Friday, May 31, 2013

Pirate, Skeleton Roses

Here's an awesome Sweet Pea stamp from artist ching-chou kiuk.  This stamp is Pirate Skeleton Roses.  Just Gorgeous!!  I couldn't wait to get my hands on it when it became a digi stamp, but it's also sold on a sheet of rubber (Plate #126).  I am using some die cut embossed skulls across the bottom of the card and some gorgeous lace from Turkey to embellish the card, but I really think the image itself takes center stage.  The Thinking Of You stamp comes on Plate#98.

Here's an enlargement of the stunning image.  As you can see, I am coloring the heart, the roses and the maiden's dress in the same colors of Copic Markers R81, R83, R85, R89.  Having the same color pattern on multiple locations in your image draws the eye across the image.

Hope this cards makes you check out the wonderful images of artist ching-chou kuik.  She has some gorgeous stamps including other pirate themed images as well.

Cheers, Holley


  1. This is so cool. I would never think of color and use Pink with this image, but i love it. Good job Holley.
    Hugs Nat

  2. Gorgeous card, Holley! Your colouring on her is brilliant, love your colour choice. The beautiful lace is a perfect accent, and so are the cool skull die cuts!!
    Hugs, Karina

  3. This is gorgeous! I love your coloring and all your texture! Great job.
    Aletha Jane

  4. You've gone over the top on this Holley! I LOVE this!
    Whooda thought to use pink with pirates and skulls?
    You Go Girl!

  5. Love the pink Holly. This is sooo pretty. I love the little hearts and the skulls are so cool. Love it

  6. love the color scheme - the skullies are a great embellishment

  7. great colors and love the heart bling around the image. Perfect die cuts. love it Holley~!

  8. Oh wow, looove your coloring on this card! So cool with the pink skeleton sweety style ;)

    Lots of love, Randi WS

  9. Holley, this is lovely. I hadn't thought of using pink but it certainly works. Best wishes, Kym xxx

  10. I *love* this stamp! It's fabulous and your colouring on it is gorgeous... the pink is so warm and the shading is fabulous. The image really pops from your clean and simple card design (and those die-cut skulls are awesome! :D). :)


  11. Gorgeous colors together and I really love the skulls!