Sunday, 8 December 2013

Messages Gone Astray

It seems my inscription for today was lost and didn’t get entered into the log yesterday as it should have. Apparently the raven carrying my entry to the scribes in Script’s Sanctuary went missing. I suspect it was shot down by the evil Hi-Tak, a menacing wizard who has seemed to make it his mission to impose as many problems on the Crafters Guild as possible. My suspicions were confirmed when I received a message from a remote clan of penguins living in the north. They had found my raven along with the inscribed parchments meant for Script’s Sanctuary.

This card was created for the Just Some Lines December challenge (which actually started yesterday). Our theme this month is Christmas or winter. Come play along with us using a Just Some Lines image for your chance to win!
I started this card by colouring the Just Some Lines “Penguin Oh Christmas Tree” image using Prismacolor pencils. I then traced the outline of the tree and penguins and cut it out to create a mask so I could colour the background with Distress Inks. After the background was good and coloured, I spritzed it with Perfect Pearls mist for some shine and to make it look as though it was snowing and icy out. I cast a glitter spell on the star of the tree to make it nice and sparkly and then added some ice Stickles to the ends of the branches for +444 bonus shimmer exp points. Finally I stamped the sentiment which came from the Unity October 2013 KOTM, and added some sparkly twine.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment and frame using the Unity “Everything Christmas” kit. The sparkles all around the sentiment were stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Winter in the Park” set.

On the envelope I stamped a few snowflakes using a cheap-o Recollections brand set, earning myself +234 frugality exp points.

These penguins will stare off into the following challenges:
The penguin clan sent my parchments on their way at my request and they made it safely to Script’s Sanctuary (so that you can now read this entry). I owe them a great debt...perhaps some fresh fish under their tree?

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

18 comments:

Stampsnob said...

This is a lovely sweet card Thank for playing with us at SF&F.......Lis

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh, this is so cute!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Pat said...

Really Really cute. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so pretty, love the cute images. I hope those ravens come back, lol. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

caroline said...

pretty cool card, love the image, thanks for playing along at craftitude, good luck and hope to see you again
caroline dt

Laura Lunsford said...

Beautiful card! I love the penguins and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenges and look forward to seeing more of your lovely creations again soon. Have a beautiful week! Laura

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Adorable card! Love the sweet scene you created!! Very cute!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

hugs...
Melissa

Shirley-Anne Barber said...

A beautiful and fun Christmas creation . Thanks for sharing on Card Crafters Circle

Debs said...

Fabulous card - adorable image and I love the sparkle.
Thanks for playing along with The Divas this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shelia said...

Oh I really like this Christmas tree with the beautiful night sky and adorable penguins!! So cute!! Thanks for playing along with DRS Designs this week!

Alice Wertz said...

wonderful coloring on the image and love your inked background, too! adorable card! thanks for joining us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Wida said...

beautiful inking to illuminate the star on the tree! Thanks for playing CFC!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining the challenge at Craftitude.

Angie said...

Oh wow! Wonderful shimmer!!! Love the contemplation of the penguins! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends challenge blog!

wannabcre8tive said...

An absolutely gorgeous card. Thanks, for joining us for the Speedy Fox challenge.

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for December - hope to see you again soon. x

Helen said...

Fabulous 'P' project!
Thanks for playing at Pile It On!
Happy New Year!
Helen x

BethieJ said...

LOVELY card!!
Thanks for joining us last month at PIO!
Happy New Year!
Have a GREAT day!

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