Its a Pirate Life for Me~ Tammy

Hellooo all you crafty people out there in cyber world!!! I have a tag to share today that is Pirate inspired! So I guess I should say Argh Maties and such! LOL Here is the tag and will explain the chippy treatments on the close ups.

I used the 7 Dots “Destination Unknown” Collection and cut out the anchor/ banner. The Banner reads Dead men tell no tales. From the Pirates of the Caribbean movie. So that is where my idea started at. I wanted to make the anchor look like it was at the bottom of  ole Davy Jones’s Locker. Ya know at the bottom of the Ocean. So I pulled out my Sea Weed chippies, and Sea Grass chippies. Then found the compass and Wheel chippies that I had left out of the Nautical 6 piece set. Perfect pieces to play with to create a Pirate tag!! Oh and I used the Distressed script stamp too! Love how it dresses up the BG on this tag! Ok on to the close ups..

 For the Wheel I used Gesso first to cover the entire piece. I then covered it with Tim Holtz Distress ink in brushed Corduroy. After I had that applied well, I then got out some Lindy’s Moon Shadow mists in Cadbury Milk Chocolate and misted. I then quickly dried the mist and inked the edges with Tim Holtz Black soot ink. For the details I used some Tim Holtz tiny brads ( they fit like a charm through those holes!) and a Flying Unicorn wheel adornment for the center.

The compass was covered (raw) lower half with Peacock Feathers (Tim Holtz ink) and the black soot. I then misted it with the same Lindy’s as the wheel. I did go back over the top with more of the black soot after it was dry.

The Seaweed and Seagrass was done the same way. First I covered both of them with Gesso. I used layers of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze. First I used the Sea Kelp and brushed it on not covering the whole piece. Then I brushed on Aloha Green in the remaining white areas. Now I go over both colors (not coloring the whole piece) with Emerald cove. This one I kinda used it to link the colors together. Just brushed it on till I got the look I was going after. Covered some more with Peacock feathers after they dried. Edged with Black Soot ink.

Creative Embellishment Items Used:

Sea Weed

Sea Grass

Nautical 6 piece Set

Distress Script Stamp

Other Items Used:

7 Dots “Destination Unknown” collection

Flying Unicorn Adornments

Tim Holtz Distress inks Brushed Corduroy, Peacock Feathers and Black Soot 

Tim Holtz tiny brads

Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Sea Kelp, Emerald cove, and Aloha Green

Lindy’s stamp gang Moonshadow mist in Cadbury milk chocolate

Shimmerz- Tickle me Turquoise, Blingz Gold Glimmer (Sand)

Silks- Black Ice (Sand)

Liquitex Coarse texture gel (sand)

13 Arts black splash ink (splats)

CTMH Stamps

Thank you for joining me today!

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2 Comments


    • Joi@RR
    • February 17, 2015
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    Wow - wow - wow - this might be my all time favorite tag.... and that says a lot because it's definitely not a pirates life for me!!!! This is just fantastic. I love it all. The colors, the design, the layout.... the way you hid that anchor underneath but yet it is so dominate is incredible. And those tiny brads and center adornment on the wheel... perfect. Yo Ho Ho - you BLEW me away!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! j.

    • Heather Thompson
    • February 17, 2015
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    That is so awesome!! love the theme. great tag!

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