Tuesday, 25 November 2014

The Model Elf

As the Winter Festival draws nigh, it appears the rotund man in red has hired some fashion model elves this year to help bolster the dwindling interest in the holiday. The Lady Commander of Copics and I spotted some of these elves working the market square in the village. They were passing out flyers to passersby, and getting irritated looks from some of the smallfolk.   

This card was created for The Inked Stamper Design Team and was based on this inspiration photo.
Perhaps foolishly, I decided that my first The Inked Stamper design team project would be a good time to try a technique I’ve never done before - no line colouring. I started by stamping the Julie Nutting “Merry Nice” image onto watercolour paper using Antique Linen Distress ink so the lines were barely visible and easily blended away, earning +70 stealth XP points. I then watercoloured the image using Distress Markers and my Hydrabrush of Blending Wetness. After the sentiment was stamped with Festive Berries Distress Ink I went over it with my water brush to soften the lines.

I used the same snow marker in the inspiration photo to add some fluff to her hat and falling snow around her. The base of the card was cut using the Artiste cartridge.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the There She Goes “Tis the Season” set.

This card will be entered into the following challenges:

As the day wore on, the market square was soon littered with red and green flyers the townspeople had tossed on the ground, scarcely glancing at them. The elves were not deterred however, and continued to pass them out. Before leaving the village, I sent word to a mage I know who specializes in organizational and clean up spells. The market square was going to need it.

~ Guild Master Crystal


Avril Ann said...

Lovely card, great image and colours, thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week, best of luck xxx

sirkkis said...

Joyful, different Christmas card creation. Thanks for playing along with us at TioT.

Ann Chuang said...

So pretty!! I just like the watercolor image!! Thanks for sharing your card at Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog!
Ann DT

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous effect! Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz. Kim x

Rebecca Bradshaw said...

Such a lovely card with this fabulous image! I love the gorgeous sequins. Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Winter Wonderland - good luck!

Leikkaan Mervi said...

Fabulous card and gorgeous colours.
Thank you for sharing at Penny Black and more;-))m

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a fantastic card you have made that fits in well with the Delicious Doodles Challenge this week of “Traditional Christmas”. Amazing. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Anonymous said...

Great first try at no line colouring, TFS with us at OCS!

Hazel said...

Thank you for entering my CHNC challenge extra for November and my Patterned Paper November challenge with your lovely crafting - hope to see you again soon x

Whisper said...

Absolutely adorable and thanks for joining us at Penny Black & More this month, Luv Sam x

Lisa Mensing said...

Very cute card. Love the use of the snow marker to add falling snow. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too.

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Crystal: Your card is so very cute! We're glad you entered our Challenge "Snow! Snow! Snow!"

This is our last challenge for 2014: The Design Team will take a break most of December to enjoy their families around the holidays. We'll all be back on 2 January for our first 2015 challenge to spark your creativity. We hope to see your entries in all our challenges next year!

Happy Holidays to you & your family!

Simply Create Too Design Team Member

Helen said...

Great card - thanks for sharing it with us at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra.

Helen x

Melissa @ M Miranda Creations said...

Thank you for participating in the current challenge at Simply Create Too. The technique and composition are both wonderful.

sammi said...

Really cute and unique! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "North Pole" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

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