Wednesday, 26 July 2017

Such a Treasure | ft. Lawn Fawn "Ahoy, Matey"


Hi everyone, thank you for stopping by. I hope you are having a great day.

The moment I saw this set, I knew I had to have it. Not only because it's Lawn Fawn but because I love pirates. Love, love, love them! The ideas and sketches just poured out into my inspiration book. I just couldn't even stop.

The hardest part was deciding which one I wanted to do first.


To begin, I drew out rough shore lines on a piece of Strathmore Bristol Smooth cardstock with a regular pencil, then erased them so that I wouldn't see any pencil lines. I then traced the land side with my light brown Zig Clean Color Real Brush marker. I used my small Prisma Waterbrush pen to pull the colour away and let it fade. Once that was dry, I traced the water side with my Light Blue Zig and pulled it away using my water brush. Then I set the panel aside to completely dry.

I stamped the ship, palm trees and mountains from Lawn Fawn's "Ahoy, Matey" stamp set on 110lb Copic-friendly cardstock using Memento Tuxedo Black ink. I also stamped the treasure box, both pirates and the loot. I coloured all the images in with Copic markers and fussy cut them out.

It was at this point I realized I had all ready misplaced the directional stamp from this set so I used one from Stampin' Up's "The Open Sea".

I used my fingers to tear away all the edges of the front panel, and used Antique Linen, Tea Dye and Ground Espresso to make the edges look as though they were burnt.

As I was placing the ship, tree and mountains I decided I wanted just a little something else, so I stamped the shark fin from Lawn Fawn's "Duh-Nuh" set and used that as well. For the map line (treasure line? path?) I made dashes with the chisel tip of my R27 Copic marker. Finally, I added foam tape to the back of the map piece and used my fingers to curl up some of the edges of the map. Then I mounted it on a standard A2 sized card base.


For the inside, I used the other pieces I had coloured and cut out to create a sweet little scene inside the card as well. I arranged the chest with the pirates and adhered them together before placing them inside the card.

For the sentiment I stamped the "You're a Treasure" with Lawn Fawn's Black Licorice ink and used my clear Wink of Stella over the diamond and coins.

I hope you like today's card and are inspired to create something of your own. If you haven't all ready, please follow my blog over on the right sidebar so you don't miss any future posts, if you are viewing this via mobile device just scroll to the bottom and tap "view web version". Toss me a line in the comments section below and let me know what you think.

This card is for:
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge

1 comment:

  1. How fun is your treasure map, and inside is darling, too, Trina! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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