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Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ahoy, Matey--it's yer birthday!

Jen's Saturday SFYTT worked beautifully for me this week as I needed a birthday card for my teen nephew's birthday which just so happens to be today. Happy Birthday, Grady! A little of the pirate's booty is comin' yer way!

I just got this new Kim Hughes set, called Ahoy Matey-Pirates, last week from CHF and was itching to use it...love the ship silhouette, and who can resist a parrot-pirate, eh matey?! Speaking of my parrot-pirate...he's entirely paper pieced with cardstock for bold color. I initially tried coloring him with reinkers and an aquapainter, but I just wasn't satisfied with the results (guess I need some of the Copic Markers that everyone is using, huh?), so I tried the paper piecing and really like the results. There is a bit of gold on his earring and toenails, he he!


I think the rest of the stamping speaks for itself (no pun intended...Polly want a cracker?!): the ship silhouette stamped in Versamark on the Chocolate Chip panel; the tiny skull/crossbones stamped repeatedly on the olive circle; and the gold embossed chipboard circle frame/perch. I decided that I needed a bit more gold incorporated, so I used gold cording for a few hand stitches on the top and bottom corners of the CC panel, but not too many because I didn't want to cover up the pirate ship!

Be sure to check out what me hearties have done with today's fun sketch! Don't forget to stop by Jen's blog for her creation along with October's Guest Designer, Nancy Riley's...sure to be some eye candy there for ya!

Amy S.
Carole
Shannan
Susan

18 comments:

Christina Fischer said...

I love this! What a great take on the sketch! The paper piecing looks terrific! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

This is fantastic...love all the little details especially the stitching and the bird is perfect paper pieced with cardstock!!

Bonnie (eggette) said...

So cute! Love that gold trim!

Nancy Riley said...

Amy, your design made me squeal with delight when I first saw it, and I'm still smiling! BRILLIANT design!!!!!!!!!!

jen del muro (iheart2stamp.com) said...

you never cease to amaze me on these sketches...and all your cards!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is amazing, I love it!!

Shannan Teubner said...

This is sooo super fun, Amy!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh how awesome, Amy! I love the little bits of stitching. You've always got just the perfect detail!!

Makeesha Byl said...

Oh this is super cute! Love how you have the parrot sitting on the gold ring.....too cute!
Keesh x

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Fabulous -- you ROCK the Kim Hughes images, as you well know! Perfection!

shel9999 said...

So cute, Amy! I love that circle of skulls! :)

Chrissie said...

Eine tolle Karte, mir gefallen die Kreise sehr.
LG Christina

Lori Craig said...

This is darling... love it!

Mercy said...

i am love, love, lovin' the parrot...too cute!

Catherine said...

love all the detail on this card, great job on the sketch

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