Monday, November 21, 2011

My Little Ballerina

My 5 year old started taking Ballet for the first time this year, back in August.  During the month of November, the parents are invited to come into the classes for observation.  I got to go into her class and snap some pictures last Monday.  I was amazed to see how much she has learned in a few short months...especially since she hasn't taken dance before.  She is definitely still a 5 year old little girl and still working on her coordination...but there were definitely moments when she was very graceful in her movements.  It was hard to get great pics in the studio, with the artificial lighting and all of the movement.  But I think these were some of the best and really showed those moments of what she has learned.

I decided to take on the Weekend Warm Up #18 challenge at ScrapFit and use stamping on my layout.  I have a ton of stamps and ink, but don't use them as much as I should.  The black flourishes are stamped with the Black ink pad from Stampin' Up and I wound some baker's twine around the swirls for a little more texture.  I also used the Stampin' Up Vanilla ink pad with some bubble wrap to create a little more depth on my background paper.  This was one of my first times to use a lighter ink on a darker colored paper and I really like the way it turned out.  I used the 11.17 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays on this one, too.

Products Used:

Paper:  Echo Park, Ho3, Bazzill
Stickers:  Echo Park
Ink:  Stampin' Up
Mini Round Gems:  Recollections
Pen:  Sharpie
Paper Crimper:  Fiskars
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Punch:  Marvy
Buttons:  Michael's
Font:  CK Believe


  1. Ashley! this is a beautiful layout! I really love the texture you created with the twine on the flourishes! It's looks great! Hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. really awesome! I love your texture and colors! great pics as well!

  3. She looks so graceful and pretty :) Love the black and pink combo and how the flourishes frame the picture.

  4. Great take on the sketch!!! Loving this layout!!

  5. Gorgeous! You always have the prettiest & coolest layouts, Ashley! I love how the black makes it all the title and the loopy loops. Such precious photos! Glad to have you playing with us at ScrapFIT!

  6. Love it, Ashley!! She looks so adorable too :) Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

  7. Beautiful layout! Those photos are adorable! Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchy Thursdays!

  8. The twine around the swirls is brillliant!!! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Sketchy Thursdays!