Monday, June 23, 2008

Play Ball Title Word Art

OK, this is a test to see if this will actually work. I've "emailed" this small PNG file to my blogger account. I'm hoping that you can click on the title link and download it from here, rather than having to go to 4shared.

So test it out... does it work for you?

Click on the image, then when the "Play Ball" comes up in a new screen, right click on it and choose "Save As" -- it should come up to save as a PNG file.

Let me know how it worked! 4Shared is great for big files, but kind of annoying (in many ways) for the small ones.

So about this little piece of word art. I needed a title for a LO of my kids playing catch (I'll have to find/share that one, too). I wanted to make a "baseball" looking word art of the words "Play Ball", but I wasn't really sure how to do that. Then the lightening bolt (er...ball) hit me in the head...

The picture above is made of a close-up photo of an actual baseball. I just positioned the letters over the strings so that it would vary a bit for each letter. So when you look at the letters up close, you can see the real strings, the leather texture, as well as the holes and accompanying cracks in the leather of each individual stitch. I thought it turned out pretty cool.

This particular set of word DOES have a drop shadow. Since I layered them on top of each other, I thought it needed something to create some differentiation in the letters. I hope you aren't too annoyed by the shadows (note: I don't typically add shadows to elements/word art, because that does usually annoy me).

I feel an alpha coming on....

Enjoy!

27 comments:

txbubbles said...

Seems to have worked for me! Thanks so much.

Alyson P. said...

worked for me! Thanks, I love it.

MemoryKeeper said...

I am soooo happy Lisa Minor sent me your way. After a long, weary day I was refreshed by your blog music!

The baseball word art worked wonderfully. However, it is smaller than your original size. If you click on the picture, let it load then save it, it is in the original size and much bigger. This may help with quality on something large or maybe even poster size.

Thanks for sharing in every way!

Here's to more happy designing, and
Hugs from the heart,
Jeanette

Tink said...

Worked fine for me too. Love the word art. Now I just have to get one of the kids to get interested in baseball (they are all football fans).

belle007 said...

Worked for me too. Thanks so much!

Church said...

This is fabulous! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

This is perfect for my girls' softball LOs. Great job & thanks for sharing!

Kim S. said...

Thanks for this great word art! You are so wonderful!

Stephany13 said...

Thank you for your great templates and for allowing Lisa to recreate them in DIP for us DIPer's. I just love your digiscrapping. Thanks again.

Rarole said...

Worked GREAT! And a super idea. This will get a lot of use for my sons Bball pics! Thanks

Rebecca said...

I just found your site and I'm so glad!!! You're wedding templates will be perfect for a wedding album I'm doing of my parent's wedding. And the baseball title is AWESOME! Thanks so much!

Shannon said...

Worked for me too! Thanks! :)

Anonymous said...

Love it...thanks!

Pooh Bear said...

Worked for me.. thank you so much for sharing.. I love your art and I'm a big DIP users...

Jess said...

Thank you so much! This will be perfect for my son's baseball photos!

Anonymous said...

Thanks-it worked well!

Tom in Georgia said...

That worked, took me a few min to figure it out! I took one of your comments advice, and my copy is nice and big. Thanks again for your creations!

LadyV said...

Worked for me!

Arlyn said...

Very creative! I look forward to the alpha you felt coming!

Manic Monkey said...

It worked like a charm! Mahalo for sharing with us!

LVMommy22 said...

love the WA, the DL was great, can't wait for the alpha! ty ty ty!

Jody said...

WOrked for me! Thanks

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

The alphabet is great, but I could not download it from here. I have an idea that may help, when I host a file at 4shared, I use the direct link and it bypasses having to go to the 4shared site. You will just automatically get a window that pops up on your blog when someone presses your link and allows the person to save it. Email me if you need help with it okay? Take care and the alpha is beautiful.

(P.S. If you look at my blog under Labels you will see blog tips, I have the directions to add a navigation bar and if you press the link, you will see what I mean).

Hugs,
Jonni

Jonni, John & Sofia said...

Sorry, I was able to save the wordart, but the tip may work well for you in the future. Thanks again. :)

Hugs,
Jonni

Melanie said...

hey sarah, I gave you an award, it´s on my blog for you: http://sweetasmel.blogspot.com/2008/07/cd-forum-is-open-freebies.html hope you like it!

laurie said...

It worked great! Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

It worked for me. Thanks so much for sharing!