Skip to main content

More Advice from Capt'n Jack

I would start this post off with Pirate talk, but I just don't want to butcher the language. The current challenge (going on until Sunday) at Haunted Design House is Pirate's Booty. Crafters are encouraged to make a scary Pirate related creation (you have to check out with the design team and the participants have made - some of the best Pirate stuff I have seen in awhile - really!). I have to tell you that I tried to be scary, but this was about as scary as I could get. I could have made Capt'n Jack a little sinister but Johnny just can't look sinister. Even when he was Edward Sissorhands, he was cute, cute, cute. I could have used a scary sentiment, but I really needed a card for a friend who loves Pirates and is sailing some pretty stormy seas and battling some really big sea monsters! That is scary enough!!!
Inside it reads: Luv, I have been labeled a traitor, captured by cannibals, pursued by zombies, sacrificed to monsters, left for dead on a deserted island, stabbed, shot at, thrown in prison (more than once), lost all my possessions, had my entire crew mutiny, and felt the sharp pain of a broken heart. So you can get through these rough waters - just hold on tight and act tough even if you are shaking in your boots! I used the Octopode Capt'n Jack image (colored with Copics and shade with Tim Holtz tea dye), my wheel and ship are 3-D stickers from HL, the bg paper is an internet coloring book page that I distressed and aged (scraped the edges with sissors, scrunched it up, inked the wrinkles, spritzed with marshmellow glitter mist, and then ironed - yes, I said ironed which I only do when crafting), the Arrrr! and scroll are from Rusty Pickle stamps. I used tons of Stickles and lots of SU! Chocolate chip ink and paper. Hugz to all, and may your sea monsters be small and your waters only rough enough to make it an interesting voyage!

Comments

  1. Love your card!!! Great colors and textures....and of course Johnny wins my heart everytime :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love this,it absolutely brilliant, I like the ship, the ships wheel and the plans in the corner, wonderful!
    Kevin xx

    ReplyDelete
  3. Absolutely FABULOUS card, Nancy!!! Love the striped sails and all the great details you have added. You rocked this card big time!

    ReplyDelete
  4. what a interesting card it is..awesome.. message is soooo inspiring..simply wonderful..

    Samir

    ReplyDelete
  5. Brilliant Pirate card! LOVE the cute Jack Sparrow and the quote inside. Isn't that from the movie? Nice use of embellishments and most of all, the escape plans cracked me up!
    Anyhoo, thanks for walkin' the plank with us this week at Haunted Design House.

    ReplyDelete
  6. What a beautiful Pirate card. So many details to see. Brillant !

    ReplyDelete
  7. Ha! Love the escape plan and then plan b & c. Very cute.

    ReplyDelete
  8. Nancy, I am 'skeered'...hehee I went over and checked out some of the designs at Haunted House..still shakin' in my pirate boots. What a perfect sentiment for your friend who is sailing rough seas at the moment. Love your sails...caught my eye immediately.

    Have a great weekend, my friend!

    ReplyDelete
  9. FABULOUS! Love Jack and your details are amazing! Thanks for joining us for MM at HDH. xxD

    ReplyDelete
  10. Such a cute pirate guy.... wonderful boys card. Thanks for sharing with us at HDH this week.
    BDx

    ReplyDelete

Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Brotherhood Wishes, a Paper Purse, and a Special Mug

Hello friends. No more fun travel or parade pictures - back to every day normal life.  On a positive note, I have been able to fit in some art. Hereis an art journal spread I finished this weekend. I am adding it to Alison's Summer Landscape challenge theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* .   I started the pages in my journal around July 4th after seeing Dina's stripes inspired Mixed Media challenge on Splitcoaststampers.com and got as far as stamping some foliage at the bottom.  I was stuck after that, and I wasn't sure where to go with it next.  A few days later, I was clearing out some things in the craft room and ran across a Thomas Kinkade book I cut up and use in my Bible Journaling.  There was a picture of  the San Francisco Bridge and another of some mountains so I tore them out and added them to my page with Gesso representing some of the beautiful things in America and also Alison's countryside theme.  They did not blend in very well and I needed to alter them to wo

My Favorite Parade

Hello Friends! Hope you had a good weekend.  I look forward to this weekend every year because I love the Fourth of July Parade in Prattville.  It makes me feel like things are right with the world - it is a bit old fashioned, a bit innocent, a bit quirky (actually a whole lot quirky), and a lot of fun.  Anyone can be in the parade as long as you remotely look patriotic.  My kids used to ride their bikes in the parade when they were younger. I thought I would share a few pictures. The mayor and City Council had one of the first floats (by the way all the floats and cars throw candy, necklaces, and toys so the people watching are all paying close attention so they can catch the good stuff). Notice how the floats are really just trailers with a few decorations. This was one of my favorites - it was the sanitation department and they had all their candy in a toilet on the top of the truck - lol!  I am pretty sure it was tootsie rolls - lol again! The local judge - isn't she pretty?  

Hot Air Balloons, Santa Fe, and Watermelon

Hello friends. Posting Day Three from our New Mexico Trip.   When  I was 26, I was on a hot air baloon team.  Our lead pilot back then was awesome and was asked to do a lot of commercial flights and invitationals. My favorite experience was at an invitational in Telluride, Colorado.  Flying down the middle of that city was amazing, but flying around Albuquerque was always wonderful as well.  Anyway, I wanted my daughter to experience the special feeling of being in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque (the balloon capital of the world).  Her son was a bit afraid so he stayed with me. Allie was lucky to have the owner of Rainbow Ryders as her pilot and she met a wonderful woman who is an established travel blogger (I will try to get her contact info and share it because she was very interesting and I bet her blog is interesting too).  They hit it off really well, and she was so encouraging to Allie who wants to get into Social Media Marketing.  For the travel blog video they got to go insid