We've spent most of our Saturdays since November at basketball games, so I thought it only appropriate that today's post feature a basketball layout! Riely is currently enjoying her second season of rec basketball and seems to have a genuine talent for the game - a trait that was definitely not inherited from her mother, who has trouble walking a straight line without tripping. Throw in a large orange ball (and what do you mean I have to bounce it, too?) and someone's gonna twist an ankle (me). But unlike her coordination-challenged mama, Riely is actually quite good at ball handling and has scored her share of points for Team Elite.
It's not always easy for the sideline coaches, er...spectators to watch (Mike always says if you're given one day left to live, spend it watching a girls basketball game...because it will seemingly last forever!) but we've had fun watching her follow her passion. And I've even been lucky enough to capture a few shots of her shots, one of which is highlighted on today's page.
S U P P L I E S :
Since the photo captured her first two points of the season, I enlarged it to 5x7 and opted to have it be the stand-alone photo on the page. Orange was an obvious color choice since the team's uniforms are orange, and I mixed in aqua as a complementary color. My background is half orange woodgrain and half of a typewriter transparency layered over white cardstock. I applied a scallop border and white text sticker to cover the seam between the two.
With my photo positioned in the upper right, I created a large title in the lower left to balance it. The number 2s were cut from the font Clarendon Bold and I adhered them with foam adhesive. To connect the numbers, I chose black foam Thickers to spell out "for". Then to fill the space between my title and photo, I create a diagonal line of stars and other chipboard, paper and enamel shapes that help connect the page elements and guide the eye through the design.
I used my Silhouette to cut out the paper stars, but you could easily use a manual die cutter or simply trace stars on the back of papers and trim out with scissors. And speaking of stars, we'll be cheering ours on today in the season finale tournament. Go Team Elite!