Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Believe in Your Dreams: A Bella Muse Creation

I'm lovin' working with the Bella Creations July main kit, Southern Charm.  You can get all the details about the July kit from my previous post HERE.  

The Bella Muse challenge is to use this image in any art form you choose. And there is an awesome prize to be won by random draw!  I altered a frame to create a "stage" for the muse image provided by Gecko Galz, one of Bella Creations' sponsors.

I've seen many beautiful "stages" in cyberland, and couldn't wait to try my hand at it.  So thank you to all who have inspired me.

This altered frame also qualifies for:
Bella Creations l'art a transformé group challenge, to use some cloth, hosted by DT Starr Timmons
Joan's Garden Challenge  to alter a frame

From the Kit:
Melissa Frances pp: Hattie (on frame), Flora (scallop across top of frame)
tiny pink iridescent plastic flowers and pearl gems across top
fabric for curtain
white shimmer leaf
tiny pink IAMROSES

From the Add-on Kit:
small tag behind flower
word tag "Believe"

Additional Materials:
image from Gecko Galz Tiny Dancers ephemera set -- our Bella Muse for the month of July
Adirondack Acrylic Paint Dabber: Lake Mist
inexpensive craft wood frame from Ikea
Prima Floral Pink
Jacquard InkJetPrinting Cotton Sheets
Websters Pages designer trim
butterfly from Melissa Bove
Weathered Wood and Shabby Shutters Ranger Distress Inks

Here is the prize for the random draw Bella Muse challenge, this month sponsored by our own DT Cathy:

Please come back tomorrow to see my layout created for the Bella Creations Tres Chic challenge.
And how about that blog background from Itkupilli! Perfect!


craftattack said...

Lovely creation! Valerie

Netty said...

Beautiful creation, its like looking through a window where the ballet dancer is practising. xx

Lori said...

I can see how much you love these kits, you're doing fabulous things with them!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Oh my goodness do I love this piece of art!!!!
Beyond Beautiful.

Micupoftea~ said...

this is clever & creative, one of my fav things you've made :)

Chris said...

Ooohhh this is fabulous!

Gerri Herbst said...

This is lovely, looks like your ballerina is on stage. Her little skirt is adorable.thanks for visiting me. take care dearie, gerri

Sharon said...

Helene this is wonderful!!! I love that you have made the frame into a stage. I love the tulle for her tutu!!!

Michele Oliver said...

I love what you have done, it is really gorgeous. Will pop in tomorrow to see what you have done.

Lynn Stevens said...

How darling, Your stage really takes center stage.
Posting three days in a row, Your making the rest of us look bad. LOL
Hugs Lynn

Ragamuffin Gal said...

I am so blown away by your wonderful creation!

Sue W said...

OMGoodness this is truly amazing!!! GReat work!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful! What a great project!

Marjie Kemper said...

What a great piece! That little drape with the tie-back is such a unique and beautiful detail.

Terry said...

Love your altered frame! Such a beautiful creation! The new blog look is a perfect match!

Eve said...

oh tis is great! Luv this shabby chic piece you created!! Luv it! :-) new fellow ginger friend Eve

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

WOW this is FABULOUS! Great job of altering!! LOVE the 'curtain' affect ... VERY CREATIVE!! Glad you enjoyed the tutorial and challenge at Joan's Gardens!

Shar said...


Chris / CS Designs said...

Helene, Wow !!! This is a fabulous piece. I Love the 3d look and that little curtain is a great touch which ties the whole thing together perfectly. Ingenious creative idea.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Heather said...

Your Bella Muse project is just so Beautiful..I love how you used the fabric from the kit to create the curtain..and the colors...and pp from the kit just make your altered frame that much more beautiful! Hugs

judyjstamper said...

its very stunning!!

Mrs. Swandog said...

WoW! Awesome frame...love your take on Joan's challenge!

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