Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio Stella The Summer Storyteller

It's a new challenge day over at Michelle Perkett Studio!  Our challenge is called "Flower Parade" and the challenge is to use a Michelle Perkett Studio digital image and make your own flowers to use on your card/project. 

This is my design team card for the challenge.  I started with a different Michelle Perkett Studio image and had it colored and ready but the flower die I ordered online hasn't arrived yet so I needed a Plan B.  I started looking through the images I have and thinking about the flower dies and punches I have and decided I'd never colored Stella the Summer Storyteller yet and those cute little flowers Michelle drew around her could be turned into my own "hand made" flowers.  

I printed Stella five inches wide and positioned her on the page as best I could to get her where I wanted her for a single layer card and printed.  It took a couple of tries to get her high enough and then low enough to be able to stamp a verse under her.  The verse is from a Papertrey Ink set I have.  Next I took a Copic multi liner pen and my clear ruler to draw the border line around her.  Best to make any mistakes before I color her!  I don't always think it through that well.  

This is the second one layer card I've ever made and I'm having fun with them.  The other one is set to auto post for later next week.  Stella is colored with Copic markers, the flowers are punched with an EK Success flower punch, I added black half pearls to the flower centers and three to the left edge of my border to cover a little boo boo I made with the multi liner pen.  I also used a Copic Spica clear glitter pen on the butterfly and bee and added a googlie eye to Stella's glasses because I kept putting my hand or finger in the wet Stampin' Up! Crystal Effects and messing it up!

You're invited to join us at Michelle Perkett Studio for this weeks Flower Parade challenge, there will be a prize drawing next Monday, October 18th and the winner will be announced on the challenge blog!

Challenges:
Michelle Perkett Studio - Flower Parade
Glitterbabe's - Anything Goes
Craftalicious - Anything Goes
Freshly Brewed Designs - Girly
Tuesday Throwdown - Three (flowers)

14 comments:

Celeste said...

Oh wow this is the cutest card ever....

Mari Harpham said...

Jan, I love the google eye. Is;t it great when a boo-boo becomes something great.
Stella's dress is so vibrant. Love it!

Mari

Mari Harpham said...

Jan, I love the google eye. Is;t it great when a boo-boo becomes something great.
Stella's dress is so vibrant. Love it!

Mari

ileana said...

Hi Jan!!! I´m in love with this one! how simple and beautiful you made this one, the flowers are great!
Thanks for playing with us at Glitterbabe´s challenge this week, hugs!!!

Marion E. said...

What a cute Stella you made. I love her googly eyes. The red coloring is very beautiful.
Hugs
Marion

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

oh is this ever darling!!! thank you so much for joining us at glitterbabe's challenge.

hugs :)

Michelle said...

Jan, this is so sweet!! I love her little eyeball!!:) Such pretty flowers and I love the grass and your sentiment!! Thank you for your wonderful creativity and inspiration this week, Jan!!:)

Hugs,

Michelle

Heather said...

Another absolutely darling card.

Thanks for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges

Carrie said...

I love the coloring, her red dress just really pops and I love those flowers

Davi said...

What a very fun card.Love the colors and never a truer statement! Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Stacie (craft-princess) said...

So pretty! Love the embellies!

Kim said...

This is so cute! The flowers are so pretty and I love how you created the grass. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x

Crafteezee said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and all the embellishments. Thanks for joining us at Craftalicious. Hugs Tracy x