Friday, October 15, 2010

What's the Pointe?

On the Daring Cardmakers this week we're still thinking about October being our anniversary month, so the title of the dare for this week is "The Anniversary Waltz".  It's not anniversary cards we're after though, we're focussing on the "Waltz" part of the phrase, or rather the whole sphere of dance and dancing.  Anything goes, be it ballet, rock n' roll, Flamenco, Polka, Foxtrot, Samba ....... the list goes on.
As so often the case with subjects I don't usually make cards for, I went looking for some interesting and inspiring quotations.  I'd already discovered that the paper with ballet shoes in the corner I was convinced I had actually had a birdcage instead, hmmm Plan A already in the bin and it wasn't even 9am.
Having saved my quote collection I went to that other Great Resource for Solving Cardmaking Problems - a Google Image search! I'd already decided that silhouettes were probably the best way to go (I wouldn't need to do any tricky colouring in stuff with those, hehe).  Here's the card I came up with
 I thought the lovely, glittery swirls on this paper from one of the Lost and Found sets (MME) would look rather like ribbons being swirled around the dancers. 
The dancers are Robo cut, spotty border is also Lost and Found, Twine from The Ribbon Girl
The bit that took the longest was getting the wording right - I think this was the 4th effort - and I've just realised that I still forgot to add the piece with the author of the quotation, so I'll put it here; William W Purkey, and add it to the card later.
I knew that lots of the DCM girls have illness, family stuff and other commitments getting in the way atm, so I made another quick card to add too.  Actually it was such a good excuse to make something using the fab pun I spotted on one of the quote sites.  No author for this one, but I just can't resist a pun so I've also used it for the title of this message
I used a free colouring page image to make a Robo template for the shoes, doing the ribbons too was just way too complicated so I decided to use narrow satin ribbon instead and in fact as it turned out, making that tiny bow with a double layer of narrow ribbon was a right pain in the btm!
If you'd like the Robo template for the basic shoes, email me, but I'm not making the ribbons and bows for you!
So, that's it for today.  My next crafty task is to finish (ok, start) an order for an anniversary card and a wedding card, and of course there's always the elephant in the room isn't there - you know what I mean....Cword cards....
Thanks for looking in today, please come back soon

12 comments:

Rein said...

Beautiful card Kathy!

Karen said...

These are really clever Kathy! Loving the quotes you have used honey XXX

Angelnorth said...

Fab stuff, love the silhouette dncers on the first one and your pun is, well, punny! The satin ribbon looks great and your did a brilliant job with the tiny bow!

Lythan said...

These cards are so, so brilliant Kathy. I love all the thought and work that has gone into them. Thanks for going the extra mile (card) this week :)

mckinkle said...

Come on Kathy, youve got to GRAB the C word and enjoy it!! You know you want to!! lol!

I love these makes but particularly the ballet card, very very lovely!

Keryn x

Lynda said...

We were definitely on the same wavelength this week Kathy - silhouette's and that quote! Well mines a smaller version and I've altered a bit of the wording - is that acceptable lol! Anyway I love both cards - love the party atmosphere on the first one and the second one is just so so pretty and I struggle big time with bows so well done on that one!

Love Lynda xxx

Rachel said...

Love the cards Kathy - so clever :-)

Kath said...

Love both the cards,Kathy but particularly like the silhoette one. So lively.
Kath

Janice said...

Love the ballet shoes, just perfect.

oblibby said...

Love the cards Kathy. The silhouette on is fab - so nice to see a dance cards for grown-ups an the ballet shoes are so pretty.

Kate said...

Love the 2nd card, I think I'm going to have to use that quote on my next thank you card at the dance school. Those shoes look so realistic.

** Kate **

Samm said...

I love these!!! love the silhouette, so funky! x