Sunday, September 1, 2013

Stampsmith September Challenge: Inspired by a Song

Hi Dreamers!
Happy September!!  You know what the first of the month always brings!!---A new Stampsmith Challenge!! The Theme this month is:
Inspired by a Song

Any song you like--you pick your song and make a project using at least one Stampsmith stamp.   Link up on the challenge blog.

I was inspired by the song "Tiny Dancer" by Elton John.  I used a soft color palette of greens and grays. Take a look at my project.

Stamp: Ballerina  # 1 by The Stampsmith
Ink: Slate Pigment from A Muse Studios
CS: glossy white; gray and green from Bazzill
DP: K & Company
Corner Rounder
Edge Punch


  • Stamp the ballerina on glossy white CS with Slate ink
  • Heat set the ink
  • Round corners and layer with gray CS

  • Make a card base from light gray CS
  • Punch one edge of DP
  • Layer card front with green CS and DP
  • Add the Ballerina, ribbon, and pearls

********A Few fun Challenges for my Tiny Dancer Inspired card:
365 Cards: soft but rough around the edges
613 Avenue: Anything goes
ART Challenge: ribbon and pearls
Rhedd and Rosie: something for the ladies
Simon's Wednesday Challenge: anything goes
Mark's Finest: frame it

Can't wait to see what you come up with!!  We are having a Holiday weekend here in the US.  So, hope your weekend is going great--for everyone all over the world.  Love ya.


  1. Beautiful design and a fabulous presentation of this elegant image! I think the color palette you chose elevates the design and lends grace and elegance to the project. Very Nicely Done! Thanks for dropping this off by our house at 613 Avenue Create!

    Chana, Owner

  2. What a beautiful card Karen! I really like the vintage feel of it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

  3. Very pretty card, thank you for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

  4. Stunningly, elegant card, Karen. The beauty of that period is captured so well. Outstanding! We at 613 Avenue create are very pleased you chose to share it with us.

  5. Thank you for sharing this lovely card with us at Rhedd and Rosie's! Good luck, Wendy DT xx

  6. Beautiful card! Our daughter takes ballet so dancing is kind of close to my heart! I LOVE this image. Beautiful way to showcase it! Thanks so much for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends this week!

  7. Pretty image! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

  8. Love that image and the soft colours.
    Very pretty.

    Thanks for joining us at Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog.

    Moira DTxx

  9. Absolutely lovely. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

  10. Beautiful, subtle card and image! Naive question, but stamping with grey pigment ink gives that color variation? Intriguing! Thnx 4 sharing your more than elegant creation. I think I must have this stamp image now...~ Terry Y.


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