Thursday, June 26, 2014

Bella & Bronte Clubhouse Guest Design Team Card - "It's a Girls World" Challenge!

So THRILLED to be sharing with you my second project as June Guest Designer, for this fortnights challenge #232 "It's A Girls World" over on Mo's Digital Challenge Blog.

This theme leaves itself open to so much interpretation!! I love themes like this. Of course you can do the obvious ones, like Shoes, and makeup and FLOWERS!! But for me, when I thought about being a Girl and what made that different for me then being a Boy, the theme that kept on coming back to me again and again was Friendships!! In particular our Friendships with our BEST-FRIENDS!! I do not think there is anything more Girly!! then the relationship that is formed between two Best Friends! especially during those childhood years when kids are forming there first true best friends!! around the ages of 9-12! So for me this is the element I've chosen to concentrate on for this weeks theme.

To do this I've merged two stamps this week using Photoshop CS2. They are...
  •  Carolina (left figure in image) which can be purchase from Mo's Digital Pencil HERE!!
  •  Carly with Carrot (right figure in image) Which can be purchased from Mo's HERE!!!
You'll also notice in the photos below that this week I've stepped away from the usual card making. I've done this to demonstrate what other projects can be done with Mo's GORGEOUS stamps. What better way to add to the "It's a Girls World" Theme , then providing a little girl with a beautiful framed and decorated image that they can place on their wall or on the dresser. I image it would be surrounded by photos of them with there best buds!! 

Now just a note on the embellishments!! These gorgeous little carrots and peas I created using the Air Dried Clay as seen in my Tutorial this week, which in case you missed it can be seen HERE!!. The Carrots were coloured using Copics and the peas using my distressed inks. As you can imagine trying to find carrots and peas to go along with my sentiment (a variation of a line from Forest Gump!!) was never going to happen, and so this is where a product like Air Dried Clay comes is perfect for such use. You just need a little time.. patience.. and a LOT of CHILD LIKE ENTHUSIASM!!! 

So I hope you enjoy my Frame and I cannot wait to see all your lovely entries into this fortnights Blog Challenge!! Also do not forget the Monthly "Anything Goes" Challenge which is run on Bella and Bronte's Clubhouse Facebook page!! You still have a few days to get your entries in for the month of June!! 

It's been lovely Guest Designing for The Clubhouse. I'm so glad to have done it.. Thank you everyone for having me!! :) 

Now the photos... cause I've waffled on enough!!   LOL

Frame Ingredients:
Carolina (left figure in image) which can be purchase from Mo's Digital Pencil HERE!!
 Carly with Carrot (right figure in image) Which can be purchased from Mo's HERE!!!
Printed on Arches 300gsm Smooth Hot Press Watercolour Paper w/ Canon Pixma Greyscale Fast Setting
Images Painted in Distressed ReInkers (I have a list of the colours I used but there is MANY as each section I have used 3 colours, so I will leave off the list, unless I specifically get asked for it all... I may do a tutorial on my technique in the future if there is enough interest)
Carrots and Peas made from Mont Marte Air Dried Clay
Organza and Hessian From Spotlight
Frame from Reject Shop
Wooden Lady Bugs from Local $2 Shop

 I'd like to enter this Frame Into the following Challenges:
Crafting From The Heart - #24 Anything Goes 

Stamping For The Weekend: Anything Goes


  1. Wow, Amanda this is amazing!! Love your stunning coloring, you've created such a beautiful scene and your carrots and peas are gorgeous!!
    Hugs, Colinda

    1. Thanks Colinda!! and yes.. Love my Peas & Carrots!! Teehee!!

  2. Wowwww this project is just simply breathtakingly beautiful!!!! You've done an amazing job! Xxx

  3. Wow so lovely! And such details. I would love the Distresslist and a tutorial please

  4. I am just trying to learn to colour with distress inks so a tutorial would be much appreciated and I would love to have the distress inks list as well. Your colouring is fabulous!! Love this card.

  5. Fabulous project and beautifully coloured images,love the peas and carrots(great tutorial too)love the little ladybirds-thanks for joining us at CFT Carol DT x
    congrats on your GDT spot x

  6. Hi just popping back to say-thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create Carol DT x

  7. oh wow wow and wow... stunning creation! Thankyou so much for entering it into the sisters of craft challenge blog and good luck.. Tina DT x

  8. Hi Amanda,

    It's Kathi from 613 Avenue Create please contact me at Sorry I forgot to post the contact info for your prize! Your frame is absolutely amazing! Looks like a labor of love :) Thanks for playing in our neighborhood!


  9. Another beautiful and stunning creation. I would love to see how you do all

  10. aww i love this stunning creation beautiful frame and all


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