Saturday, 13 May 2017

Ahoy Matey!

Hi Bloggers.

Here's today's card -

For the background, I popped some Phill Martin CS Vintage Blue Ink Spray Mist into a Water Brush. I used this to apply a wash over a piece of Coconut White Card. I wet a Natural Sponge and dabbed it over my background. I distressed the edges with a Woodware Edge Crimper and then inked with Smudged Charcoal CS Colour Cloud using a Smoothie. I matted onto Black Card and then Coconut White Card.
I stamped the image from the Ahoy Matey Stamp Set onto Watercolour Card using Onyx Black Versafine Ink. I coloured in using CS Essentials Watercolour Palette with a Water Brush. For the sword, I popped a little Graphite CS Shimmer Paint onto my Craft Sheet and used my Water Brush to colour. I added Sakura Black Gloss Glaze Pen for the buttons. I matted onto Black Card.

I coloured another piece of Card with the Vintage Blue Ink Spray Mist. I stamped the sentiment from the same stamp set using Versafine Ink. I cut it out using Sue Wilson's Double Pierced Circles Set B and cut a mat out of Black card using Sue's Double Pierced Circles.

I painted a piece of Black Card with Graphite CS Shimmer Paint. Once dry, I cut out the ships wheel and anchor from Sue's Nautical Accessories Die Set. I sanded them with a Sanding Block to reveal the Black core. I cut the rope from the same die set out of Kraft Card and inked through the die with CS Decadent Oak Colour Cloud.

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  1. Morning Julia, love card today

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

  2. Morning Jula, a great fun card.
    Nancyd xx

  3. Hi Julia
    Great kid's card. Such fun.
    Jan x

  4. What a fun card Julia. Have a lovely weekend.

  5. Hi Julia
    A great card for kids, you could make a treasure map for the background.
    B xx

  6. Good morning Julia this is such a fun card that stamp is amazing. Have a great day today. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  7. Morning Julia

    This is such a cute card, made me smile as soon as I saw it

    June x

  8. Great card, such a fun one.


  9. I have a "treasure map" stamp which I think is Woodware which would go great with this stamp, Julia. A fun card.

    Anne (Northampton)

  10. Good morning Julia, great fun card
    Marion S x

  11. Great fun stamp love the colouring
    Love June horrocks xxx

  12. Fabulous card Julia, great for a boy's card.
    Annette x

  13. Morning Julia,
    A real fun card, love it.

  14. Hello Julia, what a great card for children, even the older ones. Have a great day all. Bx

  15. Another lovely fun card.


  16. Lovely fun card Julia.
    Elaine H X

  17. Hello Julia.

    Great Card. I can imagine a lot of little boys and not so little boys would love to receive this, such fun. Thanks for sharing.

    Best wishes

  18. Love the background effect And a perfect card for a little boy

  19. Ahoy there to you too lol
    Julia i love this fun bright and cheery card absolutely
    perfect for those wannabe pirates out there.

  20. Great fun card Julia. Thank you.

  21. Hi Julia, A really fun card.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

  22. Hi Julia really cute card lots of fun

  23. Another stunning card, just apt for a little boy....I can see one of these coming up soon...thank you Julia..luv Ursula xx

  24. Evening Julia. Great card for boys or some men. Xx

  25. Hi Julia.. Such a fun card that makes you smile. I have really enjoyed your cards from the latest Woodware stamps and your creations.... Wendy


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