Sunday, 21 January 2018

…like a piano the choreographer plays

Sharing a card I made for my niece featuring the Love to Dance image from All Dressed Up.

I chose the image because my niece is a dedicated little ballerina, although not so little any more, she’s almost taller than me and only just turned 12!  The colour palette over at CAS Colours & Sketches caught my eye, they were so pretty that I had to use them on my card.  I’ve water coloured my image using the two purple shades for the ballerina’s dress.  I’ve then added in the blue with some stamped stars that I’ve also heat embossed in clear embossing powder for some added shine.  I was going to add in some sequins but the stars looked good enough on their own that I didn’t need to add in any other embellies.  The sentiment is one of Zoe’s new chippies, I just love them all!  I started by inking it in Wisteria Wonder then doused it in a mix of micro glitter (a gift from a craft friend) and clear embossing powder to make the glitter stick.  In the end I got a sort of mottled look with some of the ink showing through and some glittered patches, which I actually quite like.

The layout follows the current sketch at CAS(E) this Sketch, which I flipped on its side and resized to my usual 6x6 square.  Keeping this super CAS, I added in the thin rectangular element with my image (she was perfectly skinny like the rectangle) and stamped stars.  Instead of the round element with a sentiment on it I used the chippie sentiment for the entire element.  I did add a bit more interest by double matting my image on some Wisteria Wonder and Perfect Plum cardstock to tie in with the colours of the image.

As I’ve used an All Dressed Up image I am also entering my card in their current challenge.

Chalks & Powders etc
Ranger Embossing Powder ~ Super Fine Detail Clear
Sparkle’n’Sprinkle Microfine Glitter ~ Hyacinth
Inks & Paints etc
Stampin’ Up! Stampin’ Pad ~ Perfect Plum, Soft Sky & Wisteria Wonder
Tim Holtz Distress Reinkers ~ Candy Apply, Gathered Twigs, Ground Espresso, Tea Dye & Worn Lipstick
Arches Watercolor ~ 185gsm Smooth
Stampin’ Up! Cardstock ~ Perfect Plum, Soft Sky & Wisteria Wonder

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Stunning Card and Loooove the colours even if they are my favorite. Gotta love Chippes they finish it of Beautifully. I am sure your Niece will Loooove it!

  2. Super cute card! I love how you rotated the sketch!

  3. Loving the colours on this fabulous card, the image is one of my favourites too, thanks for sharing with us at all dressed up, hugs Liz xx

  4. Beautiful card! Great job with the colors! I love the star background! Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S!

  5. What a darling card, thanks for playing along with us at CC&S.

  6. This is realy a fab card!
    Annie, what a wonderful card is this!
    Thanks so much for joining us at All Dressed Up!
    Bernadet *DT*

  7. These colours work beautifully on your card and I love your amazing colouring! Thanks for sharing with us at CC&S!

  8. Stunning colouring! Beautiful stamp choice and layout for the colours. Thanks so much for sharing this CAS delight and joining in at CC&S. Hugs Bev x

  9. Hi Emily - what a gorgeous CAS card and perfect for a young dancer (think I've used this image before too ;o) !) Love the colour scheme you've used and the added stars. Thanks for playing along at All Dressed Up this time.
    Hugs, Helen W (DT) x


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