Friday, November 20, 2015

Inspired by a....Bowling Ball!


Alphabet Challenge- Tis The Season
52 Christmas Cards-Green and Purple(closed now-missed it-dang!)
Craft Your Passion-Anything Goes
CHNC-Anything Goes as long as it is Christmas
Eclectic Ellapu-Pink Team-Balloons, Banners or Bows
Simon Says-Christmas
Sparkles Christmas Challenge-Christmas Decorations
Whimsy- Anything Goes-Holidays

So, a couple of weeks back, the lovely Jo at Jo on Food, Life and a Scent of Chocolate, who can't wait for bowling each week had a picture up of a bowling ball. I am not sure if this is her own Bowling ball but I bet it is. I loved the swirly look of white and purple on the ball and immediately thought of a Christmas card. Yup, her bowling ball was my inspiration. Also I had seen a beautiful card, over at 52 Christmas cards, created by one of the design team members, Fabiola, who I just had to copy..um...I mean emulate:) I think her card is nicer but that is just me. I must take in the Insecure Writer's Support Group motto by not doubting.

I enjoyed making this card by, first, sponging shades of purple and green on a white background. I took purple distress ink, wet it down and, with a brush, made the swirls on a cut out circle, added white sparkle and the silver stickles. I stamped a bough branch a couple of time plus added stickles on the branches. I used pop up dots to have the ornament hang from the branch and added a silver string and made a bow! I then mounted it on green and purple cardstock. I hope you like it Jo:)

57 comments:

  1. That must be a strong Yule tree to support a bowling ball ornament, dear Birgit! :) Shades of green and purple are my favorite color combo and the ball certainly does look like a custom made bowling ball. Well done!

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  2. WOW... love the colours and that's a cool idea how to create it. That's a fantastic card!!!

    Thanks for playing along with our Sparkles Christmas Challenge for November and good luck!

    Doris *GDT*

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  3. That's a fun card Birgit...loving the swirly green and purple and the the glittery bits....xxxx

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    1. I thought the colours look quite good together

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  5. A lovely card - I how you found inspiration from a bowling ball! Thank you for joining us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.
    Kath - GD

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    1. Yes...I loved the colours in that ball

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  6. Amazing. A bowling ball would not inspire me to do anything but run. I am a terrible bowler.

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  7. Love it, especially the cute string bow! I bowled when I was a tween and had the same purple swirl ball! ;)

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    1. That is funny that you had the same ball. Glad you like the bow

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  8. Hopefully the bowling ball is hollowed out or that tree may fall over lol great job indeed

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    1. Thank you-nope solid but the tree is iron:)

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  9. Ah, but much prettier than a bowling ball!

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  10. You rolled a strike with this one! (Oh God that was so cliche) *Hangs head in shame and ambles away*

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    1. Hahahaaaa-my ex could say 5 more puns before I think of one. Never amble:)

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  11. Lovely card, thanks for sharing at Sparkles Christmas monthly.

    Pat xx

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  12. What a wonderful piece of work, greetings!

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  13. Inspiration many times comes from the most surprising of places. Well done!

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  14. Very cool, Birgit! I also like that the bowling bowl inspired you. :-)

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  15. That is so cute :) Very imaginative in your creation of this card :) I bet Jo did like it :_

    betty

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  16. Yes, I do like it. Most attractive. I would point out to everyone who commented though that the original ball is for 5 pin bowling which none of you, except possibly Birgit herself, will have tried unless you came to Canada. 5 pin is uniquely Canadian. So, I hope you are sending me that card Birgit LOL

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    1. I can only do 5 pin whenever I bowl as the others are too heavy for my joints. Now LOL or not, If you would like the card, I made it with you in mind so I will gladly send it to you, just e-mail me

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  17. That looks like my bowling ball! I don't bowl, it was an early gift from my husband.

    I've lost my ability to comment on blogspot posts except as unknown.

    Donna @ DonnasNewDay

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    1. Well I guess it linked me to my alternate email!

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    2. Hahahaa-glad you can comment however it works. Glad you like the card

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  18. I think it looks great. More people should take the time to make their own cards.

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    1. Thank you! I am glad you like the card.

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  19. Your emulation made for a stunning CC, Birgit!! The colors in the background, the bowl, er, bauble, and all the sparkle are sensational!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Thank you so much:) I am so happy you like my card.

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  20. That looks fantastic. You really captured the swirliness (is that a word?), and Jo certainly is a good inspiration, isn't she?

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    1. Thanks-I tried and the lady sure is

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  21. I love it when inspiration strikes like that!

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  22. So, it had many inspirations. I like the way it turned out.

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  23. Beautiful card. The idea of a bowling ball ornament makes me anxious. I can't help worrying about the weight! You should do a curling stone next. Those things are what, 20 kg?

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    1. Curling Stone, Shotput ball...hey the tree can be made of iron:)

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  24. It's gorgeous, Birgit! I love your creativity—such an inspiration. Thanks for sharing!
    Guilie @ Quiet Laughter

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  25. Gorgeous, beautiful Christmas card, love all the sparkly
    Thank you for joining us at Simon says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.
    Luv
    Debby

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  26. very classy, thanks for joining Craft Your Passion challenge this week, hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, Craft Your Passion DT
    www.artekatie.wordpress.com

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  27. This is clever & oh, so pretty. Love that you added in the tree branches in top corner to support the bowling ball. This would be great to use some small zentangle circles I don't know what to do with! The how-to was great fun to read, and love the creativity of this idea. Must join in that Insecure group myself! TFS & Hugs. (also thanks for the newer post about the collection agencies. Some very good info contained in that post).

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  28. A great card - thanks for joining us at the Alphabet Challenge.

    Helen x

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  29. This is a really cool card. I might have asked you before, but do you ever sell images of your cards on Zazzle? I can imagine a bowling team might enjoy a card with your design. I sell some of my art imagery and photographs as cards and tshirts on Zazzle.

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    1. Only trouble with that J. Hanna, it is not readily identifiable as a bowling ball. One would need a few pins or something to go with it for a bowling team.

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    2. Well there is no problem then. Just alter the illustration slightly to make it look more like a bowling theme Christmas card. It is still a great suggestion, the Zazzle thing :). I am an unabashed Zazzler. Cannot help it :).

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  30. WOWZER... what a dazzler! Now that is a bauble and a half, Birgit. And I love that it glows...
    x Asha

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