Saturday, 1 December 2012

The Shroom Addict

As winter rages on across the realm, food has begun to become scarce unless you are fortunate enough to have the coin to pay for it or had the good sense to create a winter storage supply, such as the one we have at the Guild Hall. Last night I was leaving the Inked Cricket after a few mustard seed ales and spotted a dirty looking house gnome digging through the tavern’s trash bins, obviously looking for something to eat. I started to approach the unfortunate chap, but when he spotted me, he scurried off deeper into the alley.
It’s been awhile since I’ve made a garbagey card, and these events seemed like the perfect time to bust another one out. I don’t even know where to begin with this one; there’s so much going on. The main image was a combination of body parts from the Dylusions sets “Pondering Petunia” (head), “Travelling Travis” (legs) and “Dependable Dotty” (body). The were all coloured with Distress Markers and glued together. I added some Glossy Accents to her lips for some shine. The santa hat was cut using the “Winnie the Pooh and Friends” cartridge. The gnome and mushrooms all came from the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set. This is the first time that ink has touched that gnome stamp, and it felt good to finally use him. I wanted him to look a little more Christmasy so I gave him a pom-pom using the popcorn image from the October Afternoon “Very Merry” set. I then added glitter to both the hats’ pom-poms. I inked and distressed some tickets from the Tim Holtz “Odds and Ends” set and stamped the large sentiment from the Tim Holtz “Christmas Memories” set. The background paper was spritzed with some Dylusions spray ink to jazz it up. Lastly the grey panel was run through the Cuttlebug, sprayed with Perfect Pearls mist and tied with a scrap of ribbon from my stash to finish it off.
The inside sentiment was a combination of the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set “Cozy Christmas” and a Close To My Heart set that’s just random little words (for the for...haha...)
The envelope was stamped with a cheapo Recollections brand stamp. This card earned me another +210 exp points in garbage assembly, allowing me to level up that skill! I didn’t think anything could get more random than the Dumpster Diving Katta card, but I was wrong.

Oh well. This gargantuan garbage pile will be entered into the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew Challenge #24: Anything Goes
Stamping For Pleasure: Rudolph Day
Divas By Design Challenge #63: Glitter and Sparkle
Pixie Dust Studio: Winter Holiday Creations Challenge
Cardz TV Stamps DT Challenge #20: To Die For
Dream Valley Challenge #46: Non-Traditional Christmas
Use It Tuesday Challenge #44: Ink It Up...Finally
The Octopode Factory Challenge: Words
Little Scrap Pieces Fun Friday “Make It Sparkle” Challenge
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge #163: Anything Goes
Jingle Belles: December to Remember
Sparkles Christmas Challenge #23: Button or Bow
Hooked On Craft Challenge #27: Christmas
One Crazy Stamper December Sketch or Holiday Card

I finally caught up to the little gnome and offered him food and shelter and a place of employment at the Guild Hall - all of which he refused. Turns out he’s a power shroom addict and was rooting through the garbage for items to sell or trade for more shrooms. How the power shrooms had made their way here from the Mushroom Kingdom is beyond me, but I was determined to find the shroom smuggler and put a stop to it!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


girlia said...

Nicely done. Thanks for joining us this week at CTVS for the two die for challenge

FiLoMa said...

This is a lovely card. Your image is so quirky and different, it's great. Thanks for playing along at Creative Card Crew. Cheers FiLoMa DT

Ellapu said...

Very artistic and thank you for sharing it with us all over at Creative Card Crew this fortnight. Hope to see you in future challenges
Elaine DT

Karen said...

Crystal wicked cool card so creative. Thank you so much for joining the CTVS To Die For challenge and the Fun Friday Make it sparkle challenge. Karen

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Thanks for maxing out your entries to Rudolph Day once again!


Melissa said...

Nicely done, thanks for joining CTVS!

teachdanz said...

sounds like you put a lot of work into your card and the result is a fun, quirky Christmas card! Thanks for joining us in the CTVS "To Die For" challenge!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a great card, fab images and details.

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Danielle said...

Such a fun card and funny image!
Thanks for joining us at Use it Tuesday this week!

Caroli said...

Love the colors and the sentiment, so cute!
Thanks for playing along with us at Use it Tuesday!

* Shaz * said...

A brilliant creation!

Thank you for sharing at Sparkles Christmas Challenges this time
Good luck in the draw

Shaz x

Hazel (Didos) said...

Oh this is lovely, Thanks for playing on Sparkles Christmas Challenge this month, Merry Christmas when it arrives, Hazelxo

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