We are at 12 days since DH left and I am still trying to find my balance. Normally I am able to jump right into a routine, but I think the kids' birthdays coupled with some stuff for my volunteer job have hindered my progress! I hope by mid-March I am back in full swing!
My DS has a birthday party to attend today so I was forced to make time to ink some rubbah last night. Believe me, it was a welcome retreat! I am up to my eyeballs in a 501(c) application process...has anyone ever done one of these before? I swear, for almost every question on the 28 page document, you have to provide a narrative description. All I have left to complete are the budgets. Yes, I am procrastinating! I do have to complete it by Monday though...so I better get on it.
So, here is my diversion. I used SCS Sketch 185 for my inspiration. I decided to use only black, white and really rust. I tried to add in more colors but it just took away from the whole basketball effect, IMO. I used the linen BG stamp on the really rust to make it look like the texture of a basketball.
Stamps: Sporting Goods, Linen, Short & Sweet
Paper: PTI White, Basic Black, Really Rust
Ink: Really Rust, Nick Bantock Lamp Black, Copics (E08, E07, 0)
Accessories: Gunmetal Eyelets (Making Memories)
I showed it to my son this AM, all proud of my work, thinking a 9 year old would LOVE it! You know what he said to me? "Yeah Mom, it looks good. It would look better if you added something in the right corner under the basketballs...like a soccer ball. You know, he likes soccer more than basketball".
Thanks! And no, dear child of mine, I will NOT add a soccer ball! It doesn't go with my theme. So there! Ppppffffttt!