Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Door Hanger Challenge Winner

Hello everyone...thanks for playing along with the Door Hanger Challenge for Michelle Perkett Studio's 300 Member Celebrations!!

All the entries were stunning and I'm soooo pleased I didn't have to choose the winner...thank goodness for Random.org LOL! So, without further ado...here is the winning number.........

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And the winner is....tah dah..........Martin Verner! Congratulations Martin :)

Here is Martin's Amazing door hanger:

Martin, please email Michelle and let her know which images you'd like so she can send them to you.

Note:  I DID put 8 as the maximum number in random.org but for some reason when I copied it into my post, the max box is still showing 100?????? Grrrrrrrr...technology!!!!! As you can probably guess, this is my first time using this feature and I've obviously got something wrong :(

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:


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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Princess Lotus Tissue Box Cover

This is an order I received for a large tissue box cover. The requirements for this order were that it had to co-ordinate with a white, silver and pink bathroom...and have Princess Lotus Flower on it.

The tissue box cover is a Kaiser wood form which has been painted with metallic silver craft paint. The DP is from a digi kit called Spring in Hooville by Jady Day Studio available from Scraporchard.  SU Choc Chip CS has been used for the scallop oval on the top of the box and for the panel mount on the front.  CM silver CS has been used for the base mount on the front panel. The scallop oval and DP oval were cut with my KNK Maxx and finished with Kaiser rhinestones.

The image is Princess Lotus Flower by Michelle Perkett and is available in her Etsy shop, along with lots of other beautiful images :) Princess Lotus has been printed onto Xpress Graphx blending paper and coloured with Copics.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Ballerina Bunny Easel Box

Challenge #26 this week at Michelle Perkett Studio is to use the above colour combo to make an easel card. 

For my DT project I wanted to use a silver gift box that I've had sitting around for some years (getting in practice, recycling, for the Earth Day blog hop hehe ) and mount the easel card on the top.  I decided to make an easel card with a difference. Instead of having an 'art' board mounted on the front panel, I wanted to mount a 3D image.

I chose the Ballerina Bunny from Michelle's Etsy shop, printed her onto Express Graphx blending paper and coloured with Copics. Her 'organza' petticoat and wings were created with Stickles and glitter pen was used to highlight her flowers. She was then cut out and mounted with foam dots.

The base card is SU Old Olive. The DP is Kaiser from the Spirograph Collection. I used one of Michelle's captions from another of her digital images for the mount on the top of the box...it reads: A true and special friend makes your heart feel like dancing

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Door Hanger Tutorial & Challenge

Michelle Perkett Studio at Paper Craft Planet has just reached 300 members!!!  Woo Hoo...congratulations Michelle...this is so well deserved! Your artwork is beautiful :)

As part of the celebrations, I have posted a Door Hanger challenge & tutorial on the group discussion board. If you would like to play along you will need to join PCP (it's free), go to the Groups heading (top RHS of the Home page), click on Michelle Perkett Studio and join the group...easy :) The girls there will welcome you with open arms...they are such a lovely, fun group! Once there you can find all the challenge requirements and the free tutorial under the Door Hanger challenge heading on the group's home page :)

Anyhow, now to the important stuff...I am offering a $15 gift voucher for Michelle's Etsy shop to the winner of the challenge.  Here is a little inspiration for you.........
The door hanger is a Kaiser wood form. The hanger was painted with copper metallic craft paint and the front papered with CM DP from the Vintage collection (been in my stash for a while!) The image is Michelle's beautiful new Amore Fairy, available from her Etsy shop HERE. She has been printed on to Express Graphx blending paper...LOVING THIS PAPER!!!...and coloured with Copics. Glitter pen was used to highlight the flowers and the wings have been glittered. The wording is computer generated. Amore has been cut out and mounted with dimensional dots.

A close up of Amore..........
I hope you will come and play along with us...it's going to be a lot of fun! Can't wait to see all the amazing creations :)

Challenge closes at midnight Monday, 26th April. Winner will be drawn by random generator and posted on Tuesday 27th...good luck!

Note: Please link your entry to your challenge post...not your blog home page...so it's easy to find your project :) If you don't have a blog to link to, please email me your photo and I'll post it for you.
You must be a member of Michelle Perkett Studio PCP group to qualify for the challenge prize.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Summer Lace

Here is my entry in the Michelle Perkett Studio challenge #24. The challenge this week is to use a favourite colour combo with pearls and lace. The DT did an amazing job with their cards this week...they are all beautiful. You can check them out HERE

Talk about cutting things fine...there's only 11 hrs until the deadline...and I'm going to be sleeping most of that away :) I've been wanting to play in this challenge all week but haven't managed to get the time. This isn't the project I wanted to do but it's better than nothing at all. I hope you are all sitting down...IT'S A CARD...LOL!!! And it's not green & purple!!  I ran out of time to do a 3D project :(

The base CS is SU Old Olive (one of my favourite colours). The DP is Kaiser from the Devonshire Collection 6 x 6 paper pad...yummy, rich autumn colours. The image is Summer from Michelle Perkett. You can get her, and lots of other beautiful images, from Michelle's Etsy shop HERE. She was printed on Express Graphx, Express It Blending Card, available from Sammi at Mad for Markers.  This is my first try with this new paper and I LOVE it...will be buying more! Summer was coloured with Copics and highlighted with glitter pen and glaze pen. The image was cut out and mounted on dimensional dots.

