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Monday, August 5, 2013

All at Sea...

Oh man!  Deciding you have to burn the edges of your "old" map isn't the worst decision... but doing it on your stove burner AFTER you have already embossed an image on the paper... questionable indeed.  See the copper smudges along the left border?  The rest is on my burner.  DH came downstairs wondering what I had burned - uh, nothing you have to eat dear! Shhh!

Delicious Doodles provided this great image called "Pirate Polly" for the new Craft Your Passion challenge - All at Sea.  That means something nautical, the sea, the beach, etc.  Here is a link to see how the other Design Team members interpreted the theme!

I started with a beautiful, ultra shiny, copper cardstock for the base, added the infamous map, colored the pirate and fussy cut her and the pennants, sculpted them and mounted them on foam tape for dimension.

This card should be eligible for the following
Divas by Design - favorite colors (so many favorites - among them - copper and red)
Simon Says Wed. Challenge - Anything Goes

Through the Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
A Little Bit Crafty - Summer Fun (Pirates of the Caribbean -Disney Land!) 
Totally Papercrafts #178 - Inspired by a Song (I Wanna Be Evil by Eartha Kitt)
2 Sisters #155 - Anything Goes
613 Ave C #31 - Anything Goes (with optional sentiment)
OSAAT #175 - Summertime  (Pirates of the Caribbean -Disney Land!)

IMAGES:  The focal image is a digi - "Pirate Polly" by Delicious Doodles; the other images are all rubber stamps - ship is from Magenta; the pennant is by Stampendous; the sentiments are from "Ink It" and Mini Self Inking Words.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; DP and base CS are from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Embossing powder used for the ship is Semi Precious Stones "Jasper"; copper brads are from stash.
INKS: "Old Paper" & "Tea Dye" Distress Inks were used to ink the sentiment pennants and the DI Embossing Ink was used for the ship; Versafine Onyx Black for stamping the pennants; the focal image was printed on a Canon PIXMA printer & colored with Copics:

May you color with abandon, create wildly and always make what amuses you!



  1. Ah well it came out fab in the end Ginny… it was well worth doing it in the stove! the map looks wonderful and very antique!! I love the pirate girl… she's gorgeous! :-)
    Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week!
    Hugs Sue B xx

  2. Great card...and all the burning was worth it! Thanks for playing along in the Anything Goes Challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  3. Nice distressed look to the map - glad it worked out ok :) Your fussy cut pirate girl is beautiful. Thanks for stopping by 613 Avenue Create.

  4. Great card ... I really love your background... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

  5. I won't burn my edges! lol Your card looks fabulous and the map is perfect. Cute image too. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design.
    Hugs Kelly

  6. Something different, thank you for playing along with us at ALBC this month & good luck. Jane x

  7. super card, thanks for sharing with us at TPC x carol

  8. What is they say....there are no mistakes in crafting just opportunities to embellish! Your card is gorgeous. I love the background. This is the perfect Down By the Sea themed card. Thank you for joining us at Parade Your Crafts.

  9. great card! thanks for joining our challenge! jen t from parade your crafts dt

  10. Hahaha, love how crafters make use of everything around the home for their creativity. Pretty much the only time I use my iron is to re-melt embossing powder. :D

    Love your card - great vintage feel and the image is fabulous.

    Thanks for entering our In The Summer challenge at OSAAT this week and good luck! :D


  11. Great card. Your image is super fun and I love your torn paper. Thanks for joining us over at Parade Your Crafts.
    Amy-Parade Your Crafts DT

  12. Brilliant card, love the pirate theme ! Thank you for sharing it with us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs

  13. Great image, beautifully colored! Wonderful take on the challenge theme. Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create! We look forward to your next visit.
    Chana, Owner

  14. i think you rocked the burnt edges....and I love the coloring. Thanks for playing at parade your crafts

  15. `ginny, it might not be good for your stove but it sure worked for your card. The burnt edges on the map make it look so old and well travelled. Love the copper embossing of that ship. Your pirate is lovely and the sentiment presentation looks fabulous. Very creative!

  16. I like the burnt edges on the map and your pirate girl is perfect , thx for joining us with our Challenge over at The paper parade.


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