Friday, May 28, 2010

Vintage dancer

It's almost 11pm (which for anyone who knows me, knows is VERY late for me) but I really wanted to finish this card while the idea was in my head. I made this card for an 18-year old girl who recently discovered she has MS. McKenzie loves to dance and when I saw this vintage newspaper photo on The Graphics Fairy I just thought it would be ideal. This dancer's smile and attitude just shine, in much the same way that this modern girl shines (to hear more about McKenzie, check out Dustin Pike's blog).

I used my brand-new, delivered yesterday, Basic Grey "Cappella" papers & stickers. The photo is straight black & white but printed off with a bit of a sepia tone so the colours are just perfect. The sketch is from Midnight Madness and was a stretch for me - I don't usually do stitching on cards but I love how the laces echo the lacing of ballet slippers.

  • Basic Grey "Capella" papers & stickers
  • Fiber (DMC cross-stitch floss)


  1. Gorgeous card! :)

    Thanks for joining us at PIO! We hope you will be back to join us next week!

  2. Wow..I just LOVE that image. I have used it before and after seeing this card want to use it again :) Love your lace up on this card all works so perfect togethera and I am just thrilled you came out to play this weeek. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. We love having you play with us and if you have not done so already, please vote for your favorite artist for our year end Red Carpet celebrations. We have so many wonderful things planned for our 2nd year of challenges and we hope you’ll be on our next journey of creative activities :)
    Off to enjoy my holiday weekend :)
    MMSC Hostess.

  3. Gorgeous card hun I love it!!!

    Thank You for joining us this week over at 'The Crazy Challenge' good luck!!

    Hugs Shell xx

  4. What a sweet vintage image! Thanks for sharing your desing with us at PIO! this week :)

  5. Wonderful card. Sorry to hear about the young lady condition. Your card will bring a smile to her face. Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

  6. Beautiful card, Shelley. McKenzie is sure to love it. The image is gorgeous, as is the lacing, and those fab papers (I got some during the week and made a card with them yesterday - they are so nice to work with).

    Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

    Julie :o)

  7. Shelly this is adorable. I love how you did the lace-up portion of the sketch. I think this is the perfect image to use with the perimeters of the sketch. Just lovely. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}
    Midnight Madness Design Team

  8. Stunner, love it. Adore the colours you used and amazing image.

    Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week. ♥

  9. Drop dead gorgeous card, Shelley! Wow, wow, wow!! Great image, colour, texture... details are stunning!

  10. Very nice card!
    Thank you for playing with us at "Crazy challenge" and "PIO"!
    hugs Nana

  11. Fab image on this one. I'm sure she will love it. Thanks for joining in our sewing challenge

  12. Love your stitching idea, just lovely. Thanks for joining in at Polkadoodles.

  13. Thanks for playing along at Polkadoodles in our'Sew and Sew' challenge - lovely to see your work - great lacing! Cheers Claire x

  14. Gorgeous card, thanks for taking part in the Polka Doodles challenge. Dee x

  15. Such original stitching! Beautiful!

  16. Gorgeous work and that stitching idea is fabulous. Thanks so much for joining in with Polka Doodles Sew and Sew challenge.