Today I decided to brave the weather and head to the village market square and run some errands, as we were running dangerously low on a few vital potions and powders. Strapping on my snowshoes, I started the walk to the village gates. I was about halfway there when I heard muttering and cursing coming from around the bend. When I rounded the tree-lined corner a cute little koala bear was walking towards me grumbling to himself.
“Stupid, winter. I hate the snow. I hate the cold. I hate the winter festival. I hate presents. I hate shopping….*grumble*grumble*...” he cursed, clenching his fists in anger.
I almost had to cast a spell of Silence to keep myself from laughing.
I started this festive ATC by stamping the Stampotique “Grumpy Koala” image and colouring his cute furry face with Prismacolor pencils. I then stamped and coloured the toque using the Dylusions “Christmas Accessories” set. Before gluing his hat on his head though, I needed to do the background. I stamped the snowflakes using the Lawn Fawn “Yeti, Set, Go” set and heat embossed them. The snowbank lines I stamped with the Lawn Fawn “Winter in the Park” set. I then masked off the koala and snow, earning myself +50 shadow magic exp points, and used Weathered Wood and Iced Spruce Distress Ink to colour the background.
After that was done I glued the toque on his head and added some ice Stickles to the pom-pom and the tops of the snow. I am so in love with this ATC, that I think I may just cast a spell of transmutation and turn him into a Christmas card.
This winter-hating koala bear will stomp his way into the following challenges:
As the grumpy, cursing bear passed me I thought that perhaps some of his complaints weren’t completely unfounded. I certainly wasn’t fond of the cold, or shopping for that matter. Most wonderful time of the year indeed…
~ Guild Master Crystal ~