... a pirate's life for me! This is the last Billy image in the set from Pink Cat Studio and I think he's too cute with his peg leg dog as a sidekick.
The layout is from yesterday's sketch challenge on splitcoast (SC171). I thought Lisa's off-kilter oval was pretty cool looking and perfect for this image since Billy is so much taller than the dog.
I stamped Billy on Papertrey Ink's white cardstock and colored him in with my watercolor wonder crayons and an aquapainter. Then I decided to flock his little dog to make him fuzzy. I couldn't stop there though, so I flocked Billy's hat, boots and belt as well.
I know that real pirates don't have fuzzy hats, but I figured that Billy's dress up clothes probably would be made of felt and could definitely be fuzzy. It adds a little bit of fun to the card!
After the dog was all fuzzified, I had to make his nose shiny too with a little crystal effects. I used crystal effects on Billy's sword as well to give it a little shine.
Then it was time to add a sentiment. Taking a cue from Lauren's post the other day on what makes a card a wow, I decided to pop-up every layer as well as the skull and cross bones in the sentiment.
Stamps: Billy Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio
Ink: Palette Noir Hybrid Ink, Black Marker
Paper: Papertrey white cardstock, Elegant Eggplant, Certainly Celery, Almost Amethyst
Accessories: Crystal Effects, Brown & Black Flocking from Stampendous
Tools: Aquapainter, Watercolor Wonder Crayons, Stampin' Dimensionals, Coluzzle, 1 3/8" & 1 1/4" circle punches, corner rounder punch