Friday, March 22, 2013

Altered Book Alpha Challenge - P is for Pirate and Privateer


Thank you everyone for your kind comments last challenge, I really enjoyed looking at everyone's work.  As you know I have just had a total hip replacement that has left me unable to do much crafting, if any.  But I just had to keep up with this one.  The background is a copy of a treasure map showing the wrecks of the Spanish Fleet around the coast of Florida, aged with walnut ink,on top of which is my favourite drawing of Blackbeard the Pirate, gold doubloons, rubies, pearls, gold ingots and emeralds all caught in a net along the bottom.  A copy of a Letter of Marque on onion paper singed at the edges with a wax seal and my torn out dictionary piece for Pirate and Privateer finish off the spread.


At the moment I am not supposed to bend more than 90 degrees so sitting and typing is banned.  Got my partner to do this for me.  I will continue to look at and enjoy everyone's work but comments will be few and far between.

Link to challenge HERE


17 comments:

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words. These pages are outstanding - just FANTASTIC.

Scrapmate said...

Stunning work. I love all the details on this. Hope you recover quickly.

TwinkleToes2day said...

FABulous pages Paula!! Loving the vintage colours used too. Maybe they'll bring you crafty treasure as a reward :0) Mo

LindaS said...

Love the map background and pirate on this wonderful pages.

Karen said...

These are absolutely amazing pages Paula! Your attention to detail is incredible! Thank you for joining us over at The Craft Barn again x

Elaine said...

This is fabulous - it's a great choice of word with great images!!

Vicky Hibbs said...

Wow what a brilliant idea, it's amazing!

coco said...

Woooowwwwww.... Really FABULOUS pages, I miss words in english sorry !!! Have a good Sunday, I dont't say I wish you a creative day since I guess you don't need such encouragements ! :) Coco x

Joan said...

Oh I just love these pages!love the map,the pirate and the treasures, fab colours too

Julia S-W said...

Wonderful pages Paula. I love the background map and the privateer image. The treasure in the corner is such a clever idea too and you haven't gone mad with it - wonderful work.
Juliax

lena-dailyscrap said...

Looking great! Love the colours and the images!

Maisie Moonshine said...

Great images, you've had fun with these pages! MMx

chrissies said...

Wonderful word with great colours and images

Best wishes Chrissie xx

Maggie said...

YoHo Ho and shiver me timbers matey fabulous treasures on these pages love it!

MaggieH

Tracey-B said...

I love your choice of word and what you've done with the pages. Really fantastic! x

Sylv said...

This is fantastic, love all the detail and the treasure map.

Sylv xx

The Craft Barn said...

Another stunning page, love the map background too
Thanks for playing with us at the Craft Barn
Izzy