Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Not Very Scary Pirate


I was browsing through the pages of the awesome on-line magazine 'Life, Paper, Scrapbook' (if you haven't found this magazine yet you really need to hop over here - it is truly AWESOME) when I came across the work of a scrapbook artist called 'Mette'. I was so inspired by her pages that I wanted to have a go at her style. This page is the result. (thanks Mette I love your style!).
I adore the photo of Benji dressed up as a 'Scary Pirate'. Really??? just look at those furry slippers!, not to mention the cute little smile. The current challenge at another of my favourite new discoveries - 'Off the Rails Scrapbooking' is 'stencils and masks'. Easy for me since I used masks in almost every page that I create. Here I sprayed blue ink through a very cool 'Prima' bubble mask, inked through another chequerboard mask and finished off by spraying grey ink through another starry mask and letting the wet ink dribble down the page. The stitched circles are another of my newest and most loved aquisitions - they are from a 'Prima' stamp set. I coloured them in using my 'Inktense' water colour pencils.


My papers and most of my labels and die-cuts are all Heidi Swapp and the photo-negative transparency is cut from a 12x12" sheet from Kaisercraft.


This is a great challenge to try out - very easy and open to your own interpretation. Hope you are having a great week :)

11 comments:

Lizzyc said...

That is one cute pirate! And love the slippers, I am sure pirates wear slippers at night! Hehe! Love the layers and fabulous background!

Narelle Fasulo said...

Wow Sara, I love this. The background is really cool and the layering is amazing. And what a cute pirate. Thanks for joining us over at Off The Rails Scrapbooking.

Lizzy Hill said...

So nice to see you at OTR...& this challenge could be made JUST FOR YOU, LOL!!! B is the cutest pirate I've ever seen!!! And I am loving your INKtense circles, too:):) This is fab....yeah, I'm a fan of that mag...it's so beautifully presented....& Mette Kallander??? She's AWESOME....you done her proud! I have my boy home from the USA for 8 days & I'm in HEAVEN!!!!! Well..bed, actually...should get up, but YKWIM!!!!! Oh dear- I've rambled...AND THANKS FOR PLAYING WITH OTR!!!!

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful layout really cool and love all details . Thank you so for joining our challenge at OTRS
Hugs
Rose DT

Wendy O'Keeffe said...

Such a nice layout. Love the details and that's one super cute photo :)

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So cute, Sarah!

Randi Elisabeth said...

This was a really cute pirate :)
I like the background alot. The misting, circles, stamping. The layers of stripes and the different fonts and colours in the title.

Fiona Paltridge said...

Bahahaha Sarah this is brilliant!! those slippers really set the whole scary pirate image off for B. I'm so glad you've discovered our challenges over at Off the Rails. I'm really enjoying waiting to see what you create each time xx

Sue said...

LOL! This made me laugh! Such a "scary" pirate indeed! ;) I love your background work on this layout, and the layering is fabulous too! Thanks for playing along with us at Off the Rails!

Catie said...

Fab page Sara! Love your layering and stencilling. Such a cute photo of your lil pirate! Thanks for joining in at OTR :) x

Kripa Koushik said...

Found u from OTR. Such a lovely page and what u super cute photo too :)

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