~Sharing a little CrEaTiViTy...one day at a time.~
Friday, May 21, 2010
I LOVE Paper Doll Dress Up! This has been one of my all-time favorite carts, since acquiring it a couple of years back. It never ceases to amaze me at how many "hidden" designs there are on this cart. Case in point, this pirate card! I was invited to a birthday party for a 6 year-old-to-be, and his theme was Pirates. I decided to make the card coordinate with his party theme, and found this cute little kid, clothes, hook, map, chest, and flags on PDDU! I started with a cream-colored card and randomly inked it with SU Close to Cocoa to give it depth. I then added some torn paper that was linen/sand-like. Then, I put my Cricut to work! I was able to lay everything out on my Gypsy and cut it all at once (what a TIMESAVER!), then all I had to do was pick things off the mat and embellish! For the boy, I used Pebbles, Inc. chalk to add a "dirty" appearance to the clothes. I also used pink chalk to give 'rosy' cheeks. The eyebrows were drawn on with a black marker, but the eyes are blue due to a small blue paper glued behind the eye holes. The mouth is done the same-layering white and red to give a life-like look. I aged the map by wrinkling and inking, as well as tracing the trail and gluing a small red square behind the X. I used foam dots behind the child and map to give dimension. For the pirate flags, I copied two onto the Gypsy and then flipped and welded them at an angle. I also added white paper for the skulls and drew on the eye sockets, nose, mouth, etc. For the treasure chest, I added a metallic accent color. The 6 year-old enjoyed his card, but I know his mom (fellow crafter) probably appreciated the card a whole lot more--she knew the time invested in a project like this! :o)
Kindergarten teacher by day, and self-proclaimed crafting nightowl. I enjoy long walks with my Gypsy, iced mochas, and salivate over the newest papers, embellishments, Stampin' Up products, and Cricut cartridges available. While I LOVE my job as a kindergarten teacher, I need a creative outlet in my downtime. For me, this comes in the form of scrapbooking, cardmaking, cake decorating, and other miscellaneous crafts. I am a woman who is forever 29. Artist. Married with furry and slimy children (cats, dogs, & fish). And, in case you can't tell by the blog name, I'm obsessed with frogs. :o) I'm ready to try new things...let's see where this journey takes me!
Copyright: All creations and ramblings displayed on this page are shared with the intention of inspiring others to be creative. You may use my ideas to guide your own creations, but please don't use my photos to pass off as your own artwork (submissions/contests, publications, family scrapbooks, etc.). Thank you & "Hoppy" Crafting!