Hello, sweet friends! I'm up on the Live & Love Crafts blog today, where my teamies and I have been inspired by movies this week. (In celebration of Cannes Film Festival in France.)
At the 1954 Festival, a beautiful ballet documentary titled Stars of the Russian Ballet was nominated for the Grand Prize. Some of the most famous and talented dancers of that time starred in the film, preserving a lovely moment in time where artistry and passion reigned supreme over perfect technique.
This card is for a precious child named Tralynn (and her mom). I happened upon her prayer page (Tralynn's Prayer Circle) and she tugged at my heartstrings. Tralynn is a warrior princess fighting cancer and I am so proud of her determination.
Maja Design's Sofiero Collection pairs with Coffee in the Arbour to create my floral stage. My base is made with Go Kreate Large Frame Frilly 10. Every ballerina needs her post-performance bouquet, so I combined my favorite shades of Wild Orchid Crafts roses (white, pink mist, lilac, and baby blue). Nestled within are sweet tulips, a new apple blossom, and a ruffly carnation.
I enhanced the tutu on my Marianne Design ballerina die with Madeleine lace, which is adorned with pearls. Her costume bodice was cut from The Magnificent Flowerstreet sheet and her base is a Marianne Design Circle and Flower Stitch. She is surrounded in a pearl string as she dances along her pearly path. A pearl rhinestone button centers my Juliette lace bow because you can never have too many pearls. The Cheery Lynn Designs butterfly remains my favorite, which is from their Small Exotic Butterflies set.
My sentiment is from a no longer produced Whimsical Designs stamp set, which is atop a Spellbinders Lacy Pennant (slightly modified for identical ends). This is my first time using a doily and I love the softness it adds.
This card will soon pirouette over to Tralynn to deliver love and sunshine. I will also be making a more typical kiddo card for her... but my heart was relentlessly prompted to create this ballet one for her first. Isn't she lovely?
Last week she twirled in a fluffy tutu through bubbles that her momma blew for her. It takes a warrior princess to dance while enduring cancer treatments... she is ever an inspiration. I hope she doesn't mind me exchanging the bubbles for pearls. ;)
Thank you for visiting and I wish you a beautiful day!
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