Saturday, 1 June 2013

That Was a Snap

Welcome to the Guild Hall. Don’t mind the puddles everywhere. We just returned from a rather interesting quest that took us underwater to rescue a clan of merpeople from a mutant rampaging crab. Rather than arriving by raven, the message was contained within a floating water bubble. I didn’t know how we were going to make it underwater without some kind of breathing apparatus, but luckily my new contacts at the Wizards' Institute of Technocery were able to create a spell for us that would allow us to breathe underwater just like the merpeople. 

This card was crafted for the Just Some Lines Anything Goes challenge happening now. Simply create something using any Just Some Lines image and you can win some digis! There’s a freebie provided in case you need a JSL image to play with :)

I started this card by printing out the crab image and masking off his snappy hands and body. Armed with some Dylusions spray ink, I set to work on the background, adding the tentacle type thing from the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set. I coloured the tentacles with Distress Markers. Unmasking the ‘lil crabby, I coloured him with Prismacolors. I then decided to give him a little bow using the Lawn Fawn “Love ‘n Breakfast” set. I added some Tea Dye Distress Ink to the bottom to make it sandy, then immediately regretted that decision. Oh well. The punny sentiment I stamped using the Lawn Fawn “Harold’s ABCs” set. Last I cut some seashells using the Create-a-Critter cartridge and adhered them to the side to try and cover up the big blob of ink on the left, earning me +284 disguise exp points.

I stamped the envelope using the same tentacle image to make it match the card.

This snappy creation will scuttle into the following challenges:

We eventually found our way to the merpeople and easily slayed the giant crab. I’m unsure as to why the merpeople were unable to take care of this creature themselves considering they all brandish rather sharp looking tridents. No matter, we were rewarded with gold pieces. As well, we decided to return the crab carcass to the Guild Hall and hold a feast tonight! I sent a message to Olga, one of the house gnomes who works in the kitchens, to bring up lots of butter from the stores - lots and lots of butter Yum!

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Lin said...

Such a unique card for Father's Day! Thanks for playing with us at Simon Says Stamp, Crystal!

Jeri said...

Hee hee-this made me chuckle with the cute crab and sentiment. Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz TV.

girlia said...

so cute. love this card thanks for joining us this week at cards tv stamps

Dewi Lestari said...

It's so cute! Thanks for joining at Creative Craft Challenges: For the Fellas

Sara S. said...

Fun card! That crab is adorable. Thanks for joining us at Card Crafter's Circle this week!

Melissa said...

Cute card and wonderful sentiment, thanks for joining CTVS!

Sue B said...

Aww this is really sweet… what a cute crab! I love the background effect… so pretty… and the embellishments are just perfect… love the shells! :-)
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
Hugs Sue xx

Kelly Neis said...

Love your crab, he is so cute! The shells on the side are great. Love your background and the sentiment too. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs Kelly

Paula Bee said...

Cute card! Love that little crab and the inked background is awesome! I also love the coordinated envelope...too cute! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

Tabitha Davis said...

Great project. I love all the colors and everything.
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Wendy Fraser said...

Such a fun card, love that grumpy looking crab, he's crabby in every way lol! Thanks for joining us at A gem of a Challenge xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

Fabulous card, great idea and love that crab!!
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of A Challenge
Sue xx

Min said...

Cute - love the sentiment!
We are so happy you joined us this week for the Catch The Bug Anything Goes Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps!
Be sure to visit The Bug Blog today for a new challenge!
Hugs & Happy Days!
Kaymin Kreations

Sarah said...

Great card-- love how you decorated the envi too! Thanks for creating with us at CardzTV!

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