Saturday, January 2, 2016

Imagine...Cupcake Inspirations Challenges #341~Elegance

Hello!

The gals and I on the Cupcakes Inspiration team are delighted to welcome you to our first event of 2016: Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #341~Elegance.  Cupcakes and champagne?  Yes, please!


Our sponsor this week, Sparkle N Sprinkle



generously gave us a choice of digital images to play with, along with offering the winner of this challenge a $15 gift certificate towards digis.  Given that I have two ballerinas in my life - my sweet niece, Ms. T and her mom, my amazing sister-in-law - I simply had to choose Ballet Shoes which, to me, speaks volume about 'elegance'...



I coloured the shoes with my new Polychromo pencils (love-affair blossoming!!), stamped the background lightly in Delicata Gold with a dotted stamp from STAMPlorations Mixed Media, and placed the panel atop gold glitter paper (hard to photograph). The sentiment is from STAMPlorations as well.  I hope my two special ballerinas will like this 'just because' card...

Please visit my wonderful teammates creations and then...YOUR TURN!  How will you showcase 'elegance' this week?  So many possibilities!

See you in the gallery!

Challenges I'm entering:

Four Crafty Chicks #279~Anything Goes

A new-to-me challenge, which looks like a very inviting, welcoming place to play:  Creative Corner Challenge~Anything Goes

Thank you for spending some of your precious day with me; your visit is ever so appreciated!

31 comments:

  1. Oh my....this is so very pretty, Carol! Congrats on the pencils. I've heard those are great pencils to work with. You seem to have picked up how to do that very well. Your coloring looks great. I really like that gold background, too. Ballet definitely connotes elegance to me, definitely a spot on choice! Thanks so much for sharing! Hugs!

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  2. Love this card. Truly elegant. Thank you for joining us at Creative Corner and hope to see you next time.
    Mary

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  3. I love how you've coloured these ballet shoes - so pretty! And the touch of gold makes it all so elegant!

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  4. This image is so beautifully colored, great job doing shading. It's a lovely delicate card...

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  5. Oh my! This is gorgeous!! Love the pop of gold!

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  6. What a beautiful card Carol! I love the ballet slippers, the gold splatters look so pretty. I can't believe you colored your imagine with pencils, it looks like you used your special markers! Love it! Hugs, Brenda

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  7. Sweet and so pretty in the pink and gold, Carol ... your colouring is fantastic! Hugs, Anita :)

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  8. Gorgeous card, Carol! I love your coloring, and the sentiment is fabulous! Loving all those fab gold spatters, too!

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  9. Oh that's gorgeous Carol! Do I need some of these pencils?? They look intriguing :) Must check them out. Your blending and shading looks amazing! I love the gold dots in the background! Those are fabulous! Happy week! ((Hugs))

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  10. The pink,white & gold is gorgeous. Very pretty card with fabulous colouring.

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  11. So beautiful Carol...just love those gorgeous ballet slippers!

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  12. Beautiful! Love the background stamping!

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  13. So very lovely, c ... though I couldn't imagine managing the toe shoes, a girl can dream!
    =]

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  14. Wow--your stamped background dots are perfect! What a great card, Carol!

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  15. Happy New Year, Carol. This is so beautifully done. What a fantastic image, and you have colored it so beautifully. I am curious to know what the magic is with your new pencils. Clearly, they love you back. That touch of gold is so perfect with the shoes. Just lovely.

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  16. Love this Carol - so elegant and pretty! Thank you for entering it at 4 Crafty Chicks xoxoxo

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  17. This is just so pretty! I love the gold you used and your coloring if beautiful!!! Happy New Year sweetie!

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  18. Beautiful coloring!! Makes for a very elegant card~

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  19. Your "bannereela's" (as Jessica used to say...) are most certain to love this sweet card. Toe shoes. PINK toe shoes. Perfectly elegant. Perfectly gorgeous card. Love it!! Bev

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  20. This is perfect, Carol... girly yet elegant. Soft and delicate...love that sparkly border. HAPY NEW YEAR, friend! May all your dreams and desires come true n 2016.
    hugs Asha

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  21. What a gorgeous image that is and wow, Carol, you have made those shoes come to life on paper!! Brilliant!! Hugs, Darnell

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  22. The cupcakes are yummy but your card is 'yummier' (is that a real word?). The ballet shoes are awesome...and so is your coloring! Love the wee peak of gold glitter (photo looks good to me).

    Your SIL is a ballerina too? No wonder little Miss Tess is smitten with dance!

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  23. Cupcakes and Champagne - YES, please! Your card - absolutely awesome! Great coloring and that dotted background is just perfect, as is the thin glittery border!

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  24. Cupcakes and Champagne - YES, please! Your card - absolutely awesome! Great coloring and that dotted background is just perfect, as is the thin glittery border!

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  25. This is just GORGEOUS!!! Love the soft pink -- beautifully colored ballet slippers!!

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  26. I love pink and gold and your gorgeous card! Now I really want one of those cupcakes with sugar sprinkles... uggg trying not to eat sugar....

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  27. Wow, this is so elegant and well done. Love the gold and pink together--perfect for a sophsticated ballerina.

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  28. Well I have to say that the image you've used on this design just matches perfectly the word chosen for this challenge!! What a brilliant and so classy and pretty design my friend!! LOVE IT!

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  29. Having a couple of ballerinas on pointe in my family I can appreciate the beauty and elegance of your card, Carol. I'm sure your "girls" will, too.

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