Sunday, April 25, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Earth Day Blog Hop

Over at Michelle Perkett Studio we are having an Earth Day Blog Hop. The brief was to use something recycled and the colour green somewhere in the project...not a hard ask for me...I LOVE green; it's my favourite colour :)

If you have arrived here from the brilliant Betty's  blog, then you're on the right track. If not then you might like to go back to the start at Michelle's blog HERE so you don't miss any of the wonderful creations on show.

Here is my project. As soon as I heard about the hop I knew I wanted to make a book box, using an old cloth-covered hardback book. And I wanted a magical theme...not hard to achieve with all the beautiful images Michelle has available :) This is what I came up with:

Front:

Open, Spine and inside box:











This is what my book box started out looking like:


I used the tan coloured book in the middle of this stack, cut the pages from inside the spine and painted the cover with green gold metallic craft paint. The DP has been made with a digital paper kit called Impossible Things from Scraporchard.  I loved this digi kit the minute I saw it and just had to have it! I made the background papers by combining  different elements from the kit and printing them out.

The images I used are: Magical Alchemy, Moonrose Fairy and Believe...all available from Michelle's Etsy shop HERE. They were printed onto Xpress Graphx blending paper and coloured with Copics. The fairy and moon were then spritzed with Glimmer Mist, before being cut out and adhered to the inside of the box. The alchemist was cut out and popped up on dots, as was the Believe panel.

The box was constructed from chipboard, painted and papered, then adhered to the inside back cover of the book.

I have to say, this project developed a life of its own and grew beyond what I'd intended!! I'm really happy with the end result but disappointed that I haven't used more recycled bits...which was my original intention :(

Thanks for looking......now hop on over to the creative Kerri's blog to see her wonderful creation.

25 comments:

Claire said...

What a truly magical creation Lynne, such a clever idea to use an old book as the base for the project. I love the images and the scene you've created with them
Claire xx

ileana said...

Ohhhh Lynne!!!!! you always amaze me with your talent! what a beautiful GOREGOUS project! looking at the result, you are right, the paper is perfect for your idea! you left me without words... I simply love it! Hugs!

Marilyn Webb said...

WOW Lynne, this is truly amazing, I love it!!

Fotf said...

Lynne you never cease to amaze me. Love it and the Owls, adorable :)

Michelle said...

OMG, Lynne!! This is absolutely magical!! Wow!! I just love this amazing book box!! What an incredible piece of art!! I just love what you did with all of my images!! The outside is so beautiful but what a treat inside as well!! Thank you for such a wonderful and creative Earth Day blog hop entry, Lynne!!:)

Robyn said...

You never disappoint Lynne! This is just beautiful!

Tammy said...

WOW WOW WOW!!!! I agree with Michelle in that this is just magical!! That digi kit goes perfectly with Michelle's images and you have used all of them to perfection!!!

Jennifer Scull said...

gosh, I am amazed at what you did with that book! beautiful! :)

H2 :) said...

Hi Lynne
I was amazed by this clever idea when you told me about it, but now I see it I am just blown away! Stunning!
Hugs :)

Shelley said...

Hi Lynn! That is absolutely gorgeous! I love it. Have a great day!

Jean said...

Lynne
This is just amazing!!! When I saw your beautiful piece of art I was in ahhh. What a clever idea...and the person who gets this is mighty lucky.
Hugs Jean

Pattie G said...

Wow Lynne... These book boxes are amazing. You have so many clever ideas. I just love the papers and all of your images.

Hugs
Pattie

Tammie said...

such a wonderful idea and your art is charming!

Therese said...

love the colors. it's truly magical.

Tana said...

This is amazing Lynne! Absolutely stunning! The colors are gorgeous and your coloring is beautiful. Nice job!

pinkglitterfae said...

oh my goodness, this is magical!! I would never have guessed you started with a book. These would make amazing gifts!

Rhonda Miller said...

Oh Lynne, this is beautiful. I love it. If you need somewhere to send it, I know where. LOL TFS.

grandmalee said...

Another awesome work of art Lynne! Beautiful job! I've been wanting to see what someone else did with Magical Alchemy, and I'm very pleased with the results! I adore what you did with Moonrose too! I really love how they all worked together!

Cr8ive ME said...

what a wonderful idea. Love that box you created.

{hugs}
M.E.

Sammi said...

WOW!! You are so so clever Lynne and this looks AMAZING!! Beautiful job!!
Sammi
xxx

trish said...

WOW Lynne, I just love what you have done to the old book- you have given it new life. I love your creative talent and always look forward to seeing just what you come up with.
I have also had a quick look at your link top Scraporchard and will definitely be going back for more!!!
Many hugs,
Trish

cottagerca said...

Really great project. I can see you love paint!!

Randi WS said...

Oh my gosh! This is awesome! I LOVE it!!

Sherry said...

Beautiful

Pam of Always Artistic said...

Beautiful book box!

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