Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rockabilly Pirates


It is time again for another SFYTT! I was telling Jen how much I look forward to Friday night, once the kids have been tucked into bed, to sneak down to create my SFYTT card. My son and DH are off to a Utah Jazz Basketball game tonight, so my daughter is actually awake as I type. I guess they all can't be perfect nights! LOL! Don't get me wrong...I dearly love my kids, but once the day is done, so am I! LOL!
Today's card was *heavily* inspired by my dear stamping friend & SFYTT team mate, Amy . She made the most darling card using the new Rockabilly Specialty DSP and the Congrats set a couple of weeks ago (which can be viewed by following the link above). I didn't think I *needed* that set, but apparantly I did! I am always in awe of Amy's creations. She has such a great style. I started making this card knowing I would be using the sentiment set and paper she used, but once I went back to get the link to her card, I realized how similar they are! I am constantly inspired by Amy as she well knows.

I love this paper. As soon as I saw it, I knew I needed just for the cherries. I wasn't quite sure what I would use the skull and crossbone papers for. Isn't it funny that that is what I chose to use first? I must admit that I was a *little* disappointed when I opened the pack of paper to find that it wasn't the texture weight, but instead had glossy patterns. I now can say that I love the glossy pages and I am glad that they are the way they are! I love my Ahoy, Matey stamp set and knew that this sketch would be perfect for the images. I started off stamping the little pirate, but then the polka dot paper seemed to girly and I needed that print to balance things out (like I mentioned yesterday). So...I opted for the pirate ship which actually turned out perfectly because the heart in the middle of the crossbones is a feminine touch, I think. In the end, I think it would work for a boy or girl.

I kept everything clean and straight. I feel like I have been on a vintage rampage and maybe it was time to cool my jets. I don't want to become "one note" as I keep saying inside my head about my work. I popped the heart and crossbone sail with a foam square and paper pieced the next two using the same DSP. The image is colored with prismacolor makers and the Congrats sentiment is stamped with Whisper White craft ink. The bottom sentiment is stamped with Cotton White StazOn since it is on glossy paper. I added a dab of crystal effects to the heart on the sail to keep with the glossy theme!

You won't want to miss out on the other girls creations. They never cease to amaze me and I am constantly inspired by them...as you can see by today's card!

This month Jen has asked Jenn Diercks to be the guest designer! I am so thrilled.
Jen Del Muro and Jenn
Amy Rohl
Carole Burrage
Susan Liles and Amy Sheffer Thanks for fluttering by!
Stamps: Congrats, Ahoy, Matey
Ink: Palette Noir, whisper white craft ink, cotton white stazon, prismacolor makers, black stampin' write marker
Paper: White, Rockabilly DSP, Basic Black
Accessories: Color Spritzer tool, crystal effects, Vintage Brads, Foam Squares

29 comments:

Denise said...

Just awesome Kelly!! Love this card! :)

Crafty Cath said...

Kelly this is adorable! I love the color combo. Simply a beautiful card.

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

oh so fun, kelly!! isn't amy the coolest!? i know i need that paper and stamps and and and! love it! (i'll have mine up a little later. me and my stamps didn't get along last night!)

Angie Tieman said...

Super cuteness!

Nancy Riley said...

WOW! Kelly, this is one spectacular design! I love how you worked with the paper patterns and textures!

Don't you worry about getting stuck in one stampin' style ... we all know how broad your creativity is!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Could this be any cuter?!! Love everything about it!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

Awwwww!!! CUTE! Love the paper piecing on the sails

Dawn Easton said...

So fun Kelly! Love the paper pieced pirate ship!! That DP is wonderful, think I'll need to order some now ;)

Have a wonderful weekend!

Renée said...

This is beyond awesome! Love the colours, love the details!!

Amy said...

You are so sweet, my friend! You know the admiration is completely mutual, and it's so funny because you inspired my SFYTT card today!

This is the most adorable card, and the Rockabilly dsp couldn't be more perfect--I need to pull out my pirate sets now; I'd never thought to pair the two.

Thanks again for the shout out and the great accordian flower tute!

Heidi Kilgore said...

Very nice Kelly,

I love this pirate set and I am sorry it was retired. it is such a great set for kids (birthdays Halloween etc.) I like the way you made this card a little more grown up. the ship is perfect for that and the way you "popped" the sail is pretty neat!

Hugs,

Heidi

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is totally fabulous!!

Terri E. said...

I don't think it gets any better than this! Rock on Kelly!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Elaine said...

Best card yet with this set! I heart your style, Kelly!

Brandi Parshley said...

I love it!

Amy Sheffer said...

How fun is this?!? Love the paper and stamps you used! The white-on-black sentiment banner looks awesome!

Jen said...

Super cute!!! Love it!
thank you for sharing

lakind said...

Great card, Kelly! I didn't give that paper a second look until I saw the black stripe paper in it! I'm placing an order and that's going in it! Love your quote for today too...I find the human spirit really is strong and resilent when put to the test!

Alberta said...

Love it. I especially love the colors and patterned paper used. Awesome!

Rebecca said...

This is just way to cute! I love the color combo and...well everything about this card!!!

Norine said...

this is awesome
Hugs
Norine

Carol Dunstan said...

totally loving this card, it's awesome in so many ways!

Cynthia said...

Ok, I'm not a fan of the skull trend but this card would not be complete without it! Great choice of paper and how absolutely darling is this?

Jenn D said...

This is adorable! My almost 6 year old saw your card and said he wants that for his birthday invitations. I just love the mixture of colors and that ship is fantastic.

I completely understand about being done for the night at bedtime. I'm the same way.

Amy Lee said...

Great Job! I love this card! What an inspiration!!! TFS!

Caroline Colgan said...

Fantastic card - really stunning!

Cindy Major said...

I am so in love with the Rockabilly papers, so of course, I absolutely love your card! What a great idea to pair those papers with the Ahoy Matey set!

TFS,
Cindy

Jennette AKA Cinderellie on Splitcoast said...

Darlng Card! Love the colors!
TFS!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Very cool! I've put this in my file for Thanksgiving CASE. This would make a very cute Mayflower and use a blessings text stamp in place of the heart and cross bones.

Thanks for sharing. I also love the title! That Rockabilly dsp Rocks!

Hugs and blessings - Jean