Thursday, 17 July 2014

Caravan of Crazy

Welcome to the Guild Hall. Earlier this week, a caravan of unique merchants had arrived at the market square in the village and as the night was fair, I decided to venture into town and see what they were selling. The first booth was full of curiosities that the strange inventor claimed could do wondrous things. As he was missing an eye and had replaced the empty socket with a lightbulb, I was hesitant to trust the breadth of his sanity.
Next to him, a young lady was selling what appeared to be your standard, albeit rather large, strawberries. When I inquired about her oversized fruit, she shook her head and gestured for me to lean in close. She then glanced from side to side, apparently ensuring no one was listening in, and whispered in my ear. “These are magical strawberries. Some can heal any alignment, others can enable you to fly, and still others will send you on a magnificent trip down a rabbit hole.”
The stall next to her was simply a girl with a scuba helmet on. She didn’t appear to be selling anything. Or speaking. It was odd.

Here are some more calendar pages from my 2014 desktop calendar. You can see January - March and April already. For May I started by stamping and colouring the Octopode Factory “Steampunk Alfie” image with Prismacolor Pencils. The background was coloured with Distress Inks and then stamped with the lightbulb from the Tim Holtz “Industrial Blueprint” set. The curly border was cut with the Artbooking cartridge.

June was made by stamping the Alice image from The Octopode Factory and colouring her with Prismacolors. The background was coloured with Distress Inks and then stamped with a large strawberry stamp from Unity (not sure what kit it’s from). I also added the leaves on the side using the Dylusions “Luscious Leaves” stencil. Last I stamped some strawberries from the Lawn Fawn “Summertime Charm” set and coloured them with Distress Markers.

This calendar page will soak up sun in Try it On Tuesday “Colours of Summer” challenge. 

July was made by stamping and colouring the Octopode Factory “Steampunk Willow” image with Prismacolor pencils. The background was made by swiping the paper through some wet Distress Ink. After it was dry, I stamped the tentacles using the Dylusions “Doodle Parts” set and the “bubbles” using the Lawn Fawn “Summertime Charm” set.

This calendar page will sink into the following challenges:

I decided to not risk my hard earned gold coins and went home empty handed. Later I received a raven from the Peanut Nutter Asylum of the Magically Insane informing me that three patients had escaped and were suspected of ambushing and stealing a caravan. Well that explained a lot…

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Michelle said...

A Gorgeous creation. Lovely colours and layouts - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty - Michelle x

Evil Edna said...

wow love the july one, awesome image, thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

Susan Kennedy said...

THese are FANTASTIC!!! Love them! OMG! I LOVE that calendar.. That image is SO PERFECT! I want it LOL LOVE the Octopus legs too! My gosh.. I just LOVE It!! 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}

zandra said...

Great take on the "Colors of Summer" challenge. Thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
Hugz, Z

lauren bergold said...

what an amazing project! holy wow!!! thanks for SHOPPING YOUR STASH with us again this week! :)

Donna said...

I always love reading your posts...thank you for inviting us all into your enchanted world, even for a few moments :)
Love the desk calendar, those Octopode images are just awesome!
Thanks for playing along with us (again) at Shopping Our Stash for the "Can't Put It Down" challenge!

Cindy van Oorschot said...

A great calendar book, and the image for July is perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge.
Cindy DT

Caz s said...

This is so lovely...Thank you for joining us at Penny,s and good luck.


FeistyCrafter said...

What a cute idea! Love all the images! They are fun, different and colored beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that's such a great calendar!!! Wow this would make such an awesome gift idea!!!

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

Hanne M. said...

Absolutely wonderful calendar pages! I love especially the backgrounds in all of them! The tentacles are great in the last one - and so is the image. :) Thanks for joining us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenge, good luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT

Houses Built of Cards said...

What a cute calendar! LOVE the bright happy colors! Thanks so much for joining us at My Craft Spot!!!

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