Sunday, May 16, 2010


Hi everybody, this is my new card. I struggled little bit with this one but I hope you like the result :-) This Edwin is from the latest Magnolia Fairy Tale collection and I have to say that I LOVE every single stamp from this collection.

So here is my Captain Edwin:

The DP is by Karen Foster. Actually, I didn't use the original 12 x 12 paper as it is too dark and I wanted to have ALL the tiny pirate images on my card. If I had cut the 12 x 12 paper in a small square it wouldn't be so nice on my card (and what's more I have only one sheet of this paper and I didn't want to waste it because I can't find this paper anywhere here in France, lol). So I scanned my 12 x 12 sheet, reduced it to fit my card, lightened it little bit with Photoshop and distressed with Distress Ink pads.

The text in the background is taken from the song A Pirate's life by Cathy Fink & Marcy Marxer. I though it would be a nice background for my Captain Edwin. Again I used Photoshop to play with the words (some words are smaller, bolder or in capital letters....) and I also added some Pirate images.

Other supplies:
Stamps :
Captain Edwin
from Magnolia Fairy Tale collection 2010 - colored with COPICS, Cornish Heritage Farms- Shiver Me Timbers

skin: E 13, 11, 00, R20
hair: E 25, 53, 59
coat/boots: E 21, 31, 33, 25, 29, 49
trousers: E 57, 53, 51
belt & headband: R59, 29, 24
hat & shoulder strap: C9, 7, 5, 1, 00
t-shirt: B02, 00, C3, 00
sword: C3, 1, 00 YR 24, 17, 00

DP: Karen Foster

Embellishments : Flatback Pearls, Ribbon, Skull&Bones metal charm

Tools :
Martha Stewart Punch around the page - Spider web, Spellbinders Nestabilities: Labels Trio, Ranger Page Distresser & Blending tool, Fiskars tear edge ruler, thread & needle, clear embossing powder (for the sentiment),
3D foam dots

Inks :
Distress Inks
: Vintage Photo, Tea dye, Aged Mahogany
Colorbox Pigment ink (for the sentiment)

Thank you so much for stopping by today to view my card!
Have a wonderful day!



Scrappinangler said...

Captain Edwin is beautiful!! Thanks for sharing the colors you used on him. Wonderful card! TFS. ~Tori

Lisa Andrews said...

Silvie, what a beautiful card!! Your coloring is great and I love the your dp! I think the embellishments are just perfect! Great job!

hugs, Lisa A

cabio's craft corner said...

Stunning card Silvie!! Cute coloring on Edwin and the skull charm fits perfectly. Love the backgroung and everything goes so well on this card :o)

Regina said...

OHG!!!! Youyr card is absolutely stunning!!! I´ve no words at all!! It´s perfect!

Hanna said...

WOW, Silvie, this is out of this world STUNNING!!!
I'm so glad I found your blog, you're SO talented! Love everything about your Captain Edwin card. :o) It's absolutely perfect. :o)
Amazing details and your colouring is devine.

Thank you so much for your sweet comment at my blog, it really made my day. ;o)

Sending you lots of hugs from Sweden,

Barb Hardeman said...

Silvie this is absolutely gorgeous! You did an awesome combining your papers and Edwin is colored to perfection. I love the embellies you used - very piratey! Well done!

Myrna said...

Great job on your coloring of Edwin. Love your background papers.

Rosie said...

OMG, this is fabulous!! I love everything about it!! Now, I've got to add this stamp to my collection. Hugs, Rosemary

Christina C. said...

OMG, Silvie, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!!!!!!!! Your coloring is superb and what are you talking about???? Your embellishments are fabulous. Everything about this card is stunning.

Leonie said...

Wow Silvie!! this is awesome!! All that work you went to with photoshop was worth it because it all looks excellent!! And your pirate is a very handsome Edwin. Fabulous job!!
Hugs Leonie

Barb F said...

wow! Your colooring is exquisite! Love this card!

Martina said...


Candy said...

You have done a masterful job on this card. Excellent idea to scan your favourite paper so it can be used over and over and then to make it the right size for your card. Same with the 'A Pirates Life' poem.
Your colouring is wonderful as is the design of your card. The MS spiderweb punch is perfect for this :o) Great charm also.
Perfect comes to mind.....
Hugs, Candy

Dena said...

What a fantastic pirate card! Your coloring is AWESOME!!! Love the layout and the fun papers!
Hugs, Dena

megline said...

Très belle carte. J`aime beaucoup le papier et les décorations utilisées.
Line :)

nadyne said...

wow your card is beautiful
Nadyne xx

Irene Daryanto said...

Silvie... that it so.... amazing!! You're very creative with photoshop, Hope I'm learning that very soon, love everything about this pirate your card, and it makes me want to order captain edwin sparrow too ha..ha..ha..
Hugs, Irene

Nancy said...

Love your card it is totally awesome! Your coloring is fabulous and I love all the details.

Charlotte said...

He is adorable. I think that waht you used for embellies is fine. The cards looks great.

kraftykylie said...

Sylie he is a swashbuckling pirate for sure..All the little details you took the time to do make this an absolutely fantastic card.
Big Smiles to you
Kylie :D

Suzanne J Dean said...

Ahhh this is a real standout and so cute! Love all the pirate elements, worn papers and great colors--fabulous!


Irma said...

Silvie, what a stunning card you created!! LOVE the background and embellies and your coloring is absolutely fantastic!!
Hugz, Irma

Diane Whitehouse said...

This card is just fabulous, Sylvie! You've created the perfect 'atmosphere' on the card and everything that surrounds Captain Edwin is in keeping. Your colouring is beautiful.
Diane x

Camilla said...

WooooWW Silvie!! Your card is stunning! I love your Edwin, and your pirate-details are so well put together!
Hugs, Camilla.

Gloria Dawson said...

Amazing Card! Would love to try something like this for my grandson! Love every detail about this card and your coloring is awesome!

Peggie said...

You did an amazing job with this card. Your details are just perfect for the theme.

Cordine said...

Wow Silvie, this is stunning! Love the details.

Robin said...

Super cute card!!!! I love your Edwin!!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day, I really appreciated the comment.

Christine Riley said...

Wow, this is amazing! What a neat card, love all the embellishments you added and your coloring is gorgeous.
Hugs, Christine

Lisette Morris said...

WOW! You just made me add Captain Edwin to my wish list. This is an amazing card! All the elements are perfect!

Karen Mortensen said...

Wowsa! You're a very talented lady! Fab colouring and your card is fantastic! Smashing work!

Mary Lou said...

Hi silvie~`thanks for the visit :) Toured your blog and immmediately became a follower--your work is Wonderful!! Have a great day!

Stempeltiger said...

Your card is absolutely AMAZING Silvie!
Sweet image, great colouring and soooo sweet details.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Hugs, Swantje x

Chelsea said...

Absolutely Gorgeous Silvie. So great to see the spider web punch used on this card. Everything is perfect and beautiful.

The Crafting Cook said...

What a gorgeous card Silvie- love these new stamps too. What a brilliant idea for using papers without having to cut the original up! I have loads of papers I haven't used as I do not want to cut into them- never thought to scan them into the computer before!
Teresa x

Nancy said...

OMGAWD!!! This is one amazing creation Silvie....ohh man, I jsut peeked through your blog and you are such an artist...I soo love all of your are very tallented...

Nancy T.