Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Prima Ballerina

I love the fact that I am starting to be on track with scrapping this year's moments/events.  Don't get me wrong, I've still got a lot to do but I can finally feel okay to go back and scrap some previous years that have been neglected.  That is just what I did for today's layout. The items in this month's Scrapbook Circle, Grandma's Attic kit were just too perfect for it - the colors, music sheet journaling card, ballet ticket, florals, etc. I just love this kit!  I've already completed at least 4 layouts and the kit still feels so full.

Anywho, my One Item Wonder challenge was to do something different with the Girls' Paperie alphas.  I chose to ink them and then tediously poke little holes in them and then thread each of them together.  I tried to relate my technique back to ballet and I just really felt like threading the alphas together was sort of like the meticulous work that often goes in to those gorgeous little ballet outfits and tutus. I chose the "x" stitching to resemble the look of her plie in the picture. Another thing to note about the chipboard alphas is that I had already used all my "a" letters so I used a capital "V" and turned it upside down and made it into an "A" with my black pen.
Supplies from Scrapboo Circle Grandma's Attic kit: Crate Paper Emma's Shoppe Collection - Quilts paper, cardstock stickers, Girls' Paperie "karlee" chipboard alphas and "jubilee" sticker market alphas and words, misc. tag, Hambly Screen Prints Rub-ons "Banners & Pennants". Not in kit: Shimmerz Mist Bed of Roses, Tattered Angels Spring Rain Mist; My Mind's Eye Stella & Rose Gertie "Girly" doily stamp; CTMH white embossing powder.

I used sketch 154 from Creative Scrappers, which happens to be designed by Nicole, also on the Scrapbook Circle design team.  It was just too perfect and I used it almost literally.

I'm slightly ashamed that it took me a couple of months to use the doily stamps that I couldn't wait to get my hands on and made a special trip to my LSS just to get it but they are sooo awesome!  I used white embossing powder to create the doilys and I inked over them wiping away the resisted ink.

Oh, want to hear something funny?  Well I wasn't laughing at first but now I am.  I was showing the layout to my hubby, like I always do.  He's so good about looking at them and pointing out something nice.  Well when I told him how I chiseled the tiny holes into the cardstock and how long it took because I wanted such tiny holes he said, "oh I could have drilled them for you in a matter of seconds with my drill press."  Gee, thanks honey.  I'll remember that though.


Diana Fisher said...

FABULOUS!!! I just love this page. And great job with the V into an A. Smart idea! :) Like that doilie stamp, too. Mmmmmm... may need to bust out my Maya Road version of that stamp and make something. :)

Diana Waite said...

oooh! this is beautiful! GREAT job on mixing the title, and those stamps are AWESOME adds just the right touch.

Nati Tristan said...

Ohhhh my goodnes! That's absolutely precioius and darling!! i love it so much! How cute is she and so innocent and adorable! I love kids! They are just so precious and when they are on layouts like this they just look so cute!

Jillisgram said...

Your little ballerina is so cute! Love the layout you did with her picture.

Tracy said...

What a beautiful LO!!! Love the mixed font title! I'm now a follower!

Sara Zenger said...

Lovely layout!! I love the title!