Sunday, June 21, 2009

Homerun Billy and Katie the Makeup Fairy

It's summer and around our house, that means baseball! We're talking Red Sox baseball and that means dark blue and red. My daughter Nichole, and the kids in the house must go to four or five games a year. They get tickets from the sporting store they work at so hey, why not! They have the best time and what's more American than apple pie? Baseball! I love this Home Run Billy from the new "Sporty Billy Plate 1" just released from Pink Cat Studio that you can get from Susana's Custom Art and Card Design. I grew up on baseball and my grandfather on my dad's side was asked to play in what's now Major League Baseball way back when it was first forming. It's part of my life and I just love it. Everyone in my family has played either baseball or softball at some time in their life, but this cutie is for Branden, my son-in-law-to-be!

I colored him with my Prismacolor pencils and OMS and used some Glossy Accents on his helmet to make it look shiny. I added a bit of my Spica Glitter Pen to the umpire's mask to make it stand out and added a bit of Smooch to the bat and belt. Love that stuff! My paisley cuttlebug folder gave the background a bit of texture and I thought the ribbon looked like the seams of a baseball. And I used some Coredinations paper for around Billy and distressed the edges. Love that paper and how Billy came out!

And then there was another of my loves - make-up! My sister used to tease me and say that I couldn't go to the mailbox without mascara on! When I saw this cutie, Katie, the Makeup Fairy, on Katie's site, Paper Makeup Stamps, I had to have her! Besides, she reminds me of Katie, who I've gotten to know and love this past year. I colored her with copics and added some Shimmerz, Smooch, and stickles to her. I used one of my favorite floral cuttlebug folders to give a bit of dimension to the background paper and think she came out just too cute!

Hope you enjoy them and have a great week!

Card Ingredients:

Baseball Billy from Sporty Billy Plate 1 from Pink Cat Studio, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, Smooch, ribbon, Glossy Accents.

Katie, the Makeup Fairy by Paper Makeup Stamps, copics, Shimmerz, Smooch, cuttlebug fanciful floral folder, pearls from Michaels, SU ticket punch.


Aud said...

Fab cards!♥ Love that you embossed the background paper on the Billy card!


Anonymous said...

What brilliant cards!! I just love your coloring and your layouts!! So beautiful!! :)

Brandi said...

These are both super cute!



Michele Spera said...

I love the cards you put together, Billy is too cute and I love the glossy accents on the helmet:-) really nicely done!
XMichele SperaX

Alex said...

I love them BOTH!!! Great job!!

Iris said...

Both cards are fabulous Susan! My favorite is the Baseball card, just too adorable! And brilliant layout on both cards!


Katie Cotton said...

these are so cute! Great job!

Monica said...

Great cards Susan!! I love them both! Sorry I've been MIA.. I'm getting back into the groove!!

Denise said...

Very cute cards! Love that baseball one.

Debby said...

Oh my gosh Billy is Awesome and your makeup fairy is the cutest. Fantastic art!

Meli Mitchell said...

Oh my, both of these are just precious. I really dig the texture you added with the embossing and embellishments. Great job!