Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Things That Leap

It's time for a Once in a Blue Moon Challenge again at Gingersnap Creations! For this Blue Moon, we are asking you to use "Things that Leap" as your inspiration.

I made two cards for this challenge. The first thing I thought of for leaping were beautiful ballerinas leaping on the stage. I had fun with this one. Thinking also of Rogue Redhead's Stamped Background Rebel Challenge, I stamped a small stamp showing a ballerina repeatedly on cardstock stained with Distress Ink.

Leap into your Dream
Stamps: Degas Ballerina (Stamp Framcisco); Prima Ballerina (Inkadinkado); dream (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Ink: Rich Cocoa (Memento); Spun Sugar, Victorian Velvet, Worn Lipstick and Brushed Corduroy (Ranger Distress Ink)

Thinking of Rogue Redhead's Use a Stamped Background Rebel Challenge, I stamped the smaller ballerina stamp repeated on cardstock stained with distress ink. I cut out each square and then reassembled the tiles on a chocolate cardstock panel set on a pink base. To give more interest, I attached all the tiles with pop-up dots.

For the ballerina herself, I painted color on with Distress Inks with a water brush. I love the soft look this achieves and I have a ton of fun with shading and layering color.

I'll be entering this card into the following charming challenges:

Going Grey with Scrap-Creations - Pop It Up (every tile is popped up plus central image)

Ladybug Crafts - Pink and Girly

Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes

For my next card, I decided to finally use a Stampin Up set I got eons ago and never really put to good use. This Zebra was a perfect fit for "Things That Leap". Taking my cue from the Zebra, I kept the whole card Black and White.

Leaping Love
Stamps: Zebra (Stampin Up); Love You (Rogue Redhead Designs)
Ink: Jet Black (StazOn)

I'll be entering this card into these delightful dares:

Lexi's Creations - Monochromatic

Everybody Art Challenge - Monochromatic

Jump right into Leap Day!


  1. Two very different cards and am loving them both. x

  2. That first card is breathtaking! Just gorgeous! The second is just really neat! I love them both!

  3. I like both beautiful and very creative cards very much.

  4. Such versatility in your styles Shar, love both cards.
    Hope all is well with you.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  5. Wow Shar, I love how the stamp ballerina squares look like a mosaic. A very beautiful card. Thanks for joining our Pink & Girly Challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  6. That's one gorgeous card Shar. Love your ballerina!
    Hugs Lynn

  7. What a gorgeous cards!They are so elegant!Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations.Tinke DT

  8. Two beautiful cards. Thanks for playing along at Lexis creations. Sharon x

  9. Love your take with the ballerina leaping, would not have come up with that you clever girl!! Zebra card is wonderful too.


  10. This is such a beautiful card Shar. I love the soft pink on the image against the brown in the back round. Thanks for playing with us this week at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

  11. loving this card! the colors, technique (background) and images are beautiful!

  12. Gorgeous cards, thanks for playing in this weeks "pop it" challenge at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations!

  13. Love the image and the tiles behind it - really elegant! Thanks for joining us at LCI this fortnight...

  14. beautiful Card !! Thank you for joining EAC this week.


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