Wednesday 19 September 2018

The Right Shoes

I just saw a fun challenge over at Double D Challenges - If the Shoes Fits.  

I've had the idea for this card in my head since buying this Marianne D Ballet Slippers Die early this year, so this challenge gave me the perfect excuse to make it up.

I came across the quote on the internet and made it up using WordArt in the Word Processor.  I'm not sure to whom it should be attributed.  I believe Marilyn Monroe said something similar as did Bette Midler.  In any case I think it's even more appropriate for Ballet Shoes - the dedication and drive needed for ballet will definitely help a young girl conquer the world!

My husband's niece is a principal dancer with the Australian Ballet and I have watched her determination to excel in ballet with awe for over 2 decades.  When she gained entry to the prestigious Australian Ballet School, when she was given a position in the chorus, then a solo role and more recently when she has danced the principal role.  She has danced danced all over the world - Paris, London, New York, Japan, San Francisco and Los Angeles and we're extremely proud of her!  

Here's a photo of her taken recently in a principal role - gorgeous isn't she.  

Supplies : Marianne D Ballet Slippers, Spellbinders Doily Accents (Border lace), Marianne D Ballerina 2 (used to create a funky foam stamp used on envelope).

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Monday 10 September 2018

Spectacular You

It's been a while since I've posted anything but hopefully the creative drought I have been experiencing lately has broken.  I certainly hope so!  I have a market coming up this weekend and I have a half empty carousel to fill!!!

I created this eye chart using Wordart within Microsoft Word.  It took a while until I was happy with the graphic but now that it's done, I can easily reproduce it.  

The spectacles are from a SugarPea Designs set called Brainy Bookmarks.  I layered 4 of them up for dimension and coated them with glossy accents.  The matching stamp I used on the envelope (also on the inside) are from the coordinating set Read Between the Lines.  

The panel was cut with a WMS Stitched Rectangle and is matted with the coordinating Scalloped Rectangle.  

Two challenges lined up beautifully.  Less is More Challenge #379 was to use Black and White + one other colour.

while CAS-ual Fridays CFC207 was to use Mint with Neutral Colours (IRL it is more minty green than it appears under the artificial light I've used to photograph it).

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