Thursday, 7 July 2016

Li'l Pirate Birthday

I don't normally make very fancy cards for children's birthdays, but I have this gorgeous 'L'il Pirate' image from Kenny K Stamps and it's my very own little girl's birthday (so I get to keep this card lol).
I started with a base of bronze card and added a wood plank effect paper right across, as if to be the deck of a ship. I ripped and Distress Inked some burlap postcard paper which I attached at an angle to the bottom left.  
Next I ripped and screwed up some Core'dinations Tim Holtz Kraft-Core card, then sanded it to distress.  I know some people are afraid to screw the paper up, but it creates and wonderful worn effect when sanded.  I think the colour I chose actually looks a bit like worn leather.
I attached the coloured image over this plus a Treasure Map image from Meljen's Designs, which is perfect for this theme. (Melissa is now moving in a different direction with her art, so unfortunately her digital images are no longer available to purchase).
I continued by threading some leather thong through a small piece of burlap, which I attached at an angle over the burlap postcard paper. I added my Distress Inked (Vintage Photo) sentiment and finished off with some metal gears and brads.

Promarkers used: Coral, Sunkissed Pink, Oatmeal, Saitn, Pastel Beige, Black, Cool Greys 3, 4 & 5, Forest Green, Apple, Buttercup, Tulip Yellow, Mustard, Raw Sienna, Sandstone, Caramel, Burnt Sienna, Cocoa, Lilac, Amethyst, Purple, Aubergine, Berry & Crimson.
Also used: Gold Sharpie

I am entering this cad into the following challenges:
  1. A Bit More Time To Craft - #23 Anything Goes
  2. Artistic Inspirations - #160 Anything Goes
  3. Craft Your Passion - #319 Anything Goes
  4. Crafting By Designs - July Anything Goes
  5. Crafting With An Attitude - #17 Anything Goes
  6. Crafty Gals Corner - #79 Lots of Layers
  7. Fab 'n' Funky - #312 Two or More Designer Papers
  8. Inspiration Destination - #93 Anything Goes
  9. Lil Patch of Crafty Friends - #37 Anything Goes


  1. Such a great card.You've coloured the image beautifully and love the olde worlde feel.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week.
    Lisa x

  2. Love your card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner! Jeanie, DT

  3. Delightful creation, love the beautiful colours and thanks for joining in our current challenge.x[aNNie Lil Patch of Crafty Friends DT]

  4. Super cute image, love all the added details

    Thank you for sharing with us at Inspiration Destination this week, good luck
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Aaargh, X marks the spot with your treasure of a card matey! Love the way you've used your '2 or more designer papers'. Fabulous card. Perfect for our last challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Sorry to pop in late with my comment. It's been one of 'those' weeks. Hugs, Wends xoxo Fab 'n' Funky DT

  6. Lovely card thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations Louise DT x


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