Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dance from the Heart

     I love the sweet little ballerina image which is the freebie for the monthly progressive challenge at Dragon's Lair.  It brings back such wonderful childhood memories.  Strange as it may seem since I was a true tomboy in all other aspects of my childhood, I was in ballet classes from age 6 to about 12 and I loved dancing!  Our ballet school was prominent enough to put on 3 performances per year in our local municipal auditorium and I participated in all of them.  We were quite famous, locally.  :-D

     At first, I thought about a pink and girly color theme but then decided that pale lavender would work just as well and I could use dp with both lavender and pink in it.  I colored with ProMarkers, then fussy cut the image.

     I chose a lavender card base, found dp from Recollections, trimmed it to size and added it on top of the card base.  I wanted it to be a bit more feminine so I added the lace to it after weaving through the pink, satin, ribbon.

     The feather is a peacock feather from a 'white' peacock.  My granddaughter collected a huge number of feathers at one of our local parks where they have a peacock enclosure.  She only gathered the ones which have been shed naturally by the birds.  Until she brought these to me, I had no idea that the 'white' peacock feathers were so beige.  :-D

    I mounted the ballerina on Pop Dots, then put it right over the feather.  The sentiment is printed, hand cut, and inked before layering it onto the ribbon.

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     Hey, we're halfway to the weekend!  For those of you not yet retired, that's important.  For those of us who are actually retired, weekdays often feel like weekends and vice versa.  :-D  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Linda Simpson said...

This is gorgeous and love the beautiful image. The feather is wonderful too!
Linda xxx

Lori Kobular said...

Oh I love the added feather! Your ballerina is adorable and that background paper is so pretty!

jimlynn said...

Having the peacock feather on here makes it even more special since your granddaughter gave it to you. Such a cute and pretty card Connie. I love the lace you added and ribbon weaving.
(I was a tomboy too - and was probably playing football while you were dancing! Yikes!)

brenda said...

A pretty creation for our 'In the Pink' theme at Allsorts challenge, many thanks for joining in.

B x

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card, thanks for joining us at Allsorts, xxx

Furrbster said...

I love how you have used that peacock feather to draw the eye towards the cute ballerina!

Thanks for playing along at Aud sentiments,

Hugz Tinz

Teresa Arsenault said...

Lovely card. The feather adds a unique and dramatic touch. hugs, Teresa

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A beautiful combination of elements including the feather, to make this lovely card.

Ellibelle said...

This is wonderful! The feather is such a great embellishments and goes so well with the ballerina image. My daughter is on her 7th year of dance and is loving it. She's currently rehearsing many hours a week for their Alice in Wonderland ballet performance. Lots of hard work but she loves it!
Thanks so much for sharing this gorgeous card at my crafty Wednesday challenge this month!

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful card NannaConnie love the cute image and added feather-great memories too-----Thank you for joining us at Crafting With Friends
Carol DT x

jorjorbeth said...

Beautiful image the building You chose well for the theme.
Your blog is very nice,Thanks for sharing good blog.

Sandy said...

A sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at Aud Sentiments challenge and hope to see you again.
Hugs, Sandy DT