19 August 2018

Angry Ballerina - watercolour, paint splatters

This cute little ballerina is entirely unthrilled with the role she's been given. It's just one of those days. My card features a long retired stamp set from Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps watercoloured with Nuvo pencils. She is paired with a background of paint spatter, ribbon, and flowers.

The ballerina was one of the images I coloured last month in a challenge to colour every day. It was nice having her in a stack of images already coloured.

I coloured the ballerina for lunch at my day job using Nuvo watercolour pencils and waterbrush. I use a canvas brush holder to safely store my pencils so I can carry them in my purse.

I used an oval die to trim the ballerina.

I had decided to use the sketch from a challenge.

I used a dollar store brush to spatter the kraft card base.

While the paint was wet, I could only hold the oval over the background to see if it looked good together. I got a smudge on the oval, but planned to have flowers so.. was okay.

With the paint dry (mostly) I was able to adhere the ribbon, image, and sentiment. I dry fit the flowers strategically covering smudges.

I added pale pink rhinestones to the flowers to finish off the card.

Inside, I added a sentiment stamped on the same paper as the image and a painted stripe.



Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps Saturday: Anything Goes
Crazy 4 Challenges: Sketch
Outlawz Monday Greetings: Kids
Simon Says Stamp: Sprinkles and Splatters
Crafty Gals Corner: Ribbon


  1. Oh my goodness, just look at that grumpy face! Your sentiment fits so perfectly on your fun splattered card, Rijacki! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing make with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  2. Oh, too cute! Love it! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafty Gals Corner Challenges this week. Be sure to join us next time too!
    CGC DT
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