It's time for Magnolia-Licious Christmas All Year Long Blog Hop and this month, I decided to focus on my favorite Christmas memories. One of my most favorite things to do over the holiday season is to enjoy a performance of the Nutcracker ballet. I rememeber the first time I went to a Nutcracker ballet performance, I think I was about 8. It was a school field trip and I was living in Charleston, SC. I loved sitting and watching in awe as the mice fought with the nutcrackers, as the tree magically grew to fill the stage and underneath, hundreds of tiny dancers pranced around in a snowstorm.
Now that I'm an adult, I celebrate the spirit of Christmas with my family and try to share my experiences. This year, I hope to attend a Nutcracker performance with my nieces...It is so heartwarming to see the wonder in a little ones eyes.
This month, I created a card for the blog hop that brought me back to the Nutcracker, and all the while I was coloring this adorable maggie, I was thinking of the show. So, for this months card, I present to you....The dance of the....Well, maybe not so much a sugar plum fairy....but heck, why not!
Hair E53, 33, 35, 57
Skin E000, 01, 02
Dress: G0000, B000, 01, BV 20, 0000
Crown: R32, BV20
Background created by painting with acrylic inks, heat embossing stamped image (Fiskars) with clear embossing powder, painting again with acrylic inks, rubbing ink to reveal embossed image.
I took the photos at an inopportune time so I'll repost better pictures later. Sorry, they'll just have to do.
Thanks for visiting and please continue your Christmas All Year Long Blog hop by heading over to Lauren's blog.