Friday, May 1, 2009

Ballerina Anya - 3 Challenge Combo

Okay - this week my Greeting Farm stamps arrived - thank you Summer!! your service is outstanding!! Woo hoo... I love this cute Ballerina girl. It was a pleasure to colour with my Distress inks.

I succeeded to make a 3 challenge combo with this card - Stamp Something : Their challenge is to make something that has either showers or flowers or both! Then Our Creative Corner : they left us to chooseto make a project with our favourite colour combo .. and lately it is green and pink:) (even though this is more salmon like kindof colour) and I also used Basic Grey's Sketch for this week (I only cheated a teent weeny bit by turning the image a bit sideways)sorry!
Ain't I a good girl?! :)

I LOVE the softness of this card, and how much it shines. The stickles on the flower, the shiny satin salmon ribbon, the pearls on the pin and the glitter pens that I used on certain areas of the image has created such a lovely effect :)

I used my mini sewing machine to go around the image and the panels of DP behind it.. but not all of them turned out that straight :) I'm a night owl when it comes to cardmaking, so I'm not always in a position to "see straight" lol!

The flowers I used are a mixture of prima, and a silver flower (in the middle) I had purchased form a shop that sells wedding garments accessories. The brad and the buttons are Basic Grey. In the bottom right hand side of the card I used a K&Co corner, and the sentiment is a rub on. I couldn't fit one in the corner, as the sketch shows.

For the inside I punched a Fiskars heart border, and used the same Dp. I don't know the name of these papers, I'm sorry!

Materials I used for this card:

Stamps: Ballerina Anya from TGF, sentiment on the inside :clear stamp from Studio G
Embellishments: Ribbon, hat pin, beads, half pearls from stash
Buttons and Brad: Basic Grey
Glitter gel pens on Anya's crown, shoes, hand doodled design on tutu dress.
Stickles - Tim Holtz
Distress inks as colouring medium for main image and background

Colours I used: Face and body parts: Tattered Rose and Worn Lipstick
Hair: Scattered Straw and Brushed Corduroy
Tutu dress: Tattered Rose, Worn Lipstick and Fired Brick
Background: Pine Needles

Tomorrow is a Public Holiday here and I'll be heading for a Fun Day with the kids (till 2.30pm). They have fun and water games, penalty shoot outs, football and lots of activities. they can also use the games room with playstations, billiard, table tennis etc.. Thet get to meet their friends there , and I can also help out with a fund raising car wash that is held there. Have a good day my friend :) Weekend is so very near! :)

Thank you for your wonderful comments my shining friend. I'll do my utmost to get back to your blog, and leave you some love.

Thanks for looking


Jacque said...

She is absolutely lovely...I love all the subtle sparkle and shine...your coloring is phenomenal and your embellishments are exquisite!! Love the way you completed the inside...Hugs...Jacque

WickedPixie said...

So, so pretty Rosette! I love the Salmon color with the Ballerina! Everyone does pink, so this looks both different and beautiful! I love how you color with your distress inks! Do you use ink refills or just pick up color from the pad? :-) Traci

Susan said...

Awwwww she is cute. Love the added touch of the sewing and sparkly / stickles. The bow tops it off! Hope you have a fun day / holiday with the kids!

the whimsical butterfly said...

This is just GORGEOUS Rosette! I love the soft colors, the sewing, and the beautiful coloring. That bow is so pretty too! Just so stunning!

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Gorgeous card Rosette, love the pretty image and the beautiful dp and wonderful detail. Hugs Nikki x

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Rosette,l love the stamp and colours.
So beautiful details.

Hugs Riet.x

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, wonderful fairy and beautiful colours.

Rica said...

Gorgeous card...such pretty colours and papers. Great take on the sketch and I just adore that cute ballerina Anya which you've coloured so beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at BG.
hugs Heather xx

Vicky (Angeldrummer) said...

adorably cute and i love the sewing - sorry I have not visited all week we have had the front of the house rebuilt due to a failed lintel and have had no internet connection! Hope to be able to catch up with all your wonderful cards over this long weekend x

Anonymous said...

Hello Rosette! Long time no see! How are you? Love this card!! It's beautiful:)

Hope you're fine:)

Hugs from Cathrine:)