Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Attack of the Queen

As a blizzard raged outside, the Lady Commander of Copics and I were inside the Guild Hall, huddled deep in our furs, staying warm by the roaring fire. There was a sudden furious banging on the Guild Hall door. Irritated at having to leave the comfort of my blankety nest, I went to see who was out in this weather and calling on us. A young girl was on our stoop, her hair soaked from the heavy, wet snow. “Please, my lady, you must help me,” she begged, fear shining in her round eyes. I suddenly heard a trumpet sound off in the distance and a loud voice scream, “OFF WITH HER HEAD!” The girl, who had glanced behind her at the sound of the trumpet, quickly turned back to me. “Please! She’s going to kill me!”

I started this card by stamping the Alice image from The Octopode Factory and colouring her with Prismacolors. The background I made using red and pink Dylusions spray inks. The then used a harlequin patterned stencil and Perfect Pearls mist to make the background shimmery. I stamped the hearts in the background from the Unity “Loads of Love” set and added some hi-lite with a white gel pen. I found a deck of old playing cards and burnt the edges of two with a lighter to use on the card. This increased my fire magic skills by +502 exp points. The sentiment (from The Octopode Factory) I stamped on the banner from Lawn Fawn’s “Bannerific” set and added some Lawn Fawn hearts.

On the inside I stamped The Octopode Factory sentiment and then the birthday sentiment from the My Creative Time “Wow! So Many Candles” set. I added more hearts from the Unity set to the side. 

And because all my envelopes have to match, I stamped some more of those hearts on the envelope too.

This creation will try to keep its head while in the following challenges:
The Octopode Factory Friday Challenge: Hearts
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #168: Rainbow Bright
Paper Playtime Challenge #4: Sentiment Stamps
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge #34: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Movie Magic Monthly Challenge #1: Alice in Wonderland
Dilly Beans Pink and Red Challenge
Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge #116: Use Your Favourite Colour (pink!)

I quickly ushered the girl inside, closing the heavy oaken door behind her. “Thank you, my lady,” she breathed. The Lady Commander had come to the entryway, furs still wrapped around her. “What’s all the commotion about,” she inquired looking at the strange girl who was dripping water all over the floor. Before I could answer we heard the same trumpet blare, although this time it was much much closer. “IF YOU DON’T OPEN THAT DOOR AND SEND THAT WRETCH OUT WE WILL BURN THIS BUILDING TO THE GROUND!” the same voice shouted. I looked at Angela and we exchanged a silent, but meaningful look.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

continued in Stitching Spells Together...


Lisa said...

What an awesome card!! The image is so fun!! I love how you burned the edges of the cards!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

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Jenn Borjeson said...

Fantastic story, and your creation is amazing as always! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans, my friend.

Ang said...


Right now.

Melissa S. said...

Wonderful card and fantastic story. Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Dilly Beans Off to explore your Blog

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

ike the Alice & Queen of Hearts card. The cards with one being a Queen of Hearts is a great addition. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Tricia G. said...

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Laura B said...

Awesome card! I love the burnt edges on the cards. And I love the story to go along with the card. Thank you for playing along with our first challenge at Movie Magic Monthly!:)

Sharon said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us at movie magic monthly!

Nana said...

Such a fun and cute card. Love the image. Thanks for joining us over at Paper Playtime.

Have a great day.
Hugs Nana
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Margreet said...

Stunning card with lovely details and great colouring...thanks for sharing with us at Divas by Design!
xxx Margreet

debby4000 said...

Love the use of real playing cards.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp challenge.


Sharon said...

This is fabulous. Such a fun card.
Thank you for sharing it with us at Diva's by Design.
Hug Sharon. x

Manderly said...

Fun,fun,fun! Very creative card! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to have you!

Jenn Borjeson said...

P.S. Thank you also for joining us at Movie Magic Monthly! :)

Suzi McKenzie said...

Awesome project. Thank You for joing us at Movie Magic Monthly, Hope to see you again

Anda said...

Gorgeous - the colouring is amazing and I love the sentiment.

Thanks for joining us at Movie Magic Monthly this time.

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