Friday, 7 February 2014

The Biker and the Nerd

Today I was strolling to the village to do some shopping as I was fresh out of a few essentials for the crafting chambers, when a young man ran up to me.
“ must help me,” he panted, gasping for breath. He wore a beanie atop his head which I immediately thought was odd as I had only seen people from the Thinker’s Tower wear that headgear. I inquired as to the source of his distress and before he could answer I heard the roar of an engine approaching from the road behind us.
“It’s her! She’s found me!” he exclaimed, eyes wide with fear. The man cowered behind me as a large motorized bike roared up, coming to a halt a few meters from us. As the woman controlling the device dismounted, shutting it off, the gears in the powerful machine clicked to a stop and steam spewed from the rear pipe.
“Did you think you could outrun me?” she laughed coming towards the man, seductively flipping her long brown hair over her shoulder. She was dressed in the tight red leather uniform and large shiny black boots that the Harlsies clan wore.
“Please…” the young man squeaked from behind me. 

So a little background (no pun intended) on this card. I was commissioned to make a valentine’s day card with the following parameters: a biker babe and a dark haired guy wearing a beanie because she always bugs him that his “propeller is spinning” when he’s thinking too hard. This was truly a challenge for me. 

Luckily I had recently procured the Kenny K “Megan Foxy” image which is a perfect biker babe looking girl, so I coloured it using Prismacolor pencils. I chose to use The Greeting Farm’s “Special Autumn” set for the boy. The beanie was a problem...I didn’t have any stamps that were even close, so I just ended up using some clip art from my computer and printing it out so it would fit on Ian’s head, earning me +999 improvisation XP points. Both were coloured using Prismacolor pencils.
The heart was cut using the Artbooking cartridge and embossed with my Cuttlebug. I stamped the sentiment using the There She Goes “Smarty Pants” set. The black background paper is this really cool textured paper that looks almost like leather (obviously hard to photograph that). 

On the inside I stamped the sentiment using a couple Unity stamps and the Lawn Fawn “My Silly Valentine” set.

The envelope was stamped using the Dylusions “Further Around the Edge” set. I then added the little ticket from the Tim Holtz “Odds and Ends” set.

This card will nerd out in the following challenges:
Penny’s Challenge #163: Something Old and Something New (old - TGF stamp new - Smarty Pants set)

“What is it you want with this young gentlemen?” I asked the Harlsie.
“He is mine. I stole him from the Thinker’s Tower. By Harlsie law he now belongs to me,” she said, placing both hands on her hips.
“That’s considered kidnapping in most other places,” I countered, slowly inching my hand towards the hilt of the blade I wore on my hip.
“I don’t much care about other places. That nerd is mine!” She lunged for the young man as I drew my long blade, standing in front of him.
“I’d suggest you leave,” I said, my voice steady. “Quickly,” I added.
“You will regret this, stranger,” she said mounting her motorized bike. “You have just made an enemy of the Harlsie clan!” Her bike roared to life and she rode off back the way she had come from.
I turned to the young man, “I think it would be best if you returned to the Guild Hall with me so we can arrange safe transport for you to the Thinker’s Tower.”
“Thank you, m’lady,” the man said as the propeller on his head began to spin.
Yup...definitely weird headgear.

~ Guild Master Crystal ~


Ingrid Mason said...

Crystal, may I take the liberty of awarding you 999+points for combining two creative talents (creative crafting & creative writing) in equal measure to give so much fun and pleasure to others me. :-)

Thank you for sharing this lovely card in our challenge this week. Ingrid xx ( OSAAT Team )

You've certainly started today off with a big smile as I enjoy your adventures into creating this 'naughty but nice' personalised Valentine's card.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

Great job Crystal on the entire card including the beanie creation and of course recounting the story so well...

What a wonderful card inside and out and your colouring is outstanding as always.

Thanks for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week. Good luck.

Lynn, CYP DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Brilliant fun card :) Love the sentiment ! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck.


Stacey Schofield said...

EXCELLENT love what you have done with the images
Stacey S
KennyK Core4

CraftyGirl said...

First off love the card! Second your writing is amazing! Super job on both counts, keep up the great work. I Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Anna-Karin said...

You really solved that challenge! How clever, especially the beany. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Sue said...

A great card and story. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper this month.

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

Super cool card and images !! Thank you so much for joining us at Pile It On Challenges !!

Mayra DTM

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so super cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Shazza said...

love this fun card, great sentiments. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

FeistyCrafter said...

lol....What a fun story to go with your card!! This is very original, love the layout. Great job! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog
Tina dt

Joyce Tompkins said...

Crystal you definitely rose to this challenge! I love the card...very original! Thanks for joining in Jo's Scrap Shack challenge.

Dangina Martinez said...

Great images. We sure are happy to have you join us this week at Loves Rubber Stamps. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Jackie said...

What a fun card and I love how you used the images in relation to one another! Thank you for joining us this week at the Crafty Sentiments Designs Challenge. I hope you play along with us again soon!

Jackie, Crafty Sentiments Designs DT

Louise Palser said...

Fab work. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time, Lou DT x

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Cute story and such a fun card, love the sentiment! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Aunty Sue said...

love the card and mix of image and thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments

Stacy Walker said...

Very nice! Your card made me smile. Thank you for joining us at the 2 Sisters Challenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, I was so entertained by your story! Great card, too. I don't know if I could pull off a commission like this. You did an amazing job! Thanks so much for playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge: Have a Heart!

mags said...

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

Anonymous said...

A fabulous card..thanks for joining us at A Gem Of A Challenge!
Helen x

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, I love your image.
Thank you for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

Jasmine said...

Ha ha! What a fun and clever idea! Love how you combined the two images, and that background is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge!

Regan said...

How fun! Great combination of images for this commissioned work! Love the sentiments! lol Thanks for joining us at KennyK's Krafty Krew!
Team B{iker Girl}

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing this super card for Cheerful Stamp Pad challenge 79: love/Valentine, Hazel, DT - hope to see you again soon x

Karla B said...

Fabulous card!Thank you so much for joining us at The Cheerful Stamp Pad!
Karla B

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