Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Ahoy Matie's!

Boy oh boy did I have a good time with this card! It took me a while to get done, but I tried out some new techniques & had a ball doing it. This is my first Teddy Bo image, he is called "Land Ahoy"
The first new thing I tried was using the gamsol blending technique w/ my colored pencils. I used goo gone w/ my paper stumps & I did this for the water, the boat, sail & Teddy Bo (I used markers for his sweater & cap). The second new thing I tried was inking in the clouds w/ some chalk ink & a torn piece of paper (masking sweet Mr Teddy Bo to do so). Then I went back over the water  w/ a sea foam green shimmery ink pad & also a light blue shimmery ink pad (both were Martha Stewart but I don't remember their names). I added glossy accent to his eyes & nose as well as the anchor. Used a navy blue ink to distress the edges. I also used my seam ripper to distress the edges of the kraft mat after I had inked on a little sand colored chalk ink to add dimension.
The dp is from my scrap pile, the tag & the sentiment are from a Hot off the Press pad, & I am not sure where the self sticky buttons are from.

I am entering on the following challenges:
CPS , Sketch
The Spotted Chick, Thats Krafty Thursday #51
Card Makin Mama's, recipe: 1 image, 2 DP's, 3 diff embellishments(buttons, tag, ribbon, cut out sentiment)
Teddy Bo Challenge, just Teddy Bo
Lexi's Creations Spots &/or stripes
My Grafico Anything Goes
Cardmadfairy's Digi Days, for the boys


  1. The clouds and sea are fab-Bo-lous love the card - thanks for sharing with us at Teddy Bo this week
    Debbie xx

  2. You certainly look as if you enjoyed your new techniques and they really work well. Great card!

    Thank you for joining us at Teddybo this week.

    Edna :)

  3. Thanks for playing at My Grafico this month! Your card is lovely! Well done!
    Good Luck
    dawn xxx

  4. gorgeous card ,love the cute teddy and the layout looks great
    thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
    tracey x

  5. Wow...for a lot of first this is a brilliant card. Really love the sky you created. Thanks for joining in the Boys/Men challenge at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

  6. Adorable card! Love this sweet image and your coloration is fabulous! Love the layout and colors too!
    Thanks so much for joining us at TeddyBo!

  7. Love it! The clouds look fab and I love the touch of red that just pops out. Thanks for joining in at Cardmadfairy's Digi Days. Gillian x

  8. I love the clouds and sky too :0) and Teddy Bo looks very handsome.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Teddy Bo's challenge.

    Love Clairebears x

  9. Oh I love your card, the scene you have created is just fabby! Good luck with the challenge!
    Hugs Tab xxx

  10. Eeeeek! OMG those clouds are PERFECT! I've never been able to pull off the perfect cloud! You MUST do a tutorial Candi! What a great card! SO CUTE! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  11. I agree with The Spotted Chick, your clouds are amazing and I am green with envy!

    You have clearly put a lot of work into this card and it paid off, it's just gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations.

    Lin xx

  12. OMG...those clouds are BRILL!!!! Your colouring is fantastic and I just love your card...x

    Teddy Bo & Co x

  13. This is so precious---could you direct me to a guide/tutorial as to how to create the clouds as you did/ Super great job!!!
    Be blessed!


Your kind words are greatly appreciated! :) Candi