Thursday, July 19, 2012

An Angry Ballerina...

Well hello again crafty peeps. I know I don’t usually post back to back, but there is a special reason for this one.

If you are a lover of Kraftin’ Kimmie Stamps like I am, then you probably already know that they have a call out for crafty peeps just like you and I for a guest design team spot coming this September.

A while back I was fortunate enough to be able to attend the 2nd Annual Kraftin’ Kimmie Krafty Day where I had the opportunity to meet Kraftin’ Kimmie (Reid) herself and some of her design team members. I was also fortunate to meet and chat with the extremely talented Annie Rodrique.  

At that time I was really new at using my Copic markers so I took total advantage of picking the brains of several of these very talented women. 

So for this reason alone I highly recommend attending these types of events. You're afforded one on one time to ask questions and I even managed to steal the “queen of pleats”, my idol, Melanie Holtz away so I could have my very own “pleat” lesson. Yeah, she did that for me and I’ve been practicing ever since, but of course I still have a long way to go and that’s OK. 
I love using my Copics any chance I get. 

So you see where I’m going with this….yes I feel confident enough to put myself out there and actually apply for this spot using this as my entry…

Speaking of pleats, go figure I would choose to use “Angry Ballerina” in all her pleat glory, LOL.
I’ll show you that I am not afraid to step out of my comfort zone… I can do this cuz I’m a big girl now and I'm not afraid of pleats any more!!

A closer look ...

Since that day I have taken online lessons from Suzanne Dean’s Color Me Creative Classroom, five in fact. 
I've learned a great deal from her classes, but make no mistake that it’s very important that you watch other talent out there too. Look at yourself as a sponge and soak up everything and then apply your own style to it. That’s what I am doing and I think I have come a long way from my humble beginnings where I was actually afraid to use them, the markers that is.

Angry Ballerina was coloured with my Copics of course on Neenah card-stock.  

Tutu/Hat: RV 17, 14, 11, C05, 00

Apron/Shirt: YG67, 63, C00

Hair: E49, 47, 44, E53, 51

Skin: E11, 00, 000, R20

I used my Memory Box Macarena corner die and Sizzix 3D die to make the flowers.
The DP are from MME Dolled Up collection.

So I won’t take much more of your time, so please wish me luck. I’ll let you know how I make out either way. 
Thanks for stopping by JS


  1. She is wonderful Sandra!!!! And you ARE a big girl. Your pleats looks awesome. I wish you good luck, you deserve it!!! I tried before to apply for a spot but wasn't successful:( Hugs, Brigitte

  2. Wow! Fantastic card, Sandra! The iamge is so cute and your coloring is fabulous! Good luck with the GDT call!

  3. Awwww Sandra, you're so sweet! Thanks so much for the shout-out. :)

    And look at you go girlie!! Your colouring is beautiful, and I love the pretty green eyes you gave her. Gorgeous colour scheme and details...what a great card. :)