Wednesday, May 14, 2014


Hello Everybody!

***This layout won a spot in the Top 3 at Stuck On U Sketches:  May 9th Sketch Challenge.

It's my turn at Unique Laser Designs to show off some of their great products.  So I made a scrapbook page.  :)

Our church does a yearly Trunk or Treat.  Folks decorate their trunks and hand out candy.  My husband transformed our pick up truck into a pirate ship.  :)

Here is the piece that I fell in love with!  For this pirate skull and bones I painted him with Distress Crackle Paint Picket Fence.  Look at all of that crackly goodness!  I didn't paint underneath it so some of the wood color seeps out here and there.  Awesome!  Self distressing! ;)

I used mini stars for the top and bottom clusters and washi tape.  I just left these stars in the natural state.  There is one side that is darker than the other so I used to dark and one light side up.

Here's the bottom stars.  The heart is from 7 Gypsies and I felt compelled to doodle on it.  :)

Now let me tell you about this compass.  It's paper that looks like metal!  I took a piece of kraft paper and embossed it with the Tim Holtz folder.  Then I used black soot distress paint and dabbed in places.  Then I used tarnished brass (goldish color) distress paint and painted over all of it.  Then I went back and dabbed black soot paint in places and worked it in with my finger.  

Here's my title:  Arrr (cubed LOL)  Also, I used so Tim Holtz stamps in the background.  Som of the papers are from DCWV, Prima, and Crate.  The red trim on the top and bottom is from a Fiskars punch.  I love that notebook paper look.

For this layout I used this awesome sketch from Stuck On U Sketches: May 9 Challenge.  (And there is still time to play!)

Thank you so much for stopping by today!  Until next time my friends.....Arrrr matey!


Dr Sonia S V said...

Katy love the effect you achieved with the crackle
Dr Sonia

Annette Allen said...

what an awesome layout..

Leslie Germain said...

Great pirate page! LOVE that skeleton!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is FABULOUS!! LOVING that skull!!!!!!!

Cherished said...

Wonderful page. Love all the details. Thanks for playing at SOUS.

Katy said...

LOVE the pirate theme! And...LOVE your name (more specifically the spelling)!

Nicolle Kramer said...

Fun pic and page! Love the alter on the skull and take on the sketch. Thanks for playing along at SOUS.

Caroleanne Wright said...

HI this is fab, I recognized our sketch straight away, love it. Caroleanne from SOUS x

Leah Schaeffer said...

This is SOOOO cool!
Great use a tons of product and great
details with those as well!
That skully is too awesome!
So glad you shared with us!


Jane Stirling said...

Great work with the sketch Katy. Your skull and crossbones turned out awesome. Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

Eli said...

Love, love, love the texture of this layout! See you at SOUS.