Sunday, May 18, 2008

Pirate freebies in Digitreat's RUN colours

Well I knew someone clever could do something fabulous with those tracks. Jeannie the Scrap Doctor made a fabulous paper she emailed me a preview of, by embossing it on dirt. I have asked her if she can share it as a freebie because it is gorgeous. She does have a busy weekend so we will have to wait and see. I was really excited to have my layout chosen as a finalist for Vicki’s challenge, I won’t vote for myself and I had a really tough decision choosing which to vote for, I love the simplicity and the wonderful picture and sentiment of the dandelion dreams finalist, but I also love the vibrant colour and composition of the citrus berry finalist.
Anyway I am scrapping the noisy woisy boy-zy’s birthday from last year. He had a pirate party and we invited all 24 kids in his class. It was mad, crazy and fun and I am still in therapy over the cake LOL. I can’t share the layout because there are too many kid’s faces to blur out. But I made a paper and a couple of elements for it that I thought I would share here I made the brass stuff but it seemed to “old” for a 6yr old, so I did some things in the leather (I know – not the leather again LOL). The paper uses Shauna’s wonderful commercial use overlay’s. I didn’t include the brass cannon because it didn’t look nice, I won’t tell you the description used LOL, but I am sure you can guess. The treasure map was drawn by my very talented hubby, who smeared it with coffee we had a pin the treasure on the map game and I extracted this from a photo I took of it. The burnt edges didn’t do well in the extraction so I have chalked it using Atomic Cupcake’s fabby chalking action. This is another example of why I love digi – chalking edges is faster and tidier LOL. And because it is going in my son’s album I used Pam’s Digitreats RUN colours, so I can use her other papers and elements. Oh, I also included the clipping mask I made to do the waves for a full 12 inch page. Hope some of this can be of use to someone.
We are off up the mountain to spend some time with my aunt today. Hope you are having a wonderful weekend.


LVMommy22 said...

oooh, these are marvelous! my ds will be thrilled! he loves pirate stuff and has all the acoutrements - eye patch, sword, hook hand, a princess he kidnapped from dd, treasure, and a little pirate ship for the tub. ty ty ty!

Vicki said...

More fab stuff Erika - loving the treasure map!! I have a hubby MIA today after last night's celebrations, so lots of designing time!! Hugs x

Maria said...

Thank you! Your blog post will be advertised on the DigiFree Digital Scrapbooking Freebie search engine today.

Scrapping Mom of 5 said...

Thanks for the great pirate stuff.

Jonni, John & Sofia said...


This is fabulous! Thank you very much. Wow, what creativity! I hope you guys have a wonderful trip. :)


twoboyz00 said...

Wow, this pirate stuff is so cute! Thanks so much for sharing!