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.
“Please...you 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 ~