Monday, 17 September 2012

Crafty Boots - Stories and Rhymes

It's time for another Crafty Boots challenge, and the theme this fortnight is Children's Stories or Nursery Rhymes.

Now, not having children I don't have a lot of suitable young stamp images so I was properly stumped for a while.... then happened to spy a packet of stamps in a box - 'Dance' by Sioux Jenneys for the Artistic Stamper - and my story was chosen!!

I don't remember reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfield, but I certainly remember the impact of it in the film You've Got Mail with Meg Ryan - I love that film!

I decided on a card - and some masking.  The ink is the shaded lilac distress ink.


I had to do lots of practising with my masking as it's been a while since I did any, and experimenting with the colour for the ballerinas too!  I knew it had to be something soft, but the squeezed lemonade wasn't right. I used the same ink to softly blend the edges of the card too, before mounting it onto a card blank.

Hope you enjoy this theme and come and join in.... we'd love to see you.

14 comments:

Dee's Craft Room said...

I love how you have made this, it looks fantastic. I do not know this story, although I think I may have seen the film!

Dionne x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Stunning, love the ballet theme and perfect colour choice too. Take care Zo xx

Gabrielle said...

You've never read the book? Oh my Helen, I'll have to dig out my copy and lend it to you! I thought it was part of the 'growing up law' for little girls! I LOVE your soft and beautiful dancers - it really does the book justice. Mwah x

Samantha Elliott said...

It has been soooo long since I read this story and love your card. Once you have finished with Gabrielle@s book can you send it my way please?
xx

Samantha Elliott said...

Just checked...it is on Kobo so will download it. It was also on TV a few years back so there must be a DVD of it available!
xx

Carmen said...

I only know the book because of the film too and yes, I love the film. Though ssssh don't go spreading that around! I love what you did here - masking with stamps is a bit beyond me and am always fascinated when I see it done.

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely card Helen, love the subtle colour palette and your masking is great. Tracy x

emma mitchell said...

This is stunning , love the colour and your fab masking.
Hugs Emma xx

Lori said...

Fantastic take on the challenge, Helen! Love it!

Miriam said...

Love that stamp - fabulous work!

Artyjen said...

It's a big thrill to see you using my stamp design, great work with the masking ;) Loved the book...you need to read The Circus is Coming, which is also by Noel ;)
xoxo Sioux

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, love the subtle colour of the girls, fantastic work xx

flutterbycrafter said...

This is gorgeous, love the subtle colour of the girls, fantastic work xx

isisimaginings.com said...

Beautiful & very elegant.