Thursday, November 19, 2009

Anya Ink Challenge #7 - A Boy's Card

This week's challenge over at Anya Ink seems relatively simple - to make a boy's card! It amazes me how difficult this simple sounding brief can be! Recently I re-watched Pirate's of the Carribean and it inspired me to use this fabulous Pirate Ian that I bought from The Stamp Spot. A couple of week's ago Anya Ink had challenged us to tole our images and I enjoyed this so much I decided to re-visit and toled this guy. The top of the scarf, the skull on his belt and the eyepatch were shaped slightly using an embossing tool. I also paper pieced his bandanna and scarf.
The sentiment is from The Greeting Farm too - as is the skull and crossbones image I used to create a faux brad (using Crystal Effects over the image). The DP is from Kaisercraft and was found hiding in my poor neglected stash!

All in all this challenge wasn't too hard once I made the decision of which image and DP to use - it just seemed to come together! Don't you just love it when that happens!!!



Fran said...

WOW, what an amazing card! I love your colouring of his hat, it really jumps out at you.

Tracey Feeger said...

This is gorgeous Debbie. Beautiful colouring. Love the DP too. Wonderful card all over. Thanks for joining us at Anya Ink.

LINDA said...

Fantastic card.. Fab coloring as always..
Hugs, Linda

Lynda said...

Capt'n Jack Sparrow wld love this card his very self Maiden Debbie!!! He is so v v cute and once again ur colouring is a chrast brimming with gold dubloons!! The C'bug swiss dots is awesome and the colour palate is brilliant. Fab card darl.

Cheryl said...

WOW this is fantastic,love the papers and well brilliant colouring......the hat is amazing!!! I am finding black is a little harder to colour,but I am sure I will eventually get it!!

sandra said...

This is soooo adorable!
You made it perfect!
And you are right!
There is nothing better but when all fit in the place all by itself.
(Or maybe that is your MOJO)lol.
Hope you are having sunny days!

Amanda said...

Your colouring of his hat is amazing, in fact he's amazing.

I love it.

Mandy said...

Fab card!! love the image and your colouring is perfect love the paper piecing and the layering is brilliant..
mandy xx

Annette Bowes said...

Fantastic, love the papers and colours, a younger Jack Sparrow! Love the skull & bones Faux button! Yes I sooo Loooove it when it all just comes together!! Take CareS:)

Marcia @ Pretty Things said...

Love it ~ that colouring on his hat is perfect! What did you colour him up with?

Thanks for joining in this week at Anya Ink.

:) Marcia

Tracey said...

WOW, this is an amazing card. I love the colors! TFS!

Debbie M said...

He is ADORABLE!!! I find boy cards extremely hard to do. You have done an amazing job with this gorgeous little fellow!

Debbie M

Sue said...

Boy cards are hard, because half the supplies we have, flowers, glitter, pink papers, are off the list before we start. This card is so cute, love that 10 gallon hat and his patch.

Emily said...

So cute. I love to see boy cards as I find them so hard to do.

Karen said...

Woohoo - 2nd time lucky today! lol

You have done the most awesome job colouring this little dude in! I think I need some colouring lessons.........BADLY!:)LOL


Anonymous said...

hehehhehehhe s cute!!! ARGH!!!!

Sharon said...

Hi Debbie
I have enjoyed discovering your blog and have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award!
You can find out all about it by visiting my blog
Thanks for the inspiration.
Sharon x

Amy said...

FANTASTIC card! I love the colours!

Bec said...

OH WOW Debbie, what an Fantastic card! I love your colouring of his hat, that is just stunning.. bec xx

Jean McKenzie said...

Again your colouring is gorgeous Debbie. The whole card is!! A perfect boy's card - I love it!

Kristine said...

LOL - that hat cracks me up! LOVE THIS Debbie :) That is the cutest li'l pirate I've seen yet! Sooo funny and cute. Great job on this! And thanks so much for stopping by today!! :)

Amy's Stocking Stuffers said...

That card is so cute!

Ha ha, Pirates was on yesterday, and even though I have all three movies on DVD, I still sat there and watched most of it on TV, even with commercials! I must be nuts!