Thursday, April 10, 2008

Yo ho, yo ho...

... 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


KimberlyG said...

This is definitely a "WOW" card! It is adorable! :D

Lisa said...

Billy is VERY cute!! reminds me of the SU pirate boy. enjoy Nap time for as long as you can! Glad to see you got some craft time in.

Juliana said...

This is a wow--I but it took sometime to cut the skull and cross bones!!
BUT it looks so CUTE!!!!
Such a fun boy card!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh I love him in a circle! SO flippin cute! Great colors too.

Carrie said...

I can't get enough of Billy either:) Love all the stamps in this set:) Great job!

Lori Barnett said...

awesome card! I so need more boy stamps! You have been making some cute one :)

Tandra said...

THAT is THEE cutest card ever!! Adorable! You are fabulous!!!