Monday, February 6, 2012
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!!!