There is a great sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches again this week. It’s a long sketch so I raided my “random envelope box” (Yes I really do own such a thing!) and made a card to fit one of the long, skinny envelopes I had.
Usually when I see a sketch it takes me quite a while to think of what I might do with it, what sets to use etc. But I had a very different experience with this sketch.
As soon as I saw it I knew immediately what it was!
It was a stage with one dancer in the spotlight! Obviously!
The night before I saw this sketch, I had read an email from Rita and in closing she said “ I am off to watch Dance Moms. It is worse than Toddlers and Tiaras!” I have watched Toddlers and Tiaras before and I thought “could that even be possible?” So I watched it that night too, just to see.
Well obviously it left a lasting impression on my psyche or something because as soon as I saw this sketch I pictured a stage where there were lots of dancers but just one was in the spotlight. That’s what the show was about basically. All the Mum’s were whinging about a certain one being the favoured one, the star who shone and who always had the spotlight on her. Then there was another part where there was a Mum’s dance and one Mum changed her part of the routine during the concert so that she would be the one “in the spotlight”.
So Thanks Rita (I think?) It was an experience and at least I got a card idea out of it! I don’t think I’ll watch again though – too traumatic!
Stamps : Perfectly penned, Under the big top
Card : pale plum, concord crush, blushing bride, x-press it blending card
Ink : memento black, perfect plum
Other : subtle dsp stack, copics, big shot, tasteful trim, circle punch, dazzling diamonds
I just have to say this is one card that just hasn’t photographed well. It looks much better in real life. I have purposely made the “stage” dark and the other dancers can be seen but all the focus is just on The One !
I have put dazzling diamonds on the underside of her tutu (between the folds) and on her crown too. She looks very pretty and it will make a great card for one of my daughter’s friends.
It was so obvious to me that this was a sketch of a stage that I was actually surprised that none of the design team had done one. They have made some really gorgeous cards that amazingly have nothing to do with dancing at all! Ha Ha! Please take a look at FMS and I will be checking the other entries to find out if anyone else saw a stage or if it really was all because of that show!