Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Every Inchie Monday Challenge - DANCE

I love classical ballet. I once saw Rudolph Nureyev on stage in Romeo and Juliet, and that was the most amazing perfomance I have ever seen. So, when I saw that this week's theme was Dance, it just had to be something to do with ballet.

I wanted to make a little stage for my ballet dancer, including the big red curtains which glide and swish so beautifully across the stage after each act. Hmm, not as easy as I thought, lol. Manipulating such tiny bits of fabric is even worse than dealing with paper! Got there in the end though, not very tidily, but they are recognisable as curtains. I printed and cut out the dancer and used little sparklies for stage lights at the top.

DANCE inchie -



Short post today, gotta get back to watching the Cricket World Cup!

Toodlepip xxx

22 comments:

marigold jam said...

How clever. Have you seen the film The Black Swan? Or the programme about a year in the life of a ballet company?

Enjoy the cricket. I have a friend who loves cricket and she was horrified when she told me the score once and I asked if that meant we were winning or losing!! LOL

Jane

Juanita Tortilla said...

Aw, this mini dramatic stage curtain is quite the cutest!

Silly question time: What do you do with all these inchies?

Deborah said...

I love it! The curtains add the perfect touch!

JeanFB said...

This is gorgeous!! I can't begin to imagine how difficult it must have been to make 1-inch curtain panels! Beautifully done, and so very creative.

Dorthe said...

Hi dear, this is the sweetest theater piece I have seen-how cute,-and I love your bottle below-and the wonderfull spring,tag-
"Tulle" is watching TV-so I`m watching here,lol
XO,Dorthe

Kris said...

Wow, you really got a lot on that inch. Great story it tells too!

Robin said...

Awww, this is just adorable! Lovely inchie!

Hugs,
Robin

Croap Queen said...

Very clever missus
JJ x

missy k said...

What a totally gorgeous inchy.... I haven't made one in TOO long.... your curtains are really cute - I am feeling my love of inchies return!!!!

Karen

kathy mc said...

This is fantastic!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Lovely inchie,Liz!!Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Fabric Art said...

Liz your inchie is fantastic, love that you make a whole theater scene in such a small space, great work.
Anni

suziqu's thread works said...

I agree with Anni - making a whole stage set - lights, curtains and all on an inchie is pretty mind bloggling (this typing was accidental but I rather liked it as I was about to correct it)!!!
xSuzy

stampdiva said...

Hi Liz
Absolutely love what you created and to imagine, on such a small surface.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn Stevens said...

darling tiny dancer, I know what you mean, I once did a page with a red velvet curtain, a daunting task.
But in the end worked out. Can't even imagine how you did it so small!
Hugs Lynn

sissie said...

Hi Liz,
This is adorable. I love the stage drapes, it's so sweet.
I don't know how you work in such a small space and create so beautifully.

hugs
Sissie

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, this is fantastic, Liz!!! I love it!! I hope you have a great weekend! We're re-doing the garden because the sun is finally out--lots of work ahead, but well worth it, huh? In a few weeks, I'll have pretty flowers! I sure am ready for spring.
Sending (((hugs))) your way,
Cindy

Romeo said...

Did you say ROMEO and Juliet?!?! I'm sure it was grand, I mean how could it be anything but with a name like ROMEO?!??

Purrsonally, I like your take on dance better than I liked "her" take on dance when "she" dressed me up in that tutu. Is it any wonder why I adore you so?!?

Purrs!

Romeo

Anneke said...

what a wonderful piece and i love the curtains

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Liz,
I just popped over to wish you a happy weekend...hope it's going great!!
XO

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

I love the small intimate theater you have created here. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Gaby Bee said...

Wow,this is fantastic! I love how much detail you put into such a tiny piece. The curtains are the perfect add!