Tuesday, 16 October 2012

Painted Skulls

Today the Guardian of Glitter and I were exploring the Cave of Lost Souls (the Lady Commander of Copics was at the salon), searching for the legendary Hydra Brush, an accessory that grants the wielder +220 damage points when using water based spells. It also doubles as a crafting tool, great for spreading paint on parchment. Our supplies were dwindling, but we pushed on deeper into the cave. On the fourteenth level we came across a vast cavern filled with skulls. They were not ordinary skulls though - they were all decorated. It seems that someone had been down there. With paint. And perhaps the Hydra Brush too!  If we could find the skeletal artisan, perhaps we could find the legendary accessory.
I started by just ripping a random hole right in the middle of the paper and inking the edges with Distress Ink. That earned me +67 destruction exp points. Then I used a scrap piece of that skull paper I had left over some a different card and put in in the space I had just created. I cut the "sugar skull" from the Rock Princess cartridge and added some pink glitter in the eyes (must have been from questing with the Guardian of Glitter all day). The rude...no... cheeky ummm...sarcastic...no that's not right either...hmmm...the sentiment is from the Dylusions "Say What You Mean" set (my faaaaaavourite sentiments to use).
The inside. I have a twisted sense of humour and this makes me laugh because the outside is so harsh and hostile and you open it up and it's just a simple "happy birthday". {lol} Obviously meant to give to someone with the same sense of humour as me...or someone you just plain don't like. I earned +102 chaotic exp points with this creation.

This silly skeletal card will be entered into the following challenges:
Poisoned Peas Please Challenge #8: Sugar Skulls/Day of the Dead
The Perfect Sentiment Challenge #53A: Happy Birthday
Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge: Your Favourite (Dylusions Sentiments)
Cardz TV Anything Goes Cricut Cardz Challenge
Tammy's Scrapin Corner Challenge #32: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Dies and/or Punches
Creative Craft Challenges2: "Three" of something (3 buttons)

We never did find the skull painting bandit in the cave, but we're not going to give up. Next we'll visit the village seer for more information that may bring us closer to the painting maniac and the Hydra Brush.

~Guild Master Crystal ~


belldoubleyou said...

Well done avoiding an... inaccurate... adjective to describe your sentiment. Sometimes the best adjective is no adjective at all.

"Unique"? "Unusual"? Dang it, you already solved the problem and I'm stuck still thinking of some adjective that would fit.

Vee Cassidy said...

I really like your innovative card and I adore the caustic comment!. Thank you for sharing with us at Poisoned Peas, Please; good luck. Vee xx (October Guest Designer)

Tammy Ortiz said...

Good Morning, you Entry is just amazing, I love all of your design. Please come back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Karal Schuknecht said...

Great card, very creative. Thanks for sharing with us at Tammy,s Scrpin Corner.
Karal DT

Cheryl said...

Lol Love it!! Such a huge contrast from the outside the simple sentiment inside. Thanks for joining the Perfect Sentiments Anniversary hop!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great card, love your sense of humour. Love the colourful skull against the more muted backdrop. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Super fun card!! Love the skull!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Julie said...

What a very creative project. Thanks for joining us at Creative Crafty Challenge

Desire Fourie said...

This is so beautifully designed. Loving your creativity.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner DT Member}

Ally White Cat said...

This is fun and fabulous piece of art. thank you for joining us at poisoned Pease Please.
susan s.

Judith said...

How funny is this - it just made me smile so much -thanks for playing at creative craft challenges this week hugs Judith x

Terry said...

Thank you for sharing your project with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, looks great thank you for sharing. Hugs Terry xxxx

Anonymous said...

This is so very, very cute. Thanks for joining us on our "Day of the Dead" Challenge at Poisoned Peas Please. I hope you will be joining us for our following challenge. Good Luck~Patti PPP DT

Beverley said...

Great card. Thanks for joining in our third anniversary challenge at Creative Craft.
Bev x

Ally White Cat said...

wonderful card..I am so glad you played with us at Poisoned Peas Please
susan s.

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