Abi Ballerina

Today, I’d like to introduce you to a gorgeous ballerina….meet Abi!  Abi is just one of a collection of adorable stamps by All Dressed Up.  I just couldn’t resist her cute little face, as she reminds me so much of my daughter, Erin.  With Erin in mind, I coloured Abi using my Pro-Markers.  I am still at the “must practice and concentrate” point with colouring, but this time I tried colouring from light to dark as I find it easier to remember to shade this way, adding depth and darker shades, rather than trying to take the darker colours away to create light.  I added a line of crystal Stickles at the edge of her tutu and on her headband to add a little sparkle and contrasting colour.2013-09-13 10.31.55

I couldn’t shake the idea that she looked like she was pointing to something as she danced, so I made a 3D butterfly using a Martha Stewart punch.  I chose a sparkly vellum for the top layer of the butterfly, to tie in with the Stickles on Abi’s skirt.2013-09-13

I chose to make the card as an S-fold card so that I could add a pop of extra colour without having to mount Abi directly to it.  The spotty paper I used is Easter Dots by SandyLion – I must confess to having it in my stash for around 4 years!  I originally bought it to use on a scrapbook page for my daughter’s baby scrapbook, and then put it in a safe place, never to be seen again…!

Well, here she is….2013-09-13 10.31.262013-09-13 09.43.32

Thanks for reading x


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5 thoughts on “Abi Ballerina

  1. Very cute ballerina!!! Love the softness of your coloring and of course the glitter and sparkle. Thank you for coloring along with us at Chocolate, Coffee and Cards.


  2. Awwwwwww she is so cute, love your card.. I just went and bookmarked the shop…
    Thanks for sharing it with us at CC&CC..

  3. This is so sweet and beautifully coloured!
    As one of the DT coordinators and on behalf of All Dressed, can I have your permission to pin this to our Pinterest brag board?

    Also, if you are ok with that, would you mind responding by email so I don’t miss your comment? Thanks.

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