Monday, June 27, 2011

A Little Girl


There once was a little girl - who grew up and became a  wonderful ballerina!  The theme of the challenge beginning today over at Stamps R Us Challenges, is...."there once was a little girl".  You have two weeks to submit your entry and could be chosen as the winner of A Day for Daisies images (our wonderful sponsor)!   So head on over there today.

This is NOT ME - for a couple of reasons.  First of all, I'm not a ballerina, have never been a ballerina, and will never BE a ballerina!  I always wanted to be one, but was usually too busy playing baseball, shooting BB guns, catching tadpoles,  and stuff like that, so just never had the time to do it!  I do think it's amazing what a ballerina can do and I love watching.  The second reason this is so "not me"....I just don't do very many "girly" type cards and am never good at all the flowers and fluff, etc.  BUT,  to your amazement (AND MINE), these little flowers on this card are handmade!!!!!  Since we live so far from any type of craft store, I just can't buzz over and pick up some pretty flowers like you see on a lot of cards.  I decided to make some after viewing several tutorials.  These are SUPPOSE to be Rolled Ribbon Flowers....mine are more TWISTED ribbon flowers! LOL!  What can I say - except I was very glad to get them completed and they didn't come undone and go flying all over the place before I could get a picture taken!  The image from A Day For Daisies is called Pink Ballerina.  The image is water colored on some sort of off-white watercolor paper to give a little contrast between the image and the ribbon and flowers. 

Thanks for stopping by.........and be sure and check out Stamps R Us Challenges today.
Lynn

24 comments:

Sandybeaches said...

What a sweet image and card! Thanks so much for popping past my blog and leaving a lovely comment! Hope your week is a goodie:)

Sharon Keanly said...

Your card is adorable and your hand made flowers are exceptional... I wouldn't even try to attempt making some. Wow Lynn, just shows what one can do when you don't have crafty items at your fingertips... you just have to use your imagination more and you've done an excellent job. A very pretty card. Good luck with the challenge. hugs Sharon

Marilyn said...

So pretty Lynn... love the colours you chose, the image and those flowers are perfect!

Kathy and Lucky said...

I love your card, it is so sweet with the ballerina, I always wanted to be that as well, but instead I stayed with musical instruments. Love the flowers I have not tried that yet. Stay cool, Lucky and I are off to walk to beat the heat.

Lynn McAuley said...

Beautiful work with your pretty pink ballerina, Lynn! I love the pretty frame and your wonderful twisted ribbon blossoms. I received some "glubers" for Mother's day but have not attempted to make these flowers yet! You may have inspired me to give it a try!!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Gorgeous card Lynn, I like the sweet image and your flowers are fabulous.
kevin xx

Paige said...

Beautiful card! The scalloped border really sets off the sweet image. Your flowers are a perfect addition!

Collette said...

You are too, too funny, Lynn ... I never would have noticed (and honestly still can't) that the ribbon blossoms didn't turn out as you initially planned. The whole thing is lovely, even the blossoms!

Tammy said...

Fantastic Lynn, the flowers are beautiful, definitely something you should make again. Love your card and your amazing coloring.

Marilyn Webb said...

Beautiful Lynn, love your rolled roses!
hugs
Marilyn W.

Shannon White said...

This is soo Pretty Lynn! 8-) I think your rolled ribbon roses came out just Wonderfully! And I too, was too busy climbing trees an skinning my knees to be involved with ballet, no matter how hard my Mom tried to get me to go to class.. lol

Hugs!
Shannon

Carol L said...

This is just adorable with the pink ballerina and rolled flowers! Great job on this one!

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love the colors and your rolled flowers are beautiful! I'll have to make a few now!!
Hugs, Tammy :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love pink and your pink ballerina card is fantastic! The flowers are beautiful!!!

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Anne Marie said...

Lynn, I do not believe for one second that you do not do "girly cards" perfectly! This is soooo pretty, in evey way. Love the pretty pink and those rolled/twisted flowers are just gorgeous. Every time I have tried to make those I have failed miserably. Lol! Have a great day! :)

MiamiKel said...

Lynn, this one is over the top lovely! The flowers are just as stunning as can be -- I agree with Anne, I have tried and failed at making those beauties! This card is just perfect from top to bottom - super lovely! x0x0

Colleen Holmes said...

You crack me up!! Love the sweet ballerina and you did an awesome job making the flower and being all girly!! Hugz, Colleen

Crafty Cre8tions said...

I'm with you Lynn - no ballerina here, although I did take tap & jazz growing up! Might of helped with my agility on the ball field, but nothing else!

those rolled flowers are great!!!!!!! I too am struggling with the handmade flowers, but I'll take this lesson from you and try it when I'm back up and running :)

Maria

Nana Connie said...

Love your flowers, Lynn, and I don't care if they're rolled or twisted -- they're fabulous! Even if you never were a ballerina, you sure know how to make a sweet, girly card using this image. Love the pink and white!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Even though she's out of your normal comfort zone she's still beautiful :) Great job on the rolled flowers too.

Joan Ervin said...

I just love this, Lynn...sooo sweet and girly!!! The image is adorable and I love your rolled flowers!!!

E.T said...

aww so pretty! love the rolled roses!

Alissa said...

Wow Lynn, these flowers are beautiful. Thanks again for the great tutorial! Keep 'em coming :)