Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Yay for time zone differences!

This weekend I wasn't able to participate actively in the "Talk Like a Pirate" party over at the Odd Bird Planet forum at Splitcoast Stampers. I finally got a bit of time to work on two ideas today and snuck these in on time because of the three hour time difference. Yahoo!

The "Wishing You Loads of Loot" card was created for the challenge to make a regular critter into a pirate. I drew an eyepatch onto Priscilla Cat and added a pirate hat, complete with skull and crossbones, to Chester Parrot Left. Cake Stack was added to be the "loads of loot", so I could use the card as a birthday card. The papers are from the Oh Baby! Boy collection by Basic Grey.

The "You Are My Treasure" card was created for the challenge to make a card that used the sentiment "You Are A Treasure". My old and beloved K & Company stickers came to the rescue! The stamps are Treasure Chest and Little Al Pirate Owl.

Both cards were stamped with Memento Ink and colored with Copic Markers. I used Spica markers on Priscilla's collar, Al's eyes, and on the gemstones and jewels in the treasure chest. I used the Pentel Gold Gel ink pen to color the chest's lock and the coins, crowns, and other treasure in the chest. I used two different Distress Inks (Old Paper & Tea Dye) to color the stamped oval image and the sentiment of the Treasure card. I think I went a little overboard. I've got to remember that "Less is more!" Oh! I used mini eyelets. I can't remember the last time I pounded eyelets, so that was fun!

I used Faded Jeans Distress ink on the edges of the birthday card.

My scanner does not like reflective anything, so the bling from the Spica markers is not showing up.

Thanks for visiting today!


  1. You are quite the expert with scenes!!!! Any advice that you're willing to divulge??? Thanks :)

  2. These are wondeful Kathi! I love the way you used the photo corners on the first one - looks awesome. And the map background on the second is perfect!

    I missed the pirate party.... sigh...

  3. WOWZERS both of these cards are winners! Wonderful wonderful details!