My Blogland Followers

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Ballerina Trio

Today I am posting my first challenge for Lexi's Creations as a Design Team Member!!! I am very excited to be working with such a remarkable team. Their images are just precious. I had forgotten how much I missed coloring!! (Must be the kid in me!) The challenge for the next two weeks is Lace and Ribbons This challenge will run until May 14, 2012. Our sponsor for this challenge is: Crop Stop.


 Lace and Ribbons are my  favorite two embellishments so I was thrilled!  This image is called: Ballerina Trio from: Fairy Dust Crafts.
 This card is called a " Fancy Cut Pocket Card." I cut two green cardstock shapes using a Spellbinders die. On the front cardstock, two ribbons were attached and taped on the back. Then the two green CS were glued  together, on the edges only. ( I found that a tape runner was not quite strong enough so I used the heavy red tape, from Michael's.) Be sure to leave an opening for a sentiment on one end;) A smaller shape encompassed the three darling ballerinas.(Notice that the foot, on the far left ballerina extends beyond the cut shape of the die:) I colored the girls using copic markers, enhanced the ruffles,dotted their tunics and colored their ballet slippers with a glitter gelly roll pen. Next, I distressed the edges using green stamp pad ink. I found some pieces of vintage lace, gathered them with needle and thread and sewed them onto the white CS. The Dance quote was printed from the computer, cut and glued onto ribbon, then adhered  to the green CS with a pink brad. 

The second sentiment was computer generated, also cut with a Spellbinders die. A hand punch was used to punch a hole on the end of the sentiment and a ribbon was attached. 
This seems like a lot of work, but I love the results. It is the embellishments that add the perfect finish. What do you think? 

Thank for stopping to visit. I hope you enjoyed my original (I think) designed card. I hope that I have inspired you to "think outside the box" and create you own special card.  Gather you lace and ribbons and create your masterpiece. When you are finished just click HERE to enter your project at Lexi's Creations.  Please feel free to leave a comment, I love hearing your thoughts, and/or follow this blog. Have a wonderful week and don't forget to find some time to do something special that makes you happy.

Materials: CS, ribbons, brad, and stamp pad ink were purchased at Michael's

I am sharing this card with:
always crafting: Anything Goes 
karens doodles challenge blog: For the Kids
lollipop crafts: Anything Goes
make it monday: Anything Goes
tammy scrap incorne: Anything Goes
catered crop: Letter B=ballerina
sentimental sundays: Cards for kids
stampin sisters in christ: The color green
crafty creations challenges: A card for little girls
fab n funky challenges: No Designer Paper


  1. Beautiful colouring job Barbara, love the added vintage lace and that the card allows for a pocket to hold a sentiment. Wonderful, and I love it!

  2. Hello Barbara. Your card is delightful. fab image and I just love the colours you have used.
    I am so pleased to be working alongside you at Lexi's Creations and cant wait to see more of your wonderful work. Happy crafting.
    Love Sandra xxx

  3. Oooo, Barbara, what fantastic coloring! Love the bits of lace. Welcome to the team. We're so glad to have you. :-D

  4. Gorgeous creation Barbara, really inspirational especially with the hidden pocket for the text!
    Your choice of colours and the way you have used the lace is fabulous.
    Love and hugs
    Susan xxx

  5. Lovely card, Barbara, great image and the lace looks fab!
    Hugs Jo x

  6. Very cute card, I love the images. Your colors are wonderful. Thanks for joining us at Tammys Scrapin Corner this week and good luck in the drawings. Hope to see you again next week. Sassy Raggedy

  7. Very cute and fun card! Love the details too! Thanks for joining us this week at Lollipop Crafts!

  8. Unusual , brilliantly executed . Love the pretty image and the touch of lace and ribbon .Loved the hidden sentiment .
    Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

  9. Hi Barbara - Love your card, and your colouring of those cute little girls is fab! Great use of lace and ribbon! Helen x

  10. Lovely Barbara the image is so sweet and all the detail is gorgeous.

    Hugs Julie x

  11. Great idea to have the sentiment on a tag inside your card. Lovely image and the lace just finishes it off perfectly.

    Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Be sure to check out the blog tomorrow for a brand new challenge.

    Rachel x

  12. What a wonderful card! great coloring & the details awesome!

    Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays!

    Sandy S
    SS DT

  13. So cute! I love how you used the lace!

    I’m stopping by from MIM. (I’m numbers 107 & 109)


    **I am having a couple of give-aways on my blog. Feel free to stop by if you are interested.**

  14. This is such a beautiful card, I love how you have used the lace! Any little girl will be thrilled to receive this.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)