Monday, 27 May 2013

Crash Landings and Lasers

The Lady Commander of Copics and I were just about to set out on our evening campaign to the Sunken Desert when we ran into an unexpected hangup. We had just finished saddling the horses and were about to depart the Guild Hall grounds when a massive hot air balloon descended from the sky. It crashed in a cloud of smoke right in the middle of the front lawn. A woman wearing a tophat with a pink sash hopped out and looked around. Seemingly just spotting my sister and I, she removed her large goggles and strode towards us.
“Where is this?” she demanded.
“I...I’m sorry?” I stammered, not understanding her question.
“Where. Am. I?” she repeated, emphasizing each word. Before I could open my mouth to answer she drew her weapon - a silver plated laser gun.

I designed this card for Creative Card Crew’s “punches & dies” challenge that is happening now! This fortnight we are sponsored by Delicious Doodles who is offering the winner 4 digis!
I used the Steampunk Sally image and coloured her up with Prismacolors. I got so carried away colouring her hair beautifully purple, I didn’t realize that I accidentally coloured her arm as hair...whoopsies. 
After she was done, I set her aside to work on the background. I swiped some Distress Ink on my kraft sheet, sprayed it with water and mopped up the ink with some white paper. After drying it with my heat tool, I stamped the background with the cog image from the Tim Holtz “Industrial Blueprint” set. The gears and cogs I cut using my Cricut and the Robotz cartridge, then embossed them with my Cuttlebug. The sentiment and small gears I stamped using the “Get in Gear” set from There She Goes.

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set and the Mark’s Finest Paper “Celebrate Big” set. I added some gears from the Unity “Nuts and Bolts” set and a stamp from the Dylusions "Further Around the Edge" set.

I stamped the same gears and border stamp on the envelope to make it all matchy-match, earning me +45 coordination exp points.

This steampunk diva will downshift into the following challenges:

“You really don’t want to do that,” I said slowly.

“And why is that, friend? Those are some fine looking animals and I can clearly use some alternate transportation,” she said gesturing to her ruined balloon.
In answer an arrow whistled through the still night air, striking the woman in the hand that held her weapon. Crying out in pain, she was forced to drop her gun and grasped her bleeding hand trying to remove the arrow. In one fluid movement I dismounted Ruffles and had my sword drawn and at the miscreant’s throat. The Guardian of Glitter emerged from the shadows, notching another arrow, aiming at the purple-haired lady.
“I did try to warn you, friend,” I sneered, gesturing with my blade for her to stand, while kicking aside her laser gun. The Lady Commander of Copics bound the strange woman and we lead her to the dungeons to await a trial by the king's jury.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Angelique said...

Gorgeous. Beautiful purple background and love the steampunk embellies.


wendyp said...

Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for playing along with this weeks TSG challenge!

Jackie W said...

Love your steam punk card! Your coloring and background stamps are fabulous! Love the distress ink colors you chose! Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs!
Jackie :)

Lunagirl (Karen) said...

Welcome to Lunagirl Moonbeams ~ thanks for playing in the Diva challenge! I love your fabulous steampunk diva!

Jenn Bedient said...

Ah, Crystal. I do so love reading your stories! The way you broke it up this time, I thought you were giving us a cliff hanger right in the middle LOL Gorgeous card! I would have never noticed the purple arm had you not mentioned it. Love, love, love all the steampunk embellies and your design- just fabbie!

By the way, the challenge theme at Delicious Doodles this week is Steampunk. You should totally enter with such a fabulous card!


- Jenn

mags said...

A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.

Barbara Godden said...

great image and fabulous card, love that you co-ordinated the envelope. Thanks for playing along with The Cheerful Stamp Pad for My Gal challenge.

Sharon said...

Oh i love this steampunk creation! Thanks for joining us at the cheerful stamp pad!

PetraB said...

Love your steampunk theme, she is quite a special lady! Thank you for joining us at Lunagirl.

Michele said...

i love your steampunk diva! thanks for joining our challenge at lunagirl moonbeams! xo

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous Delicious Doodles card you have made here. It fits our challenge this week well of “steampunk”. Thanks for taking part and good luck. Best wishes, Kym (Delicious Doodles Challenge Blog Design Team Member)

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, love the steampunk theme, thanks for playing along with us at The cheerful Stamp pad for the my kind of girl challenge

Vicki Romaine said...

I very nice card and the sentiments works perfectly. Thanks for sharing at The Cheerful Stamp Pad and do come back often.

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