Wednesday, 25 May 2016

Dance Like No One is Watching - Sugar Pea Designs

Hello! How are things going with you all mid week? Today I'm sharing a card with you that I made for a very kind crafty friend's birthday. She loves pigs and I have one set, which I use a lot, that has a very cute picture of a dancing pig in it. I think you might recognise it!

I felt like doing a bit of water colouring and paper piecing, and came up with this:


I took a square piece of water colour card stock and stamped the image of the dancing pig into the centre of it, in archival ink. I used the dies I wanted to use as a frame as a guide. I then made a mask of the pig and covered the image.

I picked three nice pinks from my Spectrum Aqua markers and gave the panel a splotchy water colour wash. I then gave it a nice splattering of the deepest pinks and also with my Pink Champagne Spectrum Sparkle pen.



I die cut out the frame with my SSS stitched squares, and die cut 4 other frames from plain white card stock to build up the frame - I am out of foam tape. I then stamped the image onto some Lawn Fawn Let's Polka paper scrap that I had and cut out the tiara, tutu and shoes and glued them onto the pig.

I stamped the sentiment in archival ink onto the bottom of the top frame, before gluing it on top of the other 4, then onto a 3.75 x 3.75 inch card blank. I then adhered the pig into the centre.

I hand wrote 'Dance Like No One is Watching' on the inside - I could do with working on my lettering, but it looked neat :)



Below is a list of what I used to make this card and where I purchased them. Please note I DO NOT USE affiliate links :)




I hope the recipient likes it. I had loads of fun making it - I do like paper piecing and splattering, it's very therapeutic!

Thank you so much for taking the time to read this, and I wish you a fabulous rest of the week :)

9 comments:

Lisa Tilson said...

Well it's just too cute for words! I love the paper piecing and the gorgeous perfectly splattered background. And all in that pretty ballet pink ��. I don't know much about Spectrum Noir pens as I only have the glitter one, will have to find out more. Gorgeous card ��������

Aileen Ryan said...

Of course she will love it, its so cute and I love your wash and splatter of colours they look so soft. Awsome

Vicki Dutcher said...

How CUTE is this dancing pig! I love the framing on your card too~

Karen Steele said...

This is gorgeous Ruth! My daughter would love this as she loves pigs! The background looks fab and the paper piecing looks so sweet!

Karen Ashbrook said...

Gorgeous card, just love the background you've created. Karen x

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Anyone would love this Ruth! Such a cute image and I love the paper pieced dress and your gorgeous watercolour background! Have a great evening my friend! Hazel xx
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Cara said...

Fabulous, we all need a dancing pig in our stash! Cara x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie, this is gorgeous I love the image and your colour choice, hugs Pops x

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

It possibly can't get any cuter than that!

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