Saturday, January 14, 2023

Love is the magic potion...

Hello friends!

It's the first Scenic Saturday card of the new year over on the Bellarific blog and since it is the fourteenth I figured why not jump ahead and make a Valentine's Day card. The Oddballs, with their deadpan expressions and slightly edgy attitudes were calling to me and I finally settled on this fabulous Love Potion Oddball to build a scene around. First I stamped her onto the lower left corner of the card front using Memento tuxedo black ink and then added the sentiment that comes with her to the upper right corner. The lyrics from the old Love Potion Number 9 song kept running through my head and I imagined Madame Ruth's potion room as rather dark and mysterious so I grabbed my Copic markers and colored a frame around the sentiment that it wouldn't get lost on a dark wall. To embellish the rest of the room I borrowed elements from a couple other stamps in my Stamping Bella stash. First, was the crystal ball that is part of the Crystal Ball Bundle Girl stamp. I just wiped the ink off of the Bundle Girl's hand before stamping, then drew the missing line back in using a Copic multi liner black pen. Next I added some of the smaller bottles from the Curvy Girl Loves Essential Oils stamp to the shelf I colored onto the wall. Because masking all of these little things into place would have been hard and time consuming, I opted to stamp them all on scratch pieces of card stock, fussy cut and then glue them on at the end. You'll notice there are eight bottles on the shelf, as I figured it would be funny to see Love Potions one through eight back there. So, while this may not be your typical lovey dovey Valentine, it's sure to make the right recipient feel the love, LOL!  ;)    

Stay crafty! 

Supply list:
cardstock- My Favorite Things and Copic X-Press It
stamps- Stamping Bella (Love Potion Oddball, Crystal Ball Bundle Girl and Curvy Girl Loves Essential Oils)
ink- Memento tuxedo black
My Favorite Things A2 stitched rectangle stax set 2
Sharpie extra fine white pen
Pear Blossom Press gold gel pen

Wink of Stella clear glitter pen

Copic markers:

skin- E000, E00, E11, E04, R00, R20

hair- RV00, RV02, RV04, RV06, RV09, RV99
eyes- BG0000, BG000, C2, E35, E59

clothes- W2, W4, C2, C3, C7, C10, T5, T8, YR23, YR24, BV04, BV17, BV29, BV000, BV02

potion bottle- RV000, RV10, RV11, RV13, Y02, YR23, YR24, E47, C0, C2, C4, B000
floor/shelf- E31, E33, E35, E43, E44, E47, E49

crystal ball- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, RV00, RV02, BV0000, BV000, BV01, BV02
table- Y11, Y21, Y26, Y28, BV04, BV17, BV08, BV29

small potion bottles- E31, E34, C1, C3, BG000, RV21, RV23, RV25, RV63, RV66, RV02, RV06, RV13, RV14, RV52, RV55, R81, R83, R85, RV09, RV99, RV02, RV17
wall/frame- W6, W7/E55, E57, E49, RV00, RV02