Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Two New Challenges at Bella Creations

I have lots of wonderful  info to share with you about two new challenges that will be featured every month---starting today--- at Bella Creations, a ning site hosting amazing, talented scrappers, paper crafters and artists.  (Enter the site through my blinking badge on my sidebar.)
ONE:  If you've been following my blog for any length of time, then you know that I make a grunge board album page for each art group that I belong to.  This is the page for Bella Creations.  It's also our first Design Team assignment.  We were to use turquoise, pink, and cream to create something for the February Tres Chic contest. There are a few more requirements in addition to the color palette, but you can create any project you'd like.  On March 1, one lucky entrant will win this prize by random draw:

For my album page, I glued core'dination paper on top of grungeboard.  Bella Creations' colors are black and pink with a touch of turquoise.  So I chose the black paper with the pink core.  Prior to gluing, I used the Tim Holtz brick texture fade on the corners.  Then I sanded the bricks and all the way around the edge of the page to expose the pink.  Bricks symbolize building the foundation of Bella Creations.  You see some Tim Holtz tissue tape on the top right which I ribbon folded.  My friend Sandi sent me the pink punchinella (sequin waste) that you see in the bottom left corner.  Here are a couple close-ups:
TWO:  For the Bella Muse Challenge, you can create anything with a specific image.  The image of this little girl inspired me to create something special in memory of baby Clara who became an angel of God a year ago.
I started with a red foil heart, lined it with turquoise paper and then added various trims including creme ruffled crepe paper. 
The Muse challenge is sponsored by Scraps of Darkness (link on my right sidebar).  February's winner, by random draw announced on March 1, will get this prize which is the January Scraps of Darkness kit:

If this isn't enough to get you over to Bella Creations, the other Design Team Bellas have their own groups and sponsor their own challenges.  There's something for everybody!  I'll be sharing my group's challenge and prize in Thursday's post.

We honor members in other ways besides prizes.  Tobi. is La Creme du Bella Creations this week for her beautiful collage/layout.  Lynne is the Bella du Jour and Terry is our first Bella du Mois.  If you'd like to learn more about these honors, please join us at Bella Creations! We'd love to see you there!


Lacee broyles said...

Gonna be fun!!!!! Your dt projects are nothing short of amazing!!! So glad your a part of this with me!!!!!

Valerie-Jael said...

Love, love, LOVE what you have made, especially your wonderful creation for Angel Baby Clara, perhaps she is playing with my Zippora now! Have a lovely day, will go over to Bella and have a look around as soon as I have cleared up!

Lori said...

Beautiful creations, Helene! You sure have been busy! Those papers are GORGEOUS!

Micupoftea said...

Your work is so unique, creative and exquisite, Helene. Such an informative and encouraging post, too! Love your tussie mussie and the grungeboard page is a fabulous idea!

PetraB said...

The two projects are terrific. And thanks for all your work at Bella Creations. It is a fantastic group and I very much enjoy being part of it.

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