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.