Monday, May 23, 2016
Baseball Season & a Blushing Bear
Little League Baseball Season has officially arrived. Games four nights a week between my two boys with tournaments on most weekends...but you know what? I wouldn't change it for the world to see my boys play ball. It takes me out of the loop for crafting and creating, but I know that when they are older and away, I will have all the time I want to play.
I did have some free time this past weekend in the early morning to create this card! I was inspired by the colors showcased on the May Butterfly Reflections, Ink Mood Board (especially the sunset picture in the bottom left side!) and the Sketch 281 from My Favorite Things. I also used the Forest Friends Stamp and Die Set by My Favorite Things to complete the second stage of the CASometry Challenge 2: Make Five. (My first card is here.)
I started inking a cardstock panel with distress inks and then spritzing with water. After the panel dried I die cut a circle and adhered a stamped bear. The bear is void of color except for two pink patches by his cheeks. I often forget to keep my images simple and not colored...I really like the way the background circle stands out. I finished the card by adhering the bear to the circle, and the circle onto a white cardstock base that was embossed with Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Woodgrain Cover-up Die and a bannered, white embossed sentiment.