A pirate gains a brother!

Two makes for you tonight. A matching card and treat box to celebrate becoming a big brother! I designed everything based around a couple of photos where the recipient is dressed as a pirate using Craft Artist. I added a pirates hat to the baby and an eye patch to the recipient (as usual faces blurred for privacy)

On of the amazing things with Craft Artist is the way you can create the shadows- it really helps make it look like the boys are in my scene!It also adds dimension but with only 1 layer which helps if you are looking out for postage costs!The edges of the card are inked with distress ink.

I then altered a wooden box to make a pirate treasure chest for some treats. I painted the box with blue pearlescent ink. All the papers were designed on Craft Artist and were decoupaged on using Mod Podge. This is the top of the box.

I added some plastic gold coin trim around the outside.

Inside the top lid.

In the base…

Then full of treausre!!

I would like to enter these for the following challenges

My Craft Spot – Treat Packages
Sweet Stamps – Altered Item
Party Time Tuesdays – Anything but a card
Penny’s Paper-Crafty – Anything but a Card
Craft Room Challenge – Alter it
Simply Create – Always anything goes digitally
Craft My Life– anything but card/layouts

14 thoughts on “A pirate gains a brother!

  • October 14, 2012 at 7:51 pm

    What a fabulous box! I love how you’ve altered this, the decoration is brilliant and so very unique. Thanks for joining in with our Alter It theme over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

    Maria xxxxx

  • October 14, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    All fabulous creations and that box is just wonderfully amazing honey!!

    Thank you so much for joining us at Penny’s Paper Crafty for our Anything But A Card Challenge.

    Krafty Karen – DT.xx

  • October 14, 2012 at 10:05 pm

    These are so great! What a fabulous idea to announce it! Thanks for joining our Anything But a Card challenge at Penny’s Paper Crafty this week.

    tammy DT

  • October 15, 2012 at 6:03 am

    what a cool pirate treasure box!! great job altering, thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  • October 15, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    I love how you have altered the box, it’s a wonderful pirates treasure trove. Thanks for sharing it with us as Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xxxx

  • October 15, 2012 at 7:12 pm

    Wow what a fabulous treasure chest. hanks for sharing with us at Sweet Stamps.

  • October 16, 2012 at 1:31 am

    WOW! What a great gift-love the idea of decoupaged pictures for a personal touch. Thanks for entering your project in the *Treats For You* challenge at My Craft Spot blog. 🙂


  • October 16, 2012 at 8:53 pm

    This is a very creative and fun project! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot.

  • October 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

    Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesday’s this week…See you soon!

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