I so rarely get the opportunity to enter challenges these days so it's always a pleasure to take part but to find myself chosen as the winner of Anything But Cute's Summer Fun challenge was the icing on the cake and I get to do a guest post over on their challenge blog. Thanks to Pamellia and the brilliantly talented team for the opportunity.
The lovely Branka has chosen the challenge and of course if you've seen a previous post of mine this month you will know I sadly lost a very great friend recently to cancer, so this project and theme is dear to my heart.
At Anything But Cute they describe the theme thus-
Friendship is a relationship of mutual affection between two or more people. We want you to show us a mixed media creation that's inspired by friendship. You can create anything, from tags to art journal pages but make sure it's a mixed media piece. Let's celebrate friendship together!
For my make I took one of Tim's mini clipboards to alter.
It's about celebrating our friends and friendships and for me that's not only my personal friends that I have made over the years but all my blogging and crafty friends many of whom I have met in real life. Where would we be without each other?
I chose to use a vintage photo that I picked up from the internet that shows a group of friends - I think they may have been in a production as they might well be wearing costumes - but whatever they look happy together.
Please pop over to Anything But Cute to find their challenge details and if you would like to see how my project came together please click HERE to be transported over.
Have a wonderful week.
hugs Brenda xxx
Don't know why your so surprised ... We all know your awesome lol :D XXX
Off to take a look Brenda xxx
Fantastic friendship board, Brenda! Beautifully made - as always! Hugs
This looks fantastic, off for a closer look.
Brenda, your project is amazing, I just love the vintage image you have used. It has been such a pleasure to have you as a Guest during Branka's wonderful challenge, you are one very talented lady!! Hugs, Anne xx
Wow, Brenda, this is absolutely stunning!! The clipboard looks amazing!! I love how you've decorated it!! The image is fabulous!! What a gorgeous project!! I'm so happy to have you as our guest designer this month at Anything But Cute!! Your projects are always spectacular!! Big hugs :)
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Congratulations! Love this project!
Ah another stunner of a creation Brenda and a big congrats on your well deserved win too. Sorry to hear about your friend too,tragic.
Lovely to meet you at Ally Pally with Nikki and a gorgeous young lady you turned out to be :)
A fantastic board and theme Brenda! Sorry for hearing you lost a near friend.
Sorry to hear that you lost a dear friend Brenda. I am so happy that we met via blogging...it's such a wonderful place and I treasure our friendship. Many congrats on your win..so well deserved. I love your board, so many fab details.I am really looking forward to catching up soon. Hugs from Rhodes xxx
Hi Brenda! this is beautiful! i love the vintage photograph....what a great find! lovely as always xx
Looks simply beautiful. More than ever, far from my family I appreciate the power of friendship, friends light your days.
I am so sorry Brenda. What a stunning tribute to your friend. Sending HUGS <3
I was sure I had left a comment ether here or at ABC but it seems it is lost! So sorry to read about your friend - this a wonderful tribute! Chrisx
Brenda, I'm so sorry for your loss. This is a wonderful tribute to friends, and we were so blessed to have you create this for Lisa's challenge at Anything But Cute. Thank you for your hard work and sharing your process with us! Hugs!
Very thoughtful and heartfelt design with so many splendid elements. Each layer builds upon the one beneath, as friendships do in life. Such a lovely design and the vintage feel is superb. Your designs are always fantabulous and this is no exception. Thank you for joining us as a Guest Designer at Anything But Cute! You totally nailed this theme. Hugz! ~Niki
LOVE that image...perfect! What a fabulous make!!!
What a cool way to use that clipboard Brenda! You really picked a beauty of a photo to use on it! I love it!
Beautiful vintage creation! Love the picture, miniclipboard is perfect for this project!Fantastic work! Barbara
Fabulous interpretation of the friendship with the vintage photo. Lovely layers and patina on the clipboard and letters.
I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your friend. Realy good friends are so hard to come by. We do need to celebrate them. Love this piece and the gorgeous details. Heading over to see them all! -- Mary Elizabeth
We are totally HONORED to have you with us and share this most exquisite project/design. You never cease to blow me away and are one of my biggest sources of inspiration, my friend! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with the world!!! <3 Hugs, Autumn
Absolutely fabulous project Brenda and wonderful celebration of friendship . hugs x
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