Bella and Bronte Were Framed!


I'm putting together a little package for one of my dearest co-workers and sweetest friend to help her celebrate her first granddaughter. Knowing my friend, this little girl will be a true Texan, so any tribute to her needs to be Western and as rugged as little girls can be. I thought Mo's Digital Pencil  Bella and Bronte would be perfect, especially since the little granddaughter's name is Bella Grace!


Copic Creations is celebrating their one year Blogoversary – Congratulations! So, this week's challenge was to use one of our favorites among their featured techniques. I can't say enough good things about this site. There's so much valuable information for anyone who loves Copic markers. For this project I used tutorials for faces/skin tones, blonde hair, and coloring black images (the bottom of Bella's boots).

The frame used to be a black, cheapo frame from the Target Dollar Spot (one of my favorite places to find things stuff to alter). I coated it with crackle medium, and when the crackle medium dried just until it was a little sticky (not completely dry), I painted it with Making Memories Chocolate acrylic paint. Just to soften it a little, I sponged on Ranger's Walnut Stain Distress Ink. 

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Here's Bella and Bronte again so you can see how I colored them a little better. I added just a little bit of Stampin' Up!'s Stampin Pastels (chalks) around Bella's face and Bronte's face and belly. I love how the chalks blend so softly with the markers.

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  • Embellishments – A button from my Mom's button jar
  • Fibers – Stampin' Up! chocolate taffeta ribbon, Michael's ribbon
  • Ink – Copic Markers (see above), Rangers Walnut Stain Distress Ink (on frame)
  • Paper – Neenah. Stampin' Up! Baja Breeze and Pink Pirouette cardstock, Creative Imaginations Debbie Mumm
  • Stamps – Mo's Digital Pencil Bella and Bronte
  • Tools: Stampin' Up! Jewelry Tag punch
  • Misc.  – SU Pretty in Pink and Blush Blossom Stampin' Pastels, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Delta Dreamcoat Crackle

Stay tuned. I made a matching card that's stinkin' cute.




Sweet Comments

  1. Just stumbled on your blog… love your format! I am about to peek around!

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  2. Well, ANOTHER gorgeous creation!  I just love to visit your blog, always something awesome.   Thanks so much for joining us in our celebration at Copic Creations!