Saturday, May 28, 2016

Sparkly Ballerina Fairy Bear

     I had so much fun making this card!  As a child, I did ballet classes until I was around 12 and, at that time, the family moved far enough away that it was impossible to continue due to the distance  we would have had to travel.  But I have maintained a love of all things ballet-related throughout the rest of my life.  This darling little bear from Morgan Fitzsimons tugged at my heart and I just had to use it to make a little girl's birthday card.

Colors came from Color My Heart
although in the photo my "Thistle" looks more pink and less violet
but the larger polka dot piece really is violet, not pink.
I also based my design on a sketch I found at Paper Play Sketches.


     I colored her with my ProMarkers and added glitter to her fairy wings before fussy cutting her.  I added a navy blue CS mat and fussy cut it.  The border is done with a Cheery Lynn die, as is the butterfly.  The polka dot papers are from a Paper Studio pad I bought weeks (months?) ago and have never used.  It was one of those "I must have these papers!" purchases and then it went into a drawer.  I matted them with the same navy blue CS.  The butterfly has three layers; pink, white, and navy blue CS, all glued together along the body.  I added more glitter to the wings and body on the top layer.  The image is mounted on dimensional dots.  Lots of texture going on this time.

Cheery Lynn Designs
Crafting for all Seasons
Crafty Gals Corner
Create and Inspire
Creative Moments
Cut It Up
Die Cuttin' Divas
I {heart} ProMarkers
Jo's Scrap Shack
Just Add Ink
Mod Squad
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Simon Says Stamp

     Thanks for dropping by and Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A so SWEET image, I can see why you chose it. Love the colours and how you have used them. She's looking at the butterfly, love it.

I used to do ballet too, but got too big!!!!!! (not fat)

Have a great weekend.

Anne Temple said...

Beautiful card and amazing coloring of this sweet image.

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

That is an adorable image, so sweet and innocent.

Thanks for joining us at Cut it Up for our Sketch challenge!

You should also consider linking to Die Cuttin' Divas. This week, their challenge is polka dots!


Michelle said...

A beautiful creation and gorgeous details - thank you for joining us this week at Penny's Paper-Crafty and good luck - Michelle x

Linda Simpson said...

A gorgeous sweet little ballerina bear! A beautiful card Connie! Have a wonderful weekend.
Linda xxxx

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Adorable ballet bear and coloring...great card. Thanks again for joining us at Color Dare.

Glittered Paws said...

She is so cute - and awesome coloring. Love teddy bears.

Scrapper69 said...

Your card is soo sooo SWEET! Thanks for joining us over at Paper Play Sketches!

Theresa’s Crafty Creations

Paper Play Sketches, DT Member

Teresa Arsenault said...

Beautiful card. I like the weathered wood piece. Love design. hugs, Teresa

Dawn said...

Love your card! I love that sketch too! Need to have a go with it!
Dawn xx

Teresa Kline said...

so cute, the color combo is amazing! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

I had ALWAYS wanted to take ballet classes as a child, but my mother wouldn't let me. She said my legs were chubby and short and I wouldn't progress to be a ballerina so the time and money would be wasted. I think she just didn't won't to drive me now that I think about it. She always encouraged me to do things and I DID take dance lessons....ballroom, which I became great at and won a few competitions. BUT, I always wanted to try ballet....maybe in my next life.

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Oops, Love your card.

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

What a cute little ballerina bear!
Thanks so much for linking up with us at Paper Play Sketches.
Tanya ~ Design Team Member

Unknown said...

That little ballerina bear is too cute! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas this week!

Kellie 0:) said...

Super cute. TFS and joining us at Jo's for Funday Friday

Georgiana said...

Super cute! Thank you for joining our “Polka Dots” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin’ Diva DT

CraftyLyn said...

Great card. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers.
Lyn- DT

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Adorable ballerina bear! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Color Dare blog.
:) Marie

Unknown said...

What a sweet card :) Love the image and pretty colors. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Peggy T. said...

What an adorable image.. Sweet card. Thanks for joining in the challenge at Mod Squad Challenge.

Peggy T.
DT Member

Donna said...

What a cute card! Love the outside border on the card. Thank you for inspiring us at Color My Heart Challenge Blog.

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Fabulous. Love the bear fairy and punched edges. Thanks for joining us this week at Jo's Scrap Shack . AJ DT JSS

G Eileen Studios said...

This bear is adorable! And the punched border is lovely. Thanks for taking a Color Dare.

Cat Nowak said...

Precious bear card! Thank you for playing along with us at Color My Heart!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card Thank you for joining the Fun Day Friday challenge at Jo's Scrap Shack

Tracy Wray aka Trak said...

Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

Lisa said...

Adorable card! Thanks for joining us this week with Cheery Lynn Designs!

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons Challenge. Good luck :)
Hugs, Valentina DT

Jenny Alia said...

Adorable! Love that little bear. Thanks for joining the Lots of Layers challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs and good luck in the draw!