Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge #35

Hello my crafty friends! here we are with another fun challenge from Michelle Perkett Studio!
This week we want you to use your punchers (it could be MS, Spellbinders or whatever you have at hand like me) and some kind of fuzzy cutting (it could be the image, a flower or some design out of the DP).
So, without further ado this is what I made to give you some inspiration
I altered a paper envelope which can be used for a nice little gift: a note, some money, a necklace, a movie ticket, a scarf... and so other things you can think for a loved one.
The cardstocks are from a Provo Craft Christmas slab I had for a while now, it´s not Christmas yet but the colors are so beautiful I coudn´t resist! I chalked the borders of the pink paper, sanded the borders of the mauve paper, teared two rectangles of olive geen paper and patternerd paper and also chalcked their borders before layering them all. I have only a few punchers ( and the Fleur de Lis is one of them) but I have my cricut machine! so I used it to "punch" the scalloped border I glued behind the pink paper.
Love letter fairy from Michelle Perkett (her Etsy shop here) is printed out on Neenah cardstock, colored with colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. I added some dots of pearl paint on her dress, cut and attached to the envelope with foam tape.
And I finished the envelope with some twine and a round flat bead I have from and old necklace where I glued another Fleur de Lis.
Hope you can join us in the fun!

Goldilocks story in a box

I wanted to recreate Goldilocks and the three little bears children story in a treasure box and I was inspired in this beautiful book
I decorated a dollar store wooden box with several little pieces and I´m more than pleased with the result, hope you like it too! Click on the images to enlarge if you want to.
Here is how I made it:
I started painting the outside of the box with acrylic paints, I sponged it all with pink, purple, flesh and white. On the inside I papier-machéed it with tissue paper before painting it with purple acrylic paint. I let dry the box and gave it a layer of transparent varnish.
On the outside I recreate the three little bears´s house with three digital images: Goldilocks from Michelle Perkett, New home from Pollycraft and the background is part of Chic Spring digital album from Catherine designs. I colored Goldilocks and the house with colored pencils and I added a bee I doodled myself.
On the  inside of the box lid I tried to recreate the dinning room I saw on the book. The table is made out of three strips of foam-core white board that I painted with brown acrylic paints, once dry I glued them on the inside and starting filling it up: the Triple treat cupcakes are from Meljen, the cake is part of a digital set Birthday doodle from Angelica E. as is the tablecloth (cut it in a triangular shape and I decorated its border with a scrap of paper). I colored the cupcakes with colored pencils (one for mama bear, one for papa bear and one for baby bear!) and added a ladybug I doodled myself also. The cupcakes are attached to the box with foam tape for dimension.
And on the inside of the box I put baby bear standing on a gift box. The bear is Flower bear from Karen´s Doodles, colored with colored pencils, and the gift box is also part of the digital set Birthday doodle from Angelica E. The bear and the gift box are attached with foam tape for dimension too.
And I finished the box with a purple ribbon from my stash.
My daughter is the owner of this very nice book, full of wonderful stories and rhymes, and will be the owner of this treasure box (as part of her birthday presents), I hope she likes it as much as she likes these stories!

My friend...

here is one of my very few simple cards. One of the things I told myself I wanted to accomplish this year was to go back to my roots. When I started cardmaking I always kept my cards simple and slowly, while I was improving skills, I started complicating my layouts. I like complicated sketches, they are challenging to me, but a simple one is also challenging...
I used this wonderful freebie Dragonfly dream from Michelle Perkett that I printed twice on cardstock, colored with colored pencils, rubbed a bit of body shimmer dust on their wings, glued a rhinestone on their heads, cut and attached them on the card. I pierced their flying trails as I did around the sentiment (one of those dollar rubber stamps I had for long time)

I need to balance my creative and every day life, and this is as simple as I could do today.

