Saturday, September 1, 2018

Dance Recital

     I attended my 4 year old granddaughter's 1st ballet dance recital in July. I have to say there wasn't really much dancing going on, but there were no tears, so it registers high on the success scale -- even higher on the cuteness scale. I purchased the pink rose seen in the photos. At the end of the evening she said that the best part was the dancing and the flowers.

     I started with this sketch from Sketch N Scrap.

     I found this paper on It seems that Echo Park has designed some mini paper collections for special activities like dance, baseball, football, etc. There are only three or four 2-sided papers and coordinating stickers in the kit. 
     As luck would have it, Elena was dressed as Cinderella, and one of the ephemera cards said, "Forget the glass slippers; this dancer wears ballet shoes." I placed this card in one of the photo spots. 
     The solid purple paper is old, old, old. I found it years ago at Joann's on clearance. I bought a bunch of it and it is almost gone. It has mulberry running through it, so it appears to be cloth.


     I added a removable tag. This is actually two stickers - one on top of another and matted on black. I used a white gel pen to write "1st" and "Recital" on the tag. I also added the date. 


     When you turn the tag over I added a pic of Elena immediately after the performance. 

     The title is a collage of Silhouette files. I had a fun time dressing up that ballerina teddy bear. I found the ribbon, butterflies and flowers in my stash.

Materials List: 
     Patterned Paper: Echo Park - Ballet (Ballerinas & Journaling Cards)
     Card Stock: My Colors - Snowbound
                                        Black Magic
                       Bazzill - Piglet
                                   Fudge Ripple
                       Paper Company - Mulberry
     Ink: Gina K - Dusty Rose
                         Warm Cocoa
     Silhouette Files: Dance by Silhouette
                             Bear Ballet Card by Daniela Moscone
                             Dance Bailey
     Embellies: Ribbon - 1/4" white satin
                                  5/8" purple organza
                    Heidi Swapp - Butterflies


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  1. This is so adorable Sharon!! I love this line and those photos are super cute! Great job with the sketch!

  2. Great layout Sharon and you sure do have a cutie pie subject to work with. She is adorable!

  3. Great dance recital scrapbook layout! I love the colors and layout sketch you used.