Saturday, 11 January 2014

A Lovely Investigation

As the Lady Commander of Copics is absent, having flown by hippogriff to the sandy beaches of Floundering Reef, I was left on my own to investigate the ominous warning I received last week about the Festival of Hearts. In the relative safety of my crafting chambers, I summoned a lyubov fairy. She appeared on the edge of my desk, swinging her little legs back and forth as she gazed up at me curiously.

This card was created for the Just Some Lines January Challenge that is happening now. Our theme this month is Favourite Colour Combo. I chose to use pink and brown as I love how these two colours look together.

I started off by colouring the Just Some Lines image using Distress Markers and my fabled Hydrabrush of +20 wetness. The background was made using this weird textured, fibrey paper I purchased at Michaels and rubbing it in Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo DI...soooooo...turns out when you spray water on those two colours, it sorta turns a tad orangey. Ooopsies. The Vintage Photo ended up looking a little more like the Tea Dye colour. I definitely would’ve liked it a little more browner in the background, but I liked the pattern of the ink, so decided to keep it. The word was cut out using the Create-a-Critter 2 cartridge and the hearts in the background were stamped using the Unity “Loads of Love” set. 

On the inside I stamped more Unity hearts and a Unity sentiment. The bottom sentiment came from the Lawn Fawn “My Silly Valentine” set.

I stamped the envelope using the same hearts to tie everything together, earning me +90 knotted exp points....from the tying....knots....ya.....nevermind...

This inky card will run into the following challenges:

I asked the lyubov fairy if she knew anything of the warning the love sprites had uttered, bribing her with stale candy hearts I had found in the back of the pantry, clearly left over from last year. She was unable to resist the sugary heart shaped messages and was soon spilling the beans on a plot hatched by the infamous wizard, Black Soot-Ture, to ruin the Festival of Hearts once and for all. Now that I knew who was behind it all, I simply had to concoct a plan to defeat him.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~ 

22 comments:

Mollie said...

Super fun card! Love the look of it! Your image is so cute and I love how you combined the Cricut with a Digi! Thanks so much for sharing with us at FCCB this week!

Emily - Mollie's Motif

Faith Wallace said...

I think the coloring looked perfect. It achieved a really unique effect. Thank you for joining FCCB for the challenge this week. Faith

Michelle N. said...

Very cool coloring of the little girl & background! The digi looks great on the LOVE cut-thanks for joining us at FCCB this week!

shelia said...

Very cute Valentine. I like the sweet image and how you colored her! Great background too. Thanks for playing along with us at DRS Designs!

Diane MoneyGoolsby said...

Hi, Crystal: Like your 3rd entry too--adorable--think this one is the best! Thanks for entering our Challenge #52 - "Anything Goes"

Diane
Simply Create Too Design Team Member
http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

ScrappyHappyMommy said...

Sweet card and LOVE the color combo! Thanks for joining us this week at FCCB!
Anita
DT FCCB
http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

Ro Donner said...

Very cute card, both inside and out! Thanks for playing along with us this week at FCCB!

Athina said...

How fun! I love the image sitting on top of the letters. Just adorable! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

wannabcre8tive said...

A super cute card, Crystal.

Gale said...

This is so adorable. I just love the cute image. Thanks for playing along with us in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Creative Craft Challenges 2 and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

Missy said...

This is so cute, I really like the large sentiment! Thanks for joining FCCB's "sentiment" challenge this week!

Marja B. said...

How cute! Thanks so much for sharing at Simply Create Too!

Marja
Simply Create Too DT

Leanne said...

Love this card, very cool image and colored wonderfully. Nicely done with the envelope too. Thanks for playing our Anything Goes Challenge at One Crazy Stamper!

Leanne DT@OCS!

candlesinthegarden said...

Super cute card Guild Master Crystal! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays ;-)

xxcalamityxx said...

Love your colour choice !! Thanks for joining us over at FCCB this week xhugsx Nikki

Shari said...

Adorable and your color choice is one of my favorites!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.

PaperDaisies said...

Such a sweet design. I love how you have showcased the image. Great job. Thank you for joining us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Larelle-Susanne Thoms said...

adorable,loved this super cute, Thanks so much for joining the Anything Goes Challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps, I hope to see more of your amazingly wonder projects in future events and challenges. Hugs Larelle-Susanne DT

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

That is so adorable, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Gemiel said...

Great card!!! The little girl is just too cute and I love how you positioned her on the Love word. Thanks so much for joining the MFPSpeedyTV Color Challenge this week. I hope you continue to play along with us. Blessings!

Samantha said...

such a cute card, Thanks for Playing along with us this time at Top Tip Tuesday Challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Samantha K said...

What a great card. I love the fact you've created a matching envelope too. Your blog posts are always so fun to read...hehe...Hope you can defeat him :p xx Thank you for joining us over at Top Tip Tuesday Challenges x
Little Pear Tree

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