Friday, April 15, 2011

Inventory Challenge #27

Good afternoon everyone! Oh my goodness, I am late posting my Inventory card hard drive DIED!!! Lost lots of data! I am so lost right now....can't seem to find my comfort zone on this computer yet!
We are to take our inspiration this week from a painting by Degas, called "The Ballerinas".
The perfect papers for this challenge are the gorgeous papers designed by Melissa Frances. If you look close, you will even see ballerinas on the paper.
Of course, this theme gave me the perfect opportunity to use a stamp I have not as yet used...Ballerina Tilda! She is from the 2010 Fairytale Collection, available at Diana's Magnolia-licious Store. I colored this cutie with distress inks and the beautiful embellishemnts were a gift from a dear, sweet friend....thanks soooo much Sweetie! I finally a bit of the Tim Holtz film strip I have had for a very long time.
Thank you for your visit and I would like to encourage you to visit my friends and teammates and view their beautiful creations:


  1. What an absolutely beautiful confection this is, Christina!! You have softly colored those images to perfection and the details you have added make this such a stunning masterpiece...Just lovely!! Hugs...Jacque

  2. How tragic hearing about your computer. With that happening I don't know how you even produced a card let alone a BEAUTIFUL one at that. Your colors are Fabulous and of course so is the DP. Tilda the ballerina is the dancing Queen among those gorgeous flowers and doilies. You never cease to amaze me with you art!
    Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

    OK... Hello Christina, Do I love your card?
    Oh! my friend, it was worth waiting for it. It is BEAUTIFUL, a candy for my eyes. What a wonderful scenery for Prima Tilda. You outdone yourself, thoses colors are so graceful and lovely, the papers absolutely divine, lace, film strip & cute doily, everything brings out your lovely Tilda. I notice the pleats, Congratulations. Very well done. The inside is just as wonderful. Gorgeous work my friend.

  4. Gorgeous! So sorry your hard drive died...what a mess for you!

  5. Would you believe I still haven't received your post through my server yet -- well at least I am seeing it now. If anyone has outdone them self you have - this is to die for beautiful!!! So sorry about your computer -- I might have told you, I am convinced my computer hates me and is out to get me. Is your computer friends with my computer? Your gorgeous papers could not be anymore perfect and I love that dang film strip. Your design work is perfection Christina. You are so talented. Hope things are going well with your computer. I am convinced that all computers are males and do not think at all the way we do! Love your card Christina !!
    XO Sandy

  6. Christina, this card is truly magical!!! Those papers are perfect and soooo beautiful!! And your coloring on Ballerina Tilda is exquisite! Amazing flowers, lace, and ribbon too! WOW!!!

    So sorry to hear about your computer problems. It's always so hard when that happens! Glad you were able to get back up and running so quickly! Have a wonderful weekend.
    hugs, Sharon

  7. Gorgeous card, Christina! Absolutely gorgeous! That DP is perfect for this beautiful ballerina. What a darling card!
    Huggies ~

  8. Oh-my-GOSH!!!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Christina!!! I am so loving these soft pastel colors!!!! The different bordered shapes around the image and the card itself is BEAUTIFUL! Your flower cluster is LOVELY and that film strip adds just the perfect touch!!! I loooove this! Wheweee!

    Much Love,

  9. Sorry to hear about your computer, Christina :(

    This card is amazing! I just love all those embellishments, they're gorgeous.

  10. Christina your card is just so pretty I am so sorry to hear about your computer ...Great job hope you get the new one figured out

  11. Eine wunderschöne Karte ist das geworden, mein Kompliment.


  12. Fantastic coloring and beautiful layout design of this card :o)

  13. Love these soft, pastel colors, and of course, who can resist a "girly card" with all the flowers, lacey look and great embellies and sparkles !!

  14. Ooooooooowie, this is so utterly and completely DREAMY!!! I love the colours, the gorgeous papers and that sweet little image coloured so beautifully, a masterpiece!!! I hope you get used to that new computer quickly!!
    hugs, stephanne

  15. WoW Christina, what a simply stunning card! Love your Degas ballerinas, all of you girls have come with such amazing creations!
    This one is so romantic and elegant that I simply dont think one card can get better than this. These pinks are totally gorgeous and your coloring is always fantastic.
    I just love everything about it!
    Hugs sweetie and have a happy relaxing Sunday!

  16. Wunderschoen!!! Super suess!!!!
    Das ist Dir wieder ausgezeichnet gelungen. I love those soft colors. Are you tired of me saying it??? I really, really do. The doily, the flowers, the soft colored ribbon...oh my, oh my...deliciously sweet.

  17. Wow Christina! I'm in love with this card... I would love to have that image of Tilda!! You have colored her so beautifully and the entire card is fabulous!!!
    I agree with Sandy... computers are out to get us!!

  18. Fabulous pinks Christina! I think pink is so hard! Love how you colored her up and created to make her all light and airy, can almost hear the music! : )) Beautiful!
    Pam Going Postal

  19. This is so sweet,i love the film stirp from tim holz ,i will going to buy them too here.
    Hugs agnesxx

  20. This is so soft and pretty! Luv the ballerina and you make me want my Melissa Frances paper RIGHT NOW! I think it's in the mail on it's way to me. Luv the Tim Holtz filmstrip. One of my favorite embellies these days! Great vintage feel!!