Today begins the new challenge at Aurora Wings. Our theme is 'Recycled' and I've had a ball creating an underwater world for Mitzi's adorable Little Pirate available exclusively at AW.com. I've been saving this Amaretto bottle for just the right project and this is it.
Here's a closeup of Little Pirate. He's colored with Copics and metallic gel pens and I've added a metal skull and crossbones to his hat. His chest sits on some reindeer moss "seaweed" and the treasure map behind him (a freebie from the internet) was sprayed with water, crinkled and left to dry.
I disguised the writing on the cap with washi and a skull embellie from Recollections. The compass is Tim Holtz and the chain is from my stash.
The anchor is done in several layers with a Spellbinders die from matte metallic card stock and distressed. Behind it you can see a real barnacle I picked off a mussel shell.
I wanted each side to have some interest so I wrapped the map around and also added moss and a small starfish. I really enjoyed this project and I hope you do too. Be sure to stop by the Aurora Wings Challenge Blog to see the rest of the Stella team's fabulous makes.
Can't wait to see what you recycle and you can use your entries in the new November Anything Goes FB Challenge, too. WooHoo!
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I'm entering this in the DL.Art November Linky Challenge, Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #69 AG, the Outlawz Paper ala Mode Embellish It, the Mixed Media World Challenge Use or Imitate Glass, We Love to Create November #2 Anything Mixed Media Goes, the Corrosive Challenge November #11 AG, Creative Fingers #140 AG, Make My Monday Anything but a Card, Crafts Galore Encore #46 November AG, Inspiration Destination #137 AG, the Color Crazy Challenge Wk 44 AG, the October 15th World Wide Design Team Open Challenge #27, the November Classic Design Team Open Challenge #19, and Jo's Scrap Shack FFC 213 AG.