Sunday, October 26, 2008

take me out to the ballgame...

(you can just skip that part and buy me some peanuts and cracker jacks. Yum!)

Living close to Philly, everything is about the Phillies right now in the World Series. My boys have been following the games a bit and are getting into the excitement. I created this wall hanging for their room out of an old gift card box. It measures 6 inches by 6 inches and because it is only paper, it is super light. DH should be happy that it won't break down the plaster walls, lol!

The idea for this came as I was playing with my new Molly Stamps the other day. I have a tin of googly eyes on my desk that I was adding to all the images. Its funny I was never a fan of googly eyes as a kid, but I just think they're the cutest embellishment now. As soon as I added one to this face in the Todays Forecast set it looked just like a baseball being hit out of the ballpark. I added a bit of red and black stitching and suddenly it was a baseball. I printed out the Phillies logo in mirror image, adhered it to the back of red cardstock and used it as a template to cut out the logo. I printed out the "lets go" and added a border with pens and watercolors. When using the box, I actually liked the way the lid created a bit of detail around the edge, so I used the backside of the box to mount my project on. Punch a hole in the back, add your artwork, tie on a bow and instant local wall art. Eagles mania is starting up soon. Just might have to make some more team boxes for the boys walls.

supplies used:
other: Cuttlebug Swiss Dots, ribbon, watercolors

Enjoy the weekend!


Anonymous said...

I want to place an order! You did an awesome job! Love it!

Barefootstamper said...

you're killing me! I'm cheering LOUDLY for the Rays and I still am forced to put this card on the shout out list. What a great job! I never saw the baseball in this set until you created it. Sister, you ROCK!

Savor the Journey said...

Oh my word! I'm not into the Phillies ... but if I were, I would be begging for this on my wall! It's fabulous!!

Sherie said...

OMGosh girl! This is AWESOME!!! I totally love it!

LeAnne said...

Hey Wendy, this is a great idea! I am impressed with that Phillies logo! I don't have any boys, so I think I will just gaze at it on your blog, though. DH & I are just suffering through until this game finishes.....agonizing wait!