Monday, 25 June 2012

Crafty Boots Challenge: Sports! My Baseball Owl!

Hey all, back again with another Crafty Boots Challenge - this one has been set by Zoe and i have to be honest - i found it quite a tricky one. The theme for this fortnights crafty challenge is SPORTS! I looked through my craft stash and realised i had NO sports related stamps, so had to think outside the box... and heres what i came up with:

I have to be honest - i'm quite proud of this card - a completely original design it did take me some time to come up with!!

On a 'Very Vanilla' cardbase i mounted some glittery 'DSP' from the 'Holly Berry Bouquet' collection. I created two baseballs by punching some 'Whisper White' card using the '1-3/8" Circle Punch' on which i drew on some stitching using a 'Cherry Cobbler' 'Stampin' Write Marker', i raised these up on the cardbase using 'Dimensionals' to create a 3D effect. The sentiment is from the 'Teeny Tiny Wishes' set, inked in 'Cherry Cobbler' ink and then punched out using the fab 'Wrod Window Punch' (again raised up using 'Dimensionals')

Next i created the baseball owl using the amazing 'Owl Punch'! Here's a close-up:

I punched the owl out using 'Early Espresso' card, his eyes created from scraps of 'Whisper White' and 'Basic Black' card. His body has been punched out using 'Real Red DSP'. I punched some wings out using the 'Two-Step Bird Punch'. His baseball bat has been create from 'Crumbcake' cardstock which has been stamped using the 'Woodgrain' stamp (using 'Early Espresso' ink) I handsnipped it into a baseball bat shape. The baseball was created using the eye part of the 'Owl Punch' from some 'Whisper white' card, and then i drew on the stitching using a 'Real Red' 'Stampin' Write Marker'. Finally owls baseball cap was made using some scraps of 'Real Red' card cut into two semi-circles, on which i glued a small 'Whisper White' circle (eye from the 'Owl Punch') and the 'w' emblem is a 'Real Red' owl foot!

I mounted the baseball owl onto a couple of 'Scallop Circles' ('Whisper White' and 'Cherry Cobbler'.

I hope you like my baseball owl as much as i do!! I'm very proud of him!! I can't wait to see your sporty creations! Don't forget - if you would like to own the fab 'Owl Punch' for yourself you can order it through me!!
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  1. Baseball was a great idea! So clever of you! Well done x

  2. Hi Amy

    Fantastic card, I love the bright colours you have used and the great layout, very clever.

    Dionne xx

  3. I struggled too, couldn't find any sport-related stamps (comes of having not sport fans in the family other than myself!!) Love your baseball owl.

  4. Oh I love this. The sporty owl is adorable and I lovebthe striped paper background. xxDenise


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