Aquamarine Geisha

Scrap the Art is challenging us to create something with this image as inspiration
the challenge #9 is called Beautiful Nightmare. I love this color combination! and the DT inspirations are great too!
And this is my take on the challenge
I made a card using this color combo, these gorgeous papers are from Numb BUMM (Kyoto) that I printed out on cardstock. The button is another old button that my mother in law saved for me, the ribbon was part of the packaging of a thick pajamas I got me last winter, so good I saved it! it goes so good with this card.
I colored this cute Geisha from Elizabeth (Softpencil) with my colored pencils trying to match the colors of the paper. I glued a flower rhinestone on the center of the flower and attached it to the card with foam tape.

Spread your wings...

and let the fairy in you fly!
This is Daydream Fantasy from Michelle Perkett (her Etsy shop here) colored with colored pencils, when was done I cut around the image and layered on pink patterned paper. The flowers are finished with a dot of pearl paint on their centers, and on the fairy wing I applied body shimmer dust (hope you can see how it shines in the close up picture) and glued aquamarine glass beads
The cardstock is from my stash and the background pink paper is from Jaime. I pierced around the pink paper to stitch red glass beads with embroidery floss. The sentiment is hand written, cut, curled and glued to the card on patterned paper too. I stitched also a button my mother in law gave me a time ago (the color was perfect!). I cut the border with a whiskers template from Mel, you can find it here. I´m entering this card to participate at Rosie-D´s challenge blog #72: fairytales.


I was in a happy mood yesterday so I made a birthday card! I had this patterned paper for a very long time, and even though I like its bright and party colors, I´ve never put myself to use it, but not anymore!
I used this cute cupcake, with Ratiny peeking from behind, Elizabeth so generously gave as a freebie in her blog(Softpencil).
I colored it with colored pencils, added some glitter on the little hearts and rubbed with my finger some body shimmer dust on the icing to make it shine, and place the image with foam tape. Because it was so long since I participated at Aly´s Sunday challenge blog I added some faux stitching to enter this card on the contest.
As an embellishment I put on a piece of foam tape a sticker I also had for a long time (don´t ask me why I didn´t use it yet... shame on me...) the previously put it on a scrap of cardstock and cut around. Added also a white cord that I tried to make it looks naturally curled, I´m not sure if it looks like I wanted but I´m pleased with the final result.
I´m entering this at Cupcake Craft challenge blog also where we have to use something sparkly on our project.
I think the card looks better that in my pictures, it was a rainy day today so not much daylight available, if I can make a better picture when we have sunshine I´ll update it.

Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge #33

Today at Michelle Perkett Challenge blog we want to triple challenge you with 3 P´s:
3 different papers (designer and/or cardstock)
3 pearls
3 elements that have a color that starts with P
This is a joy-fold card and you can find the tutorial here, it´s a great fold card, easy to make and you end up with a very nice card to look at.
I used Water from Michelle Perkett (her Etsy store here) and colored it with colored pencils blended with gamsol. After I colored it, I cut it around and layered it onto plum colored cardstock. To distress the image a bit I used some chalks and to finish it I applied some body shimmer dust on the water stream to make it glitter but not too much.
Here you can see how this joy fold works:
the sentiment is on the inside, I cut it around the words and glued it on the upper side so there is enough space to add a personalized sentiment. I used plum cardstock from my stash, peach and pear colored patterned papers (from Jaime). The front flap is secured with my decorative element:
This flower is composed by three elements whose colors start with P, and are layered one on top of the other: a peach hand cut flower, a peach ribbon flower and a plum button.
I hope I inspired you just a little bit. Don´t get discouraged by the three colors, you can use the same, as long as its color starts with P. There is a long list of colors that start with P!
Please, join us and have fun with us!

