Saturday, 21 March 2009

No Pattern Paper

This is my card for this week's High Hopes Challenge... yeah... there is only one day left but I still made it... technically! I started this one last night and it was partly Matt's idea. He wanted me to do a card with a hole in the front with the picture inside. I got the porthole idea in my head really quickly and knew straight away I wanted to make it look like a pirate had nailed his map to the side of the ship. I couldn't possibly be more happy with how it turned out. I thought not using pattern paper would be hard seeing how much I rely on it now but instead it just came together easily. I cut rough strips of paper and inked the sides for the ship walls and used brads as nails on the map and some boards.

This is the inside of the card... oh... how cute is Burnaby Beluga! I didn't even know what a Beluga was until only a few days ago... I was playing Zoo Tycoon and adopted a couple of them. I gathered from the game that they are white though... that was a bit hard to do on paper so he is a little grey here!

I put the brads through the map and then bent the backs near the ends so they didn't sit flush with the paper. Matt picked up the card and thought I hadn't finished it properly until I told him the pirate couldn't nail it all the way though the wood or he would get leaks! Hey, I was going for the push pin look!

20 comments:

Anja's weblog said...

Wow, What a beautiful card!!! And i love the idea with the background. And how you did the dolphin. Super.

Hugs
Anja

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

What an amazing design Amy and I just love the wood background.. so clever, gorgeous colouring and the inside looks fantastic also, Have a great weekend, Big Hugs, Nikki x

Debbie Pamment said...

Yet again you have amazed me - this is absolutely fabulous!!! Such stunning colouring and fantastic details!

Cheryl Joshua said...

You are amazing,it is absolutely fabulous!!! I love it!!
xx

Tab said...

Wow Amy, what a fabulous card! Love how you have made the front look like wood and your colouring of the images is too die for, truly a work of art. Thanks for sharing!
Hugs Tab xxx

Janna said...

This card is just too too awesome!!!! Wow, wow, wow! I love it! Those wood planks are maazing and the map is genius as is the porthole! But imagine my surprise when I scroll down to see the beautiful water scene you created on the inside of your card! Simply stunning is all I have to say! Man i wish i had your talent!

smiles,
janna

Crissy Armstrong said...

This is a brilliant creation Amy! You are BACK!! So glad to see you creating again! This is quite a way to make your comeback! This is so well done and amazing! I love the "boards", how clever, and the porthole idea and the push pin idea! I thought the same thing; couldn't nail holes in a ship or they would have leaks indeed!! ha ha Gorgesous coloring too and you shaded the Beluga perfectly, he still looks white! What a great card!

Cindy Haffner said...

Too cool, love your cards.

Curt in Carmel said...

WOW! I'm so glad I found you on Splitcoast (your card was displayed in the cards when you click gallery). Came to your blog from there, and was just blown away by your talent! Wonderful work! Best, Curt

Michelle B. AKA JustPaintingAround said...

Hi Amy! This is AMAZING! I totally love this. That little dolphin peeking in the porthole is just too cute! I also love the detail of this design.....an inside view and an outside view. How cool!

Tracy.H said...

Love, love, love it! But how could you not love that little Beluga? :0)

Lacey Stephens said...

Amy, this is so awesome! I just love everything about it! Perfect thought on the "pushpins", the porthole looks authentic...and the boards are awesome!! Great idea!
~Lacey

Niki Estes said...

This is adorable, Amy!! I love all the details you added!

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Amy, this is BRILLIANT!!! I LOVE IT!!

Angel said...

Fab card Amy, well thought out and so lovely and colourful. Any little boy would love to get this one.

Ila said...

This is Gorgeous Amy...both front and inside...the coloring is so vibrant and lovely!!...Hugs, Ila

Joy said...

WOW! This is so cute! Your coloring is absolutely AMAZING!!!!

Kelly Schelske said...

Absolutely awesome Amy, it's outstanding!!

dpkennedy said...

This is awesome! I love your ideas! Great card!

Mich said...

What a great layout of this card !!