Saturday, 19 July 2014

Anyone for cricket?!

What do you get when you cross a new wood grain stamp with a colleague who loves his sport, especially cricket and football?
First I created a background using the ink dusters, Mountain and valley mask and clouds mask. I then cut out a cricket bat shape from a snippet of white card and stamped it with the inkylicious woodgrain stamp and scored it down the centre. I added a little shading to make the bottom appear angled, and a scrap of red paper for the handle. I stuck it to the card with silicone glue. Unfortunately a dark patch appeared on the bat, and whilst trying to make it less obvious I caught the side of the card with the Tea Dye DI pad! I decided to cover it up with a few stamps of delicate vine, and hubby was very helpful in letting me know that there is a tree on the pitch at Canterbury! I finished it off with a couple of birds and a sentiment also from Inkylicious.
I am entering this into a couple of challenges:
Thanks for looking, and I hope you are managing to stay dry! 

22 comments:

  1. You clever girl! This is brilliant and I am sure the recipient is going to be quite stunned by it.

    Hugs
    Lesley
    Xx

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  2. Such a stunning card Sally, the bat look almost real with the woodgrain. I was going to order this the other day, then remembered I'd bought it at Ally Pally, just need to get it out and have a play with it now.

    Sue xx

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  3. Wow Sally - that is soooo realistic. Wonderful use of the woodgrain stamp and such shading. a great card!

    Hugs, Di xx

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  4. Fantastic way to use a wood grain stamp, I might have to "borrow" that idea for my cricket-mad nephews' cards!
    An absolutely stunning finished card for a man.

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  5. Forgot to say - I bet the recipient will be bowled over by this card. OK, so I need to get out more - sigh :(

    Hugs, Di xx

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  6. Oh my word Sally what an amazing and so unique card - I love it and perfect for a male card. That cricket bat is brilliant and so lifelike.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  7. This is amazing! The woodgrain stamp for the cricket bat is brilliant!

    The card is wonderful and quick solution tot he shading...we wouldnot have known if you had not told us!!!

    Wonderful card!

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  8. Not only is that a gorgeous card Sally it's so very clever too! I love it - have a lovely weekend Karen xx

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  9. Utterly brilliants. You'll knock 'em for 6 with this card(!) xxx

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  10. Another amazing creation Sally, the bat looks like you had wood paper already done, to hear it's all stamped, - well what can I say.

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  11. Absolutely gorgious, great image for a sportif person, I love your card it has a spirit!!!

    Greetings
    Maria

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  12. Oh wow Sally this is SO effective, love the background too, might have to CASE this idea as it's hard to come by male card ideas!
    Lynn x

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  13. What a wonderfully clever way to create this cricket bat! So much dimension and super way to use the woodgrain stamp too. Love your shaded hills & background and delightful way to hide the boo-boo with your vine. Added so much interest to the playing ground. How great was it that it's also realistic for one of your playing fields too. Just goes to show: It was meant to be! TFS & Hugs too.

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  14. What superb cricket bat - looks absolutely real! I think your background scene is so restful and reminds me of watching cricket on a village green. Thanks so much for playing along with The Male Room!

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  15. What a great card - perfect for our challenge this week in TMR - thanks so much for joining in - Jacqueline xx

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  16. That's so realistic Sally it looks as if you've cut it out from a magazine! Love the wood grain stamp:)
    Val x

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  17. Wow Sal .. .. this is amazing.

    Love how you have made the bat. Very clever!

    Will you be starting a summer break soon?

    Love Jules xx

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  18. Happy accident. I love the tree on the left. Fantastic scene. Love it!
    Eret x

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  19. Love your background for this image! Thanks for joining in at The Male Room~

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  20. Love your games themed card.Fabulous shading and I think the tree looks great- a happy accident! Golf is a great idea and the background you have created is just perfect. Thanks for playing along at The Male Room, hope to see you here again soon

    Louise xx

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  21. What a clever idea, looks really realistic

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  22. Oh my gosh! That cricket bat looks so real, like it has real weight and it coming right at me. I'd better duck (my first thought when it comes to any sport).

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Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a message. Much appreciated x

Sally