Having fun

Beware! long post today...
It´s Sunday and I feel wondeful! I could spend some time yesterday on my craftroom and it did me so good...
I made a craft and a card. First I´ll show the craft: this is a pencil holder
I used Goldilocks from Michelle Perkett, it´s a feebie!!! you can find it at her PCP group here and in the kick off Challenge at Crafters Digital Art Center, please join us! we are having fun here.
This was challenging for me, why? because I colored the image with kids markers.
I have a theory: we don´t really need expensive material to create beautiful things, we need to use our imagination and learn how to use all material available, and every material has its own technique. And this is what I try to teach my daughter everytime we do crafts. She is developing and improving her coloring (with a bit of my help) with colored pencils and markers. And this holder´ll be for her
You can see the traces of my coloring, but the general look is better than I expected (I need to learn how to take better pictures!!), and those are the colors I used to color Goldilocks.
Do you remember our trip to Toledo? I showed you a delicious dessert so tipical from this country: cuajada. This "yogourt" comes in some nice clay cups and I used one of them to make this pencil holder.
I decorate it with some ribbons from my stash, butterflies, ladybugs, bees and flowers are from a confetti bag I bought at a party store. The butterflies are on a piece of beading wire strung around a toodpick to turn it into a spring and the flowers are glued on the ribbon.
I have several of these clay cups so I´ll make more, I think they can make great gifts.

And second, my card
I used Birdhouse from Stef (Glitterbabe) that she so generously gave as a freebie here. I colored the image with colored pencils following the challenge set at Colour Q challenge blog.
This one was challenging also because of the color code we have to use, so vibrant for me, but after I finished the card I more than pleased with the result! they look so good! Used some scraps of paper to follow the sketch.
The image is placed on a piece of green cardstock, stitched the top and bottom sides with embroidery floss and some green glass beads. I punched the border and cut it with decorative sissors, and placed it to the card with foam tape. I finished my card decorating a flower with an orange button and a bow made with green embroidery floss.

A life without love...

is like a year without summer...
this is an altered plastic box I saved from the recycling bin at my lab. The size of the box is 3.5 in x 4 in. For the lid, I cut a piece of light blue paper (from Summer Driggs) and glued it from the inside. And cut 4 strips of green paper (also from Summer Driggs) and glued them on the sides of the box.
I used Big wet kisses from Michelle Perkett (her Etsy store here) that I colored with colored pencils and cut out before attaching it to the front of the box lid. On top of the image I placed a plastic bag filled with transparent hair gel that I framed it with some scraps of yellow (base) and blue cardstock. I wrote the sentiment with black pen and added some homemade dew drops (I´ll reveal the secret if you want to know hihihi)
On the sides I cut a piece of matching blue ribbon and tied a button with a piece of white cord. Green button for the large sides

and purple buttons for the short ones. I need to improve how the plastic bag looks. I didn´t have those tiny zip bags at home so I made my own with a plastic bag, but I couldn´t get rid of the wrinkles. You only notice them when you look at the box from the side but next time I´ll be sure to use a bag without wrinkles!
I´m submitting this to participate at Michelle Perkett Studio Challenge blog: Summer theme.

Make a wish...

Close your eyes... make a wish... and blow the candles! it´s almost your day Maria!
I made this card for my daughter´s birthday, she is turning 11 in a few days! I can not believe how fast time go...
this is Maria when she was 1 year old, and how is she now... she turned into a wonderful little lady, I look at her sweet face and I my heart swells with love and pride, and my eyes go watery (as usual in me, she is always asking me why I cry every time I see her pictures... no wonder.. she is adorable!).
Now with my card again. I used two cute images from Sliekje and colored them with colored pencils. I place the fairy on the fron of the card, where I made a banner by folding rectangles of patterned paper (from Jaime) and cutting them in a triagular shape, and then I strung white cord through them before attaching them with foam tape. I stitched glass beads to the front to add dimension and a bit of sparkle.
 I also applied glitter glue to the magic wand of the fairy and her crown, and rubbed with my finger some body shimmer dust on her wings. I stamped "make a" with some old alphabet rubber stamps and "Wish" is from a sticker sheet from Provo Craft.
I did the inside too with this cute mouse holding the cake. I added some puff paint to the icing of the top cake and some lace as a doily.
Here is a close up of the cake
Hope she likes it!
I´m submitting this in Party Time Tuesdays challenge blog.