Thursday, April 5, 2012

A young Jack Sparrow????

      LOL  Here's another "everything but the kitchen sink" card.  :-)  It's an "Anything Goes" challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil and I picked out Captain Hugh to use, or should I say Captain Jack.  LOL  What do you think?  Has Jack Sparrow replaced every other pirate you've ever heard of when you think of swashbucklers?  LOL  Scruffy beard and jacked up teeth aside that man is finer than frog hair split four ways!  (That one's for you Lisa M.! Mwahahah)
     Pop over to Mo's store and take a look around.  There's such a great variety of images for ANY occasion.  You don't have to use as many supplies on your card as I did :-), but we'd love to have you join in the fun this week.  And speaking of joining in, we are welcoming a brand new team member this week.  The sweet Barb Hardeman is coming aboard to add some more inspiration for you.
     Here's a run down of how I created this card.  The image was colored with Copics and Prismas and matted twice.  Little Captain is mounted on top of a row of waves that I created by using the negative of a scalloped edge die.  I added a little white acrylic paint dabber to the peaks.  The brown paper underneath is actually a treasure map print but most of it got covered up.  :-(  On the left side I ran some kraft through a Cuttlebug folder for the wood grain and inked it lightly.
     I'm really ashamed at how much stash I have that I've forgotten about.  I remembered I had some TH grunge board hinges, but was totally clueless that there was a fantastic skull and cross bones in the same package.  Isn't it an awesome embellie!  I painted it with white paint dabber first and then lightly inked it with Versamark and added white opaque embossing powder.  I should have tapped off a bit more of the powder before embossing for a little grainier texture, but it looks cool anyway.  I inked it with Pumice Stone to fill in the little cracks and crevices.  The hinge pieces were inked with Versamark and covered with Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder.  After embossing I rubbed off the crystals and added Vintage Photo Distress ink for a wonderful rusted look.  Thank you Tim Holtz for all your amazing ideas.  :-)  I added some tiny brads and attached the hinges over the wood grain piece that I'd added eyelets and some jute cord to.  If you've got a pirate you have to have some rope on there somewhere.  LOL
     Last but not least I created the spyglass view.  The treasure map paper comes from a DCWV 12 x 12 pad that had a couple of other pirate theme sheets.  One had that great pirate ship on it so I ran it through my scanner, reduced it to fit, and printed it out.  I cut two chipboard circles with a Nestie and mounted the ship onto a solid one.  Very carefully I added ink with a Versamark pen just on the ship image and added UTEE.  I did this a couple of times.  For the other chipboard circle I cut the inner part out and embossed the rim with gold embossing powder.  I glued it on top of the image and added a couple more layers of UTEE to fill in the inner circle.   So now you know what Little Captain was seeing in his spyglass.  :-)
     I hardly ever finish the inside of a card, but I decided to do it for this one.  Nothing fancy, just a sentiment to finish the theme.
     So there you have another kitchen sink project and hopefully a little inspiration for Mo's challenge this week.  Hope to see you in the entries.  :-)
     I'd like to enter Hugh/Jack into the following challenges:

Fab 'n' Funky--embossing (wet and dry here)
Little Darlings--outside
Celebrate the Occasion--child's birthday
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--birthday
Cards for Men--the great outdoors
Crafty Boots--nautical/red, white, and blue
Karen's Doodles--make it for a male
Pollycraft--water, water, everywhere
Catered Crop--brads
2 Sisters--birthday fun
Crafty Emma--no girls allowed

     Happy crafting!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye, DCWV, Bazzill, Recollections, Kraft Outlet chipboard, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Captain Hugh"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Versamark, Vintage Photo and Pumice Stone Distress inks
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large, Labels One, and Classic Ovals Large, Crop-a-dile, Cuttlebug, Distressed Stripes embossing folder, Memory Box Classic Scallop die, Marvy Uchida Heat Gun
  • Miscellaneous:  UTEE, Vintage Photo Distress, Stampendous Opaque White, and Ranger Gold embossing powders, Snow Cap paint dabber, We-R-Memory Keepers eyelets, jute cord, Spare Parts brads, Tim Holtz grunge board pieces


Ros said...

Goodness ... how much work you put into this ... I love the pirate feel with the 'wood' and rope ... the image is superb and that little ship ... Amazing!!

Tammy said...

This card is fantastic - seeing cards like this was one of the reasons I started crafting AND its for a boy! - we all know how difficult it can be to make cards for the little and not so little men in our lives. Wonderful wonderful work, I adore it. xx

FerrellGraph-x said...

Oh I just love this card Tracy!!! It's so fantastic! I know my little man would love it too! I'll have to case yours for him :p
Kindest regards,

Mau xx said...

Tracy this really is a Work of Art I can't believe the detail you put into your creations, its truly amazing!!!!!
why does it take me 6hrs to decide what papers I am goung to use :( I will be along to play later today,but first I need to go look up this little Jack He is Adorable xxxx
Congratulations to Barb for joing a fab team xxx
Hugs Mau xx

Lisa Minckler said...

Awwww, dadgum been busier than a cat buryin' a turd on a concrete floor! N' I'm as happy as a woodpecker in a lumber yard to see this har card o' yers.
I thank ye fer the translation in yer post too. LOL!

I just have to say, this card is outstanding. I love UTEE spyglass. Yours looks so much better than mine turned out, ain't no 'blob o' gunk' on yours.
The water is perfect and the treasure map and the hinges and that skull and the little pirate is colored to perfection!!!

