Thursday, 9 June 2011

A Pirates Life for Me!

Hello Everyone

Well after my last two cute and girly posts, I though I would do something a bit more grundgy. Now my teacher for distressing and grundgyness of all kinds is my lovely upline Amanda. It is so far from my comfort zone, but she has helped me to improving my grungability.

Amanda celebrated two events in May, firstly her birthday and secondly her promotion to Gold 1 with Stampin' Up! So as a little gift I took one of my very neat scrapbooks and grundged it to blazes!

Here is how it looked non-grundged...

Now Amanda has another love - not just Stampin' Up! - she also loves Pirates - especially in the form of Captain Jack Sparrow. I can relate to her there and took lots of photos when I went to Disneyland Paris last year - they had an excellent Jack in the parade! So here is the scrapbook all done for Amanda...

See that dirtied up scrapbook? I did that! LOL. I used the Distressing Essentials Kit from SU! and went for it. OK - here is the next page...

As you can see I used the stamp set Beware Pirates, which was perfect for this project. I used the round file to curl the paper on the notice there...ok next page...

Now I left these pages blank as we are off to Disneyland Paris for Stampin' Up! convention later this year and I am sure Amanda will find time for a meet and greet with a pirate or two! The map comes from the Newsprint DSP.

Here he is - the man himself!

I had to include some pieces of eight and pirates gold! The coins are embossed using the Vintage Wallpaper die and double heat embossed using gold embossing powder. I also added a pile of glass glitter for even more sparkle from the hoard!

Hope you enjoyed my brush with you know the words - it's time to sing - Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirates Life for Me!


  1. Yo Ho, Yo Ho, A Pirates Life for Me!

    Thank you so much I love it !!!!!!!

  2. What a great little book, love all the details and distressing!

  3. I love to grunge! You've done a wonderful job grunging up your book. I love how it turned out.

  4. Like! Like! Like!! I'm not normally a grungy distressing mad person, but I'm loving my distressing essentials kit too!

  5. You did a fabulous job! She is going to love this! Great job with the distressing.

  6. Love this litte top note die mini albumn. Such a fab idea and i love all the distressing/vintage effects you've given it!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  7. Great job Elizabeth! I love the *grunged* look & feel of your turned out awesome!!! Excellent work Hun & TFS!!!

  8. This is great! Who would ever think that elegant soiree DSP could go grunge?! What a wonderful gift!

  9. Grunge is out of my comfort zone too (although it looks great here) I love the mini album, super cute!

  10. This is very grunge and I love. I really love the pirate's gold. Fantastic scrapbook. TFS

  11. What a fun project!! Gotta love Jack Sparrow!!!

  12. Everything about this made me smile! Yo ho, yo ho...I love Cap'n Jack, too! I'm sure Amanda love this! Hugs! :)


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