Tuesday, 23 October 2012

"The flat-sharing community is having trouble"

Today I want to tell you about the flat-sharing community of the three witches Amealia, Prudence and Porticia, shortly called "APP" by their witch friends.



They usually get along really well, having weekly afternoon-tea invitations with their witch colleagues with lots of gossip, laughter and potion-whispering spells and jokes.

But dark clouds have lately been rising and throwing their shadows upon the happy community at Witch Hazel Alley No. 7... the snap-shot taken in their parlour is evidence and shows Prudence and Porticia on the left side and Amealia to the right, turnig her back on the two "traitoresses", as she had been using to call them for the past three weeks.



What had happened?

Well, P&P (Prudence and Porticia) had recently won this years "Multipede Creating Potion's Contest" (or "Emmcee Peecee", how insiders call this event, which is one of the most frequented and frolic among the various potions and spells contests throughout a witch's year). So this normally would be a cause for a splendid party with having all their friends invited, but sadly this year it isn't.


Due to a bad headache when starting their potions-test-series for the contest, Amealia had accidentally mixed up "Frog's toes" with some crumpled green beans and these had caused the first brew to produce gigantic bubbles with a gruesome stink that wouldn't come off their dresses and hair for weeks. Therefore they were not allowed to enter the "Fluffy Muffin", the local tea-shop, where all those went to, who wanted to be (and stay) up-to-date, for quite some time.


Thus cut off from the latest news, Prudence and Porticia were very angry with Amealia and therefore they created their own potion for the contest without her - and won! (Luckily their awful smell had gone by that day). But the dark clouds upon their community had remained...

..even Percy, their tame raven, hasn't spoken a word since then.


About the making:

I used images from the lovely cut and color book from Theodore Menten, "The Victorian Parlor", which I copied, cut out and blended with Distress inks "antique linen", "peeled paint" and "pumice stone". I also used orange and green felt tip pens to color the details on the cupboard. The books and other thingies on the shelves are from a gorgeous border from echo park's "Chillingsworth Manor" paper stash and fitted perfectly.

I sketched the hats for the Victorian Ladies, cut them out and colored them with "black soot" before glueing them onto the heads.

Spider web images, the broom, bottles, bell jar and the raven were stamped and are from "My Mind's Eye", 7 Gypsies, Tim Holtz and Paper Artsy.

The single images were mounted with foam sticky pads in three various layers to create some depth.





Hope, you like it!

At the end some important NEWS: Try it on Tuesday Challenge blog's Team are looking for new DT members (see their actual challenge with the link below)! After some days of thinking it over, I decided to give it a try as I really love their artwork and their relaxed way of presenting their challenges! 

With this project I enter Fashionable Stamping Challenge's "Halloween/Use Halloween Colours" challenge, Try it on Tuesday's challenge and Art With No Boundaries challenge as well.

Hugs,
die amelie xx




Other Challenge blogs where I entered with this project are:

Challenge Up Your Life
That Craft Place Challenge Blog
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge Blog
Craftymess Challenge Blog
Sweet Stampin' Challenge Blog

44 comments:

  1. Great card and spooktacular story. Great take on the challenge, thanks for playing with us at TIOT.
    Hugz, Z

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    1. Thank you for the lovely visit and the laud, Zandra!!!

      Hugs,
      die amelie xx

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  2. Fabulous creation die amelie plus your amazing story telling was a treat to read.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

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    1. Sooo glad you like my story and the illustration, Shirl! :))

      Thank you for your visit and the wonderful laud!

      die amelie xx

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  3. Wow, this is great, I wish I could really hear the witches...
    Henny

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    1. Lol, Henny,

      I wonder what they would be discussing... ;)

      Hugs,
      Claudia xx

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  4. Hallo liebe Claudia, was für eine Geschichte......und die Karte dazu, mal wieder ein absolutes geniales Werk von dir....Die Farben und die Anordnung der Motive,der 3D Effekt, ach einfach richtig schön geheimnisvoll.....dickes Kompliment.

    Einen ganz lieben und knuddeligen Gruß von Andrea

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    1. Hach, Andrea,

      bei dem schönen Kommentar UND den lieben Wünschen fühl ich mich ja gleich doppelt geknuddelt! Danke dir von ganzem Herzen!

      Hab noch einen angenehmen Abend!
      Busserl aus Wien,

      Claudia x

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  5. this is so wonderfully charming and orginal. I really like it. thank you so much for sharing it with us at Try it on Tuesday.EE

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    1. So glad you like it, Evil Edna!

      I hope, I could share a little of the fun I had when creating the story and the picture.

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  6. Bravo for the card and the story... what a delight to find this at the end of a long, grey day and to smile again, thank you!
    Alison x

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    1. :)

      It makes ME smile to read that I could brighten up your day with my little story, Alison!

