Ballerina Birthday

Thursday, February 13, 2014

I was visiting the Tuesday Morning Sketch blog and they have a sponsor this week who has the most adorable digital images--All Dressed Up. The images are sold on Etsy, but they also have a blog. This is my first encounter with these little cuties, but it won't be my last!
Abi Ballerina is one of All Dressed Up's freebies. Isn't she adorable? :~) I colored her with Copics and used this week's Tuesday Morning Sketches sketch for the layout.
I used a new-to-me Spellbinders die set on the inside, sponged Spun Sugar Distress Ink inside the die on the white sentiment layer, and stamped a Verve birthday sentiment in Peacock Feathers. I ran out of the dark pink dp that I used on the front, and wanted to use it on the inside, too, so I decided to try to duplicate it. Since you could only see the edges of the dp on the front of the card, I think it turned out pretty close. I used a fiery red cs, spritzed it with Bubble Gum Pink Dylusions Ink Spray, then stamped it with an old Inkadinkado stamp (I think it is called Heart Blossom Square) in Frost White Colorbox pigment ink. A word of caution on Dylusions Ink Sprays...rather than take the time to get out my spray box when I sprayed the ink, I decided to just hold the die cut over a trash can and spritz it. BIG MISTAKE! Here's what happened:

You can't see it in this picture, but my thumb, including the nail, is completely pink on the other side, too, and it won't come off! Oh, I know it will eventually wear off, but for a few days I'm stuck with this! I've tried soap and water, baby wipes, stamp cleaner, Staz-On cleaner, and even mineral spirits. Nothing works! I'm used to having ink stained hands, but never anything this vivid or permanent. It would have taken me all of 15 seconds to set up my spray box. You know I won't skip that step again! ;)

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Katie Sims said...

Ooo, Ooo, Ooo...she is ADORABLE!!! I have seen one of these before but I didn't know who had them...I will be checking that out quick! Your coloring is beautiful and you definitely made that sketch shine! Beautiful card, GF! :) Ps...the pink hand is hysterical, sounds like something I would do! :)

Jenée said...

Beautiful coloring of your little ballerina. Lovely card. Thank you for joining us this week at TMS.

Jessi Fogan said...

This is gorgeous, Cheryl! And omg, the pink hand...makes me think of me going to spray ON MY DESK TOP. AGH! never again :) Well, we live & learn, right? lol! I'm going to feature your card on the TMS Facebook page today :)

Leslie Miller said...

She is adorable! I love a new find. So pretty! Might as well wear your pink stained hand with pride seeing as how you're stuck with it for a while!

Conniecrafter said...

She is just too cute, love the textures, pretty pearl embellishing. Oh I feel your pain there, I have ended up with ink on my hands that I couldn't get off and I had somewhere to go that I really didn't want ink on my hands, like you said thank goodness it wears off eventually.

Unknown said...

Awww! Your card is so adorable! Love the distressed layers and lovely papers not to mentions to super cute image and wonderful coloring! Love the stained hands, sign of a true crafter! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches! Hope you join us again soon!

alex said...

Beautiful card, love your sweet image, thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Alex x

Debbie said...

Your card is gorgeous, Cheryl!! I love the embossing and distressing and sweet image!!
I'm sorry about your pink hand, but it did make me laugh!
Thanks for joining us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!!

Shirley said...

Do you mean I'm not the only one caught with my hands like this dong what you did!!!;-) All great minds!! Your little girl is beyond precious! Love all of the details, embellishments, and your edge treatments too! The inside is awesome too!

itzamitzi said...

Your card is gorgeous and that little girl is so cute! One of the best ways to remove ink is to get in the shower and shampoo your hair. That even took off Stazon for me!