Greetings and Shiver Me Timbers, Mateys! (I'm actually shivering as we are having a prolonged cold spell). Hope you are warmer wherever you are! I'm sharing a postcard on a birthday card inspired by pirates and luggage.
About a year ago I saw a Cuttlebug Disney die of a pirate ship at a rock bottom price and just had to have it. Now mind you, I already have a Sizzix pirate ship that I've yet to use and it's probably a decade old, but no, I had to get another one. So when Sunday Postcard Art had the theme of Pirates a few weeks ago, I started in on creating with the ship die cut. I needed a pirate so I found Peg Leg Pete at Dr. Digi's. And then life got in the way and it all sat there in it's shoebox lid waiting for me.
The layout for the 4x6" piece and the greeting card was Split Coast Stampers sketch SC258. I turned it 90 degrees left to accommodate my images after resizing to 5x7" (A7).
The end game for this 4x6" card, as is often the case, is on a greeting card, and as one of my nephews is having a birthday soon, that is who I planned it for. Then this past week when SPA's theme was luggage, I was like, geez, I need to finish that because: what kind of luggage does a pirate have? A treasure chest! And the digi has one, so it's an SPA Twofer. And well, it took me so long that a new challenge is up as of today, but being late never made me a quitter, oh no! lol That plus there is no challenge expiration over at SPA, thankfully for me.
So I created the 4x6" first by Distress Ink blending a background of sky on top and water below, then I colaged a torn piece of brown scrap paper for sand. I colored the ship black with my Promarkers, then colored the pirate, bird and treasure chest digi. I used a Sakura gold metallic gel pen to add some shiney shimmer to his shoulder tassles, buttons and the chest. I used a silver one to color his hook. I stamped and heat-embossed the Apple Blossoms Ahoy There and the Skipping Stones Happy Birthday sentiment stamps on some brown scrap paper, cut the Ahoy There with a Lawn Fawn banner die and hand cut the Happy and Birthday. The white wave and the skull and crossbones comes with the ship die. Final thing on the postcard was to edge-distress with Sahara Sand VersaMagic chalk ink.
I then mounted the 4x6" onto a piece of DCWV Maps, Texts and Ledgers 8x8 designer paper collection map paper that I had cut out with my deco scissors and edge-distressed with the Sahara Sand and then with Charcoal Black VersaMagic.
For the inside, I used a brown patterned paper scrap and a deco-cut piece of the DCWV collection ledger paper for a mat. Then I combined several different stamps by Stampendous, Apple Blossom, Inkadinkado and Newton's Nook.
On the back, I used a leftover piece of the DCWV collection map paper cut with my deco scissors as the base mat. On that I laid strips of paper chevron strips that I cut out of the collection papers with an MFT Chevron die. I topped it all with a piece of brown scrap paper on which I'd stamped and heat-embossed my Lawn Fawn siggie on an Apple Blossom porthole and fussy cut out.
A final view. Thanks for visiting. Hope you are having lovely weekend. XOX
MY CHALLENGE PLAYLIST:
1. Sunday Postcard Art: Luggage & Suitcases -- What kind of luggage do pirates travel with? Why, treasure chests, of course! ;-)
3. Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 47: AG with Colouring -- pirate coloured with Promarkers and background is ink-blended with Distress Inks #2/2
6. Arty Divas #32: ATG #1/5
7. Crafty Creations #416: AAG #1/3
9. Die Cut Divas December Challenge: AG with a Die Cut or EF -- I've used pirate ship and banner dies #1/4
10. NBUS Challenge #21: AG with NBUS -- First time to use the pirate ship die 10 challenges max