Monday, July 22, 2013

Pirate's cove

The current C.R.A.F.T. challenge (#216) is a photo challenge.  Most of the people who have taken the challenge are posting idyllic beach scenes, but I went in another direction.  It is a beautiful beach, but with those ominous cliffs and the deserted look, I can see this being the kind of place pirates hide out. And since I have the new pirate set from The Alley Way Stamps, that's the tack I took on this card.

The image is stamped and then colored with pencils and OMS.  I don't usually do a lot of distressing, but since pirates aren't known for being shiny and new, I used a few distress techniques on this card as well. The dark blue panel is embossed and then roughed up with sandpaper  -- it you use a white-core card stock, this makes the white show thru in random places and gives you a nice distressed look. I also made a panel by splattering ink onto it. That gave me another distressed look.

The layout for this is Feeling Sketchy #65, although the original sketch calls for the image to be quite horizontal, and I switched it to vertical.

Gotta love that "arrgggh!" sentiment -- it covers so many different emotions all in one word.

7 comments:

  1. great card and thanks for sharing at craft this week

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  2. What a cute card...nicely done.
    Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

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  3. Great card Sandy. Thank you for joining the challenge at Feeling Sketchy

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  4. Great card. Love the distressed background. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

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  5. Looks wonderful. Thanks for joining us at feeling sketchy. You might want to check out Lollipop Ladies where the challenge is pirates too.

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  6. Ahoy there Sandy...great card for any young lad or lassy! Thanks for playing at FS xo

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  7. I just love that sentiment...what a smile it will bring to the recipient! Fab image & great embossing.
    Thank you for playing at Feeling Sketchy.

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