Saturday, August 20, 2011

Take me out to the ball game....

Well even though the season is more than half way through, I'm quite passionate about following our Texas Ranger's Baseball team. They went to the World Series last year and lost, but they went. That's all that matters. And it looks like their well on their way again this year. My fingers are crossed.

When I saw that there was #206 BASEBALL TILDA in the "Winner Takes All" collection I just had to have her.

You will notice on my sidebar that I have two links for this collection. The first is for the Mini images and the second is for the full sized collection. Diana at Magnolia-licious, has the most complete collections and the best service. She offers in-store credit with purchases which you can spend now or save up and use it in one big shop. Please pop on over to her shop to see all that she has to offer.

Now, on to the card I made. I started with these papers from my stash and I think their from MME but I'm not really sure since I have cut most of my papers into 6X6 pieces. I found cardstock that matches perfectly and got busy pulling my card together.

Here is Baseball Tilda all ready to hit a home run! With me she already has...

I must point out that I used chandelier glass as part of my flower spray but I also add three individual ones to the edge of Tilda's panel. That represents 3 ball/strikes.

A good closeup on batter #1...

A nice view of the flowers. I used the silver ends from the chandelier glass to make some curly ques to add to the arrangement.

A side view...

The inside upper panel of the card. I used chipboard flourishes which I colored with my copic marker and then sprayed with Pearl Perfect Pearls Mist.

I've seen this done on several other cards where you stamp the image again on the inside but just leave it uncolored. I thought I'd give that a try here to see if I liked the effect....the jury is still out on this one!

If you're interested, here is my card recipe:

CS - Bazzill, Cryogen, SU
DP - unknown from stash
Corner adorners - stash
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Perfect Pearls Mist - Pearl
You are a Winner sentiment - from this collection
Sewing Machine and thread
ScorTape, Mounting Tape, FabriTac, Jewel glue

Copics used -
Skin - E00,000,0000,11 Chalk
Hair - E25,27,30
Bat - E34,35,30
Clothing - BV02,31; E40,41,42,43
Shoes - C3,5; E42,41,40

Well that's all I have for now. Thank you so much for you continued faithfulness following my blog and letting me know what you think of my work...

Blessing and hugs,


  1. Super card. Love your coloring and pretty colors.

  2. oh Barb this is adorable!! I love the colors that you have used for this.. I am coloring her up now. I hope my card comes out as good as yours..
    happy weekend dear..hugs, Janiel

  3. I love your Baseball girl (Go Rangers) Barb. Your coloring is so perfect and your layout is so gorgeous. Adore your pp you used and the inside is just too beautiful. A fabulous and stunning card...
    Hugs, Jean

  4. Very cute! Love how you colored Tilda, she looks great. Oh and love the 3 strikes chandelier glass, very cute idea!!

  5. **singing** Take me out to Barb's ball game. Take me with Tilda, too! Buy me some Copics and embellie glue - I don't care if I copy you! For it's one, two, three perfect cards at Barb's Etsy Shop! :o) **end of song**

    OK, I couldn't resist, LOL. I just HAD to do that! I hope it made you smile.

    Your card is just so lovely. Tilda is perfect! You colored her beautifully. I love your design inside and out! I think I like the interior Tildas colored, but that is my personal preference. It looks great on your card because of the colors you chose for your papers and stock.
    Great job, Sweetie!

    Chris Christensen

  6. How adorable!!!!! You did an awesome job coloring this cutie and she is showcased to perfection! Gorgeous card, inside and out!

  7. Gorgeous Barb~
    Tilda is ready to do a homerun...

  8. Very cute card Barb. This is an adorable image.

  9. Super super adorable!!!! What a wonderful creation!!!! Simply Fabulous!!!!

  10. Hello Barb, well well! Tilda won't make me love baseball... but she is too pretty not to like her in any sports. You colored her wonderfully, and her colors make baseball fashionable! I love your paper, and cracked up on the writing pannel inside the card: sooo cute to have Miss Tilda's face there. the inside is just beautiful
    Have a lovely weekend. Hugs.

  11. Beautiful card and I love your new profile picture too!! : )

  12. Beautiful work, Barb!
    Love the little head on the inside :o)
    Hugs Candy

  13. Really cute and pretty too! What a great idea using Tilda's head on the inside.

  14. this card is stunning. I love all: front backand inside.

  15. Oh Barb, you have done a beautiful job on this always.... I love mauve, so this is right in my "league", so to speak. Just caught up on your family life post - What a whirlwind of activity!
    Take care!
    ~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~

  16. Oh Barb! I ADORE this card!!! She is soooo cute and she's definitely one of my favorites out of the new collection!!! You have colored her brilliantly!! Love how you stamped her on the inside too! I think it looks awesome! You really hit a grand slam with this one! I love it!!
    hugs, Sharon

  17. Wow Beautiful Barb, such a nice colours this card.
    Hugs Astrid

  18. She is fabulous! Love how you repeated the image on the inside too! Play ball!!!
    Rene ;D

  19. Your color9ing on this one is just sensational! i love what you did with the garlands on the front using them for score, and i just think that adding her peeping face on the inside is a fab idea, stunning!

  20. Gorgeous card, totally adorable and your coloring is fantastic.

  21. Hi Barb!

    I love this baseball Tilda. Your coloring is awesome and the colors you used go together perfectly. I love the DP's. Fabulous job.
    Hugs Maz

  22. WOW........I LOVE your card. Beautiful coloring and design. The inside oval idea is AWESOME! I'll be using that inspire me!
    Thanks for sharing your talent!

  23. Way to go team! Cardinals, that is! Oops! We aren't winning much these days. Way to root for the home team! lol

  24. Wow Barb, This card is BEA-u-tiful, what a stunner! I love the way you colored her and the colors are some of my favorite. I really enjoyed looking at it, so thank you!
    Hugs, Briana

  25. Oh Barb, your card is absolutely Beautiful! I love your chosen colours and lovely colouring ,the image is just delightful, and the flowers. Wonderful card!
    hugs Julie P

  26. Barb, your card is absolutely adorable. Love the colors. Very stunning!

  27. Cool and beautiful card Barb. Love the pretty flowers and I love the mono image inside of this card. It's so cool to use it to match the card front :o)

  28. Oh Barb...I'm just catching up...and you've been a busy lady!! I love this card...and now I wish I had ordered this Tilda! So dang cute! And your coloring and design are beyond stunning! I love this!! Hugs. Pat


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