Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Robot Pirate Ship

So instead of Christmas cards, I've been working frantically on another project that I committed to that I needed to finish up. Plus I had an order for Christmas cards that I needed to deliver by tomorrow. Those are done. Phew.

Plus, over the weekend I ran a little private sale for the members of my PaperCraftPlanet group. We hit 100 members and I wanted to say thank you to them. So, I offered up a special coupon exclusively for them. What's that? You don't know about the IHP group? Well then...you should go check it out and join so you don't miss out on any future specials. It's free AND I offer specials to the group members. What could be better?

So, anyway, back to this crazy picture. I was taking part in a sort of exquisite corpse project called boy+girl+robot. I was given a drawing of the boy and girl (on the deck) and a robot (which I omitted for my purposes) and the next installment, which was a comic strip type dialogue. My part was to make the next installment. So...being the papercrafter that I am - this is what I came up with.

It is a pirate robot ship. I based the ship part on one of Qbee's templates over at SCS but tweaked the size (making it much larger) and then reshaping it a bit.

The robot on the plank and the one up in the watchtower were both stamped from Spots Botz and the sail, flag and miscellaneous robot parts were made from the Robotics line of paper from Sassafras Lass.

What you can't tell from this picture is that there are two other little cutey robots (also from Spots Bots) peeking out from the port holes under the deck. And, of course I had to make Spot robot dog. He's hiding behind the boy and the girl.

You can see the two little eyes. He's totally cute. The robot on the plank was coated with Shimmerz Angel Wings to make him metallic and all the other robots are Stickled in various different colors to give them their metallic sheen.

The port holes were made from acetate and then I punched some very old black magic mesh from SU that I had around.

The boy and girl were originally a black and white sketch that I printed out and colored with my Prismacolor pencils.

Oh! And, in case you're wondering how I got the robot to stand up on the plank.....there is a Build-A-Brad poking up underneath him, into a foam dot inside his foot. Clever, right?

Hers's a shot of the other cutey robot peeking out from the first port hole.

This project definitely took more time than anticipated but I had such a huge vision. I actually cut it short a bit because I STILL haven't made my Christmas cards. It's pretty bad. What is even worse is the state that my stamping room is in. I don't think I will post pictures of that.

I'll leave you with one more shot of the robot pirate ship. It's a close up of the watch tower robot and the bottom of the sail. You can see the die cut edge of the paper. I LOVE Sassafras Lass' paper. It's such a heavy stock and has such cute trim on the edges. You can also see the jumbo eyelets that I used to hold the sail to the mast. Aren't you impressed I know my sailboat parts so well? :)

Hopefully my next post will be to tell you that I finished my Christmas cards. I need to finish those so that I can move on to things like decorating the tree and baking cookies. The tree has been sitting here in the living room with only lights on it since Saturday. It's a little pathetic looking.

Until next time...watch out for those pirate robots and thanks for stopping by!

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