Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year - Ballerina Best Wishes Card (and a sale!)

🎈 Happy New Year!🎈 

Welcome 2017 and I have the pleasure of announcing the new theme for the Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Janaury Challenge!  
(Also, read till the end of the post for a big sale announcement!)

I think you are going to love that is is a "Free For All."  Even better, there is a gift certificate up for grabs and while you get an extra entry if you use JFF stamps, you do NOT have to use them to enter the prize drawing.  I really hope you will hop on over and enter the challenge!

Here is my inspiration project for this challenge.

I truly love this image. I have colored her up a bunch of times in my sketchbook and I think you will be seeing her in future projects too.  This time, I stamped the ballerina on watercolor cardstock and colored with watercolor pencils and blended.  I wanted more texture and more intense color, so I added regular colored pencil over top.

The background is two simple steps.  Just sponge color on, put a stencil over top and sponge a different color on. It always turns out pretty.

Supplies: Just for Fun Rubber Stamps Degas Fluffing the Tutu, Just a Note Word Block, Versafine Onyx black ink, Dewent watercolor and Coloursoft pencils, Heidi Swapp stencil, Distress inks Bundled Sage and Tumbled Glass

Remember I said there was a sale announcement? Here it is, a really big sale! No code needed!


  1. Yes such a fabulous image and such a pretty card x

  2. Heidi, I love your card with this pretty image. So lovely!

  3. The image is wonderful and colored perfectly, but that background is gorgeous and I never knew it could be created so easily! TFS the directions! Happy New year too ;)

  4. Your card is so pretty. You colored the image beautifully! Love your background too.

    Happy New Year!

  5. She is lovely and like the extra touches you gave her with the pencil on top... You know I don't know if I have used a stencil in that way before, will have to try and remember that one :)

  6. Your background is really intriguing. Your colouring is done very well and makes the dress just pop against your pretty background.

  7. Absolutely wonderful (Love that fab background)!

  8. Oh wow I just LOVE your card design here Heidi!! The image is so pretty and I love how you've softened the look to your design with the faded stenciling too! Wishing you lots of happiness and creativity for 2017 my friend! HUGS

  9. Love that added side bar background.

  10. Your colouring is beautifully done! Fabulous card.


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