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.
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.
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…!
Thanks for reading x