Friday, July 30, 2010

Ahoy Matey...



Hi everyone...oh my, it's the weekend already. YAY!! I'm sooooo excited! I have so much crafting to get done this weekend. I have many, many cards to create...for birthdays, engagements, weddings, baby showers...and I'm so excited because I just received a huge box of flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts. Well, I paid for them, of course...but wouldn't it have been nice if they'd have sent them to me gratis just because I'm such a sweet person?! LOL. OK...enough fooling around...I have to get cracking! Here's the little Captain Edwin that I've been struggling with for the past several days. Seriously, I think this little guy was the FIFTH or SIXTH attempt! I don't know if it was the paper I was using or if I temporarily lost my touch with Copics...but this one is truly a labor of love! Yep...and how perfect since this is a birthday card for my sweet hubby! He's a big Jimmy Buffet fan...and he's a pirate "wannabe"! I think he's gonna love it...although I'm going to have to keep it a big fat secret until mid-September!

I confess, I used more Copic markers for this card than any other card I've ever made...far too numerous to list...I lost track counting at 25! The cardstock is from SU (Baja Breeze and Creamy Caramel), and the DPs are from DCWV - The Travel Stack). I used my Tim Holtz distresser, Glossy Accents, and Ultrafine Flower Soft - sand color - for the (you guessed it) sand!. I had such fun making this card...well, once I was able to get Edwin colored, that is. I hope you have fun browsing through my bloggity blog! Thanks so much for stopping by. Have a beautiful rest of the day. Catcha soon...Pat

24 comments:

Christina C. said...

Pat, this is a fantastic card. You showcased this image beautifully. Outstanding!!!!!!

Maureen said...

Wowzers Pat! All I can say is even though this took a lot of work, it was well worth it! It is fantastic! I love Edwin's colouring... and the embellishments you added are perfect! What a great card!

Corinne said...

WOW Pat, your card is totally amazing...beautifully done...the colors and paper, oh everything is perfect...love the card...your hubby is sure to love it.
Hugs~
Corinne

LINDA said...

Your card turned out great...I know that you Sweet Hubby will
love his card.
Linda W.

Denise said...

Hi Pat. Stopped by to see your new Magnolicious card and it is just WONderful!!! I LOVE it! So creative. Oh... also like your blog (heehee). I just got done changing to this very same background. Isn't it sooo cute? Anyway, you have good taste!! :)

Cami said...

Wow Pat your card is a stunner. I love the scene you created using that great DP and your coloring is fab! Hugs, Cami

Jean said...

Pat, this is the cutest.. I simply love it and think it is a stealer.. hubby better love it.. but can you keep it a secret until Sept?? I sure couldn't.. Gonna be hard!!! Love your lay out an love the use of so many copics its okay cause it turned out so good. doesn't matter how many times you tried, its the end one that counts and this is a beauty... congrats...
Hugs, Jean

Rene said...

Oh Pat! This is just fantastic! Ahoy Matey indeed! I feel like I'm with him on his wild adventure!

Patti Jo said...

What a great card Pat! Your hubby will love it I'm sure!!! Love all the details and the DP's are perfect along with the embellishments! Fabulous coloring...you didn't have trouble with this one, it is terrific!!!

Samara said...

Seriously AMAZING!!! Love everything about this! :)

Leonie said...

Wow pat this is amazing! It may have been a labor of love but so worthh it because its fantastic! Love the whole scene you have created and your 'sand' looks great
Hugs leonie

Madge said...

Absolutely wonderful Pat!! Your hard work definitely paid off. Your dsh will surely get such a kick out of this. Truly amazing!
Thanks for sharing.
hugz,
Madge

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh, Your card Pat is absolutely STUNNING. FANTABULOUS colouring and layout. Wowsers!!!
hugs, Diana

Myrna said...

Pat I LOVE IT!!!!! It is super!!!! Just all - around wonderful!

Rosie said...

Wow Pat, this is fabulous!! I think I even have this paper along with Captain Edwin so I might have to scraplift this idea...it's awesome!! Hugs, Rosemary :)

Lisette Morris said...

Gorgeous Pat!! I love everything about it! Fantastic Card!

Kathy Gerace said...

Wonderful boy card! Great job coloring. Where do you find all those really cute charms you use so often?
Kathy Gerace

scrappinpeg said...

Oh my gosh. This is just SO ADORABLE! Oh how I love all the details. TFS. Peggy

A Cards Delight said...

Wowzie! Beautiful card and so many details add to it's beauty. I love your designing. Paper matches everything exceptionally well!

paola said...

A real masterpiece, i also thought my son didnt check my blog and when i gave him his birthday card he said he had seen it on my blog, he he.
Fabulous job he sure is gonna love it
smiles
Paola

Cordine said...

Absolutely beautiful!
Hugs
Cordine

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow Pat, this is amazing. What a wonderful easel card :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Penni said...

Absolutely fantastic

Hugs
Penni
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Dena said...

This is adorable Pat! I love the map background!! What fantastic colors you used!!!! Gorgeous work!
Hugs, Dena