Monday, 24 June 2013

An Underwear Affair

Thank you for stopping by the Guild Hall today. We have a visitor here that has travelled to us from the faraway land of Bloxville. They are a strange people there, choosing to wear their small clothes over their tunics and gowns. Corrin came with grave tidings. An invasion of hildabeasts was expected in their land in the next fortnight and she was requesting the assistance of the Crafters Guild to defend the smallfolk. I readily agreed, not only because it was the right thing to do, but also because Bloxville is the realm's major exporter of pigment dust used to create various inks and potions.

This was created for the Creative Card Crew “No Designer Paper” challenge that is happening now! Come play along and you can win a $15 gift voucher to Scrapping Center! Woot!
 
This card was an experiment of sorts. It started with my buying some Distress Paints from the store. Upon returning home, I immediately wanted to play with my new stuff. “I’ll use ‘em to make a background for a card - no problem,” I thought to myself. So I blobbed some red, yellow and purple paint on, sprayed with water, swirled it around. Alright. So far so good. “Oh...let’s use this green on this leaf stencil,” I says to myself. So I grab the stencil and blob on the paint like I’d seen Tim do in some videos, lift up the stencil and TA-DA....well that looks like crap. Wow...I musta done something wrong, because it did not work AT ALL. Okay. I can save this. I dutifully shake the green paint to reapply some and “HOLY @!*# !!! THE CAP IS LOOSE!!!!” At this point, green paint is gushing down the side of the bottle, running all over my hands, dripping on my work surface. Ummm...it was a disaster.


After cleaning that all up, I tightened the cap and blobbed some paint over the horrible attempt at stenciling the leaf pattern and then just stamped some leaves over top the paint (once it was dry of course). Here’s what I learned: 

1) DO NOT twist off those clear caps - they just pull straight off. Twisting them maaaaaay loosen the black part and cause a paint explosion 

2) Stamping with Distress Ink over Distress Paint doesn’t seem to work so well. I let those leaves dry suuuuuuuuper long - even heat setting them - and I was still rubbing green ink off while assembling things. Maybe I’m just not patient enough.

Okay...moving on (sorry that was kinda long). The girl was a combination of the Dylusions “Curious Corrin” and the Unity “Change is a Good Thing” sets. I also stamped a little flower using the Lawn Fawn “Sophie’s Sentiments” set to make the undies look more girly. That whole new CrAzY image was then coloured up using Distress Markers and assembled with some glue of +59 stickiness. The sentiment I stamped using the Unity “Hiya Gorgeous” set. 

On the inside I stamped the undies again to make some “patterned” paper. The top sentiment was stamped using the Unity “Consider Yourself Vintage” set and the bottom came from the My Pink Stamper “Birthday Crazy” set.


On the envelope I used the leaf from the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set (same one I used on the front of the card) and inked it with some different colours of Distress Ink and BLAM stamped it on.


This whacked out creation will show off its tighty-whiteys in the following challenges:

We drew up battle plans with Corrin providing her with what weaponry we could spare. I promised the full Crafters Guild, including Guild Mercenary Kimmy, would there within the fortnight to defend against the evil hildabeasts. She thanked us, blessing our small clothes (it’s a strange custom of their people) and took her leave through a dimensional portal.


~ Guild Master Crystal ~

18 comments:

Jan Ltc said...

Great card xx Jan

Lois said...

You cleaned up your disastrous green blob very well. Cute card! Thanks for joining in on the fun at the Inspiration Challenge on Speedy TV.

Bianca said...

That´s such a fab and funny card! Thank you for joining us at Fairytale Challenge! xx Bianca

Laura Love said...

LOL! What a fun card! Thank you so much for playing along at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week! We hope that you play along with us again soon!

Denise @ kc242 said...

What a fun card. Love all of the different techniques and elements!
Denise

Cynthia said...

Very colorful. I like the inside too!

Donna Mack said...

This is AWESOME!!

Angeline said...

love your fun card! and that sentiment too :D

Kris said...

OMGosh. this is too funny. Love the card.

JPScraps said...

The card is fantastic! Love the story of it's creation :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You rock! This is so much fun!

Corrie said...

Love the sentiment great job

Gaylynn said...

haha, great design for these fun stamps. Love the artwork here. :)

Suzanne C said...

Very Fun and Funky! Glad you joined us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Julie Odil said...

What a bright, fun card.

Tanya said...

Very cool card!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week!

Claudia said...

Great card! Thank you for sharing with us at Fairy Tale Challenge and good luck!

Hugs

Claudia

Vicki Romaine said...

I was checking out your site and I just love you "underwear" cards....They are so cute. I just laughed and laughed at this Big Girl Undies card. Hope you will enter my challenges again. By your blog title I can't tell if these posts are just by you or a group. Let me know.
Vicki
The Cheerful Stamp Pa.

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