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


  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

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

  3. Very creative technique and card!

  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!

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

  6. I know some younger guys that would love a card like 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

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

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

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

  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…

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