Saturday, April 18, 2015

Jolly Roger


This week's Speedy Fox and Friends challenge is to make a black and white card.  I was totally inspired by a print that I found almost a month ago in my Pottery Barn catalogue of a square black print of a white jolly roger.  I can't find my catalogue now to show you and for the life of me, I can't find it on their website.  The image was in the background, I don't think it was really intended to be featured but I loved it and wanted to recreate it with my new Pirates set.  I'm so frustrated because I had grabbed the catalogue because I loved quite a few images in it and planned to use it as my inspiration guide for the next little while.    Grrr.

I decided to use a white base to create my frame.  The image is stamped in versa mark and then heat embossed to give some texture and definition.  I used my white chalk pastel to fill in the image and then buffed all the embossing.  After sealing the chalk, I repeated the step to give it enough contrast.  I love the ghostly effect.  I know this isn't for everyone.  It is a bit ghoulish but I think it would make a fun card for male teen.  It's just that little bit outside of the norm.

Challenges this Card Meets:
Fab 'N Funky - Masculine
Creatalicious - Embossing (I used heat embossing.)
Shopping Our Stash - Lost and Found (my chalk pastels)
Incy Wincy - Embossing (I used heat embossing.)
Crafting From the Heart - Anything Goes
Sentimental Sundays - No Sentiment


11 comments:

  1. Just up my street Christine, me being a goth and all! Love it ;o) Thank you for playing along with Incy Wincy this week - Colette DT xx

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  2. Arrrrrrgggghhh matey! Fantastic card! Thanks for playing along with the SHOPPING OUR STASH crew this week for our "Lost and Found" challenge!

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  3. Very creative technique and card!

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  4. Well blimey, this is cool. And yay for using your pastels. I forget I even have mine. :) Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

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  5. That is dark and deep and scarey such a good job................Lis

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  6. I know some younger guys that would love a card like this..you are right, it's not for everyone. But it shows your creativity being able to pull an idea like this from a catalogue! I think that's great! Thanks for sharing with us at Sentimental Sundays this week!

    AJ ~ DT Sentimental Sundays

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  7. Great masculine card!! Thank you for joining us at PINspirational, good luck!!! Amy DT

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  8. Super cool!! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

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  9. Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

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  10. A great card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "Embossing” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    Hugs,
    Melanie
    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

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  11. Cool card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our PINSPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    ~DEANNE~
    A Little Bit O' Paper

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