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.
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!