Pirate Octopus

This weeks challenge at Tuesday Throwdown is one that I have been really enjoying lately.  We are challenging you to make a Clean and Simple card!

I don't really like cards that are smothered in stuff...they seem too busy to me and I like it when each of my embellishments is visible and plays a roll in the theme of the card.

So clean and simple cards have been super fun for me to try out!
Our fabulous sponsor this week is Whiff of Joy, and they provided us with some super cute images to use!  I chose to use the Octopus Pirate image.  With my husband working on the new Assassin's Creed game Black Flag, and us making some treasure chests for his coworkers, pirates have been a big theme in our household.  So it felt right to use this image.

I used a simple ocean floor background and colored it all in with my pencils.  Everything is printed onto one layer and mounted on a green background.

I added glossy accents and some glitter pen to the bubbles.  I've been really enjoying my washi tape lately, so I chose a green that matched and added a little stripe across the top before mounting the sentiment on top.  The sentiment is from Doodle Pantry.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Pattie's Creations #76-Animals
    Sassy Studio #195-Pirates

Stop by and check out the other DT creations.  They are pretty fabulous!!  Then pull out your crafty stuff and join in the fun! <3


  1. Simply darling card, I love how you colored in this image! Thank you for joining us at the Dare to be Sassy Challenge this week at Sassy Studio Designs! We hope you play along with us again soon!

    Jackie, Sassy Studio Designs DT

  2. Such a cheerful little scene and a great masculine creation.
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

  3. Beautiful coloring and a lovely CAS card -I think like you, I want every embellishment to play a role and show properly so more cleaner designs are perfect for that!

  4. This is perfect for our current challenge “Animals” at Pattie’s Creations. Thanks for joining us!
    Pattie ♥
    at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge!