Having a relatively busy pre-Christmas time, I decided to create something rather simple this time, and - considering my usual choice of colours - something very, very pink-ish. The idea was to create some kind of
In the end, I decorated two circles of thick cardboard with this extremely pink, glittery scrapbook paper that was once on sale in my favourite crafting store. Of course, I had no idea on how I might use it, but of course, I ended up buying several sheets anyway, following the famous crafter's motto "just in case".
For the front part, I cut out the print of a ballerina, while I decided to use a mixed patterned paper for the back. Once the cutting and adjusting was done, I glued each paper cutout to the cardboard, and after some waiting, I glued both cardboards together.
After that, I went through my stash looking for matching decorations. After trying several options, I went with these paper roses which I wanted to place in several different spots on both sides of the "medallion".
To hide the cardboard base, I planned to place a ribbon on the outer border and then somehow connect it with another ribbon or thread to make a hanger. As if all the pink wasn't enough already, I picked a rather thick 3D ribbon in cream pink that I once absolutely had to have, but later turned out to be too thick for any card project I had in mind.
And while the front image has only one central motif that doesn't really have space for anything else, I decided to place the little girl's name on the back - in letters from my stash that were too pink and too shimmering for literally anything I usually do.
When it came to creating a hanger, I changed my plans from a thin metal chain I had in mind at first, and decided to rather use up the entire length of the pink ribbon instead. Gluing ribbon to ribbon first and then covering up the gluing with the remaining paper roses, I happened to get rid of quite a few un-usable pink things along the way. Also, I used more "real" glue this time rather than the double-sided adhesive tape I usually prefer, but I really wanted to make sure the pendant can whithstand whatever will happen to it :)
Final view, up close:
A little contribution to the January collection of Create in Austria - artwork created by Austrians and/or in Austria.
And some real-life pink ballerinas - at least, the puffy pink "skirts" are almost identical :)
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