Sunday, May 27, 2012
Keep Calm and just Dance
Natalie did her Advanced 1 ballet exam this week. It was the biggest exam she has ever done and required a 1 hr 40min long practical session in front of the examiner. When I saw the challenge at Scrap Africa I thought of these photos right away. The challenge is to scrap a page using the words 'Keep Calm' and finishing the sentence in any way that you wish. I thought how calm and composed my daughter was as she warmed up with her teacher for her big exam. I was so proud of her - I'm not sure that I would have had her control when I was 15!
The papers that I used are from Echo Park's 'Dancer' collection. The colours and ofcourse the theme were just perfect for my photos. I handmade the white flower from silk ribbon that I dyed with Tim Holtz distress inks. I pleated it around a punched circle which I had coated with adhesive. When I had finished I had not added the spray ink, but the page just looked a little bare. So I covered up all my elements as best I could and sprayed the pink ink over a crafters workshop butterfly stencil. A few blobs of ink at the bottom left corner of the of the page balanced it out. I am still not sure that it looks 'finished' but I can keep on adding things to my pages indefinitely !!! - and I am happy that Natalie now has her big day recorded for years to come :)