Sunday, 17 November 2013

Ragey Bear

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 ~

9 comments:

Corrie Herriman said...

He is very cute with his wooly hat !

NormaJean said...

Cute Card! Thank you for Joining us at Craftitufe
Hugs DT Norma Jean

Jenn Borjeson said...

hee hee He is totally awesome. :) Thanks for joining us at Wicked Wednesday.

Sandra H said...

Hi, Oh soooo cute is your card and thank you for joining in our challenge at "Sparkles Christmas Challenge " Have a beary Christmas" good luck and hope to see you again next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Janice said...

What a super post, equally as amusing as your card. He does indeed look grumpy, but also rather cute, a fabulous addition to our divas gallery this week, good luck, Jx

Brenda said...

OMGosh I love this little guy! I also loved reading all about him. To cute!! And even though he looks grumpy as all get out, he sure is cute too! Thanks for joining us at JFFC;-)

Debbie said...

Really nice to see an Atc.Really fun bear image.Thanks for joining in with us over at Sparkles Christmas.Good luck.Hugs Debbie x

Sandra H said...

Ooooo wow perfect card and adorable image for our challenge over at Sparkles Christmas Challenge "Have a Beary Christmas" thank you for joining our challenge and good luck hope to see you next time Dt Member Sandra H xx

Donna said...

Cute image, thanks so much for joining us over at Craftitude!
Hugs Donna DT x

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