Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Purple Colourkin of Malice

I was relaxing in my crafting chamber organizing my papers by colour and texture, when a sudden crashing noise came from Angela’s copic lab. I hurried down the hall and burst through the doors of the Lady Commander of Copic’s lab, stopping short at the scene before me. All the walls were adorned in rainbow colours whereas before they had been a simple shade of brown. The workstation benches were flipped on their sides, the Lady Commander cowering behind one, while in front of her a Colourkin spread its sheer purple wings and started maniacally laughing. Staying low, I somersaulted behind the same tipped over bench as Angela, so as not to draw the notice of the Colourkin.
“What happened?!” I hissed at her.
The Lady Commander turned to me, with fear in her large eyes. “I don’t know. I was trying to create a new rainbow summoning spell and well...it went wrong,” she whispered back.
“YOU THINK?!” I snapped at her. “Colourkins are crazy, especially the purple ones. What’re we going to do?”

Don’t even ask me what I was thinking with this card. Random random random. I started by colouring the background with Distress Inks. I then used a harlequin stencil and sprayed water on the ink to create a subtle ghost effect. The Greeting Farm’s “Wednesday” was already coloured and has been hanging out in my bits box for the past seven months or so. The reason being I HATE the way she was coloured. I came up with the perfect solution - dress her up and hide the really bad parts! I used my Dylusions “Traveling Travis” set to stamp the hat and glasses and dress up Wednesday. I used glossy accents on the glasses and added some pearls to the glasses and bow in the hat. I decided it wasn’t weird looking enough and used my Stampotique bat wings stamp to make her look even creepier. I added a piece of washi tape and those purple circles, earning myself +200 chaos exp points. I decided I needed a sentiment of some sort. As I was entering it in the Stampotique “New Year’s Resolution” challenge, I chose something from the Dylusions “Say What You Mean” set that best expressed that.

For the inside I literally opened my scrap bins and randomly picked out some scraps in rainbow colours and glued them down. I used a stamp from the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set to create a border on the one side.

I crafted an envelope on my scoring board of +90 creasiness and stamped some arrows from the Dylusions “Doodle Parts” set. I don’t think this could get anymore random if I tried. Upon completion, I showed the card to my lord husband. He looked at it, commented that he liked the rainbowiness and big glasses and pearls, then rereads the sentiment a couple times. “I don’t get it,” he says passing the card back to me. I looked at the card again and responded, “Ya...me neither.”

This card of confusion will try to make sense of the following challenges:
Stampotique Designer’s Challenge #83: New Year’s Resolution
Challenges 4 Everybody Challenge #12: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Use Washi Tape
4 Crafty Chicks Challenge #125: Pearls, Pearls, Pearls
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #5: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp and Show: What are you known for? (in crafting and real life - bright rainbowy goodness!)

As Angela and I crouched behind the upturned bench whispering back and forth as to the best course of action, we suddenly noticed that it had gone quiet. The mad laughter had ceased. I peered over the top of our cover and the Colourkin was gone! This was bad. A loose Colourkin could spell disaster. Time to assemble the Guildys.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our pearls challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Tamie said...

Love how you distressed the ink and the layout! It is super cute! Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Joy said...

Cool card, love the bright colours.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Jingle said...

Totally fabulous! Love her funky glasses and the wings! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Candy C said...

This is such a cute card! Love the "devilish" image and how you've colorized her. The addition of Traveling Travis' hat is inspired! So cute! I also love your inked background with the harlequin ghosted on it. Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Basement Stamper said...

I love the colors on this, so pretty. Thanks for joining us again at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

Lori said...

Awesome!! Thanks for playing with us in our "Pearls" challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

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