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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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