Sunday, 1 December 2013

Ballerina Girl

Today's card is one I made for my lovely niece right before she was due to sit her ballet exams. She's doing so well with her ballet at the moment and I wanted to make her a 'good luck' card to wish her well for the exams. So I hunted high and low for an image that fit the idea I had in my head. Nothing I came across was quite right, until I found this lovely image from Jade Dragonne through DeviantArt. Her art is amazing and she very generously allows it to be used for personal projects.

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The background paper is a lovely digital paper from The Coffee Shop Blog. They have a few very lovely digital papers they offer for free. I thought this paper was a perfect fit for the image. I kept the embellies to a minimum as I didn't want to cover the pretty dancing girls in the paper, so just a Whimsy die-cut corner some adhesive pink lace and a fabric bloom compiled of several petals of varying sizes and finished with a simple brad to tie them together. I added three pink heart pins and some lovely pearl sprays to finish the bloom.

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Jade's ballerina is so beautifully drawn and such a perfect image for my lovely niece's card. In this close-up you can see the FlowerSoft I used on the swan head piece and the floating feathers. I mounted the pretty image onto a Spellbinders Floral Oval mat in candy pink, which I think was just the right finish for the image. The final touch to the card was a lovely 'Lili of the Valley' sentiment stamp from their Inspirational Sentiments set and some flat backed pearls from MeiFlower. Finally I inked all the edges with Angel Pink Memento ink.



Thanks for popping in today. I hope you like what you've seen. Pop in again soon as I'll have more cards to post in the next few days. But today has been all about trimming the Christmas tree here in our house. December 1st, that's our family tradition and this year, there was a tiny elf who helped (properly) for the first time. So I leave you with a couple of pics from that adventure. Hope you're having a lovely weekend. Hugs, Wends x




Challenge Entries:
I Love Promarkers: #196 ~ Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays: #148 ~ Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursdays: #297 ~ Anything Goes
Songbird Challenges: #28 ~ Die Another Day
Challenges 4 Everybody: #34 ~ Anything Goes
Bearly Mine Challenges: #114 ~ Anything Goes
Passion For Promarkers: #226 ~ In The Family (ballet exam card for my niece)


10 comments:

Loopylou. said...

eeep! I love zacy and georgie's costumes! they look gorgeous hunny and that card is just fabulous (...Lou hopes she is ok to comment on this one ;) ....!!)
huge hugs Lou xxx

KarenL said...

Such a pretty card, thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers.
xx

Lisa Mensing said...

Lovely card and Christmas traditions. Thank you for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays.

Jules said...

A beautiful card, I love the image and the pink is perfect for your card. Thank you for joining us at BMD. Good Luck xoxoxo

Jackie said...

Gorge image, and super fab card. Thank you for playing along with us this week at BearlyMine Challenges. Good Luck. Jackie DT.

Lotta said...

So sweet! Wonderful stamp and so soft and beautiful colored! Hugs Lotta, DT for Passion for ProMarkers

coops said...

really pretty card wendy.gorgeous image and i love your pretty colours and design :D
stunning pic of your little helpers too :D

xx coops xx

rachel said...

what a beautiful delicate card and a fab image - lovely - love your photos too - this happened in my house yersterday! Thanks for joining crafty sentiments this week and good luck x

Andie's Space said...

Hi Wendy,
This is gorgeous. Your image is so pretty & matches the lovely paper perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
Hugs,
Andie xx

Donna said...

Gorgeous card and so pretty in pink! Thanks for joining in the fun with us at PFP last week :) Donna ♥ x

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