Sunday, 18 March 2012

Pirate Punch Art Shadowbox Card...


This week's challenge at Just Add Ink is to 'Just Add Beaches'! How could I possibly go past such a warm and sunny sounding opportunity? Living in a cold, palm tree-less, land-locked territory like we do, I enjoy thinking about the beach...even if it means re-creating it with cardboard (how sad does that sound ;-)!

I must also quickly give a big thanks to: Kim, for inspiring me with her pirate-themed card, check it out here, and Nikki, for inspiring me with her port-holed card, see it here. Thanks ladies!





Now, I've got ink all over my hands, glue dots under my fingernails, little bits of dimensional backing paper stuck to my clothes, and 'Wind Beneath My Wings' playing over and over in my head. I think I need a glass of wine!

Hope you had a good weekend,

20 comments:

Kathy @ Stamping Still said...

Wow Sam! This is absolutely brilliant!
You are just so, so clever!
I wouldn't be giving this card to anyone! You should keep it on permanent display someonewhere!
It will remind you of beaches and palm trees during the cold Canberra winter and be a reminder of how talented you are if you ever lose your crafting mojo.

Christine Blain said...

Sam, this is AMAAAAAAZING!! When I saw the front, I thought wow - that's great! Little did I know what awaited me in the following photos! Love the little trail you created to the treasure, love the scene you've created, and I love the colours you've used. This gorgeous creation is a total feast for the eyes. It's a masterpiece! Thanks for playing along with us at JAI this week :)

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow Sam - this is so cool! So many detaild! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week - Narelle

Asha said...

Oh, this card is too good to give away! I could look at it all day. The details are mind-blowing, your patience is mystifying!

Thank you for sharing, Sam.

(the rhyming is completely unintentional!)

Di Dunk said...

WOW!!! This card is amazing. Fantastic way to show off a beachy theme.

Melissa said...

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! there are no words for this........Super talented lady that you arexx

Lynda said...

Wow...amazing! Any chance there will be a tutorial?

Kerry (Kez) Bunting said...

What a fantastic card! Absolutely flabbergasting! Would love a tutorial too.

Edilza Teixeira said...

Oi Sam !!!

Conheci o seu blog e me apaixonei por seus trabalhos belíssimos!!! Já sou sua seguidora.

Beijos

Sam said...

Thanks so much for all your lovely comments ladies!

Lynda and Kez, I will try and put together a tutorial for the shadowbox at some point.

Gayle said...

These shadowbox designs are amazing! The details and creativity in your work is wonderful. Whoever receives this card is one lucky person! Thanks, Gayle

Mae Collins said...

WOW! I am with Christine, I thought wow when I saw the first photo, loved the bright cheery island and thought that wouldn't be a bad place to be stranded on, and then scrolling further down I was more gobsmacked when I saw what you had done with the inside. This is such a fabulous card that I think you should keep it on display for when you need cheering up and wish you were at the beach! Thanks for inspiring us all with this gorgeous card. We love seeing how you are inspired by our challenges at Just Add Ink.

Jodene said...

Wowza's Sam, this is AMAZING! There are so many gorgeous details to look at, I love everything about it!

Asha said...

I really enjoy gawking at your creations, Sam. They're terribly cute! I have an award for you over at my blog ;-)
http://sunnysummercrafts.blogspot.pt/2012/03/liebster-blog-award.html

hugs

Tracey said...

I really loved your card. So much detail.

Trish *Spring Blossom* said...

Sam this is such a brilliant card!! So much detail.

Thanks for joining us at JAI this week.

Trish
JAI Design Team

KimB said...

Oh my goodness Sam, you have out done yourself this time!!! The front is just goregous but the shadow box inside is amazing. I love the dotted line to the treasure, the scattered coins (they might explain the all the glue dots) and of course the treasure chest. Absolutely delightful :)
Kim x

Nikki Spencer said...

WOW!!! Sam this is adorable, l love the dimension you have created, it's all amazing, so many great details and Thank you so much for your lovely comments and joining us at JAI.

Paula said...

And how many hours did it take you to do this AMAZING card, Sam?!!!! Good gracious, it's incredible! Everytime I take a look at it I see something I missed before. Fantabulous, my friend!

Jen W. said...

Big congrats on your well deserved win at Just Add Ink! This is much fun and so full of great details! Especially love how you made the palm leaves. :)