Saturday, July 31, 2021

A Ballroom Kind of Evening

      It's funny how unexpected events influence what we do with our cards and crafting.  I recently found myself at a live Ballroom Dance Competition weekend.   In my childhood, I remember watching Ballroom competitions on television back when nobody had even thought of color TVs and we thought it was the most incredibly beautiful thing without any sense that it could also be colorful.  All the ladies were so elegant and the gentlemen so suave.  I fell in love with each of the couples as they danced and with ballroom dancing as a whole.

     After seeing the live event a week or so ago, I went on a search for dance images.  Most were black and white or gray scale but some were in color which I knew I could print in grayscale.  After some experimentation, I printed half a dozen images onto water color paper and dug out the water color paints.  But more about those in later posts except to say now that my love affair with watercolor has begun again.  

     This is the first card I completed.  The image is printed in gray scale onto a scrap of ivory/beige CS, then colored lightly with ProMarkers and gel ink highlights.  I cut it with a QuicKutz rectangle die and framed it with another rectangle cut with a die one size larger.  The background is a scrap of Recollections dp.  The large grosgrain bow is mounted onto a CS strip and added to the upper corner.  I'll add a sentiment when I decide how this one will be used.

I was inspired by this simple sketch at My Favorite Things.


     Tomorrow starts a new month and I'll be posting 3 new DT cards in about a four hour span so be sure to stop by at some point during the day to check them out.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


*Vicki* said...

You've found such a lovely dance image to use there NC! Love the soft look of it and what a great inspiration to spring the whole card from as well! I love it!

karin said...

Wow, such a great card with the dancing couple on it. You've done a wonderful job with the painting of it.
We also love to dance and hope we can start again with it next month. I really missed it during this pandemic.

Darlene said...

Beautiful creation Connie! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Colors of Summer’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Please stop in for a visit!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Very elegant and absolutely gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining the Double "D" Challenge Challenge.
Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

Elizabeth Hart said...

Wow - fabulous image and an equally fabulous bow. Thanks so very much for joining us this time at the Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Diana said...

That's gorgeous!

Thank you for joining our challenge at Penny's paper crafty challenge blog. We love to see your awesome projects in our next challenges!
Diana DT

Teresa Arsenault said...

Your card is so elegant. Wonderful job coloring it. hugs, Teresa

Rose Andrew said...

Beautiful card
Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Craft Challenge
Good Luck
Rose DT

Saphron said...

Oh how lovely!! That is such a great texture!
Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's and good luck with your entry! :)
~ DT Saphron
Lemon Biscuit

Jan Mahew said...

Such an elegant creation Connie! A very regal couple. Thank You for sharing!

Arteconpapelmaderaehilos said...

Very elegant card! Thanks you for joining with us at Digi Choosday Crafting Challenge. Good luck with your entry
Maritza DT

Victoria Rowson said...

Beautiful card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog. I hope you can join us again soon.
Victoria DT