Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Mush Love

It is a well known fact around the Guild Hall that my sister, the Lady Commander of Copics, and I have a love affair with mushrooms. Not only are they a tasty treat, but they are super cute as well. Due to our draw to all things mushroomy we are both helpless when it comes to resisting mushroom themed crafting supplies. I had a recent such breakdown while I was shopping at Sameth’s Stamp Shack in the market square. The rubber manipulator watched with amusement as I picked up, put back, picked up, put back, picked up, put back, picked up, put back, picked up... a new mushroom set he had recently created in his laboratory. “Just get it!” Angela exclaimed. “It’s not like they go bad,” she added - which is always our justification for buying any crafting supply that we don’t really need. I raised my eyes to Sameth, who had started to chuckle softly. “I think he makes cute ones on purpose because he knows we are weak against the kawaii,” I whispered to the Lady Commander.

I started this card by colouring the background red using Distress Inks. I attempted to use the Dylusions “Luscious Leaves” stencil and some Perfect Pearls mist on the background, but you can’t really tell. Meh. I then used the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set to stamp the top of the paper. The mushroom and sentiment I stamped with my new Unity set, then coloured the mushrooms using Distress Markers and my Hydra Brush. I added some hearts and the “xoxo” using a couple Lawn Fawn sets.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the Lawn Fawn “My Silly Valentine” set and added that MEGA KAWAII mushroom with a face from the Lawn Fawn “Gnome Sweet Gnome” set.

I stamped the same image from the “Further Around the Edge” set on the envelope to make it all matchy-match. I also like that it’s not an overtly valentinesy image, hopefully causing whomever receives this to pause a moment before opening it - mwaa haaa haaa. This earned me +142 deception exp points.

This mushy card will be the fun-guy in the following challenges:
Brown Sugar Challenge #27: Go Hearts/Red
Tammy’s Scrapin’ Corner Challenge #48: Valentines Cards
Incy Wincy Designs: Love is in the Air
Milk Coffee: Valentine’s Challenge
Simply Create Too Challenge #30: Valentine’s Day (or Hearts)
Dream Valley Challenge #50: Valentines
Challenges 4 Everybody #13: Anything Goes
Creative Craft Challenges2 Challenge 3: Hugs and Kisses
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenge #3: Mainly Red
One Crazy Stamper February Love Challenge
Friends of SpeedyTV Challenge #58: Valentine’s Day
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Desert Island Challenge #47 - Used: #1 (Love/Romance), #2 (Hearts), #4 (Pink & Red Theme), #6 (Sentiment)
Unity Friends with Flair (later on this week)

I ended up giving Sameth all the silver coins in my purse in exchange for some crafty accessories to adorn the crafting chambers. I loaded my purchases into Ruffles’ saddlebags and galloped off towards the Guild Hall, already feeling guilty about my purchases. Such is life.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~

35 comments:

Sandy said...

LOl at the fun-guy comment.. Subtle but I caught it there.. Love your card and the sentiment very funny. Thanks for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody. Good Luck!
Sandy :)

Helene Siermans said...

A fun card. Love how you used the stamps in different ways. And I enjoyed reading how you made the backgroung, TFS!
Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar - good luck!
Nick

Joynana said...

Very cute card, love the mushrooms (mushy). Thanks for playing with us at Brown Sugar this week.

Shari said...

Great card! Love the sentiment and that you decorated the envelope.

Thanks for joining us this month at One Crazy Stamper, Good Luck!

Hugs;
Shari G.

Janine said...

Cute and crazy. Thanks for joining us at FOSTV for our Valentine challenge.

MzLavr2 said...

I love this! Mushrooms are just so cute!
Thanks for playing along with Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges!
<3 Pam, PDE DT

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Such a cute card! I love those little mushrooms. Sweet card!

Thank you for sharing your wonderful creation with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Have a fantastic day!! Hope you see you again next week. Hugs, Gloria DT

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Dawn C said...

Very cute. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley this time x

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous love the image papers and beautiful detail bless you for playing at creative craft challenge this week hugs Cherylxxxxx

kdgowdy said...

LOVE, love, LOVE everything about your card!

Linda said...

this is very nice card.

Ruby said...

Cute valentine.

Tracy said...

Adore your card , yummmmy mushrooms and looove your blog!!
Hugs
Tracy
xoxo

Karen (karey2005) said...

Nice card! Fun image and sentiment!

Jen said...

This is so cute.

Angel said...

oh nice!! Love the red accents and those mushrooms!

Kary said...

Cute card! The mushrooms are so cute.

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very cute... I never would have used this stamp with red but you made it work!

Sue D said...

Cute card and great story.

Diana Fernandez said...

he he super cute! Love the mushroom stamp

Gaylynn said...

It's all so mushy and matchy and it goes together perfectly. :)

Desire Fourie said...

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

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

What a fun card and that sentiment is so funny!

kaiahobid said...

Cool image ;) Thank you so much for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge.
Kaia, DT

Donna K - Owner @ Created by Donna K said...

What a fun post! You have made me a fan of the mush with this card. Who knew they'd be so enticing! TFS have a great weekend!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

This card makes me feel all mushy! Love it!

Michelle said...

Beautiful card!

FeistyCrafter said...

What a fun card!

JPScraps said...

Your card is really cute :)

Julie Odil said...

Love this mushy mush card!

Gail said...

Very cute card and I like the inside very much! thank you for entering your creation at Speedy Fox and Friends Love challenge - best wishes on winning and enjoy your weekend! Gail Scott Speedy Fox and Friends DT

jennifer mitten said...

So cute and I agree - why resist when the supplies won't go bad?:-)

Miwa said...

Love your card! Very cute!

Sam said...

Very sweet card, love the colors!!!

Ravengirl said...

MUSHY, gah...I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Friends of Speedy TV!

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