The lace frame was made with my embroidery machine and a design from Ace Points Embroidery. I cut the middle from the frame with a scalpel and finished with Kaiser pearls in the large flower centres. The large rose and leaves on the DP were spritzed with Glimmer Mist.

It's very hard to read but the words across the top of the DP read: The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams...so true!

Here is a close-up of Summer...

Saturday, April 10, 2010

A New Look !!!

I've been blogging long enough now that I decided I needed a change of scenery on my blog! I think it comes of being a Leo LOL!! I need to have a change every so often, to keep me inspired :)

I'd like to send a BIG thank you to all the very clever, wonderful people out there in cyberspace who create free blogwear for us dummies to make use of. Otherwise my blog would look very drab and dreary!

Isn't this skin just gorgeous! Green is my favourite colour, with purple a close second, and there were a few green sets to choose from, so I might change over to another one in a few months time...maybe :)

I want to also send out a great BIG thank you to my friend Helen, who is a lot more computer-language savvy than me...MWAH Helen.  Helen patiently helped me with some of the finer adjustments to the blog elements that I couldn't work out.  Thanks to her, I am now brave enough to edit some of the HTML codes...even I'm shocked at my bravery here! :)

Hope you like the new look...for now :)...don't go getting too comfortable with it...it might disappear before your eyes one of these days LOL!

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Wendy's Bag

This is a little bag I made for my other lovely papercrafting friend, Wendy. The bag was cut on my KNK Maxx from a cutting file that my talented friend, Helen, made. It has been cut from a sheet of 12 x 12 Kaiser DP.  It is very clever the way it goes together...no adhesive...just a tab that slides into a slot on the back to hold it closed. You simply cut and score, then fold...and presto...you have a lovely little gift bag :) I took it with me when I went to stay with Helen, to decorate and give to Wendy.

Helen has a PDF file available for anyone who would like a template to hand cut an A4 size sheet. Go to her blog HERE and email her with a request for the file and she will send it to you :) And you can see some of the bags she made HERE. They are soooo cute!!

The F for friends and the flowers were stamped using the new SU set, Vintage Vogue, from the Autumn/Winter mini catalogue. I LOVE this set and am going to get it and the matching wheel in my next SU order. I think it will be very versatile. The F was stamped with Soft Suede...a new in colour in the mini...the large flower with Always Artichoke and the small flower with River Rock. All images were cut out and mounted with dimensional dots. Dimensional glaze was used on the F and the flowers were spritzed with Glimmer Mist and finished with a Kaiser pearl in the centre. Some organza ribbon from Helen's stash adds the finishing touch :)
Thanks Helen, for being a wonderfully talented friend and sharing with me...big HUGS xxx

I am entering this in the JAI challenge #11 this week, which is JUST ADD INK!!! A fairly easy ask for all us papercrafters lol :)

Alice Gift Box

Here is a little treat box I made for one of the I {heart} Copic Group challenges over at PCP, which called for a template to be used...and Copics, of course! I made this while I was away and staying with my lovely friend Helen...hello Helen...*waving to you* :)

The template and tutorial for this gable box is available HERE from SCS.  I adjusted the dimensions to make mine larger :)  DP is Kaiser from the Made With Love collection. The image is Alice with Border by Michelle Perkett and available from Michelle's Etsy shop. (I removed the border for this project!) She has been printed onto Neenah Classic Crest and coloured with Copics. Glitter, glitter pens and dimensional glaze have been used to highlight.  Helen cut the scallop heart and plain hearts, for the tag, on her Craft Robo as I didn't have my Mr Maxx with me :) The ribbon and brad are from Helen's (quite considerable) stash...I think we are in competition to see who can collect the most papercraft "stuff" LOL :) Alice has been cut out and mounted with dimensional dots.

Here is a close up of the lovely Alice...she is sooo cute :) Michelle just keeps outdoing herself with each new image...hers are my favourite digi stamps!...and I have quite a collection now lol!

Oh...and I forgot to say...I WON the challenge...I was very excited about that :) My prize was a template of my choice from Pixel Geek Designs...over at Scrap Orchard...I chose their Gable Box (different to this one) and am looking forward to making it :)


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