Wednesday, 9 March 2016

NBUS Birthday Ballerina


I'm playing along at Loll and Bonnie's new challenge, CAS Mix Up (Mixed Media cards, but keeping them clean and simple).  This first challenge is all about stamping and watercolouring, then adding mediums/techniques of your choice from the list.


Well, the stamping and watercolouring is self-evident.  The background is a 5x3 Gelli Plate panel using pink and purple acrylic inks with lace, and bubblewrap stamping with white acrylic ink.  I also doodled a border around the panel with purple gel pen before fussy cutting it, stamping the sentiment and adhering it to the card base.  Oh, and there's a touch of Stickles on the little ballerina's tiara.


I'm also playing along at Darnell's NBUS Challenge with the ballerina stamp (Crafter's Companion).  I've got some other new NBUS stamps, but I can't remember where I put them....

ETA:  Just realised it's eligible for Simon Says Monday challenge - Make Your Own Background.


13 comments:

  1. Your ballerina is adorable, Shirley. :) LOVE your gelli plate background. I still haven't played much with mine, but your inspiring makes are motivating me. :) The saturated colours are so pretty, and I can see the design from the lace and your bubble wrap. You are so creative! Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

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  2. Oh my, Shirley, you have rocked the mixed media part as well as the watercolor! This little ballerina is adorable and the background is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at CAS Mix Up!

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  3. Fabulous card ... that background is amazing, so much texture. Cute ballerina too.
    Elaine

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  4. This is just soooo cute ..... love that background. I really should use my gelli plate more! xx

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  5. OH my....this is just as cute as can be! I love your sweet little ballerina.

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  6. Shirley she is sooooo cute, love your colouring of her and that background with the lace, wow. You have nailed it.

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  7. Funny I looked just like this my last birthday ... at least that's what I remember! OH is she a love!!!
    =]

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  8. Fabulous mix of CAS and mixed media. Loving the background and the adorable ballerina stamp. Gorgeous colours x

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  9. what a great background for your cute little ballerina!

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  10. Cool background for this little sweetie, Shirley ... seems from her expression that she might know something about the whereabouts of that new NBUS! Hugs, Anita :)

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  11. What a great background and perfect for that supercute stamped image...it's darling! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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  12. I just want to pick her up and squeeze her! How adorable she is and, wow, Shirley, you really did her proud with how you showcased her!! Thank you so much for playing in my NBUS Challenge #6! I apologize for taking so long to come by and thank you. The hamsters have turned me into a sloth! Enjoy your day!! Hugs, Darnell

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