Friday, 1 February 2013

A Pear of Spritz Bombs

Today I went to the market in the village to see if Mikal, the owner of the weapon shop, would buy my design for the Red Spritz Bomb I had invented. Luckily he was looking for some new explosives to stock his shelves and was interested in the bomb I had come up with. After a short but colourful demonstration, he thought maybe we could infuse the bomb with fire magic so it would cause massive fire damage upon detonation. Mikal then asked if I would be able to make another one, but in perhaps a different colour so we could infuse it with a different element. I was only too happy to oblige.

At the urging of the Lady Commander of Copics, I decided to make a little army of these Valentines cards using different colours of spray inks. So once again I masked off the middle strip and gave it a couple shots of Dylusions spray ink. This time instead of scoring the seam I used a border embossing folder and ran it through the Cuttlebug. I then used Lawn Fawn’s “My Silly Valentine” and stamped the sentiment and pears, colouring them with Prismacolors. I dug into my stash and found two little heart shaped green buttons and added them to the card.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment from “My Silly Valentine” along with the pears again.

This time on the envelope I used the Dylusions “Luscious Leaves” stencil and some spray ink to decorate it. I then stamped some green hearts onto some of the leaves.

This creation will come into fruition in the following challenges:
Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner Challenge #47: Use Buttons
Love to Create Challenge #50: Anything Goes With A Sentiment
Shopping Our Stash Challenge #87: Valentines, Hearts, Red, Love
Simon Says Stamp Challenge: Anything Goes
Crafts and Me Challenge #118: Your Favourite Embellishment (buttons!)
Fat Pages & Cards With Attitude Challenge #32: Love
Winter Wonderland Challenge: Monochromatic
MilkCoffee Valentine’s Challenge
Simply Create Too Challenge #30: Valentine’s Day (or hearts)
One Crazy Stamper February Love Challenge
MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge #30: Anything Goes
Desert Island Crafters Challenge #47 - used 1 (love/romance), 2 (hearts), 6 (sentiment), 10 (image of a “couple”)

After having already worked out the kinks when experimenting with the Red Spritz Bomb, creating one in another colour was a relatively simple process. I chose to create a green one, which Mikal and I then infused with a magical poison. He now had a “pear” of the bombs and I went back to the crafting chambers to continue working on more colours.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous mono love your colour choice and a lovely creation thank you for joining us at the Winter Wonderland
Hugs Kate xx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the spritz splatter spray look & the edge embossing. The sentiment compliments the image. I did some spritzing of some Gold on a patriotic card. Thanks for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

ScrappinFabPam said...

Lovely card.. Thanks for joining us over at Tammy's Scrappin Corner..

Pam DT

Mian said...

Wonderful card, great design! Love that you also decorated the envelope.

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member

Desire Fourie said...

Such a great creation. Love everything about it. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
{Tammy’s Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Wendy L said...

Great idea for a card, thanks for joining us at Love to create. xxx

crafty-stamper said...

Love reading your creative post writing -ever thought of writing childrens short stories-anyway thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner -oops almost forgot love your card,love the idea of just embossing a strip across the middle and the ink splatters -and cute pear image
Carol DT x
(have become a follower)

Jen Christoffersen said...

Very cute pun-tastic card. Love the pears and the color splash. Thanks for playing along with the Simply Create Too Valentine Challenge!
Jennifer C. Simply Create Too DT

alicaz said...

perfect CAS card - wonderful example for those who think Valentine cards have to be pink or red :)

alicaz said...

oh and I forgot to say:
Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Hugs, Alica ;)

Shannon DeWitt said...

Love the card and LOVE those Lawn Fawn pears! Thanks for sharing!

Debbie said...

Beautiful image and love the greens. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.
Debbie x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Love your card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!


Anonymous said...

Love the stencilling and non traditional Valenitine. Thanks for playing along at OCS!

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