Monday, 19 May 2014

The Princess and the Paparazzi

Greetings. Today the Lady Commander of Copics and I were strolling through the village market, treating ourselves to some new inky accessories, when suddenly the square was flooded with dozens of reporters. Curious as to what the news-worthy event was, we headed in their direction. All of the newshounds were surrounding a little mouse princess who was visiting from Marigold Meadow. Her guards tried to push back the throng of paparazzi, shielding the tiny mouse princess from the flashes of cameras and questions being shouted at her.  

This card was made for the Creative Card Crew “Shabby Chic/Vintage” challenge that is happening now. Make a shabby chic or vintage project and come play along with us for your chance to win a prize from our sponsors!
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I started this card by colouring the Whiff of Joy “Reporter Henry” image using Prismacolor pencils. I inked around the edges and distressed them with my blade of +20 shabbiness. On the little tag I stamped the background with a Unity stamp making it all subtly wordy, earning myself +100 subterfuge XP points, and then stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “Smitty’s ABCs” set. 

On the inside I stamped the top sentiment with the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set and the bottom one with the Crafty Secrets “Favourite Fellas” set. I then stamped a typewriter image from the Hero Arts “My Type” set...cuz you know...old fashioned reporters...typewriters...they seemed like they should go together.

The envelope was simply stamped using a border from the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set.

This card will spread the news in the following challenges:
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As the guards shoved the nosey reporters out of the way, the Lady Commander of Copics and I drew our weapons to keep them at bay, creating a clearing for them to hurry the princess through. As they passed, the last guard in the line turned to me.
“Thank you, my lady. The Princess Squeakla shan’t forget your act of kindness. Please come visit her at Marigold Meadow and you shall be warmly welcomed,” the guard said, bowing his head.
I bowed my head in return and watched the royal party load the tiny mouse princess into her carriage and depart the village.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

13 comments:

Scrapping Delight said...

Oh WOW!!!!! LOVE your card and the coloring in is beautiful ~ Michelle FS DT

Susan Kennedy said...

This is fantastic!! Love the browns... Love Henry :) Love all your different stamps... all of them are fantastic!!! What a GREAT card!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

BrendaB said...

This is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Astrid said...

Oh that is super cute ! Love that stamp and sentiment, great choice of a newspaper background. Thanks for playing with us at Feeling Sketchy !

Julie Reed said...

Great Card, the background is fab as is little Henry. Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun.
Julie DT

Denise Goeldner said...

What a fabulous card love the brown combo and simplicity.
Thanks so much for joining us over at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges, good luck and hope to see you again.
~ Denise DT ~
Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Denise's Patch of Creativity}

cass said...

Great card, love the design. thanks for joining us at Open Minded Challeges this fortnight.

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

soooo cute! Totally love how you have done a matching envelope for this card. Love the vintage look!!!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

hippychic said...

Wow beautiful vintage feel about this card. Would be perfect for my son as he is a journalist :)

Nadja said...

What a super cute card and image! The card is well put together in design and color. You nailed the vintage feel.Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.

Nadja DT

DebiJ said...

What a cute & delightful card you have made, & that sentiment is great!
Thank you for joining in with us at Feeling Sketchy.
Debi - DT Co-ordinator@FS

Samantha K said...

What a great card, great tag and vintage feel and cute image :) Thank you for joining us over at Chocolate, Coffee & Cards Challenge. Good luck, Hugs Samantha K x

FeistyCrafter said...

Fantastic card! Great vintage look that is perfect for the image! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

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