Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Are you ready to Have A Ball?

Haha! Hi everyone, and welcome to sneak peeks of the new line called "Have A Ball" that will be released on Sunday, the 16th.

I was so excited to show this line! First off, I have to explain that my entire family (immediate and extended) are big sports buffs. DH coaches and all of my kiddos are seasonal athletes, which inspired me to do this line. Her name is All Star and is one of 4 images, the rest will be revealed throughout the week HERE on the Inktegrity blog. :D
I hit a creative wall yesterday but was so pleased to see the latest sketch from Digital Tuesday. Gotta love these challenge sites!
Here is All Star up close:

I was so happy with the way the basketball turned out! I am a copic wild child - I blend whatever colors I think will work together, regardless of numbers or color families (I know that makes the experts squirm - I'm sorry!). Then I took my colorless blender and tapped circles on the ball for texture.
The inspiration behind the colors: While I am still rooting for Phoenix, DH is now going to be a loyal Cavs fan. His high school classmate and friend Shaq (have you all heard of him? lol!) is now playing for Cleveland with Lebron. ;)

Please note: I have a fun filled week with cards made for the two companies that I design for. With that said, I will be showing the rest of the line over HERE at the Inktegrity blog and I do hope you decide to join us there! Every day I will be giving away the image that we are showing to one person who leaves a comment on that day's post.
Thank you all again so much for coming by, happy Wednesday to you!
*Love and Aloha*


Melissa Craig said...

Awww - what a cutie! I love the new image, Joni. I really like the sketch you used, too.

I'm Crystal said...

What a great image!!! Rah Rah siss boom bah!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this ever the cutest. i cannot wait to see the rest of the line! and your coloring is awesome. and fret not, i do the same thing when combining my copics. who cares... really?????


Lisa said...

Love your card, Joni! The coloring is amazing. Great color selection and the layout is perfect for this image. I am having so much fun playing with your digi's! They are just adorable =D

Jennifer said...

Great card. I am o=going to use your technique of using the colorless blender pen

PaperCrafty said...

Super cute Joni!! Love how you added texture to the ball with your blender pen. I will have to give that a try.

Jenny said...

What a fun card! Thanks for playing at DTC!

jen said...

i NEED those!

Toucan Scraps said...

she's so cute. And your blog header is amazing!

Michelle said...

this is adorable joni... and your coloring is fantastic!

joni h said...

Love the image!! We're bball fans. Watch it, play it, talk about it, etc...We are HUGE LBJ fans! OMG! Your DH knows Shaq! Awesome! Thanks for visiting my blog!

Emma said...

Aw gorgeous card...the image is so cute and love the colours too.
Thanks for joining us at DTC & good luck.
Emma x

Lora said...

This is adorable. Love that image, so sweet and your colouring is fab.
Thanks for joining us at Digital Tuesday this week.
Lora x