05 January, 2018

Little ballerina

Before I bury myself between books again, I'll officially open my 2018 crafting season with a DGT spot with the Scrapping4fun Challenges and  a little inspiration I created for the #106 "ATG" challenge. 
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 Christmas all-year-long ornament for my friend's little lady who is all into princesses and dancing. After lots of planning and a little confusion, I thought I'd make it as stable as possible without any protruding decorations that might be soon broken off by a playful child.

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 :)

a bit more time to craft: ATG
as you like it: ATG
butterfly challenge: ultra pink
crafting with an attitude: ATG
crafty gals corner: ATG
cute card thursday: ATG
inspiration destination: ATG with optional twist "not a square"
kreativtanten: ATG
love to craft: ATG 
moving along with the times: flowers
pennys papertake: ATG
through the craftroom door: ATG
unicorn challengeblog: ATG
wortartwednesday: ATG
worldwide open design team challenge: ATG


  1. What a lovely present you have created and I am sure Evelin will treasure it for may a year. So very girly with the ballerina and all that pink. Thank you for sharing with us at Unicorn and good luck in the draw. Jennifer DT member x

  2. A gorgeous very girly feminine hanging,love the little ballerina,the name on the back and the trim round the edges is just perfect---Thank you for joining us at Love to Craft
    Carol DT x

  3. So pretty, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

  4. A beautiful creation. Lovely, pretty and girly. Thanks for joining AYLI challenge. Elaine

  5. From Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges Blog, thanks for submitting this beautiful crafted gift for #361! Becca=DT

  6. This is so pretty. A delightful project for any little girl.
    Glad you stopped by at 613 Avenue Create.
    Happy New Year, hugs Sheryl DT member xx

  7. Beautiful creation
    Thank you for your lovely GD Creation at Scrapping4funChallenges
    Rachelle DT

  8. Beautiful creation Cheiro xx
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Dianne DT for the World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  9. Certainly loads of Ultra pink here on your medallion. Such a pretty project. I love the images and how you have managed to use up so many embellishments. Thankyou for fluttering into the garden for this challenge. Hugs Mrs A. p.s. your photo has loaded up just fine.

  10. Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Moving along with the times.

  11. So pretty in Pink so glad you joined the Butterfly Challenge thanks for sharing your project.

  12. This looks great and such beautiful work too.
    Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

  13. i'm sure your little mate loved all the pinky ballerin\a hanger. thanks for sharing with us at TTCRD and good luck, Theresa DT xx

  14. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 361, Hazel DT - and also for my Patterned paper January challenge - hope to see you again soon x

  15. I love your photo inspiration, that's a great likeness. I think a decoration for a friend's daughter is a great gift, I'm sure she'll love it. Lovely details, great textures. Thanks for joining us at Moving Along with the Times this week! x Jessie

  16. A very beautiful ornament.
    Thank you for joining the challenge in Crafting With An Attitude.
    Bożena DT CWAA

  17. Anything with lots of pink is a winner of a card. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Gals Corner Challenge. Best of luck this week and hope to see you again soon! DT~Jana Forrest

  18. This project is so pretty. I love all the detail you put into it. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination. I hope to see you again on the next challenge! Good luck!!! Patricia

  19. Your project is so beautiful. Fantastic!

    Thanks for playing along with us at our present challenge at Kreativ-Tanten and good luck! Hope you will join us next month again.


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  20. Sieht super aus!
    Danke für deine Teilnahme bei den Kreativtanten.
    Viele Grüße Andrea