Friday, March 16, 2012

JAI 109 - Just add beach

Hello there,
well we have a fun challenge for you this week at Just Add Ink - its Just add...beach. So think back to holidays by the seaside, or may'be you are lucky enough to be living right there and can go for a walk along the sand to find inspiration. Set your imagination loose.... I did and couldn't resist the call of pirates!! (Since not only to they get shipwrecked on beaches but they bury their treasure chest in the sand). 

Ok in all honestly the inspiration may have come from having a fun pirate stamp in my collection waiting to be inked up - and its always handy to have a boys birthday card in the stash - my pirate was certainly a hit with my Mr 4!

Ok it was all pretty straightforward, stamped the card base with Sanded then added some scrunched, stamped and distressed map DSP, layered over some Chocolate Chip.  The pirate I stamped and coloured with copics. Wouldn't count it as my best colouring ever - need more advice on how to deal with white and black areas! but I enjoyed doing it :). Once he and the chest were coloured, trimmed them out and added highlights - some gold pen to his braid detail and black glaze pen to the skull and cross bones. He was mounted on dimensionals above the DSP and then added the birthday banner and I couldn't resist adding an ARRR somewhere ;) The inside was finished off to match.

Thanks for visiting, hope you get the chance to join us this week.


Recipe: All SU! unless otherwise noted
Stamps: A Little Birthday Cheer (R), Sanded (R), Straight Up alphabet and numbers (R), Captain Scurvy (Kraftin Kimmie)
Cardstock: Real Red, Very Vanilla, Chocolate Chip
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Accessories: Newsprint DSP, Double ended banner dies (PaperTrey Inc), Pinking shears, Copics (skin E00,E01,E11,hair E42,EE25, E27, E29, braid Y21, Y26, jacket R22, R24, R27, sword and lace C01, C1, C3, C7, eyes B91, hat 100, 0 and BG0000 for grounding), Gold leaf pen, Black gel pen, Silver brads, Doubled sided tape (X Press), Dimensionals


  1. Kim what a cool image and I love that background paper!

  2. Such an awesome Pirate card Kim. Love the scrunching, distressing and inking - it fits perfectly.


  3. I love this card Kim. Such a great idea to use a pirate for this challenge. The map paper also looks fabulous!

  4. What a fantastic card Kim! I absolutely love your pirate and his old treasure map is distressed perfectly! I think any boy, young or old, would love to receive this card.

  5. Very cute pirate card Kim. Love your colouring.

  6. Ahoy there matey...very cool Kim! All the tearing and distressing are a perfect background for very dashing pirate!

  7. Kim - I love your pirate and his treasure map - cool card for a boy


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