Sunday, September 21, 2008

Ahoy, Matey!


I am back...FINALLY! My poor stamp table has been collecting dust! LOL! I needed to make a card for my FIL's birthday today. I am sure you may be wondering why in the world would I make such a childish card for my FIL. Let me explain: My FIL has quite a collection of Pinball machines and arcade games. I made him Pirates of the Caribbean and NASCAR curtains for his Pinball Parlor. They will be his birthday gift. So...in the spirit of the gift, I decided to make a Pirate card. I think he will get a kick out of it anyway! I love coloring this image with my copic and prismacolor markers. I don't think I have ever watercolored this little guy. I added the parrot atop his head using my Stamp-a-majig. As you can see, I did a lot of sponging. Lots of layers for color and dimension. I didn't add too much hardware because it is for a man, just a quick staple to adhere the tab with the sentiment. Pretty straightforward. Thanks for hanging in there during my absence. I have a busy week with volunteering at the school, finishing up DT assignments, etc. but I will hopefully be able to find some time to share some creations with you.

7 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

So glad you're back, Kelly! This card is FANTASTIC! Your FIL is gonna LOVE it!

texasjodylynn said...

WOW, glad you're back. :) This is GORGEOUS!

Jana Emmert said...

I thought you made it for International Talk Like a Pirate Day, which was Friday! (Yes, I'm serious.) Anyway, it's a great card, and I think it's awesome that you made it for your FIL.

Tanya said...

That is really cute! Sounds like a very fun gift!

harrahx2 said...

Good come back card!

Kath said...

Love the card... need that set(I kept hoping one of my friends with little boys would have bought it, no such luck.

n8tvtexan said...

How cute! Love your pirate card!!!