Saturday 29 August 2015

Sweet Sailor Boys

Hi folks, hope you’re all fine and dandy it looks like it’s going to be a nice day here today it’s quite warm and the sun is shining ( yayyyyy at last) although as it’s a BH weekend I don’t expect it to last )0:

So what are you all up to this last BH of the year , I know I say all the time but OMG this year has gone sooooooo fast, is it an age thing do you think? The older we get the faster the years go. Do you remember being at school (I know I can just about remember that haha)but the 6 weeks summer hols seemed to last forever. Now it only seems 5 mins since they broke up, thankfully Amy has long left school so I don’t have to thank about that now but still it is going by so fast.
Anyway I am sharing the other card I made the DT position I applied for (like I said I don’t expect to get picked at all but there is no harm trying is there)

I decided for this one to make my favourite size, yes the good ole 8x8”. Those who follow me regular may remember me making a similar card a while ago but I decided as I love one of the images soooo much, I would use it again and bring in a little buddy for him to play with so here it is.

The papers are from pixel scrapper they are great these sailor images and I have distressed (I know…) and inked with faded jeans, barn door and gather twigs DI then matted onto white card.

The images are from the sailor boy set from Mo Manning I love the one with the bear he is just adorable but I decided to merge him with one of the others for this card then I coloured them both in with my polychrome pencils and for the background I again made a mask for the images and used distress inks with stipple brushes to colour.

To embellish the card I used digital elements that I printed out, the boat and the card candy which I used a ball tool and shaped then covered these and the boat in acrylic glaze to give a shine and to make a little more sturdy.

The sentiment was printed into a digital frame which I the cut out and inked the edges before adding with 3d tape.

For the insert I separated the boys and used one for each page fading them into the background and adding the Happy Birthday and the short verse these were put onto the same papers I used on the front but also using a white digital mat layer.

And so there you have it all done and sent off with the other one. I hope you like it and I will see you very soon as I h ave a few birthday cards I need to make.


Happy crafting 


Mari said...

Oh boys, they are so cute! Lovely colouring and great details. Thanks for playing with us at Crafting with an Attitude :) xx Mari

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Jacki. How beautiful and a great design too. Your colouring is just amazing, and the papers and layering are just perfect.
I wish you well with your challenges, and most importantly, I hope you get asked to be on their DT, you are just pure quality.
Happy crafting my friend.
Love Sandra xxx

Unknown said...

Such a beautiful card and your colouring is amazing, I love how you merged the characters!
Thanks for joining our very first challenge at the Pencil Case and I hope you will join many more!
Hugs Cara (DT) xx

Barbiedi said...

beautiful card and fab image, i love your choice of colours, thanks for taking part in the Dragons Lair blog challenge

M DelValle said...

Lovely image and card!! Love your coloring! Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights! Maria

jenn shurkus said...

wow! awesome coloring and i love what you did with the inside as well :) thank you for playing along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A fabulous card, you deserve to be the chosen one!

Scrappy Scatty said...

lovely card
Thank you for joining us at
*Anything goes/backgrounds* challenge

Sara said...

Stunning! Thanks for playing along with Crafting With Friends