Tuesday, February 24, 2009

An Obsession...er... WarCraft Paladin

OK this is a hard one for me to post. I have something to say about myself now...
"Hello my name is Gracenstar...er... Grace and I am a closet gamer" There I said it. (Gracenstar is my character's name). Now let me answer some questions before you even have to ask...
  • Yes, I went to a Geek fest convention about video games ....
  • Yes, I dressed up as the main character I play... and competed in a contest in front of 13,000 people *yikes* (but I made the crowd explode as I bubble hearthed off stage... you would need to play WoW to understand.)
  • Yes, I have played now for years... I even leaded groups of people to their deaths online... umm... I mean to kill the Bosses so we can get gear for our characters...lol.
  • Yes, I actually am admitting this is part of my life and and I am entering this into two contests... * Breathe Grace ... it is OK... they will still like you* - and I got overly excited lifting this secret off of my shoulders and posted it in all the challenges I am in to "share"... I am crazy... hehe.

Well Enough about exposing my deep dark secrets... lol. Lets get down to the details.
First I think this qualify s as a Hybrid LO. I did most of the BG design work on the computer on a 12 x 12 word document...lol. Well counts as digital right? Anyway this is the most I have ever done for one LO on the computer. Though I am a huge fan and on most of my LOs you can find some little thing from the wonderful inviention called... a PC.
The Background:
Started with a plain black CS paper and took the gold paint I used on my costume and lightly brushed it over the top and bottom. The Ribbons were layered on with the same goldenrod CS paper I used in creating the crown (helm) for the Paladin costume. The Background picture is one of my favorite spots in the game... Nagrand at Night. I took the screen shot of it a long time ago and had it as my Computer wallpaper for a bit and now I got to use it here. The nice thing about printing this is I was able to add the word Obsessed and all my journaling in on the computer and then print it out and stickle the title "Obsessed". I then took a silver pen and colored the white boarder around this layer and used a black fine point pen to doodle on the corners and make mitered corners.
The Photos:
Here I used a photo we got taken at the Blizzcon Convention as my main photo. I love using word rub-ons on my negative space of my photos so ... you guessed it here it is. This time with a bit of bling. I also did the silver and black over the white boarder here. It created a "metal" looking frame like the three Tag Pics at the bottom. These I stickled the edges and placed a single bling on the upper right corner. I used two shades of blue. The small pics are as fallows left to right: My face in Tyrael's body from Diablo, Me on the Lych King's Ice Throne with the Frostmorne and his helm at my feet, and finally this is an in progress pic of my shoulders for the costume.
The Embellishments:
I will start with the sword since that is the main one... I backed it with the blue ribbon I used through out my costume and took the image of the sword from my Wrath Collectors Edition Art book. I then scanned, stretched and printed it up onto a gunmetal grey paper. I took my black pen and a blue and brown marker and doodled and colored all over it. I finished it off with silver stickles and light blue bling in the eyes of the skull. The flowers are Prima except the red on that is silk from Walmart's Christmas line. I took my stickles and accented all the flowers and used bling brads in the centers of some and sticky bling on the one folded in half. The black flourishes are from the Cricut home accents carriage. I added silver ink and stickles to them.
I entered it into the fallowing Scrapbook.com challenges and here is the criteria:
The Feb BOM Obsessed challenge and The ABC {xyz}:
X- 10 - list ten things about you
Y - you and only you in the pic
Z - Zany something about this LO needs to be Zany... UMMMM... let me see.... ME DRESSED UP AS A FANTASY CHARACTER...lol

TFL!I hope you had a good laugh... lol.

~ Grace ~


  1. Girlfriend, you be proud to be a gamer! It rules! lol I love being a gamer. Heck, I met my husband on Xbox Live! lol I love how you combined gaming and scrapbooking, fabulous! Game on!

  2. Glad to see you made a page of our trip ! and very nice use of the frostmoune :) Be proud of your hobby and you made a great page to go with the great work you did on the costume :)

  3. I actually was the one who continued to refresh the computer to get 3 tickets for BlizzCon for my husband and his 2 friends! I tend to play WoW in the summer when I have the extra time!

  4. Yes, my husband and his 2 friends attended BlizzCon in October.


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~ Grace ~