April 2, 2012

Baseball Layout

Hi!  Lori here from ScrappinMyStressAway with a layout that pretty much sums up my life right now ~ baseball season!  We have baseball 3-5 times a week.  This past Saturday, Tyler got to play at Werner Park Stadium which is the home of the Omaha Stormchasers - the minor league team formerly called the Omaha Royals.

I wanted to try a new technique that I saw in the Spring 2012 issue of Scrapbooking & Beyond - inking words on scrapbook paper.  I used Varsity Letter and overlapped the letters and numbers on my Gypsy.  I changed the sizes for an interesting look.

I used my Chomas Creations gel pen holder and a black pen to draw my words and numbers on a piece of white cardstock.  I used the colorblok paper that has a little texture on it.

I took this photo of Tyler on the day of his first game before his pants got dirty.

I distressed and inked the edges of the paper and inside the images.

I spritzed the paper with turquoise Perfect Pearls Mist.  This caused the inks to blend and bleed a bit plus it added a little bit of shimmer.  I trimmed some baseball papers to create a backdrop for the photo and spritzed them too.

I added a hemp stitch to each corner.  This helps to keep the paper from curling up and adds to the "boyed down" look.  You can see the paper here - I think it looks like canvas.

I used some leather cord as a border and glued on some knots.

I added Tyler and his jersey number with these tiny stickers.

I used this large glove sticker (I believe it is Jolee's) that I bought years ago.  I wrapped it for my son for Christmas - he got to pick out a new baseball glove.  It finally has a permanent home!

In hindsight, I think the words and numbers would look better a little smaller.  I also would skip the red and find a darker blue to match the jersey.  All in all, it was a fun and messy project!

Thanks so much Sheila for having me over today!!!
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