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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!!!


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

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

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

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

  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) 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!

  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


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

  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 :)

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


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