Thursday, June 12, 2014

Bella & Bronte Clubhouse Guest Design Team Card - "Summer Flowers" Challenge!

Hello All!!! *waves*  I'm so excited to be presenting my first card as Guest DT for the month of June!! So moving right along...

 This fortnights theme over at Mo's Digital Challenge Blog is "Summer Flowers" and of course there is just so much that can be done with this theme, but for me, nothing says Summer more than Lavender!!! Every year I'd go camping with my family to a lovely little country town and our Summer holiday would coincide with the Lavedular Lavender Farm Festival where they would celebrate the flowering of the Lavender and the beginning of the harvest. It was a gorgeous event! So I HAD to incorporate lavender into my card.  

The image I have used is called "Peaches" and is available for purchase HERE!! This darling little girl SQUEALS!!! Summer, with her GIANT Peach in hand, ripe and ready to be munched on, all the while butterflies dance around her. Once again, my summer camping holidays immediately come to mind with this image... I used to be an AWESOME butterfly catcher when I was younger!! LOL.. although I admit, so may have gotten a wee bit squished in the process!! Teehee.  But there was nothing better than ending the day with a stone fruit, a peach or apricot or my favorite nectarines and so it was an easy selection to make when picking an image to go for this theme. :)

Now regarding the cards technique...I hope you like it, as I worked extra hard on it, and dragged out skills I haven't used since I was 14!! *mumbles about that being 19 years ago* :)  The image has been done in a technique know as Paper-Tole and I'd like to say a BIG THANK YOU to my beautiful MUM!! Sonja, for her help in retraining me, very quickly! LOL in this technique. The process is usually done with multiple copies of an image, that you then cut out different parts and elements of each image, layering and shaping these individual pieces to give your work a 3D effect.

Now obviously this posed some issues for my card as you are not allowed to copy any coloured image, as per the Angel Guidelines, and so I hand coloured 5 images in Copic, trying to make them as similar as possible so that when I cut out individual pieces and stuck them back to together into a whole image, they would meld and look like they were done as one... it was a challenge...but a fun one at that!!

I hope you enjoy my first card as much as I enjoyed making it! It was a real pain in my bottom to photograph, to give the 3D effect justice... but I hope it conveys that its not just a flat image on a page! If it does more than that I'll be happy.


Card Ingredients!!
Image "Peaches" By Mo Manning which can be purchased at Mo's Digital Pencil
Paper "unknown" bought from ArtWorx
Flowers by Blume
Quote by Kristen D'Angelo

Copic Colours
Skin- E000, E00, E11, E21, E04, R20
Hair- E29, E25, E21
Tunic- B91, B93, B95, B97, B99
Shorts- R81, R83, R85, R89
Shoes -E71, E74, E77, C5, C3
Peach- YR02, YR04, YRo7

I really hope to see you participate in the Summer Flowers Challenge over on Mo's Challenge Blog!! You find find the link HERE!!  I look forward to seeing all your creations!!

I'd like to enter this card into the following Challenges:
Aurora Wings Challenge 3# Butterfly Wings

Thanks for popping by.
Happy Crafting


  1. WOW, Amanda, this is stunning!! Love your gorgeous coloring, the sentiment and those beautiful flowers!
    Enjoy your evening,

    1. Thanks for popping by Colinda!. I love this card too. It just screams PRETTY to me!! and the sentiment I just couldn't find better. I've decided to have it framed to go in my room! Definitely a keeper this one.. not giving this one away! Xo

  2. A very great job. Love this card.

    1. Thanks Astrid!! Must say, It's now a favorite, and because it's currently just a card front!! LOL.. I've decided I'm going to have it framed for my room!! :) I just can't bare to give this one away!! especially it being my first ever DT card! Xo

  3. You keep topping yourself. Hugs to Mom, too.

    1. Thanks Robin!! I love showing off all the new skills I'm learning...This is my first Copics project using the skills I've learnt from my Skin and Hair class, I've only had my Copic since March, and I joined a class in May so it's been good to learn to use them properly, and I've ALWAYS wanted to try papertole on Mo's images!! Now I've worked it out with mum's help, (and I'll pass on your HUGS!!) there might be more coming!! :) Xo

  4. congrats on your first DT card -gorgeous image and beautiful background and sentiment
    Carol x


HELLO!!! *waves enthusiastically* Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to comment!! I really appreciate it, and read each and everyone of them.. It is what gets me out of bed in the mornings!! I swear!!! :0) Feel free to leave me questions if you have any and I will be sure to get back to you as soon as possible!! :) Xo