Friday, March 12, 2010

Unregrettable Pirate Life

I have a confession - I am not much of a housekeper! On top of that, I have really been ignoring things that need done in favor of stamping......so I made myself leave my craft supplies alone today (and will probably stay away from them tomorrow, too, because I still have lots to do!) Luckily I had this card made up.

This gorgeous stamp is Unregrettable Pirate Life from ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 10, Plate 36). I pulled almost every color that I colored her with from the colors in the DP. For a little extra interest I used a lot of brads on some strips of brown cardstock and put them diagonally on two corners of the background. I was hoping it would give the impression of the studded leather or wood that you might find on a treasure chest!

The Details:
Stamp: Unregrettable Pirate Life - ching-chou kuik's Fantasy Art Collection (sheet 10, plate36) - Sweet Pea Stamps
Paper: Creative Imaginations, Chocolate Chip (SU), White (Paper Trey Ink)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Copics:
Skin:R00,E00,E11,E13,R20
Hair:E50,E53,E55
Clothes:E55,E57,E59,YR15,YR16,YR18,W0,W1,W3
Background:BG10,BG11,BG13,E50,Y21,Y26,Y28
Misc: Gold Brads (SU), Gold Gel Pen

I hope your day is magical! (Wish me lots of cleaning and organizing willpower, please!)
:-)Traci

26 comments:

Sparkle said...

Good luck on the cleaning...but your card is gorgeous!

Andrea said...

the colouring on this card is just spot on, it looks brill x

Randi said...

Exquisite!! I love everything aobut it!! Your 'dark' mermaid pirate is gorgeous!! ;o) I really love the dark colors you gave her.

Let's run away from housework and become crafting mermaid pirates! We'll just throw those dirty dishes off the plank!
Have a wonderful weekend Traci!!

~Rach said...

The Sweet Pea line isn't normally my "thing" but I LOVE this! Your colors/coloring are just GORGEOUS and the papers you picked match the image and just make the whole card. Perfect!

sweetpeastamps said...

Traci, I love everything about your card, love the colors, your coloring, the background paper. Just gorgeous!

Kim said...

A clean house is a sign of a misspent life!!! I can't remember where I got that but it has been my motto ever since I saw it. Someday I will make a plaque of it to hang on my (very dirty) wall. At any rate your card is magnifique!

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous, I love the colors you used. The design paper is gorgeous and your coloring is amazing. Since I discovered these Sweet Pea images, I have done nothing around the house :) I'll have to take some time this weekend to clean :)
Hugs, Christine

Angela said...

Oh Traci, this is just gorgeous!! I love the colors!! That brown is just beautiful!!!! And the brads looks awesome!!I have the same problem with house work when it comes to stamping!! I'd rather be stamping anytime!! How did you like Alice in Wonderland??
Hugs:)
Angela

Sandra said...

She is absolutely beautiful!!! Very, very nice work!!!

Amy said...

Oh my Traci, she is stunning! You did an amazing job pulling the colors from the DP (which are perfect with this image by the way) and I totally get the studded leather vibe with your brad accents... perfection!

kadie said...

This is STUNNING!! I love all those brads!! Way to go with such a great idea with the brads and not being stingy...I'm a hoarder!! Have a great weekend, Sweet Traci!

Tasha said...

Wow - fantastic card! Love your colouring as always Traci and the layout is awesome. Loving the studded effect on the two corners
love tasha xx

Debbie said...

Oh wowzers Traci!!...what a stunning card, your colouring is beautiful and I love the fab papers.
Debbie x

crafty amy said...

I am finally here for a catch up :D This is stunning! Your colouring as always is so amazing and the papers are just made for her. I have not got these yet I am waiting for them to come back in stock at crafts and me :(

Hugs

Amy xx

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hugs x

Pam Varnell said...

This is fabulous Traci. Love your coloring. That is one sexy lady and I love what you did with her.

Kelly Booth said...

WOW Traci.....LOVE LOVE this!!! Such a gorgeous Creation.....

Donna said...

Traci...WOW...She is just PERFECT!! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card... Are you getting tired of me saying this to everything you make? LOL!!! Xx

Sammi said...

Wow Traci! this is stunning.. I just LOVE your colouring!! GREAT colours!!
Hope the cleaning etc went ok!
xxx

Marcea said...

Hope you have recovered after your day of torture - I am not the best either hun so sympathise fully. Next let me say I am now an official stalker of your blog - holy moly, make sure you come back soon because this is AMAZING!!!!! Your colouration is just fabulous sweetie, I am in love! Gorgeous card - isn't she just so sassy, far too pretty to be a pirate!
Hope to be back soon
-x-

GobeaGirl said...

Traci, this is just gorgeous! I love, love the colors that you used and the way you colored her is just amazing. Great job! Just wonderful! Hugs, Lisa G

Mag said...

Another beautiful card Traci, I really love all the studs you added, great idea !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Mary Giles (OhioMary) said...

I LOOOOVE the browns and soft blues paired together with that pop of orange. Sooo gorgeous. I'v ebeen doing spring cleaning too and had to give up tneding my farm on facebook for a while. Didn't want to actually be in a pigsty. LOL.

Jennifer Moore said...

Such a pretty card.

Shesjetlagd said...

Wow! Soooo gorgeous!!

Micki said...

How did that go???? Let me know please, lol..... I have the same problem. This week has been a total loss with those irritating headaches. Your cards are absolutely beautiful. Love each of them..... simply gorgeous!

hugs