Thursday, 16 August 2012

Saving the Colour Sprouts!

Last week the Lady Commander of Copics and I embarked on a quest to rescue the carmine colour sprouts. The plantation where these pigment plants were grown was under attack by the Dark Dwarf Brigade. We had dealt with these foes before, thwarting their constant attempts to rid the realm of our colour farms. We had never been to Rusty Red's Farm where he grew the carmine colour sprouts, and boy were we surprised to see how cute these little sprouts were! Angela was delighted when Rusty Red gave us a bunch to take back to the Guild Hall as thanks for ridding his land of the Dark Dwarf Brigade. As we were riding back she had already named them all. The cute little guys did provide inspiration for my next card.

If you were ever wondering how much random junk you can put on one card, it turns out a lot. I seriously had no plan for this when I started other than using that little pepper stamp. The rest was just me grabbing random things and putting them on. The background was sprayed with Dylusion Spray Inks. I also used the Dylusions alphabet stencil for the background, but it's pretty hard to see in the picture. The lady is stamped from the Dylusions Traveling Travis set. I cut the yellow and orange thingys from the Accent Essentials cartridge. But I didn't stop there. Out came the tissue tape, a piece of ribbon and some yellow paper clips. Blam blam blam. I earned +280 chaos exp points putting together this super random card.
As this card is super random, I just kept the inside sentiment-free and stamped some accents from the Doodle Parts Dylusion stamp set.
I also made an envelope for this monstrosity. Here is why I hate wood block mounted's impossible to see where exactly you are stamping - hence the crooked & uneven lemon/orange stamps. Oh well...the card is utter bedlam anyways...why not have an envelope to match?

This crafty confusion will be entered into the following challenges:

Paper Playtime Challenge #81: Hot & Spicy (+die cut or punch)
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #103: Circle, Circles and More Circles

Angela has got the carmine colour sprouts refiling her copics from the red family when she's not playing with them. I've been noticing numerous red blotches all over the Guild Hall. I think they're going to have to start sleeping outside to keep the scarlet smudges to a minimum.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Janis said...

Very creative and fun! Love the added paperclips too. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Tamie said...

Loving your creativity and the way you decorated the envelope too. Love the circles on your card. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Lori said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us in our "Circles" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

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