Monday 23 May 2011

Swashbuckerling Beauty

This swashbuckling beauty is Alvida the Pirate from Make it Crafty and I fell in love with her lavish attire and treasure trunk. She's a real beauty yes?

Coloured up with Copic Markers and teamed with a rich satin material paper that I've had since my scrapbooking days. I wrapped this one up in a gorgeous golden yellow satin ribbon and added a gold buckle.

A close up picture of the image


I wanted to share a little piece on LetraTac, I find this amazing for those hard to glue pieces that you need to add to your projects, it is a couple of sheets with a layer of glue between and it comed with a handy tool to make sure you get maximum stick.

You open up the sheet and pop your pieces inside .

Close the backing paper back over the top of your pieces and give it a wipe with the special tool then you are ready to stick your pieces to your project.

As you can see in the next picture they stick beautifully.
It is repositionable until you burnish it with the tool.


Mad Mary said...

Fantastic card Jak and just how you have done it. LetraTac looks wonderful for all those little bits that usually end up in the bin or used in shaker cards.

Mary xx

XxJULESxX said...

love the card Jak it's stunning! and how useful that sticking tool would be for me!

Elaine M said...

Great card Jak!
Thx for the tip about LetraTac - I clicked on the link and found the sheets but not the little tool. Does it come in the pack of sheets or do you have to order it seperatly? This looks like it's a "must have" product.

Jak Heath said...

Elaine it comes in the packet

Zoe said...

Jak - WOW love your colouring of Alvida!! She looks fabulous and thanks sooo much for the tip on Letratac. It looks like a must have for sure!! xxoo

Andrea6760 said...


I love your pirate card! You have colored her beautifully and looking up-close, it actually gives an appearance of being watercolored! I have never seen that before with Copics and love the technique/style you used to get that effect.

Thanks for sharing the Letraset tool for those little impossible pieces that we all find hard to adhere. I am definitely going to check it out!

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is stunning.. love the yellow sash and buckle, and a fab tip re sticking the little fleur de lis
Lisa x

Penni said...

Gorgeous Card Jak. She looks amazing.


Maryann Laursen said...

Oh wauw your card is just soo cute. I love this little darkling, and you´ve justr done an awesome coloring on her too. Just gorgeous.
I can see, you´ve used one of those buckets on the ribbon, where do you find these?I´ve seen many use different kinds, but haven´t been able to find any around here anywhere and also looked on different websites, but never found them anywhere? They looks sooo awesome, when used on cards, so would really love to find some. Wasn´t it an idea to get them on Inklined´s shop? hint hint?
Sound really great with the Letraset gluesheets too, will definately have to look closer to that as well. Thanks sooo much for the tip about this too.
Have a wonderful day.

My'scardcorner said...

This is eautiful Jak great colouring and love that new glue system must watch out for it.

Anonymous said...

Hi Jak
wow!! this card is fantastic!!
thanks for the tip on the letratak - I will have to check it out!
Maryann - do buckles and lots of other stuff..

Jopie said...

Wauw what a beautiful card I like the image and the colouring.
Love Jopie

Unknown said...

this is great Jak - thanks for demonstrating. After you demonstrated the safmat recently I bought a pack of that - yet to used!!!

Paula x xx

Maryann Laursen said...

Thanks sooo much for the link here Digidebs, I really apreciate that very much, and I´m of to give them a good look right away. Thanks sooo much again hun and have a wonderful day.

Jayne said...

Hey, the card looks great and you know how all the kids love pirates right now what with the Pirates of the Caribbean film.

Sue said...

Hi Jak
a gorgeous card, awesome colouring, fabulous design, sue,x

caroline said...

great card as always Jak, i love the rich colours you used and the colouring of the pirate is second to none
caroline x

Carole RB said...

Hi Jak

I love your card it's so cute. Great coloring. Thanks for the info on this cool product. It's a must have.

Have a nice week

Dawn Frost said...

She is a beauty Jak, and the embellishments are amazing!

Candy said...

Smashing card, Jak!
Your colouring is superb :o)
Love the design with all of your dies :o)
Great the way the Letra set works!! Thanks for showing it to us.
Hugs, Candy

veronica said...

must look for some of that Letratak, always have trouble with tiny bits to glue on............