Splashy Ballerinas

Hello crafty friends! Welcome to the chaos that is my life at the moment! I have a big exam in just TWO WEEKS, and I’m moving country (again) in 6 weeks. Luckily I have a bit of crafty time to keep me sane! I have some ballet cards to share with you today that have some watercolour backgrounds to create movement and interest for the images on top. This card will have a video soon, but study calls, and I’ll need to finish the video after the exam! Feel free to head over to the donnaisplayingpaper YouTube channel and subscribe if that’s something you’d like to see. For those of you who haven’t been there, the vibe is gentle and calm, if not a little soporific!!! And the accent is Australian!

The images that I’ve used for today’s card are the Ballet shoes stamp and Dancer Stamp, both from Paper Rose Studio. I’ve included links for these stamps below, but in between the time I made the cards, and this blog going live, they have sold out, so I’ve included another similar ballerina in the links below that is definitely still in stock, in Australia at least. I can see why they’re so popular, as they are lovely images to colour.

To make each background, I added some watercolour paint to a piece of watercolour paper and blew it across the page to make some splash. A straw would do this well, but I didn’t have one, and I wasn’t prepared to buy one for this job, so I just went old school and blew straight onto the paper.

I then stamped the images on top with Versafine Onyx Black ink. This is still my all time favourite deep black ink. I use it for everything except Copic colouring, because I love the rich shiny black. (I need an alcohol safe ink for the Copics) I coloured the images using my pencils. I have a set of Polychromos pencils and I’ve recently been adding some Karismacolor pencils to the mix. These are the Japanese brand of Prismacolours, and I’m enjoying how smooth they are. I’m also enjoying the adventure of choosing one or two to buy whenever I go to Tokyo.

The sentiments come from two places, the Big Bloom Stamp set and the Rainbow Poppies Sentiment sheets. I also cut the panels using stitched rectangle dies, so that they would have a lovely border and fit exactly onto my card bases. These bases are Australian sized, but the cards would work on any sized card base.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these cards and that you’re inspired to get crafty.

Blessings,

Donna

These are the supplies I used. You can click on the link to shop. Where available, I have used affiliate links, which means that I will receive a small commission at no cost to you. I’ve tried to link to companies in different countries, so you can save on postage costs. Thank you so much for your support.

My Sweet Petunia MISTI
My Sweet Petunia MISTI
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SBC | SSS
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die Australian
Paper Rose Stitched Rectangle Die Australian
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PRS | SBC
Polychromos pencils
Polychromos pencils
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O | SSS
Prismacolor Pencils set of 48
Prismacolor Pencils set of 48
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SSS
Versafine Onyx Black ink
Versafine Onyx Black ink
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SBC | SSS
Paper Rose Big Bloom stamp set
Paper Rose Big Bloom stamp set
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PRS | SSS
Paper Rose Rainbow Poppies Sentiment Sheets
Paper Rose Rainbow Poppies Sentiment Sheets
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PRS | SBC | SSS
Paper Rose Studio Dancer Stamp
Paper Rose Studio Dancer Stamp
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PRS | SBC
Paper Rose Studio Ballet Shoes stamp
Paper Rose Studio Ballet Shoes stamp
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PRS | SBC | SSS
Paper Rose Ballerina 3 stamp
Paper Rose Ballerina 3 stamp
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PRS | SBC
Canson watercolour paper
Canson watercolour paper
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SSS
Paper Rose White Card bases AU size
Paper Rose White Card bases AU size
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PRS | SBC
Copic Multiliner set b-2
Copic Multiliner set b-2
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SSS

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