Monday, August 13, 2012

Ahoy, Birthday Boy!

Hello there! Happy Monday! I always try to look at my stamps as one big collection rather than individual sets. I look for ways to stretch my stamps, and I often use stamps from various companies on one project. I pulled out one of my favorite PTI sets, Tremendous Treats: Birthday. I wanted to use an image that I had never used before, so I settled on the adorable little pirate. Then it came to me... why not make Clear and Simple Stamps Ragdoll Wesley into a Pirate!? I stamped and colored Wesley and cut him out. I masked off the skull and crossbones from the pirate hat and stamped it on Wesley's shirt. Then I stamped the PTI Pirate and cut out his hat and eye patch to use on Wesley. I cut a panel for Wesley to stand on, and stamped the woodgrain image from CSS' Background Basics I to make it look like Wesley was walking the plank ;) To make the sky, I diecut PTI Clouds and used them as masks, sponging with distress ink and then removing them. The sentiment is from PTI Tiny Treats: Birthday.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a great day! :)

Stamps: CSS Ragdoll Wesley: Banner, Backgrounds Basics 1, PTI Tiny Treats: Birthday, Tremendous Treats: Birthday
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Tea Dye Duo
Paper: PTI White, Pure Poppy Pattern Pack
Dies: PTI Clouds, Double Ended Banner
Other: PTI Pure Poppy Bakers Twine, Pure Poppy Button, Copic Markers, Pop Dots


Wida said...

if I owned a stamp company...
and I needed people on my DT...
YOU would be in it.
Your work is crazy great. This card is fantastic with the patterns, the button, the banner shapes and great use of stamps too!

- elbeth - said...

Ingenious use of your stamps, Audrey! I love the result!

Elena said...

arrrrrrr, matey! this is so fantastic! I love pirate Wesley - how genius are you with this mash-up?