Thursday, 28 February 2013

This Spells Trouble

You may recall the succubi we vanquished last fall, and how difficult that battle was. I foolishly thought we had seen the end of these terrible creatures, but I was gravely mistaken. The Lady Commander of Copics and I were cleaning out some of the old rooms in the catacombs, when I came across one that was filled with ancients texts. As I am invariably drawn to books, I soon found myself sitting on the cold stone floor of the room, open texts strewn about. When the Lady Commander came to see if I was done with that room, I was in the same position, more books piled around me. “Have you been sitting there, reading this whole time?” she asked, incredulously. I looked up at her, guilt written all over my now dusty face. “And I suppose there’s nothing from this room that you’re willing to part with?” she asked, picking up a nearby wordsmith tome. “Look at this junk,” she said, idly flipping pages. Suddenly, a succubi burst forth from the pages, shrieking and advancing towards us with outstretched claws.

I started this card by making the background. I spritzed some blue and red Dylusions spray ink on a piece of paper, making a right mess of my desk. After that was dry I used the Dylusions “Letter Jumble” stencil and sprayed it with some black Dylusions spray ink, staining my hands black. I tore a page from an oooooooold dictionary (like I had this dictionary when I was in elementary school) and stamped the Stampotique image onto it. I really like that stamp, but it is probably my least used out of my Stampotique lot. I specifically chose the dictionary page that had words like “grumpy, gruff, grumble, growl”, because I thought it went well with the sentiment. That was stamped using my shiny new stamp set - Dylusions “Say It How It Is”. Distressed the heck out of everything, added a couple brads and some cordy string and called it done.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using one of my Stampotique stamps. The coffee cup I stamped on some leftover paper from that dictionary page using the Crafty Secrets “Coffee and Tea” set. I added a little border using the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set. I’m not sure exactly what I will use this card for, or who the recipient will be, but it makes me laugh.

On the envelope I stamped some more of that border to make the envelope all matchy match.

This card will shamble into the following challenges:
Stampotique Designer’s Challenge #88: Use Text
Paper Playtime Challenge #4: Sentiment Stamps
Love to Create Challenge #54: Wrap It Up
Simon Says Stamp and Show: The Stamp You Love (but don’t use)
Spark Your Creativity Now! Challenge #6: Anything Goes
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp: Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday Challenge #258: Something Old (that dictionary page is from my old elementary school dictionary - at least 22 years old!)
MFP SpeedyTV Simple Salutations Challenge #34: Anything Goes

As the succubi stumbled closer, I reached for the dirk I was wearing on my hip. Angela stood gaping at the demon, the wordsmith tome from whence the creature had emerged, still clutched in her hand. As soon as the creature was within striking distance I drove my dirk through its gnarled neck, black liquid gushing over my hands. As the demon crumpled to the floor my sister and I looked at each other and at the same time declared, “Dibs out on cleaning that up!”

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Lauri Mccloud said...

You guys are funny! So, who's the published one? I love fiction and would love to read more.

Jenn said...

LOVING this card. Great elements.

Thank you for joining us at Stampotique Designers Challenge! Hope to see you again soon.


Mian said...

Wonderful card with fabulous details and great design!

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

Janis said...

That just makes me giggle! Great creation! Thanks for playing at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Deb said...

Fabulous card!
Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!
have a great weekend, Debxx

soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so fun! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli :)

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Cool paper piecing of the sentiment. Creative use of the old dictionary page. Thank you for entering MFP Simple Salutations Anything Goes challenge.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"
MFP SS Hostess

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Hee hee! Love the sentiment! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Cool!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


Gez Butterworth said...

Brilliant cards. Thank you for joining Stampotique Designers Challenge. Gez

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