Here we are once again, it's Saturday once more. This week our challenge hostess is the very talented Michele Boyer. She would like us to use this sketch.
It's a great one and I had fun using it. For my card, I used Billy Blyth, the pirate. I have a soft spot for Billy because my daughter Kraftin' Kimmie named him after my grandfather who was actually a deep sea fisherman and spent most of his life in the North Sea off England. His name was Blyth, as was my maiden name, but as his first name was Richard, Kimmie decided Billy Blyth sounded more piratey. I have to agree.
As always, I coloured Billy with my trusty Copics, I doodled around the image, then framed it using some pumpkin pie card stock. I followed the sketch using these patterned papers, which I love, but I don't know what they are called. Kimmie and I share our papers a lot, but it wasn't till a short while ago that I got smart enough to put the name of the papers in with them before I bring them home. Anyway, I used the sentiment 'Ahoy Matey' from Kraftin' Kimmie's Pirate Sentiments, stamping it on Baja Breeze and cutting it flag style, then bent it a bit and popped it up next to the image layer. I then stamped the skull and crossbones, which actually comes with Cutthroat Lizzie (A Jolly Roger Flag comes with Billy) and punched it out with a circle punch, sponged around the edges with Wild Wasabi, then I used one of my Inverted Scalloped Circles to cut out a pumpkin pie frame to go around the skull and crossbones. I added 3 copper brads above the image layer and that's all there was to it. The card base is Wild Wasabi.
So there you have it. Your challenge for this week is to follow Micheles' fabulous sketch. Why don't you give it a try. Then link your card up to Kraftin' Kimmie's Challenge Blog for a chance to win whichever stamp Michele has used on her card!
Also, remember Kimmie's Frugal Friday Specials, which always run from Friday till Sunday. This week the stamps are Bicycle Miles, Francesca, Barnacle Brad, Daphne, Henri and Forget Me Not Fairy. All are 40 - 50% off.
Happy stamping all,