Saturday, 12 October 2013

Dance Sketches

Well, my week's leave from work is almost over (sniff!) and it's back to work I go on Monday.  In between loads of laundry today, I managed to make a card using the current Fusion challenge.  I'm also linking this to Seize the Birthday as this is a birthday card for my niece who will be 8 next month.  I used the inspiration photo at Just Add Ink for the flowers and text background, so I'm linking their as well.



My niece, Jordan, does ballet (don't all little girls?) so I hope she likes this card.  I used a 2003 Stampin' Up set called Dance Sketches.  I love the sketch sets they brought out and have quite a few of them.  I colored the image using Copics because I just can't get the Marker Layering technique to work on Whisper White.  No matter how light a touch I use, I get pilling, so I think I'm going to give up on that technique and when I want to use a white base, I'll go with Copics.  I used Regal Rose and the Fan Fair DSP as my pinks.  I made some tiny little rolled roses using 1" and 3/4" circle punches and tucked a pearl into the center.







I see now that when I re-drew the card sketch onto scrap paper I didn't get it quite right, but I hope it's close enough to pass muster!

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Dance Sketches
Cardstock:  Whisper White; Regal Rose; Wild Wasabi; Fan Fair DSP
Ink:  Brilliance Graphite Black
Accessories:  Copics; 1" circle punch; 3/4" circle punch; McGill pine punch; Basic Pearls

Cheers
Karren

12 comments:

Christine Blain said...

Such a lovely, "girly", card Karren. I like the way you drew inspiration from the photo at Just Add Ink; very clever! Thanks for playing along with our challenge this week. :)

inkeverywhere said...

Lovely card Karren - this is a lovely image and I'm sure your niece will love it. I love your little flowers too - very dainty. Chantell JAI

Lesley said...

Beautiful take on the challenge, Karren! Love the image and the papers you used.

Scrappy Géri said...

oh Karren your card is fabulous! I love it! and I also ove that stamp! ;)

Lynn said...

I'm sure your niece is going to love this card. The image is perfect! Thank you so much for playing with us at Fusion!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous image Karren! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION :)

KimB said...

A lovely card just perfect for a ballet dancing girl Karren. The text and flower elements you pulled from the inspiration photo really dress this up beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink.

Bananastamper said...

So pretty! I love the little flowers you made. :)

Geri said...

So pretty, Karren! I love the flowers as an embellishment! Love it, and I'm sure your niece will, too! THanks so much for joining us at FUSION!

Karen D said...

Such a feminine take on the challenge Karren. So lovely.

Tina said...

A really pretty card. My dancer daughter saw it and loved it. Thanks for playing at JAI this week.

OttawaMom said...

What a pretty card - perfect for a little ballerina! I'm sure your niece will love it. Thanks so much for joining us at Seize the Birthday!