loud squawk before flying down so I could reach the message attached to his leg. I unfurled the scroll and read what appeared to be an invitation to a nameday celebration in the elven village of Urtan. I was suspicious as we haven’t been on good terms with Urtan since it was discovered they were smuggling colour gems to the dark dwarves who refined them into an illegal drug that was sold on the blackmarket. Not knowing if I was walking into a trap, I readied myself and the rest of the Guildys to head to Urtan.

I started this ATC by stamping the border using the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set. The cupcake is from a Close to My Heart set, which I stamped using Archival ink. 
I coloured it in using Distress markers then added some Glossy Accents and glittery “sprinkles” to the top, earning me +291 delicious sparkley exp points. The bird I stamped using the Dylusions “Birds on a Wire” set then gave him a little birthday hat and coloured it with Distress Markers. The yellow “whooshes” I added to the background using the Lawn Fawn “My Cup of Tea” set.


This birthday raven will fly into the following challenges:

When we arrived at the elven village the party was already in full swing. As we threaded our way through the dancing elves, I kept my hand on the hilt of my sword, expecting to be ambushed at any moment. It was then I noticed the Guardian of Glitter was no longer with us. The Lady Commander of Copics and I looked around frantically, but could see no sign of her. Not knowing whether she had wandered off on her own or had been taken, we decided to stick together and start searching for her. Splitting up was always a bad idea!


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

14 comments:

Jenn Borjeson said...

Fabulous ATC and wonderful story, as always. Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday. :)

sammi said...

Gorgeous yet bold card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing along with us in our “September Anything Goes” challenge at Catch The Bug! We’re so happy you visited! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member For Bugaboo Stamps

Avril Ann said...

Fabulous ATC my lovely, so hope you find the Guardian of Glitter, what a terrible end to the party for you xxxx

Qie said...

Great card. Great to have you joining our challenge at Brown Sugar. Good luck

Virgo5 said...

Awesome, I love the mix of patterns and colours! Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo's Catch The Bug Challenge!

Mona Pendleton said...

Fabulous birthday card! Love the shimmery cupcake! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh wow, this is so fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Heather said...

A fabulous ATC, a great design and a stunning image and colour scheme!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday's Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Nicole N. (Nicole's Craft Nook) said...

Great looking ATC!! Thanks for joining us for "Anything Goes" @ Loves Rubberstamps!! :) :) :)
~~Nicole~~

Sharon said...

This is a really fun ATC!!! Thanks again for joining our "100" celebration at Wicked Wednesday!

Denice said...

A ravenous party goer...LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with our 100th challenge at Wicked Wedneday.

Kim said...

I love the raven perched on the cupcake. Always love reading your posts! Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday!

Jodie Mackrell said...

great project. thanks for playing this weeks challenge at catch the bug

Tammy Miller said...

What a great project, very cute!! We appreciate you taking the time to join joining our Sept Anything Goes Challenge at CTB! Hope to see you again very soon!

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