We have a dancer in our house.
She is affectionately called my Sugarbean...Sugar for short.
Her end of the season recital is this weekend and we are very excited because they put on quite a show. This year she has been taking ballet and their costumes are to die for beautiful.
They are the prettiest shades of purple.
So when Kristin chose purple as this week's color for The Summer of Color challenge, I knew I wanted to use the coming recital as inspiration.
At dress rehearsal I had taken a lovely picture of her looking back at me over her shoulder. It is the sweetest picture and it takes my breath away every time I look at it. I can't believe that the gorgeous girl looking back at me in that picture is my sweet little baby. Melt my heart. She is growing so fast!
I had an old 12 x 12 frame that I no longer used, so I thought I'd try a straight forward scrapbook layout to frame and hang in her room. Can I tell you that I drool over the whole scrapbook thing. I love the idea, collect all kinds of things to use, have really good intentions, have lots of friends who have "scrap parties" - but I have not finished my daughter's FIRST YEAR scrapbook.
Hello! She is six!! Please, tell me I am not alone? :)
I really love how it turned out.
As a bonus challenge we had to use some "bling." OK, twist my arm - this girl does not have a hard time adding sparkle at all! I used scrap paper I already had on hand, ribbon from my stash, the best crystal swirls, sheet music, pretty flowers left over from a cupcake stand I made, and some fun ABC stickers. I left some space to the left of the picture so I can journal a bit after the recital.
The best news - my pint sized ballerina loved it and can't wait for me to hang it up. Sweetness, pure sweetness.
Of course, there was painting too.
I had a canvas that definitely needed some help.
I am still working on it.
But she went from this....
Work in Progress
I love all the purple touches. I must have still had red on my mind... look at those lips. Some of you mentioned red lipstick -
so thank you for the inspiration. :)