15 September 2009


I won this little guy in one of the challenges over at PMS forums. During their monthly release they post a couple of challenges and you have a week to complete the challenge. So I won a challenge and since my DS loves all sports I just HAD to get Kip! Well, my nephew (9 months older than Troy) also LOVES baseball so I inked Kip up for my nephew's birthday. I used one of the challenges at the PMS forum for this card. The challenge was a card sketch with some additions (sparkle, button, layers & PINK: see those cheeks and mouth? LOL!) I hope his card arrives in time and that he can recognize that Kip is wearing a NY Yankee's uniform! Well, I did my best with that part! Anyway, my nephew is living with my brother in S. Korea and tomorrow is his birthday so "Happy birthday Gabe!"

I tried using a gray marker for the pin stripes but it was too dark and I didn't want to start over so I stamped Kip two more times and used a pencil for the stripes. I cut out his new uniform out and from the second image I cut just the mitt so Kip has a bit of paper tole going on.

I wanted the brown layer to have a leather feel to it so I misted some water onto it and wrinkled it and spread it back out. When it was dry I did direct to paper with some Close to Cocoa to help it look worn.

I used Just For Fun's Grass stamp for the grass at Kip's feet in two different greens to add depth. I used a VersaMarker over the image of Kip and clear embossed him before I sponged the green and blue background.

Thanks for taking a look! Have a fabulous day!

Stamps: Kip (PMS) Grass (Just For Fun), Ink: Tuxedo Black, Bamboo Leaves & New Sprout (Memento); Certainly Celery, Bashful Blue, Close to Cocoa, Ballet Blue & Green Galore (SU); Paper: Night of Navy, Chocolate Chip, Polar White (Neenah), Accessories: CB, Nestabilities, clear EP, VersaMark Pen, Clear Spica pen, neutral button (SU) and blue hemp cord, pencil, various Copic markers and multiliner .03.