Monday, October 26, 2020

Simon Says - Movie Inspired

Hi Everyone...welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. Thank you for joining us for last week's challenge and we hope you can join us this week too because

and the theme for this week is...
I was inspired to create a card for a friend's young grandson who is a wannabe Captain Jack Sparrow and big fan of Pirates Of the Caribbean. I used Tim Holtz/Sizzix Skelly Colorize, Steampunk Parts, Alphanumeric Classic Lower Thinlits, Idea-ology Abandoned Mini Paper Stash, Halloween Trimmings and lots of Sizzix Sequins and Beads

I trimmed Tim Holtz Idea-ology Abandoned Paper to 5.3/4" x 7.3/4" and applied Picket Fence Distress Paint through the Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Bubbles Layering Stencil using a mini round blending tool.
I inked the script image from Tim Holtz/Stampers Anonymous Dearly Departed with Distress Embossing ink, stamped randomly on the background and heat set with Simon Says Stamp Antique Gold Embossing Powder.
I die-cut Tim Holtz/Sizzix Steampunk Parts 3 times from Distress Mixed Media HeavyStock to create a ship's porthole,  fixed together to create dimension and painted with Gilded Alloy Alcohol Ink.
I applied a coat of Distress Collage Medium and once it was dry, I scribbled over the die-cut with Black Soot Distress Crayon and rubbed it into the detail with a damp finger.
I spritzed Antique Linen, Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide inks on to Distress Watercolour card which I sprayed with water first, dried, spritzed again with water and dried.
I die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Skelly Colorize Thinlits and coloured the die-cut pieces marked brown, using Walnut Stain and Ground Espresso Distress Inks as I assembled them.
I sprayed the mummy cloth from Idea-ology Halloween Trimmings with Barn Door and Crackling Campfire Distress Inks, fixed to Skelly using Distress Collage Medium tied in a bow to create a pirate's bandana and added crossbones die-cut using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Frightful Things Thinlits.
I fixed Steampunk Parts in place with Distress Collage Medium Matte and popped Skelly up on Sizzix Foam Adhesive to create dimension. To create the trail of jewels flowing from the porthole, I created a mix of Sizzix Sequins and Beads and let me tell you, by the time I finished the card, these sparkly little blighters were everywhere (note to self - next time, work on a tray)
I applied a generous layer of Distress Collage Medium on the edge of the porthole, trailed it down the side of the card, sprinkled on the bazillion sparkly glittering bits and bobs and set it aside to dry.
I die-cut the sentiment 3 times from the card left over from die-cutting Skelly using Tim Holtz/Sizzix Alphanumeric Classic Lower Thinlits, fixed in place with Distress Collage Medium but didn't use the "Y".
I sprinkled Stampendous Frantage Aged Black Embossing Enamel randomly over the background and heat set from underneath until melted to create more texture in and around the sequins and pearls. To finish I matted the panel on to a 6" x 8" white card blank coloured around the edges with Antique Linen Distress ink using the direct to paper technique.

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Have Fun and Happy Crafting
Hugs Kath xxx

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  1. This is amazing Kath!! I love it! What a great idea. The skull is so cool and all the sequins and treasure pieces are fantastic. Have a great week!

  2. This is definitely a wonderful Pirate themed creation. Big fan of Captain Jack Sparrow. Hubby has carved many a Pirate theme pumpkins but this yr different theme. Please stop by my blog to see this yr pumpkin that is not Pirate themed.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  3. Oh Kath, this is awesome!! What an amazing Pirate card for that young lad! Heck, anyone would be thrilled to get this!! Fantastic make! Have a lovely week, Maura

  4. Wow~! This is really something! Outstanding! So creative~!

  5. this is awesome! I love the added red scarf and the use of the "porthole" - just an awesome idea and execution!

  6. Well shiver me timbers, pirate skelly is just fabulous and his treasure looks amazing. Slightly envious of your friend's grandson now! Love this.... a lot!! Hugs, Anne xxx

  7. Wow Kath this is amazing fabulous theme with the pirate 🏴‍☠️ too x

  8. of my fav movies. LOVE Skelly but the jewels spilling forth is brilliant.

  9. Fabulous fabulous fabulous - everything I said over at IG about treasure and headscarves etc and then double it!!
    Alison x

  10. He is so cheeky,I adore him.Great design.