May 05, 2014
A pretty Russian ballerina on a starry background surrounded by a Russian banknote is the tag I made for the Monday blog challenge at Simon Says Stamp where the theme is the number five. It was made by simply printing, cutting and pasting and then adding a bit of distress ink along the edges.
I like using this old Russian money because of the intricate frames and was lucky to find one in this denomination. I used a similar note a few months ago which you can read about here.
When I use photographs of people, I pay attention to the light source and try to work it into the composition. Here, I featured the ballerina's back lighting using paper left over from an altered book project. Sometimes I think it's silly to save all my scraps (I kept this one six years) but today, I'm glad I held on to it.