September 25, 2013

All She Wants to Do is Dance!

All she wants to do is dance!! I have that Don Henley 80s song running through my head now!! My daughter is addicted to ballet, and as she goes up grades, her teacher has encouraged her. She wants to be a professional dancer and it is great to see her so passionate about something. It is a competitive world but if she is serious about this, we will be here to help her along. (Though the idea of long distances travelled for all of this is something I wouldn't mind not having to do lol!!)

This layout showcases some of the new Sophia dies along with a doily die and folder. I just love the amazing flourishes in the Sophia line. I chose to use the Lanvin die and the Stella die, cutting them out in white cardstock and misting them with Shimmerz sprays.

I used the Fresh and Fun Magical Embossing folder for my background paper for the fussy cut image of my daugher, cutting it out in Core'dinations Whitewash cardstock. I used the Couture Creations Sanding Block to bring up the pattern.

I next took the Fantasia Collection Dazzling Doily Die and cut it out of white cardstock again. I cut it in half and inked it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink using the Couture Creations Sponge Daubers.

I then started layering the papers for the layout, putting down the embossing folder first and the lace, tucking the doilies underneath and arranging the flourish die cuts on top... I then took my fussy cut photo of my daughter and lifted it up on 12mm Foam Mounting Tape.

I added several pieces of ballet themed chipboard from Molossi and a few flowers and placed the photo there in the scene. I got my inspiration for this type layout from the gorgeous work of Britt Sviggum and really wanted to try it!

I added some molding paste through a damask stencil and gorgeous script and crackle stamps from Visible Image and some really bright mist from Shimmerz. I had a lot of fun making this!! Hope to see you sharing your work on the Couture Creations Facebook page!!!

Couture Creations products used


Lucy E. said...

This layout is so gorgeous! I agree with you on all sides-supporting your daughter if it's really what she wants, but dreading the traveling. Both feelings are normal :)

Lizzyc said...

What a wonderfully creative layout, I love the back ground and love those little flowers too.. love the photo cut out like that as well.. and thanks for joining in at BITW too!

Irini said...

gorgeous background beautiful layout!
thanks so much for playing along with us at Bird Is The Word

langeatheart said...

What a great page! I don't have any dancers in my family although I have 5 daughters. Maybe the grandson on the way will break the mould! I love all your die cutting and have decided to breakdown and buy a Bigshot. I don't think the electronic cutters are quite the same. All the best and come visit sometime! Have a giveaway for October! :)

Desi said...

What a wonderful job you did!! I like the idea of embossing the flowers and of cutting the silhouette from the photo, you also used such a pretty colors combo!!
Thanks for playing along with us at BITW!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Beautiful page,thanks for joining in at BITW

LolĂ´ Artesanato said...

tks for playing with us at BITW

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Wow! gorgeous layout with wonderful colors and textures. so glad you joined us at Bird is the Word!