Thursday, October 14, 2010

Hey Pumpkin and the playoffs

Today I have two new projects to share with you.  It's time for a new challenge at Inktegrity.  The challenge is super simple, just link up any Fall or halloween themed project and be entered to win some free digis from the store.  Here is a card I created with the Tractor stamp set.  I decided to do a card that would fit into a business sized envelope.  This measures 8.5x4 inches.  I used some Tangerine Bazzill Basics cardtock as the base color and the yellow is Stampin Up from the Bold Brights collection before it was renovated.  I used my new Martha Stewart Deco Fan border punch which is part of a Punch Around the Page set.  The images were printed as close together as I could get them and then I just faked that they were attached by coloring a line and adding some silver dots/bolts to my wagon handle.  These were colored with my Zig markers and some stickles.  The edges were inked with some Cat's Eye chalk inks and I did the sky and grass with my Memento Dew drop ink pads and direct to paper technique. 


This is the challenge over at Papercraft Star this week.  I do not celebrate Halloween but I do usually go on the hunt at this time of year for paper that I can use for my husband's obsession which is San Francisco Giants Baseball.  When I saw this picture I was drawn to the tablecloth.  The bottom of it reminded me of a baseball jersey.  I thought it would be perfect for pics from a game.  But then when I went to dig out the pictures I cam across these from when my daughter played for the Jr Giants baseball team which is sponsored by the MLB team and teaches the kids things like confidence and leadership.  My hubby and I have coached for the last 3 years and were even asked to be league commisioners(which unfortunately due to other commitments we had to turn down).  So I set to work on basically copying this tablecloth onto a scrapbook page.



What do you think.  Perfect for these pics right?  I used basically the same papers from the card plus some black from my stash and a white 12x12 piece for the background.  The black was run through my Cuttlebug with the swiss dots folder.  I was able to achieve the 12 inch embossed design with a technique that I learned on Tim Holtz's blog that has you cut a slit in the top of your folder.  The scalloped edge is Martha stewart Three Dot edge punch. also part of a PATP set.  I decided to forgo a title here and simple print the organization's logo onto cardstock.  I cut the logo and the yellow shadow with my Creative Memories circle cutters and the Scallop Circle is a Nestabilitie.  The polka dots were done with Creative memories punches.  mY husband doesn't usually have much to say about my stuff, but as soon as I showed him this page he said to me "hey the bottom of that reminds me of a baseball jersey" LOL.  So speaking of the Giants.  They are the National League Division Champions.  Bring on the Philadelphia Phillies, it's playoff time!!! 

5 comments:

  1. It is perfect for the pictures... you really rocked the challenge at Papercraft Star... I just love your interpretation of the inspiration photo and you composed this layout beautifully! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star this week!

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  2. What a great LO - the perfect way to interpret the inspiration. I like that the photos are still the focus!

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  3. Great job. You sure have been busy. How are you? Long time no chat!!! Loving the layout. too cute. Stop in and say hey!!!

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  4. So creative! Ijust love it when inspiration comes from other things. Your cards are great!

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  5. Becca, I absolutely LOVE this layout!!! Probably one of the best I have seen in a long time.

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