Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Digital Tuesday Challenge 'Use Anything That You Would Not Normally Use For Papercrafting"

Hello! And welcome to another Digital Tuesday Challenge! This week's Challenge is quite a Challenge, even I struggled with it, but isn't that what challenges are for: to push us out of our comfort zone and try something different? The challenge this week is to 'Use anything that you would not normally use for paper crafting; such as, something from your kitchen, outside, etc.' Our sponsor this week is Doodle Pantry and they are giving away a $10.00 gift certificate to one lucky randomly chosen winner.

To make my card, I used the Doodle Pantry image 'Pirate Birdie'. Oh, did I fall in love with this image! It comes with several fun sentiments: I chose 'Ahoy Matey' for the outside of the card, and the inside reads 'Hope ye's birthday is overflowin' wit' lott!' Isn't that cute? I really, really struggled coming up with an idea for this challenge. At first I tried feathers from my real, live, molting birds...but that didn't work. They I played with real coins, but they just seemed to big for the image. Then I remembered I had some sea shells beads left over from a sea shell necklace I made in a beading class I took. They already have pre-drilled holes in them, so I threaded them on a piece of hemp, then stuck a large glue dot on the back of each one to hold them in place. I really like the result, but I'm not quite sure how they will hold up when they go through the U.S. Post Office! LOL! I will probably have to wrap the card in bubble wrap before I mail it! All the paper is from DCWV 'All About Boy's Stack'. The ship image was already on the paper, it's not part of the Doodle Pantry Set. I colored the image with Copics, then used a gold glitter pen on the coins, so its very sparkly in real life. Here's a close up so you can see the image, seashells, and coloring better.

If you'd like to play along with us this week, simply click on the Digital Tuesday Challenge Blinkie in my sidebar and it will take you directly to the Challenge Site with further instructions.
Have a great day! Amy


  1. Oh that pirate birdy is ADORABLE!!!

  2. Oh my, that card is CUTE! Your coloring is amazing and those sea shells are a fabulous addition to the image! Great papers to use too.

  3. This is brilliant Amy - I love it.

    I too have that DCWV stack and have often wondered what I would do with the page that has the boat on .. .. thanks for the inspiration.

    Love Jules xx

  4. Aw!!! This is darling!! I so love your coloring of the scene with that sweet birdie pirate!! Gorgeous layout and design! The added ship is perfect!!

  5. Oh my GOODNESS, he is just the CUTEST little thing. Love Love LOOOVE him. Beautifully colored too!

  6. The shells really do add a fantastic accent to your sea-worthy card. Cute paper that you paired it with.

  7. Amy your card is so adorable. Love your coloring, the sketch and the leftover beads are perfect!! Love it!

  8. this is so adorable Amy!! brilliant idea to use the shells...just perfect!
    hugs & blessings!


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