      Thank you so much for that!

      Claudia xxx

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  7. Oh dear! I hope their troubles are soon resolved. It would be a tragic end to a lovely friendship.
    Fabulous collage of elements. I love the dimension you have achieved and the story is wonderful! So creative. Thanks for joining our Halloween challenge at Art With No Boundaries. It was a treat to visit.

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    1. ; I am sure, their friendship will survive this little storm, Bonnie.

      Thank you for your visit and the wonderful laud!

      die amelie x

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  8. You can almost hear the spells from this wonderful piece. Fab layering the great colouring.

    Super gemacht!

    Thank you very much for taking part in the Craftsmess 'Haloween' challenge.

    Angela xx

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    1. Danke schön, Angela!

      So glad you stopped by. And thanks for the lovely laud!

      die amelie xx

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  9. Fantastic card and storey telling, makes me want to read more.
    Thank you for joining us at TioT's this time.
    Yvonne

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    1. Thank you very much, Meggymay,

      for your lovely visit and the great laud! :)

      Claudia x

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  10. Ein wunderbares kleines Zimmertheater hast Du geschaffen. Mal wieder etwas ganz Besonderes und etwas besonders zauberhaftes.
    LG Anja

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    1. Lieben Dank, Anja! :)

      Schön, dass es dir so gut gefällt!

      LG,
      Claudia

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  11. OMGosh I am not sure which was more entertaining, the story or the fabulous popped up 2D card. Loved them both and thoroughly enjoyed them. This card is so fabulous, love the images and the fabulous design and scene. The story had me so drawn in, I want a part two just so I know they all made up and lived nastily ever after! Thanks so much for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

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    1. I will think about part two, Holly,

      I promise! :)
      Thank you for your lovely visit!

      die amelie xx

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  12. Wow what an awesome card, love all the details on it. Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

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    1. So glad, you like the card, Jaqueline!

      Thanks for visiting! :)

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  13. Was für eine tolle Idee, deine Szene sieht genial aus und die kleine Geschichte dazu hat mich zum Schmunzeln gebracht. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei FSC.

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    1. Freut mich, Silvia,

      wenn ich für einen Schmunzler sorgen konnte! :)

      LG,
      Claudia x

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  14. deine Schnipselarbeiten sind richtig besonders! Klasse!
    das erinnert mich an schöne POP UP Märchen- Bücher, die ich so kostbar finde!

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    1. Wie freu ich mich, von dir zu lesen, Susi!

      Ich liebe diese Kostbarkeiten auch sehr! Umso mehr freut mich, dass du meine Schnipselei damit vergleichst. Das ist ein wirklich großes und schönes Lob. Danke dir recht herzlich!

      LG,
      Claudia

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  15. Hi
    The combination of illustrations and stamping is quite wonderful.
    I love that you created a story. So many of us, as we sit working on our latest piece of art conjure up stories in our minds as we play with stamps that it is always exciting to discover this aspect in a likeminded crafter.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous piece with us at FSC.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thank you so much for this awesome and insightful comment, Lynne!

      I am glad I could show my card AND my thoughts at your challenge blog. Thanks for that!

      Hugs,
      die amelie x

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  16. Thanks for joining us at our Sweet Stampin' Halloween challenge.

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  17. This is fabulous with wonderful details - and I loved the story.
    Thanks for joining us at FSC
    Avril

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  18. Thank you for stopping by, Avril,

    and for the lovely laud!! :)

    die amelie xx

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  19. *Porticia und Prudence* Ich pruste hier gerade los.
    Was für eine tolle, witzige Halloween- Story! Ich liebe sowas.
    Claudia Du schaffst es immer wieder, Dich selbst zu übertreffen. Das ist ja mal wieder der Hammer und ein absoluter Augenschmaus!
    Eine tolle Idee und eine noch tollere Umsetzung!
    Das sieht einfach großartig aus!

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    1. Wie freu ich mich, wenn dich die Geschichte und das Bild dazu zum Lachen bringen konnten, Gabi!!!

      Das ist das schönste Lob überhaupt! Danke!!

      Dickes Bussi,
      Claudia

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  20. This is wonderful, you can plainly see the 2 on the left look pleased as punch with themselves while Amelia looks up to no good! lol I love all the layering, it has so much to look at, just awesome!Good luck on the DT call! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

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    1. ;) sandee,

      the "ladies" in the cut and color book were absolutely inspiring, seeing how their faces had these pleased and annoied expressions! A rather lucky coincidence!

      Thanks for the wishes and hugs,

      Claudia xxx

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  21. Fantastic halloween creation. Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog. Happy Crafting :-) Kerry x

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    1. Thank you very much, Kerry :))

      die amelie x

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  22. Wonderful project with fascinating story. Vee xx

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    1. Thank you for the lovely laud. Vee! xx

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