Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Swan Lake - Ballerina Tilda

As soon as I received Ballerina Tilda, I envisioned her dancing Swan Lake. My sister was a dancer, so I grew up around ballet. I love creating scenes with stamps, making them come to life. With this in mind, I created this card...

Stamps: Ice Ballet Princess, Ballerina Tilda, Park Pond
Paper: Basic Grey, Weathered (Stampin' Up! retired), Night of Navy
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink
Accessories: Cricut Script, Stickles, Roses, rose leaf punch, branch punch, pink ribbon, rhinestones, flat-back pearls, white feathers, Scallop Trim Border Punch (SU!)

Once again, I colored my image with distress inks. The front of the card represents Tilda sitting on the edge of the stage with the curtains closed, dreaming about becoming a prima ballerina.

I had the idea of adding ballet slippers to my card. Then I saw Paola's card. This gave me the inspiration I needed to create my own ballet shoes. I used ribbon, a sewing machine, and put a small piece of cardstock inside for the base. I then wrapped then with small pink ribbon, like Paula did, to help secure them to the card.

I used Park Pond to create my Swan Lake background. Ultimately, I wanted to create a stage scene. Fortunately, I had some Weathered paper which included papers that look like wood, perfect for a stage. I had cut the curtains, and used by scallop border punch to create the valance across the top of the stage. I added some flat back pearls for "stage lights."

Oh my goodness, I ADORE this stamp! The feather theme started on her dress, and then carried up to the tiara.

To finish off my stage, I used mini roses to represent the lights along the bottom of some stages. The feather gives the feel of the fog that they sometimes use on stages to give the feel of water.

I hope you enjoyed this card. It was a challenge to bring these ideas to life.

Have a wonderful day!


Danielle Champagne said...

WOWWWWWWW! I am speechless... Your card is absolutely beautiful. I can almost imagine what goes in Tilda's head when she is sitting on the stage. It's a work of art.

Anonymous said...

Wow, wow, wow. I love this card so much. The stage idea is brilliant. The feathers are so wisp and gorgeous. Did I mention that I love this card?

Corinne said...

Beautiful card Julie....I love the effect the feather gives. The colors are beautiful. You did a wonderful job on your card!


Vivi Casale said...

OMG, Julie, your card is stunning!! oustading!! so rich in details!! love every little bit of it!
Love it!!
Thanks so much for sharing!!

coldwaters2 said...

WOW Julie this is stunning a work of art it is amazing what a fantastic little scene oh my word this is breathtaking.
Lorraine x

Card Crazy said...

That is perfectly lovely. Takes my breath away.

Sew This N That said...

Julie, you are a true artist :0)
This is truly awesome hun, I am speechless :0)
*hugs* Heather x

Christine Riley said...

Gorgeous card! What a beautiful scene you created.
Hugs, Christine

Stampalicious said...

it;s gorgeous!!!

Unknown said...

Oh Julie...aren't you clever to create such a wonderful story in your card! LOVE IT!! Pat Frank (VA)

Angelwood said...

That is just too adorable, Julie! I love those cute ballet slippers and the feathers you put on Tilda's tutu and hair. Fantastic creation! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

How simply wonderful, from a mere thought through to a fabulous creation. The whole scene is simply gorgeous and attention to detail is amazing. Simply love the use of the feathers. Great job.

Garnet said...

Wow this was a lot of work! It looks awesome. I love the little feathers to create the ballet outfit.

Norma said...

Julie, your imagination knows no bounds. Your card is unique. Beautifully put together. Love all the details.


Anonymous said...

Julie, I just adore this card! I love the feathers! They gives it such a soft and precious look! Thank you for sharing such a beautiful card.

paola said...

WOWSER Julie, love it and i am so glad you agve the slippers a try, nice to know someone was inspired. I LOVE THIS!

Silvie Z said...

Wow Julie, this is STUNNING! You created a perfect scene! Your Ballerina Tilda is outstanding, I love the effect feather gives on her outfit! Wonderful!
Silvie from France

DQ said...

Wow, beautiful card, love everything about it, very creative an unique.

Monique said...

Oh this is so lovely !! I love the idea of a stage and those feathers are sooooo cute on her !!

Hugs Monique

Shelley said...

Just adorable!!!!!!! hugs Shelley


cabio's craft corner said...

It's so pretty Julie. Love the cool feather embellies on the of the inside and the fun ballet shoes of the front. Very nicely done!