Friends of Happy Wen!

Monday, July 9, 2012

Prima Ballarina, Brooklyn!

It's time for my DT project for Seems A Little Sketchy, Sketch 17! This time we are sponsored by AiFactory and I have chosen Ella the Ballerina. Sketch 17 is just perfect for my project!
This sweet little image just grabbed me and pulled me in so much, that I chose to use her six times!
My precious 4 year-old granddaughter, Brooklyn, has her first ballet recital this weekend and this card is perfect for the occasion. I wanted to simulate Brooklyn as the Prima Ballerina with her ballet troupe, all colored up with Copic markers.
I was chatting with my dear friend KathyCan and discussed the project with her, adding that I wanted to make it appear as a stage when you open the card. Well... Kathy had done a stage pop-up card back in November for her daughter, Allison's, birthday. Allison is a big Alice in Wonderland fan, so Kathy ran with that theme for her card - you must check out Kathy's wonderful project here. She turned me onto a fabulous tutorial by Kim (Paper Punch Addiction). Kim's tutorial worked perfectly for this project to put Brooklyn on stage in the spotlight!
Kathy sent me a birthday box full of My Mind's Eye 6x6 pads, and "indie chic" is perfect for Brooky's card. Used my new Memory Box "Elegant Scrollwork" to simulate "motion", which I found at Oozak. Wanted to give a feel for stage lighting, so used buttons, pearls and black tulle for the job on the card front. Inside wanted to use the star jewels/rhinestones, and the DP worked great to simulate the stage curtain valance and stage lighting along the bottom of the stage. I did add more black tulle for the stage curtains. Just added the black tulle tie a belly band to keep the card closed for presentation to Brooklyn. She is going to get the biggest kick out of this one!
Join us at Seems A Little Sketchy for sketch #17, enter the challenge and show us what you created!!!!


Caroline said...

Hi Wendy love the image it's sooo cute and coloured beautifully and the layout is fantastic. Caroline xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous ,love your fabulously coloured image and

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Wendy! Love the cute ballerinas and all the pretty details!

Tonya said...

Wendy, this is super fabulous. I love the design and the colors. Adorable image too.

Pinkllilac said...

Gorgeous card Wendy the colours and your design are beautiful,love all the images together.
Hugs Linda

Tracy said...

This is absolutely precious Wendy! I love you spotlight stage. It looks amazing and it will be such a special card to her. You'll have to drop me a lien and tell me what you've been up to lately. :-) Hugs!

scrapper al said...

Lovely card! Such a clever use of the flourish to show motion.

Jennifer said...

This is just incredible how you've used this image and the stage you've created! Amazing!

Sandy Trefger said...

Wendy, this is just fabulous! It's amazing that you created a complete stage! So much detail. Love it!
~Sandy, SALS Design Team
sandy's crafty creations

Melissa said...

Oh my goodness, these are precious! I love all your creations - you are so clever.