Sunday 25 May 2014

The Monster Mail Mishap

Today I went shopping in the village, taking advantage of the BOGO sale at Mikael’s Armour Emporium; a girl can never have too many pieces of coordinating armour! As I was waiting for my pieces to be wrapped, I heard some commotion from across the street. Glancing over I spotted a foursome of monster buddies arguing whilst trying to get some letters into the postbox. They were having troubles, being that they were all too short to reach the box properly. Suddenly, a gust of wind snatched up one of the letters and the orange monster squealed in horror as it sailed away. 

I started this card by stamping the Stampotique “Line Up” image, colouring it with Prismacolor pencils and then cutting all the monsters out. Setting those aside, I worked on the background. I made the sky and grass using Distress Paint, something I bought awhile ago, and never really use that much.

I then used a stencil and some silver Distress Paint to make the bubbles in the sky, which you can only see in the right light, earning me +555 shadow XP points. I stamped and paper pieced the mailbox and envelopes using the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set. The clouds I stamped onto patterned paper using the My Little Shoebox “Home Tweet Home” set. Last I stamped the sentiment using a Unity stamp. 

On the inside I stamped the border using the Lawn Fawn “You’ve Got Mail” set to make it look all envelopey like. The sentiment is from the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set.

On the envelope I envelope….weeeeeeeird….lol.

This card will be posted in the following challenges:

I simply had to help the adorable monster friends, so I cast a retrieve spell, calling the runaway letter to my outstretched hand. I let Mikael know I would be right back to collect my new armour and walked across the street to the panicked monsters. They sighed in relief when they saw I had retrieved their letter and I helped them insert it into the mailslot.
Thank you, lady!” the green monster said. “That our renewal for Monster Babe Magazine.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


brenda said...

A really bright and fun card, thanks so much for joining in our Birthday celebrations at Allsorts and also Penny Black and More challenge.

B x

Wendy L said...

A great card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts for our Birthday celebrations, xxxx

Margik said...

This is a beautiful and fun card. The monster friends really are adorable.
It's perfect for the challenge, thank you for joining us at TIOT.
Hugs, Mar

Donna said...

Fantastic card! I adore those mailing monsters and love that you made the interior look like an air mail envelope...perfection! Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash!!

Evil Edna said...

this is delishous! I adore the expression, esp. the smug heart cat! thank you forjoining us at TIOT.EE

Barbara Godden said...

super cute card, love the colours, Thanks for playing along with us at Shopping Our Stash for the |Birthday/anniverssary challenge.

CraftyGirl said...

So very cute. Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Unknown said...

This is so great! :) Love these monsters, colors on them and the scene made - perfect!

Debbie Adams said...

Very cute card. Love the little monster images. :D I like the way you colored them and added all the details in the front of the card. :D
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT challenge Anything Goes.
Deborah OSAAT DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

The ending to your story took me totally by surprise and I laughed out loud. Those monsters are scamps! This card is delightful. Fabulous combination of stampe and I love the mixed media touches on the background. Thanks for playing along with our Anything Goes/That's Die-licious challenge at Craftitude this fortnight. I hope we see you again soon. It's always so fun to visit.

Nikki Byrne said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck. Hugs

Nikki DT

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Such a bright, colorful and fun card!! Your coloring is amazing! It made me smile, so it's a cheerful card! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Mish B said...

I love your cute little scene. Fun card! Thanks for joining the 200th Challenge at the Corrosive Challenge Blog!

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