Thursday, 7 July 2011

Guest Designer - Michelle Perkett Studios

Hello crafters, I hope you are enjoying the fine summer weather and are managing to keep your bits of paper from flying around your craft space in the breeze from the desk fan (like I am finding, he he).

I was very happy to be asked to be a Guest Designer at Michelle Perkett Studios this week. I've only made one MPS card so far, it was from an image that I tracked down when I saw it on a blog somewhere. Anyway, I liked the first image so much I had to say Yes. The theme this week is Anything But A Card, which is something of a challenge for someone who only really makes cards! But I put my new box-maker to work and made this gift box.

The image I used is a relatively new release, she's called Peace Angel, and very easy to colour. I aged and handstitched some paper to decorate the box, and simply added some flowers, liquid pearls and a computer-made sentiment. My tip for this image is to roll something cylindrical lengthways over figure to round the skirt and adhere to the box using silicon gel so that it has some dimension and also makes her look like she is floating in the air like a real angel. Also, use a ball tool along the spine of the wings to give them some shape and curl. I hope you like it.


Image: Peace Angel from Michelle Perkett
Paper: Brioche by Memory Box
Colouring: Copic markers
Flowers: Kaishercraft, Prima and Wild Orchid Crafts

I'm entering this in these challenges:
Allsorts Challenge - Free and easy July
By The Cute and Girly - Things With Wings
C.R.A.F.T. - Boxes
Craft Your Passion - Anything Goes
Flutterby Wednesday - Open Challenge
Hooked On Crafts - Show Us Your Flowers
Lollipop Crafts - Anything Goes
Paper Sundaes - Stitching
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Stamp Something - Use a Digi
Truly Scrumptious - Things With Wings

Enjoy the rest of the week; I'll be back at the weekend with another project. Till then, see you on your blogs.


chrissy xx said...

Fabulous! Your boxmaker has worked a treat lol. LOve it. Fabulous image and Gorgeous paper.

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous Carole,a fab

Angela Toucan said...


Janette said...

Hi Carole, You did a fab job on this box, it's gorgeous.Clever you with all the stitching it.xx

Fleur said...

Absolutly stunning box, very pretty
Thank you so much for entering our challenge at ALLSORTS this week, good luck & hope you’ll join us again!
Hugz Fleur xXx

Michelle said...

Carole, this is gorgeous! Thank you for being our Guest Designer at Michelle Perkett Studio this week!



Amanda R said...

This is gorgeous, I need to check out her store! Thanks for playing along this week at Paper Sundaes!

Judie said...
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Judie said...

What a great gift box, love the angel and the beautiful flowers.


Karen said...

Such a lovely creation. Thanks for joining us at hookedoncraft challenges this week and hope you join us again.

Fiona said...

wow Carole...stunning creation, perfect stitching and I love that angel...thanks for joining us at Paper sundaes this week.


Debs said...

Stunning project - the image is beautiful.
Thanks for playing Free & Easy with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

melsanford said...

Oh this is beautiful! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

carol said...

lovely sweet box, thanks for joining our challenge at CRAFT this week, x carol

Karen Aicken said...

Wow - this is really pretty! TFS

sparklingblackrose said...

This is great Carole, really pretty :-) Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week, hope to see you again soon :-) Elaine GDT for July xxx p.s I have candy, feel free to enter!

Jackie said...

What a beautiful box, I do like that image and your colouriing is great :o)
Jackie xx

scotspanda said...

what a lovely box, the image is very pretty

thanks for joining in with our free and easy theme this week at Allsorts

Amanda xx

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful.Just love your shading on the image.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Carole S said...

Hi "HER", brilliat work, love the Angel but then I would !!!!!!. You have done a fantastic job on this one 9as usual), well done, love from "HER", Carole xxxxxxx

Jill said...

stunning gift box Carole beautifully made thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Kristie W. said...

Gorgeous work! Your coloring is incredible with all those tiny spots on her dress. Thank you for playing along with Flutter By Wednesdays!

FBW DT Member

Mel said...

Just stunning honey!
That image is utterly beautiful!
Hugs M xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh what a beautiful box! I love how you got the dimension on your pretty angel!

Joanne said...

Just beautiful! I love the image! You choice of soft colors are so nice, and the flowers are perfect! Great job on doing something besides a card! And CONGRATS on the guest design spot! Hugs, J:)

Joan Ervin said...

What a gorgeous box, Carole....the hand stitching is sooo perfect and I LOOOVE your beautiful angel!!! Your coloring is fabulous, as always, and what a great idea to roll the adds such awesome dimension!!!

Congrats on your GDT spot.....they are sooo lucky to have you working with their images!!!!

One can't have too many fans, especially in this crazy weather....stay cool, gf!!!

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna