Saturday, 26 October 2013

A Fleshy Spidery Snack

Tonight the Lady Commander of Copics and I were called to the village as some sort of skeletal zombie demon had wandered in through the gates and was attacking people. We grabbed our weapons, mounted our horses, casting a swiftness spell on them, and rode as fast as possible to the nearby village. Before we even got through the gates, we passed a trail of bloodied bodies on the ground - this beast was strong, and it was hungry. I dismounted Ruffles and drew my sword, hurrying into the town square, my sister following close behind. We noticed people fleeing the tavern and figured that would be a good place to start looking for the creature. We were quite surprised with what we saw upon entering the alehouse. The demon appeared to be female in nature and though devoid of any flesh, she had hair, pulled back into a ponytail and was wearing clothing - not something demons generally tend to do. 

This card was created for the reminder about the Just Some Lines October Challenge that is happening now! The theme this month is Halloween. Come play along with a JSL image for a chance to win a digi!

There is another tale that goes with this card. A sad tale. A true tale. There I was, happily colouring in the Just Some Lines “The Eater” image with my Prismacolor pencils, blending with Gamsol as I went, when there was a mishap. I dipped my blending stump into the Gamsol and when replacing the cap on the small jar I keep it in, it slipped and spilled the oily substance all over my nearly done picture!!! Numerous “M” rated cuss words were shouted as I crumpled up my ruined image in frustration and began to clean up the mess. In a huff, I retreated from the crafting chambers, no longer wanting to work on anything. A day or two passed and I returned to my work bench and sadly uncrumpled the image. To my surprise, you could barely tell it was completely soaked in Gamsol a few days ago. I finished colouring it and accentuated the crumpliness with Distress Ink...almost as if it were intentional. This earned me +666 revival magic exp points, which is sure to come in handy during battle...or other crafting mishaps. The base of the card was cut using the Mini Monsters cartridge, as was the spider and the web. I embossed the “drip” using my Cuttlebug and sanded it to make it more defined and distressed.  I distressed the heck out of all the paper to match the crumpled up image.

I stamped the inside edges using the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set and added the sentiment using a Unity stamp.

This spidery card will chomp its way into the following challenges:

Although the clothes and hair made it seem less imposing, as soon as the skeletal zombie opened its mouth to snack on a passing spider we caught a glimpse of its razor sharp teeth, dripping with blood, that were surely used to tear into the poor people now piled at its feet. Before the demon could strike, the Lady Commander cast a Holy spell, weakening its defence stat, while I attacked with my tech Sword Strike. It didn’t take too many turns of battle to defeat the monster and prevent any more carnage. In the morning we would have to investigate as to where this creature had emerged and ensure there were no more of its kind to terrorize the village.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Avril Ann said...

Fabulous, I do not mind Spiders, but eating them, mmm don't think I will thank you, LOL xxx

Desire Fourie said...

This is a wonderful creation with great details and its perfect for our ‘SPOOKY’ challenge. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

fiona walker said...

Such a wonderful creation thankyou for joining us this fortnight at our challenge at craftitude good luck fiona dt. x

Margaret said...

Don't think I could eat one of those nasty things. You card is cute. Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner for this challenge.
Margaret, DT

BugBites said...

Spooky. Thx for sharing at DCD

Meggymay said...

Fantastic project, great images. Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.

Corrie Herriman said...

Great card, great story !
Corrie x

Gerda said...

Fabulous card! The shape card looks great too! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!

karalschuknecht said...

What a great card. Thanks for joining us this week for "Spooky."
Karal DT for Tammy's Scrapin Corner
My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

Helen said...

Spooktacular card!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Helen x

Mona Pendleton said...

What a super fun Halloween card! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Louise Palser said...

Now that is a suitable image for a scary Halloween. Fab! Thanks for joining us at Milk coffee, Good luck, Lou x

Sandra said...

Love your card and tales of daring do and woe!
Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Craft Challenges

mixamatoasties said...


Thanks for sharing at Dream Valley.

Susan x

DesignerDiva said...

What a fantastic image!! Love your card its totally unique
Thanks for sharing it with us at Diva's this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

BethieJ said...

Thanks for joining us last week at PIO!
Have a GREAT day!

Joanne said...

Such a cute card! I love your spider, too cute, and what an adorable image! A perfect card for our Bugs and Little Critters at CC&CC! Thanx so much for playing along with us! Joanne

Laurart said...

Wonderful Halloween card! Thanks so much for joining us at Try it on Tuesday - Love from Laura xxx

My name is Cindy said...

Very amusing post and a great card. I love that you managed to turn your disaster into triumph! Thank you for joining us at TioT, Cindy

Ellie said...

What a fun creation! Love all the details!
Thanks so much for playing along in my "anything" word play saturday challenge at My Creative Moments!

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