Wednesday, 9 March 2016

NBUS #6 - A Clearly Besotted Pirate Party

Wow! What can I say? I'm not kidding when I tell you I've been bowled over by all your positive comments on my first ever card making videoI do indeed plan on making some more, and you'll be the first to know when one is on its way :)

On to my card! I've been following Darnell for a while now and I love her witty style - the exploits of her 'hamsters' is a hilarious addition to a craft blog. She is incredibly kind and also very talented. Twice a year she runs a challenge known as NBUS - Never Before Used Schtuff - in which she encourages all us hoarders crafters to use all that stuff we've had for ages but never used. I don't have a huge amount yet, but it's growing, so my Lenten buying ban has been rather good at halting this for the time being.

We're already on day 9 of 10, so I took the opportunity to finish up a card I started the other day, using one of my Clearly Besotted sets that I hadn't inked up yet. Shameful!

Those Pirates! I took inspiration from one of my favourite Tintin stories, The Secret of the Unicorn (please don't mention the film, it wasn't a patch on the original works!). I also took inspiration from Kathy Racoosin's first post for the Colouring Challenge - I absolutely love the telescopic look you get from the different layers.

I started out by stamping three images from the Pirate Party set and two birds from Some Birdie Loves You. I coloured them in with Copics (you might have seen it on IG). I then fussy cut them out - I do actually enjoy it!

I then scrabbled around in my scrap box for various shades of green and die cut out several branches from my Concord and 9th Take A Bough die - I only made one little tree last year so it's nice it's being put to good use - and chopped them down to size, and to remove the holes.

I took three pieces of white card stock and die cut three circles from the centre, each of a different size.

Onto a white card base, I adhered some blue polka dot paper from my Lawn Fawn Let's Polka pad to make it look like water. I adhered the treasure chest onto it and three bits of 'seaweed' onto the back of my first aperture and then stuck it on top.

The next two apertures were stuck on with foam tape, as were the pirates, with some of the 'leaves' glued on top to hide them. I added the birds on with sticky red tape and two more leaves on the underside of the top bird. I decided the sentiment should go on the inside.

I've decided to trial using InLinkz for my product lists to save some time. I'm hoping it will make things easier for us both :) Please note I DO NOT use affiliate links. If this ever changes, I will let you know.

So I'm linking this up to NBUS #6 on account of the Pirates. I also noticed that the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge is about adding a Bit O' Green to your cards and Clearly Besotted, so I'm linking it up to that too.

I loved doing this card - I really love the dimensional nature of it and building that scene.

Thank you so much for reading and I hope you all continue to have a great week.


My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Such a fun and clever design Ruth my friend! can't wait for your next video! Have a great (if windy) day! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so fun, Ruth!

Missy Pink said...

WOW what super design and so utterly clever, those pirates (ahoy matey) are so cool..Just perfect for any little boy or girl (of course). I love that more videos are on the way...I can't wait Ruth.
Missy Pink x

Virginia L. said...

Perfect take on the GREEN challenge! Love the shades of green with your cute scene! So glad that you join the fun over Simon Says Stamp Wednesday “A Bit O’ Green” Challenge!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card, I'm sure whoever receives it will be thrilled. Karen x

artful-notions said...

Adorable scene, Ruth! And beautiful coloring!

Aileen said...

Wonderful card, love the layers and your colouring. Just saw your video, dont know why Im getting some posts and not others. Congratulations on your first card video, very well done. Fantastic, just the right length, would think you had been filming for ages you clever clogs you.

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW such a fun and happy those leaves u used
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Cara said...

Gorgeous card, those pirates are just too cute, I had to sit on my hands really hard when they were released. Love the way you've built up the layers. Cara x

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fun! I love the coloring of the parrot!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

This is awesome - such fun layers!

Jo Nevill said...

Many congratulations Ruth ! You have just won our challenge over at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge. Please email us at the address in the sidebar so we can explain how you claim your prize !

Happy Shopping

Jo xxx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Visiting from seeing you won at SSS Wed Green Ch. Congrats! Like the Pirate theme card. I especially like the circle aperture look of this. I'm a Johnny Depp as Captain Jack Sparrow fan. You can ck out JD as CJS sketches & more on my blog sidebar. Have a BEE-utiful day!
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

maria f. said...

These wee guys peeking out from the jungle greenery are so cute! Congrats on your SSS lucky draw too!

Darnell said...

This is a totally FUN and clever card, Ruth!! I am enchanted by this awesome telescope layout and can't wait to try it! Your colorful pirate scene is perfect for it!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6 and for your kind words!! I apologize for taking so long to come by and thank you. Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

Stephanie said...

I just had to pop in and say congratulations on your win over at the SSS blog!!! WOOHOO :D lovely card! Great way to use the tree die!

Marika said...

Just awesome design, Ruth!

Drew Watts said...

Great Pirate Party and want to thank you for sharing this amazing post! I have been looking for unique ideas for party and planning to book one of Chicago venues. Really want to have a memorable party within my limited budget.

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