What a wonderful way to start my mornin' seeing your inspirational creativity!
Happy Easter weekend too. :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Well this is just incredible - what an amazing amount of work and boy, has it paid off!! Just love everything on this - so darn cute :)

Carla S. said...

This is such an amazing card, Tracy! I love all the special details you added! Must have taken ages to do, but worth it for this fabulous creation! Awesome coloring, too!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous, not only great colouring but a brilliant design.

Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Allisa said...

Another awesome card, love all of the details!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Ooh love the spyglass...the scene looks awesome! All of your details are perfect and your colouring is always tops :D

Unknown said...

Wow Tracy this is Super-Dooper, I love all the embellishments they are so perfect , fab paper and the inage is just gorgeous .well done this is FIRST CLASS Hugs Elaine

Unknown said...

And I thought I was in love with the real Jack, lol! I'll have yours anytime Tracy, he's just the coolest of all pirates!! Love your card with those fab embellies, gorgeous!!! Hugs, Ira

Sara said...

Love your Pirate and all the embellishments and inking. Thank you for joining in the Crafty Boots challenge with your Nautical card . Sarax

Dorcas said...

THis is brilliant Tracy! I love the white capped waves and the rugged door hinge and the porthole too, really great card. I have this stamp ready to color but just haven't yet. I really love this!

Amy said...

Super cute & fun card- love all of the elements you used! Thanks for playing at CTO this week! :)Amy

Alina said...

absolutely beautiful card, Tracy, I like everything about it!
hugs, Alina

Sandy Palmer said...

Oh wow, what an amazing card! I just love all your coloring, and fabulous inking for the waves! Lot's of fun details to look at also! :)

Adrian said...

Amazing!!!!!, thanks for playing @ CTO!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Love all the texture and framing and how you have shown the ship that the cute little pirate is spying with his glass! Gorgeous! Hugs, Lesley

Broni said...

Fabulous card, Tracy!

Barb Hardeman said...

Hi Tracy! Thanks for the welcome! I'm really excited to be on board - AT LAST!! Great minds think alike, right? Well I just finished a card for an upcoming challenge using the hemp through some large eyelets too. Though your embellies are much more fun than my simple ones...but I digress! Your card is completely fabulous! A young Jack Sparrow to be sure and twice as cute!! The eyeglass is so creative! You've finished the inside perfectly, your sentiment is perfectimo! Hugs...Barb <><

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a fabulous card, Tracy! Such amazing detail and creative design. Love the waves you created with the negative pieces and love all the pirate touches like the hinges, skull, and rope. And how stinkin' cool is that spy glass view?

Linda McClain said...

Oh My Goodness Gracious Gravy! Wow, wow, wow. This is amazing. I'm so glad you shared it with us at Catered Crop - I wouldn't have wanted to miss this one. Fantabulous!

Dawn B. said...

Do you ever make anything but fantastic when you stamp.. This is another WOWOWOWOW card. Love this one. The hinges are perfect and so is everything else. You must have a great stash..:)

Unknown said...

What an amazing card. I just love that image. And the design of your card is fabulous. Looks great my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Natali said...

Wow!!! All details absolutely amazing!! Love everything on this card. Fantastic!!

Debbie said...

This my dear Ms. Tracy this is the perfect little boy card. What little boy wouldn't love this. Every detail is just pefect!!!

Love it.

Maria said...

Super super fabulous card! Love the little pirate and wood and rope to the side! Great waves and coloring, too! Great job!!!

Sheila said...

I love everything about this card. Your work is stunning and your blog beautiful too. Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week, Sheila:)X

Jinny Newlin said...

I can smell the seashore! Way to pull so many textural elements into one absolutely stunning, cohesive design!

Vicky said...

Totally fantastic card that any male would love. I love the image, love all Mo's images & love the added details.

Thank you for joining us over at CES Challenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Julie said...

Awesome card - love this Mo image and your colouring and detail is perfect! Thanks for joining us at CES Challenges this weeek, Juliexx

Joey said...

Tracy this is stunning, love the rope embellie such a great touch, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft. Joey xx

Valchen said...

Wow, it's soooo cute! I love it! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sisters Challenge Blog!

Shelby said...

Another fantastically done card! Love how you've made the waves and the post and the skull is ust a great touch. Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles.


Sunshine HoneyBee said...

No one would be walking the plank with this wonderful card. Your coloring is wonderful. I'm a big fan of Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow as you can tell by the wonderful sketches of him my daughter did that I have on my blog sidebar.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Pat said...

Hi Tracy...sorry it's taken me so long to comment!! I'm on vacay in AZ, ya know..and have been busy busy busy with the grandkiddos, all of whom love crafting! hehehe!! Your card is fabulous!! I love it! Such a cute little pirate...and your coloring and designwork are always! And such fun!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Esther said...

Wow, you did a fabulous job on this darling card!
Love your design and all the wonderful elements!
Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Wow what beautiful details and elements, so much to look at on your fabulous card! Sorry I am late but I wanted to thank you for joining us @ CTO for our "Kids Birthday" Challenge :)

Iulia said...

Now, this is what I call JUST GREAT in every way! I've loved this since the first moment I saw it in the yahoo folder. It's just the perfect guy card.
All the details are perfectly chose; that rope, the paper, everything!