Wednesday, October 21, 2015

The Art Forger

This month, my book club is reading a book called "The Art Forger," which is about the forgery of a Degas painting. (I enjoyed it; it's one of the better books our club has selected IMHO).
 I grew up with a Degas ballet painting on my wall, so I couldn't resist this stamp when I saw it. I've never figured out how to properly use it. This time I tried stamping on watercolor paper and adding some watercoloring to it.
The layout is from the current Sketch Saturday challenge. I embellished it with a little "junk bow" made up of snippets of lace and ribbon and a ballet slipper charm.

I'm entering these challenges:
Sketch Saturday #383 -- sketch
 Addicted to Stamps #167 -- Make your mark
The Ribbon Girl --Pastels
Crafty Sentiments -- pink
Word Art Wednesday #206 -- anything goes
Creative Inspirations -- anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper Challenge -- use patterned paper.


  1. Wow! This is so pretty!! Really love the addition of the ballet shoe charm! :) Thanks for sharing your creation with us at Addicted to Stamps & More! Hugs & Smiles - *Vicki*-DT member

  2. Okay, water coloring was the way to go with this! It is gorgeous!

  3. Oh how special! Wonderful way to use that stamp & I adore your junk bow & charm!

  4. Fabulous card love the design and your bps. Thanks for joining us at CHPPC, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

  5. When I was 22 I was working in a government nursing home. The only thing I remember was an elegant wonderful ballerina who in her late 80's could still assume the pose altho she couldn't remember her name. I'm 69 now and this card brought me back there clearly. Thank you for this beautiful card. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday in our 206th AG challenge! Blessings and Hugs, Carole

  6. Your ballerina is like a piece of fine art; absolutely lovely! Thanks so much for sharing your talents wtih us. Have a blessed week, and please join us again soon.
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Colour Challenge - best of luck! Mary x

  8. I love the elegance of this...that the cute little charm too! Thank you for playing along with us at Sketch Saturday!

  9. This is a beautiful creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

  10. wooow you have adorable stamp and great colored her and love your charm too
    great card
    thanks for sharing with us at ATSM this week
    monika (DT member)

  11. This is very pretty! I love the stamp and the watercolor effect. Thanks for joining our Pink Challenge this week at Crafty Sentiments. Julie, DT


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