Thursday, July 3, 2014

Ancient One

Ancient One - Time for a new challenge at The Sweet Pea Stampers!!! This fortnights challenge is masculine. Masculine cards can be a challenge but, Sweet Pea Stamps has some of my favorite for images for this challenge.

Using Joanna Schempp Ancient One in Digi and Rubber. I colored this old pirate with Copics and cut in some erregular angles. The image was just a blast to color. I took a class where we talked about how old skin is different from young skin. I am pleased with how the image came out.

This digi image is one of my favorites from Delicious Doodles. I can't tell you how many times I have used it. Sweet Pea used to have it in stamp form, but is no longer carrying it. Most children who come through my house, leave with it. My daughter takes in foster children, so we have lots of fresh kids to make it with. I have them tear it, then crumple it several times over. Then they work distress inks into it. Simple enough for even a 3 year old and they have quite the look of accomplishment on their faces when they are through. It becomes a treasure that they take with them when they leave.

DP is Teresa Collins, World Traveler. I thought the title of the paper was perfect for this old pirate. I finsihed the card off with 3 tiny green pearls.

Sketch Saturday #316 Sketch
Corrosive Challenges by Janet #202 Coloring
Lacy Sunshine Challenge Blog #36 Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant Challenge #257 Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge #122 3 Designer Papers
Paper Take Weekly Anything Goes

This card made Top 5 at Love To Create Challenge.


  1. This is absolutely stunning! I love the papers, they are perfect for that image! What a great guys card & fun activity for the kids!! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge this week! Good luck!!

  2. A fabulous interpretation of our sketch at Sketch Saturday! Great colouring and design choices. We're delighted you joined us for our challenge this week. Hugs, Lesley

  3. Absolutely adore your card Mari! Love the details from your coloring to the crumpled map embellishment! Everything's perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 

  4. Absolutely gorgeous creation!! Your coloring is amazing and your design with your papers is truly gorgeous! Thank you so much for joining Love to Create Challenges and sharing your creation!!
    Jackie LTC owner/designer

  5. Awesome card for a guy! Thank you for joining our "3 OR More DP" Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  6. Wow. A stellar masculine card! Thanks for sharing it at The Pink Elephant Challenge for Anything Goes! Come back and play again! Nance, DT

  7. WOWZA! I love the angles, the coloring, the 'aged' skin, the layers... guess that is pretty much the whole card!