Thursday, April 24, 2008

It's Baseball Season and I Made a Triple!

I think I have hit a baseball maybe twice in my life! But I do love watching professional baseball and am glad the season is here! I used to be a big Cincinnati Reds fan -- waaaay back in 7th grade. But somehow, I never stuck with them like I have my pro football team (GO COWBOYS!). So I just have a few teams I like to watch (and a few I definitely don't like!).

Today, without hitting a baseball, I made a triple! A triple challenge card! I made this for today's SCS Ways To Use It Challenge (using scissors). I paper pieced my flowers using white mulberry paper.
This card is also for Beate's Inspiration Challenge here. Isn't this a beautiful piece of artwork?
And for the triple -- this is for a weekly challenge I do with friends. We choose a thread from the Need a Lift forum. This week Stacy chose this thread. We are sending cards to Suzy, whose baby, Jake, was born 8 weeks early. Please consider sending her a RAK!

To make the background, I misted my watercolor paper with water, and then dropped one drop of Taken With Teal reinker and let it run where it wanted! After that dried, I did the same thing with Barely Banana. Easy and fun background! When the watercolor paper was dry, I stamped my flowers in Black Stazon, and then pieced them with white mulberry paper (which I hardly ever use anymore! Remember when it was sooooo popular!?). I used a little leftover piece after I trimmed to stamp the sentiment in Black Stazon. I then stamped the large flower in Tempting Turquoise on white mulberry and cut it out. A few little sparkles here and there, a few punches here and then and voila! A triple!

Thanks for stopping by!
Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Barely Banana, SU Watercolor, DCWV Textured Turquoise, So Saffron POP DP, white mulberry
Ink: Black Stazon, Barely Banana, Tempting Turquoise, Taken With Teal
Accessories: CTMH Sparkles, designer label punch, word window punch, velvet ribbon (Target $1), ticket corner punch, water mister, aqua brush
Techniques: watercolor/misting

12 comments:

Rosella said...

What a beautiful card!! Love how you did the background. Very nice color combo.

ScrappinGalz said...

What a beautiful card! love it

Alicia said...

Very pretty! Love the background you created.

Nardi said...

Beautiful! I love the mulberry paper flower. TFS!

Lori Barnett said...

Oh Boy Joy! Lovin' the card :) So what's cookin' in the kitchen?

silke said...

Judy - your card is gorgeous and I'm so happy to see you've been inspired too!!!
Isn't it wonderful when you can nail 3 challenges into 1??? You've done a perfect job on all three of them!!!

nancy said...

Beautiful colors! I love the background! I'll have to try that! Good job on your triple!

Jess said...

WOW! Judy, this is such a beautiful card. My initials are JAR too! Jessica Ann Russell... sometimes I get called Jarhead, but I like Jar of Joy, that's lovely!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

OH wow!! So stunning!! Like a beautiful piece of artwork that should be framed!!! I love that watercolor effect.....and the cut out flower.....I'd say you hit a Grand Slam!!! (I think that's something good in baseball?? I hope so!!! LOL)

Rhonda L said...

Very pretty!! Love the watercolor paper background!! Mulberry paper!-now where did I put mine. . .?

Veronica said...

This card is so very pretty! I love what you did with the background. Lovely work!

Joan said...

This is beautiful....a little miniature work of art...I love how you created the flowers on the mulberry paper. It works perfectly for this. Joan