Sunday, January 20, 2013

Real Pirates

Last summer my husband and I went to see an exhibit at our local science museum that was called "Real Pirates."  It was about the history of a real pirate ship that was uncovered from the bottom of the ocean.  It was a really cool exhibit and very interesting.  This is the first layout for the scrapbook I am making from that trip.

The layout is 12"x12" and for the background cardstock I used some patterned cardstock from The Stardust Stack by DCWV.  The photos are 4"x5 1/2."  I matted them each with white cardstock cut at 4 1/8"x5 5/8."  I then matted those with a single sheet of blue cardstock cut at 4 3/8"x8 3/8," some burgandy cardstock cut at 4 3/4"x8 3/4," and white cardstock cut at 4 7/8"x8 7/8."
I used Cricut Craft Room to create the title.  I used Blackletter for the word "Pirates" and Cricut Craft Room Basics for the word "real."  "Pirates" is cut at 1 3/4" and "real" is cut at 1 1/4."  I cut the shadow in blue and the regular font in white.  I then added crackle accents to the word "Pirates."  It doesn't show up real well in the pictures though.
The treasure chest, sword, and bottle all came from the Cricut Lite cartridge called Pirates and Mermaids.  The treasure chest is cut at 3 1/2."  The sword is cut at 2 1/2."  The bottle is cut at 2."  I adhered the sword and bottle with foam adhesive.  I added glossy accents to the gold in the chest, the blade of the sword and the brown glass part of the bottle.  I also added some gold and champagne Stickles to parts of the treasure and I put three gold gems on the crown.
The pirate is also from Pirates and Mermaids.  He is cut at 5."  I adhered him to the page with foam tape and added some glossy accents to his hook hand.
I made this layout using the current sketch challenge at Stuck On U Sketches.


  1. Oh WOW, you've done a fabulous job using our sketch and I love all of your die cuts!! I can just bet that this album with be pretty amazing when your thru!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Stuck On U Sketches!! Hugs!!

  2. wow this is amazing, what a great album this will make.

  3. Very cool! Pirate ships always make me think of "The Goonies"! Thanks for playing along at SOUS!

  4. Super, love the cricut stuf, wonderful!!!

  5. Aw, my mate! This is one of your all-time faves of mine! Love it!

  6. Great take on the sketch Paula. Your Cricut work is amazing, and what a great subject, can't wait to see more pages for your album. Thanks for joining us at SOUS!

  7. Oh wow Paula.. this is such a fun layout and a great take on our sketch..
    Thanks for playing along with out sketch challenge over at S.O.U.S