Saturday, 21 September 2013

Buried Princess

Welcome to the Guild Hall, traveller. Today I was truffle hunting in the Forest of Woe with our pig, Oinkster. My basket was nearly full and I was about to head back to the Guild Hall when Oinkster started losing his mind, tugging me deeper into the woods. When he finally stopped I found myself at the base of the great Washi Willow tree. Oinkster keep smelling around the base of the tree and making excited piggy noises. Shrugging, I set down my basket and using my hands began scooping the dirt away at the base of the tree. Imagine my surprise when I found a small box buried there!

This box was created for the reminder about the Just Some Lines September Challenge that is happening now! The theme this month is Autumn/Fall or Back to School. Come play along with a JSL image for a chance to win a digi! YAY!

I actually made this plain orange box almost a year ago. It was right after I got my Martha Stewart score board and I wanted to “test” all the features {lol}. I made this “test box”, with no intention of actually doing anything with it, then just placed it on the top shelf of my closet and forgot about it...until now. I coloured the Just Some Lines image (this one’s the freebie this month!) with Prismacolor pencils, opting not to blend them with Gamsol. I then inked around the edges with Distress Ink and tattered the paper with my blade of +200 shreddiness.

I used the Lawn Fawn “Critters in the Forest” set to stamp all the little mushrooms and leaves for the side panels and coloured them in with Prismacolors as well. 
For a finishing touch I glued on these little mushroom embellishments I’ve had in my stash for an entire trip around the sun. I set them at a jaunty angle, earning myself +55 fun time exp points.

I'm not too sure what to fill this box with...perhaps I'll make some mushroom themed cards and give it away as a cute little gift set.

This little craft will box step into the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge (used Lawn Fawn Critters in the Forest and Distress Inks)

Too excited to wait until I got back to the Guild Hall, and going against all my instincts about opening strange containers, I cracked open the small orange box. Inside was a large ladybug. Disappointed, I was about to replace the lid when the ladybug spoke!
“Salutations, my lady. You don’t by any chance know any magic?”
I was so surprised I almost dropped the box. “I...I...I do some spells. I am however out of mana potions.”
“I am a fae princess of the Glitter Dust Court. I was turned into a ladybug and buried here by any enemy of the court.”
I explained I had mana potions aplenty back at the Guild Hall, as well as friends with whom I could perform triple tech magic and try and change her back. With that, I packed the box carefully into my sack and set back home with Oinkster in tow.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Ingrid Mason said...

I ordain that you shall have 99+ points for creative flair (cos there's no such thing as perfection) and Oinkster is awarded 110+ points for being a champion truffle hunter AND leading you to unearth this treasure of a box. May the fae princess of the Glitter Dust Court cast her spell of ladybird good luck over you in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx (OSAAT Team)

Claire Hope said...

Love the box, and the ladybird is so sweet! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too for our latest challenge!
Claire xx

Ingrid Mason said...

In the interests of moving you to the next level in your quest I'll post a more serious comment because I did want to say that your box is really lovely, those mushroom embellishments are so sweet and perfect for your theme. Thank you for the fun blog - I've enjoyed it so much. Ingrid xx

rachel said...

ooo I love this - brilliant - thanks for sharing this with us at crafty sentiments this week and good luck xx

Love crafts forever said...

Beautiful box. Thanks for sharing with us at OSAAT.
DT Nataliya

CG said...

LOL this made me laugh! SO creative! Love your box, really lovely. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT! Best, CG

Chriss America Real said...

I absolutely LOVE this little box! I want it! what a cute and clever idea my design team friend!



Bonnie Irvine said...

I hope Oinkster was given extra treats for this amazing find. I think this box was just waiting in your closet for these amazing images to come along and complete it. It's absolutely delightful...the lovely images beautifully coloured and contrasted with the vibrant orange and rich brown. Glad you were able to assist the fae princess. Thanks for joining our Fall/Autumn Colours challenge at Craft Your Passion this week. I look forward to my next visit.

Ellie said...

It's beautiful! Gorgeous design!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "seasons" word play challenge!

Tara Bruening said...

Hope you will stop by and link up at Craftin Desert Divas “Fall/Autumn” Linky Party.

Craftin Desert Diva's

Céline said...

really gorgeous box
thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments hugs

Wendy said...

Gorgeous box...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

NormaJean said...

I love your Box, Its Very Pretty!!

Thank you for joining us at Craftitude

Hugs DT Norma jean

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

This is a stunning creation, I adore your color choices and wonderful coloring. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and MilkCoffee this time:)

Anonymous said...

lovely card love the design and lovely colors. Thank you for joining us at CRAFTITUDE this week. Abbie xx

Gerda said...

What a fabulous box! I like the pretty colors! Thanks for joining us at “Simply Create Too”, hope to see you next time again.

DT-Member SCT

Dawn C said...

Beautiful box. Thanks for playing with us at Divas this week x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous box, such lovely warm colours and the images are so cute.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Crystal: Your orange box is so wonderful--love your story too. Glad you joined us for our Simply Create Too Challenge #46 "Bugs".

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Sarah said...

Adorable--love that it was a test :) hehe! Sometimes those things come so in handy! Love the colors :) Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV Stamps!

Mimi said...

I love this little box!

Thanks for joining the Go to Galz from Cardztv Design team!

Karen said...

Thanks for joining the Go to Galz Cardztv challenge with you fabulous box Karen !

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