Friday, February 05, 2010

The Character Cafe – BLOG HOP RELEASE - Ballerina Allison


Thank you for stopping by today for The Character Cafe February New Release Blog Hop!  You should have hopped here from Angie E.  If not, please start at The Character Cafe and follow the links back here.  You won’t want to miss this!  There are some really cute images, a freebie along the way and prizes to win!  :o)




My image assignment this week is for Ballerina Allison!  I am SO excited about this image!!!  I asked Kendra from The Character Cafe to create a ballerina image for my daughter, Allison…and SHE DID!!! 



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Okay, so here is a close-up of what my image looks like!  Isn’t she pretty??  I just love her!  But then, I may be a tad bit biased???  NAH!




I colored this image using my Copic markers, then took some blending solution on a paper towel and dabbed it on the skirt and leotard to give it a bit of texture.  I added a thin line of Star Dust Stickles around the skirt and for a tiara look on her bun.  I also used a little on the edges of the flowers, though you probably can’t see that.  (I’ve said it before and I’ll said it again…….I’m no photographer!!).  ;o)





This is my daughter, Allison.  It was NOT planned that she wear her ballet stuff.  I was in my scrap room finishing some things up.  When I went downstairs to give this to her, she had her ‘gear’ on so I thought a photo of her holding it might be cute.  Check out the way the flash hit those colors!  EEK!!!




And here is a shot of the entire frame.  Yeah…it’s crooked…so!?  You try taking a photo of something hanging on a hook on a wall above your head and see if you can get it straight!!  LOL 


What I used for this project:

  • Purple Frame – Michaels clearance
  • Patterned Paper – Me & My BIG ideas
  • Basic Grey Designer Glazed Brads
  • Lace – from my stash
  • Bling – Star Dust Stickles
  • Copics – C5, C7, C9, E00, E02, 3EE, E39, E37, RV00, RV02, RV04, RV10, RV13, Blending Solution


Oh, I guess you want DETAILS of the blog hop, huh? 

The blog hop order:

1) The Character Cafe Store
2) Piali - Boots
3) Lola - Monkey Lovin
4) Rachel - Benjamin Bunny
5) Angie C - Cupie
6) Deanne - Forever Friends
7) Diane - Love Buggy (Freebie)
8) Angie E - Lillies
9) Billie - Ballerina Allison
10) Fink - Boots
11) Sara - Sweet Rosebud
12) Heather - Monkey Lovin
13) The Character Cafe Blog

How would you like to win some of the cute images you’ve seen today??  To do so, follow these guidelines:

  • Hoppers need to comment on everyone's blogs
  • Become a follower if you aren’t already a follower
  • Watch for the freebie along the way…you should have already picked it up if you went in order!  ;o)
  • Each Design Team member will give away the digital image she worked with this week.  The winner will be chosen randomly from all of the comments left.
  • Create something with a TCC image/freebie and you can enter to win the entire February Release as well as the opportunity to be Guest Designer for Feb 19th's Feature Friday
  • Hoppers can comment on the Cafe blog for a chance to win 4 (Feb) new releases of their choice

As usual, if you buy something and then win it, The Character Cafe will refund for your winnings, substitute images or give a gift certificate for the store

Thanks for stopping by today…please hop on over to FINK to see what she has in store for you this week!


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Ola said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous... and your daughter also!!!

Thanks for Sharing!

xoxo Ola

Vicki W said...

Love your card! How awesome to have a stamp made just for you ;-)
Great work, as always!
Hugs, Love & Chocolate...Vicki

Diane (djuseless) said...

What a perfect stamp for you and your daughter! What a cool frame too!

Bobbi said...

I love this image and your frame was wonderful. My DD takes ballet too and this would be perfect for her recital card I am going to be working. Pick me for this stamp pls! TFS

Sara said...

OH MY GOSH!! This is too stinkin cute!!! You did a fab job! And how cute is your daughter?!

Piali said...

Very Cute.. so is your little angel!!
Big hugs to her.

Kendra said...

This is soooo awesome Billie! I hope she likes it (looks like she does)... you did a wonderful job and your colouring is really rockin these days! Fantastic :)

Heather Schlatter said...

Great job on this Billie!!! Wonderful project for your daughter I am sure she loves it!! That image is a cutie too!!!


Fink said...

How great for her! You can see she loves what you did with the image and frame! So cute! Guess I should go hop to me??? LOL JK

Rachel said...

Absolutely gorgeous Billie!! your coloring is fantastic!
Have a Great Weekend!

Loretta said...

love the ballet girl & you should be biased ashahah with a daughter like u have great card

Penny said...

I love your use of the image! My daughters are little ballerina's in training.. Thanks for sharing

Linda said...

What a sweet image and your project is very beautiful....just like your little girl!!

Angie Cortes said...

ADORABLE!! I just love how you colored the image and your daughter is just too cute!! TFS :-)

Patty said...

Oh Billie I just love love love it and it's perfect with Allison's outfit, too! ADORABLE!!!

Queen La Rubba ~ Rachael Doxsee said...

I LOVE what you did with lil' Ballerinas Unitard! So cute! How wonderful to have a Ballerina designe djust for your daughter, that is super special! I remember the days of my daughter being a ballernia, was so much fun! Love your ballerina pic and I love your blog! Thank youf ro such a fun op to hop. Your daughter is lovely! I love your blog too and I am now follow'n along! Would love for you to hop on over and followalong with me too! Nice to mee tyou and I look forward to seeing more of your fantastic and fun art in the future!
Rach ~ Queen La Rubba

Kelly said...

Just Gorgeous Billie!! I love what you made for your little's too cute and so is your daughter. Kendra did a great job on this image...she even kinda looks like your daughter. Glad you love it!!

craft_princess said...

Such a pretty ballerina! I bet your daughter loves it!