I went to ballet classes as a child. From when I was about 2 years old until I was 10 or 11. I ended up stopping because we were approaching the level that we’d start learning pointe, and I’d heard horror stories about what that does to your feet… I didn’t want to do that! I remember enjoying dancing though, which is funny because I’m not sure that I’ve done very much dancing since then! This card definitely reminds me of my days doing ballet.
First I sized and printed the digi stamp, which is Abi Ballerina from All Dressed Up. (At least, that’s the name I have it saved as, but the one at the link is slightly different looking, so I could be wrong!)
I then took my Yosoo markers to colour her in. I used my usual E combination for her skin and her (because it’s the only realistic looking option with the colours I have!) then picked out three shades of blue to colour her tutu, as well as her shoes and hairband. I later added glitter to the blue areas using my clear Wink of Stella.
For my background I dug out my last sheet of kraft paper with a tone-on-tone music pattern. This was one of the first patterned papers I got when I started cardmaking last year! I decided I would mat both the patterned paper and the image panel onto some blue mirror card.
In order to be a bit more efficient as well as reduce the weight of the card I cut away the centres of the blue panels and the patterned paper panels, makin sure that the missing centres would not be visible once everything was layered up.
I used a glue pen to adhere the mats to their appropriate panels, then used my tape runner to adhered the panels to the card base, which is a top-fold kraft card base.
Finally I added a sentiment. I probably should have done it before adhering everything together! I picked a sentiment from the Creative Expressions John Lockwood’s Lily of the Valley Elements stamp set, and stamped it with MFT Black Licorice Hybrid Ink onto my image panel.
I’m pretty happy with this card. I love all that glitter on her outfit – what’s a tutu without glitter, right?! I’m really happy with the colouring on her too. I still have more to learn but I feel like I am definitely improving. Doing The Daily Marker 30 Day Colouring Challenge has been really fun and I think I’m going to try to continue colouring daily even when the challenge ends because it really is good to keep practicing and building my skills!
All Dressed Up – Anything Goes
Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper
Double D Challenges – Glitter
Inkspirational – Photo Inspiration (I was inspired by the dancer, musical notes, and kraft.)