Monday, October 16, 2017

Sugarplum Dreams Ballerina and TGIFC129

Hey Everybody! Happy Monday! I hope your week is getting off to a great start. I'm pretty excited because I get to play along with the TGIF Challenges this week for an awesome sketch challenge. I've had some pretty little ballerinas from the Sugarplum Dreams stamp set watercolored and sitting on my desk for a few weeks now. I've been meaning to put them to good use and this challenge gave me just the opportunity. If you know me, you might know that pink isn't really my thing (especially light pinks). I love bold, vibrant pinks but don't often use lighter ones so this was a good chance to push me out of my normal zone. 

First, I stamped the ballerinas in the background using Pink Pirouette ink on Pink Pirouette cardstock.  Then, I colored the tutus and ballet shoes in with Clear Wink of Stella. I wanted the background to be subtle but pretty. Then I layered my watercolored ballerina over some Silver Metallic Thread, ribbon and part of a doily. Then I added a silver embossed sentiment and rhinestones to finish it off. 

The card face and card base are both Pink Pirouette cardstock and the mat is Blushing Bride. 

Here's the sketch  from TGIFC that I followed to make this card...

If you'd like to see some really beautiful cards using this sketch as inspiration then head on over to this week's #tgifc129 and check out the amazing cards the design team has shared. 

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  1. Super gorgeous, Maria. Super pretty and love the pink. Love that you changed up the circle in the sketch. The colouring on the ballerina is fabulous and the little touches of ribbon, trim and embellishments make for a beautiful card! Thanks for playing along and supporting us this week at TGIF Challenges. Rochelle xo

  2. This card is AMAZING!! You have made a sweet and gorgeous take on the sketch. I am blown away with how the tone on tone ballerinas for the background look the the corps de ballet for the colored/prima ballerina--that is super smart and clever. A big thanks for joining along with our sketch challenge at TGIF. Smiles, Elizabeth


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