Friday, 10 July 2015

Take me out to the ball game

 Buy me some peanuts and........
Oh hello my lovelies I now have this song in my head sorry, I hope you are well and ready for the weekend, the weather is gorgeous here today let’s hope it’s here to stay.

So yes I have a card for you today it’s one I have made for Phil as it’s his birthday next week, I was so fed up with doing football cards (which is why I did the kite one too)so I decided to make one using another of his sporting likes, Baseball now don’t get me wrong he’s not a mad baseball fan but does like the Giants and when I saw this image I thought that is what I will do.

The card is 8½”sq  and the papers are from nitwits which I have distressed and inked with rusty hinge, ripe persimmon, walnut stain then matted onto black card.


The image is a Mo Manning image called JohnnyBaseball isn’t he adorable? I coloured him with polychromo pencils it was quite a task being a novice trying to get the colour of the kit just so I think I have done rather well though (if I do say so myself lol) when he was coloured I created a mask using an image I’d  cocked up (waste not want not as they say) and created the background using some of the inks I used on the papers with antique linen and pumice stone thrown in as well.

I took one of the club badges and resized printed off then punched out and covered with acrylic glaze to give it a shine and to add a little stability before sticking it to my card. I also added some thread that I brought I thiknk it was from a pound shop for a big(ish) bag and wrapped it around the papers cutting a small slit down the seam of the main piece (as it wraps around the back of the card)
The sentiment was created on my PC using MCS (as always I cannot use any other programme I wish I could but I can’t get my head around them, bummer)I cut out distressed and inked then matted this to black card also.

It’s a pretty clean and simple card as in there aren’t many if any embellishments  but I didn’t want to much going on as I love the image.

For the insert as always I used the same papers as on the front and brought the image through this time I used the SF logo and added it to his jersey top just so it carries the theme through.

I got a lovely verse that seemed to fit what I wanted to say my hubby is also my best friend (I know we all say that) but he really is. He has been with me through so much and I know that my illness has knocked the stuffing out of him in so many ways but he’s always there and I love him dearly it’s hard to believe we have been together 28 years and married 18 (another card I need to make quickly as that is next week too!!!!!!)

And so there it is my hubsters birthday card I hope you like it and I will leave you with another look at the ubber cute image and a list of challenges.

Have a fantastic weekend and I will see you very soon xx



Eithne said...

Beautiful card, lovely different elements I'm sure your husband will love it. Thanks for joining our July challenge over at Craft for the Craic.

cass said...

Thanks for joining us at Digitally Sweet this week for our "July Anything Goes" Challenge

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello my dear friend Jacki. What a fab card and I am sure that your dearest will love it.
Great image so wonderfully coloured as always, love the design and combination of papers. Simply fantastic.
Enjoy the rest of your day.
Love Sandra xxx

applejack cards by sue said...

I love how you have coloured Mo's image and all those lovely layers. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting with an Attitude. Sue DT

Joanna Solecka said...

lovely card and the stamp is gorgeous!!!!thanks for taking part in craft for the craic challnge :)

Kim Bell said...

Wow I just love your card. I have those pencils as well need to play with them. Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Stamp.