Friday, June 27, 2008

Paisley Bliss

This card was one of two cards and a tag inspired by the Unity Sketch (above) on Wednesday. I decided to go with flowers instead of a ribbon because these Prima's from the Flower of the Month collection went so well with the patterned paper. After I glued down my punched leaves, I ran a line of sticky strip across where the leaves met the paper. Then I just added flowers from the center out and added some sticky gems I found to the centers.
I knew I wanted to use the CM paisley punch for my "sentiment circle" somehow. The punched paisley actually has a flower inside, so I needed to make a new center for my sentiment. First I punched a scrap paisley and cut out the center. Then I stamped my sentiment and laid the template over it and traced the shape. I cut my new center out and glued it onto my celerey paisley. I added a Gem to it's "tail" and attached it with dimensional dots. My sentiment is on the opposite side because I just thought it seemed to work better there.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

PTI June Blog Hop

The challeng was to use transparency film. I Stamped my favorite image from the anniversary set onto the film, colored, matted it, and put it into a "floating frame." My stamped film (and mat) are sandwiched between the two pieces of glass. Unfortunately our boring wall there looks like white paper.
I had a better photo, but everytime I tried to upload it it would say "Internal Error with ..."(Grrr!)
I will try to update with a new photo when camera batteries are charged again.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Ballet cards

A couple weeks ago I decided to give Amy Rysavy's sketch challenge a try.
I was inspired to use this cute ballerina and the scrap of patterened paper left over from the Ballerina frame Last post. Then I decided to do another with a different patterned paper.
I'ts hard to see, but the 2nd pattern paper is cute little pink ballerinas doing the foot positions on the black background. That paper is just soo cute and went really well with the stamp, I think.
(Click to enlarge.) Personally I like the second one better. :)

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Rhythm of the Night

The last week of May was dance recital time for Megan.
Her class did Tap to "Funkytown" and a Lyrical ballet to a song called "Home."
Can you guess which costume is which? ;)
A while back I was inspired by Lauren Meader's Ballerina Frame...

It was just soooo cute. I decided I wanted to do a frame for Megan's dance teacher.
(I showed Lauren's frame to my hubby and told him my plan and had no trouble convincing him I needed that stamp!)
Megan's class, however, had grown to 14 girls! My 12x12 paper couldn't fit that many in one continuous row. So to make them fit I had to split them into two rows of 7. I Joined the two rows with a block printed with the name of their dance (Home) and The recital theme (The Rhythm of the Night, 2008) Since there were no toe shoes involved, I felt the tittle fit a little more than the original sentiment did.
Like Lauren I used the ballet costume colors.
Since they were doing a lyrical and not a classical, they were to have their hair slicked into a low ponytail with their hair ornaments around the ponytail, no buns. So, I colored the loopy bit on top of their heads as if it were a hair ornament instead of a bun.
** Megan decided to donate her hair to Locks of Love last month, so she had to opt for a small ponytail on top to pull the hair away from her face. She was the only one with her ponytail and hair ornaments on top :) **
I water colored the ballerinas to represent each girl in the class.
My ballerinas and tittle were mounted on a shimmery pink patterned paper with the word Dance in silver and black all over it. Then I put them into a black 8x10 frame.
(The dance studios main walls are done in a sparkley grey paint, a muted teal, and black. )
I also used this stamp to make a little gift for each girl... I'll get that picture and post up soon. :)
Finally, I want to give credit where it is due and thank Lauren for being such a wonderful source of inspiration!