Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Curve BALL at CASology

So glad you popped into my blog! We have a new CASology cue card. This will be our last monthlong challenge before we return to bringing your cue cards every 2 weeks. 

There are so many ways to use "ball" and I'm pretty sure I went through all of them in my head :)
When I found this sentiment stamp in my stash, it was a definite Bingo! moment.
I'm not sure about any of you, but life is throwing all kinds of curve balls,

and I keep swingin' for the fence. I made this card by blending Broken China Distress Ink across the skyline. I used a 1.5" hole punch to make the baseball and drew the stitching by hand using a black India ink marker and a red fine point Sharpie. BUT first, I used a C1 and colorless blender Copic to create the very faint shadow on the ball. (It's so much easier to see on my IG page lol). 

Art TIP - Create the shadow first and let it dry, then draw your stitching. Copics are alcohol-based and so are Sharpies. If you color over your stitching, the red will bleed...ask me how I know ;)

I stamped the dotted line from the Simon Says Stamp set Circle Friends and the sentiment from a very old Inkadinkadoo set Tell It Like It Is. I was very careful about using black Versafine ink on every part of the sentiment stamp except the "swing", which I colored with a red Zig Clean Color Brush pen and stamped repeatedly (thank goodness for stamp positioners).

I hope you get a chance to see how the other DT members stepped up to the plate for this challenge.

Deepti Stephens
Jacquie Southas
Jen Wills
Joyce Mehrberg
Karen Haman
Melissa Chipperfield
Milka Gubo
Nancy Elrick
Sandie Munroe
Sue Symens

Guest Designer: Anushree
Sponsor: STAMPlorations

I'm also playing along at AAA Cards

Thanks for swinging by!
xoxo Deidre


  1. Love how you created the ball and added your own stitching. Good tip about the shadow and the perfect sentiment for these times!

  2. Love everything about this design, Deidre! It has such a fun energy.

  3. Your colors are absolutely perfect, Deidre! Love those kid quotes! :)

  4. What a wonderful combination of challenges! That ball looks like it’s coming right off the card!

  5. Wow! Impressive! I'm always in awe of crafters that hand draw. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards, hope to see you join in with future challenges too. Stay safe and keep crafting!

  6. Love everything about this card!