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Sunday, 23 October 2011

In days of old, when knights were bold ....

In days of old, when knights were bold
And toilet lights were dim
You'd hear a crash
And then a splash
Oh lord, he's fallen  in

In days of old, when knights were bold
And wenches were aplenty ......

We'll stop it there shall we!  This week's SIMON SAYS STAMP challenge is to be inspired by a Nursery Rhyme or Fairy Tale.  I took this to the extreme with a piece of medieval poetry (circa 1375) called Sir Gawain And The Green Knight - it is an epic, romantic poem and yes, he does fight a dragon.


Ingredients For This Card:
Stamped Image:  High Hopes Sir Dustin
Medium:  Distress Inks
Papers: First Edition Animal Antics
Sentiment: Hero Arts
Extras: Black square gems and black border peel-offs

This truly is a Limited Edition - it took nearly an hour and a half to paint the image, so I won't be rushing to make another one anytime soon!  Here is a close up of the image only


Hugs, Sxx

25 comments:

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, Squirrel! I love the limited edition idea:-)! Fabulous image and your colouring is perfect as always! I love your papers too! Have a lovely evening! Hugs Delphine xx

Aj* said...

haha I know another version but its certainly not PG lol,

Love this stamp !! & the card is awesome.


Hunkering down for yet another blow, supposed to hit hurricane force overnight and stay with us for 2 days (ohh joy, just when there is a much planned island event on too, no planes means no story tellers from corsica coming to stay for a week)

Ah well, crafting it is then.

Aj.

Annie said...

fabulous! love the image and your colouring is amazing - and that poem certainly lightened the mood! We have battened down the hatches here for a right old blow .. .. pots all over the garden and if it aint nailed down it's a goner! Will I ever get used to living this close to the sea .. ..?
hugs, annie x

Linda said...

This is simply adorable.. And colored to perfection.. Love it!! Hugs, Linda

downrightcrafty said...

wow this is such a fun image and great colours so cheerful, love it
Hugs Kate xx

Julie said...

Check out that knight peering out from his helmet:) This is one fab card,Love the layout and the papers are lovely. Have a great week,Julie.x

tilly said...

Wish I was this little boy with my own dragon!! I love the colouring and poem !!
Tilly

Chrissy said...

Perfect colouring Squirrel, fabulous card.I love the papers and great image...

Luv CHRISSYxx

Claire said...

This is a lovely card, great image and use of colour. Hugs, Claire x

Pop's Cards said...

Beautiful creation sweetie, in gorgeous colours ♥ pops x

Christy Beans said...

I always feel like I'm saying the same thing in my comments...but I guess that's because every time I comment, it's always about your fabulous DI coloring skills. =) I love this image - it looks like our pal Dragon is ready to push down the knight's visor and have a good laugh. =D Have a great week, Squirrel!

Uma said...

awesome! blimey I'm not gonna try distress inks if it takes that long to colour with them!

Sharon said...

That rhyme made me snort with laughter and I want to know what the rest of the second rhyme is ;o)

Great card, Squirrel! I can see a lot of work went into colouring the image.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous and love that image.
luv
Debby

coops said...

fantastic card squirrel.i love the image and fab design and your colouring is stunning :D

xx coops xx

Rica said...

A fabulous design and colours Squirrel, your image is adorable, so sweet and so coloured, love your 'limited edition'!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Linanna DESIGNS said...

Hello Hun, i hope you are well. Sorry its been so long since I visited you last, where does the time go? I am just getting back into my blogging after a long absence, I've missed it. Have enjoyed catching up with you you've been busy with lots of lovely cards! will be by again soon I hope, hugs Linda x

craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, love the image and your colouring is fab
Lindsay xx

Rufus said...

Ok you made me LOL! It may have taken you an age to color it, but it's brilliant! I love it! You're shading is awesome...I could go on, but I'm gonna stop you know how I feel about your DI coloring!!!!
Hugs,
R/

Carol said...

Hi Squirrel - l love your teaser headlines and your card always lives up to expectations. Would love to know how the second verse goes.
Hugs
Carol
xx

Desirée-ScrapDees said...

what a great card you've made, i love it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wowzer! Look at the over top coloring!! Beautiful! Such a fun card! The dp is perfect!
hugs,
Chris

Dawny P said...

Lovely card chick and so sweet. The colours are amazing :) Thank you for joining us this week over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge. Hugs, Dawny x

Loz ♥ said...

great colouring Squirrel! x

Zippy said...

I love this dragon! GIMME! Fab card too love! xxxx

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