Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Ballroom dancing

I remember when I was a child my dad and I would pass a roller rink on our way home. I always thought this dilapidated building was a dance studio. I would always tell my dad I wanted to learn how to ballroom dance like he did when he was a boy. Well I never did get those dance lessons but what I did get was a dance in the kitchen every now and then. He would whisk me across the kitchen floor leading every step while humming a tune. He was such a well trained and wonderful lead.

Oh memories...You will know why I am talking about this after you see my card for tonight.

I decided not to adhere the color panels completely
down leaving them to 'float' on the card base. Wanted to resemble draperies.
The vellum softens the rather bold lines.
Fussy cutting the bottom of the chandelier letting the dark blue
spill into the pink gives the design some pzazz.

Entering Challenge:
ColourQ: cQc #295
Addicted to Stamps and More: 3rd Birthday Celebration 

    As you can see I am sending this creation to ColourQ Challenge and Addicted to Stamps and More. As I was creating I thought this card reminded me of a ballroom with a gold chandelier and elegant draperies all trimmed up to celebrate!
GRAB OUR BADGE!
Addicted to Stamps and More:
#149 - 3rd Birthday!

Color challenge from
ColourQ
How to:
  • Cut and scored my card base to size A2.
  • Stamped my chandelier using VersaMark Ink and heat set with gold embossing powder. 
  • Fussy cut around the bottom of the chandelier; then die cut the arch.
  • Die cut vellum, white and pink CS at the same angle and layered.
  • Adhered the panel to my card base. 
  • Stamped the sentiment.
  • Added some gold dots for some sparkle.
This card took me by surprise... It is nothing like I imagined in my minds-eye. However, as usual, the final result turned out better.  I had so much fun playing with the layers of solid colors with a touch of patterned vellum.. The color combo is just spectacular! 

Thank you for stopping by!! I am off to bed and will probably dream of a wonderful ballroom experience! And remember leaving comments are always appreciated. Take care and have a great night!!

All the best,
Shawna

10 comments:

Pauline Adamson said...

Love this. Elegant. X

Claire said...

Great card Shawna - that chandelier looks fabulous in the gold and I love the design! Thanks for playing along with Colour Q this week!

Shona Chambers said...

Just love that colour combo and the chandelier makes this card so very stylish. Wonderful design and I'm so glad you joined us at ATSM this week.

Monika Reeck said...

Shawna...if it is a challenge and I am sitting beside you and think of a card..
I think your brain is more clever than mine
this is amazingly using the color combo so perfectly...
I love this and I love all your clever card
how long did you already play papers sweety?Since baby? you have talent....me not I must thinking much for this challenge color combo and you did amazingly
love this Shawna really
hugs, Monika

Kim Heggins said...

Gorgeous card...simply gorgeous. Love your story too, it adds so much to your beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at ColourQ!

Petra Swart said...

This is just gorgeous, Shawna!!! Love how you have used the colours!!!! And I really enjoyed the story to go with the beautiful card!!!!!

Bożena Adamusińska said...
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Bożena Adamusińska said...

I have a holiday so I have time. Now I am able to visit your blog, dear Shawna and I find here such a miracle! The colors you've used are amazing. I am sitting, I look and I can not take my eyes off this card. Perfect!
hugs,
Bozena

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I have a holiday so I have time. Now I am able to visit your blog, dear Shawna and I find here such a miracle! The colors you've used are amazing. I am sitting, I look and I can not take my eyes off this card. Perfect!
hugs,
Bozena

Bożena Adamusińska said...

I have a holiday so I have time. Now I am able to visit your blog, dear Shawn and I find here such a miracle! The colors you've used are amazing. I am sitting, I look and I can not take my eyes off this card. Perfect!
hugs,
BozenA

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