Monday, 23 April 2012

1, 2, 3, it's a Pirate's life for me ... :o)

Hi,

It's another Monday in April so it's time to show you another card I've made for my Guest Spot at Incy Wincy Designs. We've got a Sketch Challenge for you this week, and it's a great one:


The DT were provided with a choice of images by Sassy Studios from which I chose Pirate Penny (how gorgeous is she?) and here is my card:


I am so pleased with how she's turned out, because I could see in my mind's eye how I wanted this card to look, but struggled to get there. Then a flash of inspiration arrived, and this card was done!

My card recipe is as follows:
  • Base Card - Centura Pearl 300gsm card in Ivory cut and folded to a 15cm square card.
  • Backing Paper - by Paulette of  Create With TLC. It is called (not surprisingly) World Map Paper. I think this was part of a package that Paulette had put together as a prize for a scavenger hunt on her blog and store. I distressed the edges of the map to give it more of a vintage feel.
  • Sentiment - also by Paulette at Create With TLC and was one of the freebies that Paulette gives away daily on her blog. I think this saying is perfect for a female pirate who had obviously been distracted by her treasure! I layered this word art onto a tag which came from a set by Summer at Summertime Designs called Golden Sunshine. I went over the word "Sparkly" with my ballpoint glue pen, covered it with iridescent embossing powder and heated it. Just check out that sparkle! The whole tag was larger than I needed once the word art was on it, so I cut inside the frame which retained those lovely curves and points but reduced the overall size.  
  • Image - Pirate Penny is just one of the fabulous images by Lindsay that you can find at her store, Sassy Studios - you'll have to go over there to see the other delightful designs that Lindsay has created. I brought this gorgeous girl to life with my Spectrum Noir Pens and then highlighted the gems in the sand with glue and embossing powder as for the sentiment. I distressed the edges and ran over the edge with chalk in light tan to give them a tint. Colours used:
    • Feather - GG1
    • Hat - True Black
    • Hair - GB8, GB10, EB5
    • Skin - FS2, FS3
    • Eyes - DG4
    • Lips - CR10
    • Blouse  EB1, EB2
    • Breeches - BT7, BT9
    • Boots - True Black,
    • Pistol & Cutlass - EB7, IG4
    • Treasure Chest - TN2
    • Gems - CR10, TB5, CG4, EB1
    • Sand - GB1, Colourless Blender
    • Sky - Light Blue Chalk
  • Lace and Gems - from my stash
I hope you like this card as much as I do! Head on over to Incy Wincy and check out what the regular DT did with this sketch, and then show us your take on it!

I would like to enter this card for the following challenge:

Have a great and crafty week.

Hugs, Helen x

15 comments:

  1. Hello Helen. How fabulous. Wonderful image and the background paper is perfect. Great colour combo too.
    Love Sandra xxx

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  2. Hi Helen what a great image, love the colours and papers.

    Hugs Julie x

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  3. Fabulous card Helen, great to have you as our Guest Designer again! you have done an awesome Job with my Sketch LOVE your card.... hugs Samantha :0)

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  4. What a fab card! I love the image and your design.
    Hugs, Heike xx

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  5. Hi Helen what a fab card! Love the way you have distressed the "treasure map" and the sentiment with the image is brilliant xx

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  6. Hi Helen, fab card!Great image and super design, too! What a coincidence...... I made a pirate card yesterday, too??
    Hugs Jo x

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  7. Gorgeous card, love the lace.....

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  8. Fabulous card, great image & design...

    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck..
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  9. Fabulous card, love the distressed map & great image too..

    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck..
    hugs and xxx
    Gemma

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  10. This turned out fabulously~! Love the image with that sentiment.
    Paulette

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  11. Fabulous. Love that paper with the image and what a great sentiment.

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  12. Hi Helen, this is a great take on Samantha's sketch. I love that map - need to know where you got it. Great having you as part of the team.
    Hugs
    Sheryl (Incy DT) xx

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    1. Hi Sheryl - the map came with a paper set called "Invoice Papers" by Create with TLC. See 2 posts above here. I can't find them in Paulette's store, but if you e-mail her she may be able to help you! The sentiment is also by her and was a freebie on her blog - she puts up a freebie daily, in return for some 'blog love' so it's well worth following her!
      Hope this helps. Helen x

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  13. Wonderful pirate card, gorgeous image fabulously coloured! Love the sparkle!

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  14. Aaargh, matey. I lift me mug to ye...'tis a lovely card ye have conjured up thar. Thanky, me hearty, for playin' along with us at CCCC.

    Torrey

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Helen x