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!!!
Hello Crafty Friends. I just got the Stamperia Forest Paper and Die Cuts in the mail so I had to play with them right away. I have a combo creation - journal page and card. On the journal page I used my 6x6 Dina Wakley Journal and laid a base of gesso. I then used Dina's pastel crayons and some SU! inks and stamps. Also added in some TH Dress Ink in Vintage Photo since I don't know how to make anything without it (seriously). The eagle is a Stamperia Forest die cut and is coated with gesso. Did a bit of stenciling and distressing to finish the page off. I am linking this the the **Art*Journal*Journey* September Texture Theme (last day - can't wait to see what October's Theme will be). The die cut and the little smears add texture to the already very textured page. I love the blue and green together and was inspired to made a quick card for my Son-in-law who cut down some tree limbs for us the other day. The paper in the middle is from the Stamperia Forest