Nikky is at the Harrogate show tomorrow and Sunday where she is launching a new range of stamps a CD rom containing loads of papers and lots of new bits and pieces.
If you want a sneak peak at the new stamps head on over to the Polkadoodle blog as a lot of the DT have used them for this weeks challenge.
I went for something a bit different - using an old hard backed book picked up cheaply in a charity shop, I stuck the pages together and cut out the middle to make a box, which I then decorated to look like... a book?!!!!!!
I've used a black and white stampie from the Spring section of the Sundae of Seasons CD rom removed the glasses added an eye patch and coloured it in photoshop, also using red polka dot paper from the same CD to piece together a bandanna. I paper pieced the stripe top, jeans and boots from the Not for Girls CD. The skull and cross bones were taken from the Candy Doodles CD.
At this point I made the mistake of asking Will my grandson, what he thought of it, as I was really pleased with what I had come up with, but not Will no, "he needs a sword nanny, he can't be a proper pirate without a sword" so I had to rack my brains and ended up using a tree stampie (upside down) and two Christmas baubles from Sundae of Seasons winter section to make the sword, which I then coloured in photoshop, - unfortunately not the right kind of sword - according to Will it should be a cutlass, but you know what they say... to Err is human, to Arrr is pirate! LOL!.
I covered the book with paper from the Paper Boutique Vol III CD and used a sizzix die from The Craft Bug to cut out the label shape using another paper from PBV-III. I printed a burgundy colour onto some leather finish card to make the spine, corners and fastener and used a piece of jute tape behind the pirate to add a bit of texture. Some magnetic tape holds the box closed.
Will thought it would make a great place for hiding his pirates, so that's exactly what we did. Will wanted some of his pirates guarding his 'treasures' when I took the photographs, so I took a couple with them for him and then some without for blogging, but preferred the ones with the pirates so here they are.
Hope you have a great weekend, I am off to a Clipart Fairy workshop tomorrow which I am really looking forward to and as Meg is in respite for the week we are decorating her room while she is away including replacing her sink and radiator, so we (Eric) have a busy few days ahead.
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