Monday, May 20, 2013

Abi Ballerina



Our granddaughter's birthday is quickly approaching and I wanted to do something special for her.  We always tell her she is our favourite little girl and we can do that because she is the only girl, the rest of the grandkids are boys.  I was snooping around the internet and I don't remember how I found it but I stumbled across Wendy Burns' website, saw the fabulous drawings of hers and immediately knew the little ballerina from her Autumn Girls collection was the image I wanted to use.  I adore these drawing of hers and would love to see them in line drawing digi format so I wrote and asked if she did them that way.  She was so sweet and was kind enough to send me the line drawing and I got to work right away.  Her artwork is so cute and although her medium is textiles, I would love to see them in a format cardmakers and scrapbookers could use.  As I was looking through her blog, it didn't take long to realize that even her textile prints would make fabulous digi paper.  She did tell me that one of her sets is made into rubber and available at My Favorite Things and All That Scraps but I want more!


I wanted to keep this card fairly simple so I sized  the image large and used Copics to colour her.  For her dress, I used R85, R83, R81, R00; skin is E11, E00, E000, R22.  When finished, I added some Stardust Stickles to the dress and head band for a little more glam.  The sentiment is from Whimsy's Retro Bottle Cap Sentiments set and the scallop die is Whimsy's Fancy Circle die.  Lastly, I sprinkled some white embossing powder and pink glitter around the edges.  
Challenges:
Addicted to CAS - Birthday
QKR Stampede - Childrens cards or gift tags
Mad for Markers - For the Girls
Sentimental Sundays - Clean & Simple
Creative Creations - For a Child
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner - Pink & Girly with Sparkle

39 comments:

jimlynn said...

CAS and sensational!!!! That's great that she made this line drawing just for you and yes, she needs to do more. SO cute and pretty! Love how you kept in CAS and of course your coloring is fantastic!
Very pretty!
Lynn

ruth..chen;-)) said...

oh.....dein kärtlein schaut sooooo zauberhaft aus, liebe marilyn...
liebe grüsse
ruth..chen;-))

Ilonka said...

Hi Marilyn stunning card. The imade is so cute.
Hugs, Ilonka

Sandy said...

Marilyn, your coloring is wonderful -- beautifully done - gorgeous card!
Sandy

Chrissy said...

Fantastic colouring Marilyn and just love this cute image..gorgeous CAS card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Marilyn. The image is adorable and you've have coloured her beautifully.
Lorraine x

chrissy xx said...

GOrgeous! I have a little grand daughter who would LOve this.
Such pretty colours too.
Thank you soooo much for joining this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
Chrissyxx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Marilyn. Such a gorgeous image and your colouring is amazing. I love the embossed and glittered edges too.
Sue xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

Wow, I just simply Adore your Design.
This week I am so seeing projects not like a card.
I love your creativity.

Thanks for visiting and entering this week's challenge.

we hope to see you back next week.
Hugs Tammy Ortiz - Owner of Tammy Scrappin Corner

NickelNook said...

Goodness gracious, Marilyn! She's just TOO CUTE!! :o)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Amazing coloring! Thanks for joining in with ATCas

Kelly Neis said...

She is so beautiful, love the coloring you did!! She is sweet and your card is so very pretty. Love the frantage around her too. I need to go check out her website now. Thanks for the link,
Hugs Kelly

Kylie said...

Super gorgeous image and colouring! Great card. Thanks so much for playing along at ATCAS xx

MaxineD said...

Wow - this is beautiful Marilynn - what a stunning image and you have coloured her beautifully. I also have a sole grand daughter at the moment and I love that I can tell her she is my favourite grand daughter.
Blessings
Maxine

Tammy said...

OMGosh this is adorable Marilyn!! I love that sweet image and your coloring is gorgeous! Fantastic sparkle too!
Hugs, Tammy

Renee said...

Oh my! She is just too cute!!

Karen B said...

Isn't she just gorgeous.....beautifully coloured. I've been speaking to Wendy and she is going to release her images as digis and is in the process of doing this which is brilliant news. Thanks so much for joining the fun at A2CAS.

Karen x

Dunja Dücker said...

I am so happt to found a new blog posting :) Your newest creations is simply adorable. Cute image and so on...i like everything.

Dunja xx

Dawn said...

A gorgeous card! Love the image; perfectly coloured.

coops said...

oh my goodness Marilyn.this is fantastic.really sweet and pretty image and your colouring is amazing ;D

xx coops xx

Beverley said...

Beautiful Card. The image is beautiful, perfect for any little girl!

Bev

Margaret said...

What a fabulous image! Your coloring is amazing and turned into a beautiful creation. I'm sure your grand daughter will love this.

Debora said...

So adorable! Your granddaughter will love it. Such a fabulous image and great coloring.
Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin' Corner.Hugs!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh dear me- this image is darling!!! I love how your card is simple and spectacular at the same time- of course- your coloring skills are always to be admired!!!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh Marilyn this is fabulous! Love it! Judy x

Desire Fourie said...

Beautifully creative. Great design, colours and attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us at Tammys Scrapin Corner. Good luck. Hugs Desíre {Tammys Scrapin Corner Senior DT Member} {Doing Life - my personal blog}

Laura said...

Adorable Little DIGI !! Oh your Granddaughter is going to Love This beautiful card!! TFS

Susan Kennedy said...

This is so gorgeous!! I LOVE your coloring. The colors are perfect.. she is ADORABLE! I love your little bit of sparkle too! Just fantastic!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Tammy’s Scrapin Corner!!! Good Luck! I hope I see you again for our next challenge :)

- Susan, Senior DT @ Tammy’s Scrapin Corner
{Scrap A Thousand Words}
{Sentimental Susan}

Nicole G said...

I just love your cards! I love her cheeks, I have such trouble making cute pink cheeks!

Florence said...

So adorable. Beautifully coloured.
Thank you for playing along with the ATCAS challenge.
Florence x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

WOW this is stunning love the image she is beautifully coloured and the background and layout are fantastic.

Hugs Judith

Archana Joshi said...

This is such a pretty card. Love the image and colouring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays Challenge this week.
Hugs,
Archana
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Patrice said...

Great card - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2013/05/52-card-pickup-221.html

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So gorgeous, I love the image and your colouring is fab, beautiful clean and simple layout too
Lindsay xx

Adrienne Crist said...

Wow this is beautiful. Your coloring is so spectacular, especially her skin, I wondered if it was pre-illustrated, but you clarified that right away!
Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week! Blessings, Adrienne, DT

Rosietoes said...

Gorgeous card, beautifully coloured.

Edna x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is just the cutest! Thanks for participating in our QKR STAMPEDE challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!

~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

This is really a sweet image!!! Just perfect for a little girl. Love the way you have colored it and the great sparkles!!!

Thanks for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness isn't she a CUTIE!! Love your Awesome coloring and all the sparkle too! And I know your DGD is going to Love this!! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon