Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Mad Roots 4 Our Official Baller

The current Pink Ninjas prompt is "roots".  

It's amazing just how many different ways there are to interpret that word.  Just take a look at how many different ideas came from the Ninja DT alone! 

We are so proud of our little guy playing basketball.  He may not yet be the best player but he enjoys himself and he's getting better every day.  (Literally...he's doing basketball camp every weekday this month!) 

These pics show him dribbling and shooting (a Swish! no less!!) in one of his games!  I loved how the two pics lined up so well.  The shooting one is popped up on foam a bit.

So, of course, I had to go with "rooting" for my little baller!

~title detail~
This Basic Grey paper was perfect in and of itself but I thought the large main area just cried out for some sort of stitching so I stitched a basketball on it (like it's being overlapped with the titles).  It's kind of hard to make out with the pics laid on top so here's what it looked like:

~ stitching detail front ~
And here's the back so you can see it's really stitched (and how messy my machine stitches, lol).

~stitching detail back ~
I finished it off with some wooden star beads since he's our little star (sappy, lol!).

~beads detail~
So, here's your us your interpretation of "roots".  C'mon!  I dare ya!

- Heidi


Tessa Buys said...

I love your stitched basketball! What a great idea! Maybe someday I will be able to use a machine like that :).

Antonia Krajicek said...

Wow Heidi...such a cool page! The stitched basketball is amazing and so creative. Love it :)

Christina said...

love how you stiched the ball in the background! great lo!

Diana Fisher said...

Awesome stitching, fab stars and I love your play on the word "Roots." I saw this on the ninja blog earlier and I think you were the only one to go this direction. Very cool!!

Sarah Mullanix said...

this is soooo cool...LOVE that stitching!!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!! HOLY SMOKES WOMAN!!! U amaze me!! Thank goodness we live in the same state...sooooooooooo much easier to scrap stalk U that way!! LOL!! I CAN NOT believe U sewed a BASKETBALL!! U are MY HERO! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Adora Concepcion said...

what an awesome page! i love that bg paper and the stitching!!