Monday, February 6, 2012

A Pirate!!!


I just discovered Lily's Octopode images, and I am so hooked! I decided to try this week's Octopode Factory Challenge which is to create something in shades of grey. This Captain Jack and fence are the first images I have acquired so my card had to involve them. If you are interested in the very cool world of the Octopode Factory, check it out here.

I combined the Octopode Factory challenge with the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge focusing on a vacation at the beach. I stretched the vacation part of the challenge, but I always kind of thought that Captain Jack lived every day like it was a vacation day.

I know this card is quite a bit different from my normal creations, but I really like it. I can't wait to try another Octopode image - I am trying to decide between Ziggy Stardust, Edward Sissorhands, and the Zombie lovers....

To make this card, I colored my Captain and the fence with various shades of Grey Copics and an Almost Navy SU! Marker. I then repeated a quote from Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl over and over on some old Creative Memories paper. I added some black and grey strips and some pearls. I cut out the circle and scalloped circle using Spellbinders Dies. I sponged the sky, sea, and beach using a section of sponge and some Stazon Black ink mixed with SU! Chocolate Chip. I then added a little stickles, a feather, part of a SU! Ship from the Open Seas sets, a black flower, a brad, and a scrap of Christmas ribbon.

I am feeling much better - thanks to everyone for their thoughts and prayers. Hugz!!!

9 comments:

  1. this is fab! thanks for joining us at the octopode factory!

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  2. This is really fun, Nancy! I love your pirate card--very cool!

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  3. Move over Johnny Depp - there's a new guy in town! Totally cute and fun card!

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  4. What a totally fun card!! Loved Johnny Depp in Pirates. Great colouring, deatils and card! You rocked this one big time!!

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  5. Hey!!! Glad to see you crafting. Hey how much did it cost the pirate to get his ears pierced???? A buck-n-ear (buccaneer)....lol Oh gosh, I am starting off to early. This is adorable. I love the shades of gray. How fun this is. I need to go check it out. I am looking for something fun for a boy for Chris's cards to take to the hospital. Hope you have a great day!

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  6. First I would like to welcome you to the wonderful world that is The Octopode Factory! Your card is fabulous and I love how you have layered the images not to mention all those glorious shades of gray :) Thanks for joining us at TOFF...can't wait to see what you come u with next <3

    Amy*

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  7. Awesome! Your coloring is fabulous! I love the paper you used and what you did on the circle...how cool!

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  8. Absolutely love this digi and love the way you've done this too! I'm the same way about The Octopode Factory - came across them a few months ago and just adore them!! Gives me a break from all the cute and fluffy :)

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  9. what a fun card so glad you joined us at Sugar Creek Hollow
    hugs

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