Sunday, August 1, 2010

Michelle Perkett Studio DT Aloha Blog Hop


Today, you are in for some awesome treats as we celebrate the Michelle Perkett Studio first Design Team's departure with a Blog Hop!  It's been six months since this wonderful group of people began designing all kinds of wonderful challenges for us, so we wanted to take this opportunity to thank all of them for all of their wonderful inspiration!  You'll be able to see all kinds of eye candy from all over the world on this blog hop.  Isn't it great how we're able to see so much talent from all over the world thanks to the internet?
If you came here from Pattie's Blog, then you are in the right spot.  If you get lost along the way, you can always go back to Michelle Perkett's blog for all of the stops.

Since I wanted to really highlight Michelle's new image, Leilani, I made this pocket card on a 5" x 7" base.  I will post a tutorial tomorrow telling you all of the measurements of this card.  The DP and stickers are from a page kit from NRN Designs I had bought a couple years ago but could never find a good use for them.  Thanking the design team is an excellent reason to use these yummy papers! 

Leilani was colored with my favorite medium, colored pencils, and blended with tortillions (paper blending stumps) and baby oil.  The highlights were made with a white Sakura gel pen.  The "lace" behind the image is actually a paper doily.  They are so beautiful, and they also don't make as much bulk or weight on the card like ribbon does.  Leilani is popped up with foam adhesives, and the flower stickers by her feet are also from this page set.  The DP is "attached" with some white gel pen faux stitches.  The fibers are from my stash and Little Black Dress Designs.  Don't you just love this 3M Smart Kraft floral ribbon?  This was some blog candy that I won from a blogger in Australia.
The pockets hold a special card thanking the DT.  The DT includes Pattie, Tammy, Nancy, Rhonda, Lynne, Terri, Jean, Ileana and the originals; Jana, Carlie, Kerrie, Gini and Cabio.  What a fabulous group of talent!  They gave us lots of challenges to our own talents that many of us didn't even know existed.  I'm sure they will continue to inspire us in their future endeavors!  We can't begin to thank you enough for introducing us to Michelle's wonderful digi stamps!!!!  The challenges you gave us not only made us think outside the box, but showed us that we all have an inner child waiting to be released.  I love all of the different types of images that Michelle offers, and the DT has helped to open my eyes differently to ones that didn't first appeal to me.  I'm so happy that this wonderful group of women has helped to broaden my horizons much more than I could have ever imagined!

Don't forget to stop over by Michelle Perkett's Etsy shop to see all of the other images that she has available.  If you're like me, you'll want them all!

Your next stop in the hop will be at Pauline's blog.  This is another blogger from Australia that has some really gorgeous creations for you to enjoy!  Don't forget to stop back tomorrow for some more eye candy and the tutorial for the pocket card!  Since the Hawaiin name for Lee is Li, I will sign off a bit differently today.
~~  Li  ~~

Aly's Sunday Challenge - Under or By the Sea
C.R.A.F.T. #61 - Hot & Spicy Colors
Crafty Creations - Summer Lovin'
Crafty Ann - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer
The Crafty Pad - Ribbons and Flowers
Dutch Dare - Anything Goes
For Fun - Colors of Summer
Fresh Brewed Designs - #13 Inspiration Challenge
Raise the Bar - A Sticky Situation
S2G Papercrafting Contest - Summertime Fun Summer Accessory
Shelley's Images - Vacation Time
Stamping Vacation - Pick 3


Maria Matter said...

gorgeous hun, love the papers and fibers!!

Sandi said...

Aloha Lee! Better late than never, thought you were MIA! Love your creation and good luck to you in the hop.

Denise said...

What beautiful colors and coloring. Love your designer paper and the fibers. Gorgeous!
Aloha from Massachusetts:)

Fotf said...

Aloha Lee, that's a lovely cheerful card you made loving the yellow papers and her black glossy hair :)

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous Lee! Your coloring is awesome!! The papers, fibers ...all of your details are beautiful!!

Randi WS said...

Aloha Lee!
Your card is SO beautiful!! Love all the colors and all the beautiful details you've added!!
Lots of love, Randi WS

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is fabulous. I love the papers and how you've colored Leilani. Thank you for all your encouragement.

Claire said...

just beautiful, those papers are gorgeous with Leilani and your card has so much detail - its fab!
Claire xx

Janell said...

Very pretty, good job!

Pauline said...

Hi Lee! Wow... you sure have made her come to life.... and what a wonderful garden of colour and flowers! This creation is stunning. I can't wait to pop back in to see your tutorial!
hugs and aloha from Australia!

Shelley said...

Aloha Lee! Your card is beautiful. Great colors.

Danielle said...

Nice card.. I'll have to give the baby oil and colored pencils a try one of these days.

Marilyn Webb said...

Hi Lee
What a gorgeous card, I love all the details!! You colored her to perfection.... it was well worth the wait!!
hugs Marilyn

Linda said...

Fabulous card....great use of fibers and the lace doily is a perfect touch!!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Lee your pocket card is beautiful, I can't wait to see your tutorial!

Denise Clark said...

What a fun, happy card! I love your Leilani! You did a great job coloring her up. Love the background paper and yes, that flower ribbon is wonderful! I love the doily behind the image and the fun fiber! Wonderful job!

Thanks so much for playing along with the PICK 3 challenge at Stamping Vacation! This gives you an entry into the gift certificate drawing!

~*Joni said...

This is adorable! I keep seeing the image and just love it even more. From someone who was born and raised in Hawaii, I always love seeing the aloha spirit any way I can!! Thank you so much for joining us at Raise The Bar this week with our sticker challenge!
~*Joni RTB DT

H2 :) said...

Aloha Lee! Your pocket card is adorable. The different textures & layers look fantastic. Your Leilani is so sweet - must try your technique. :)

Ann said...

Your card looks so pretty and cheerful, thanks!

Kathy Czygan said...

Very festive! Love the happy colors and the style of the card! Beautiful job!

CraftinGranny said...

All dressed up for a fun Luau. Great card and colors! Thanks for joining us at For Fun this week.
"Hugs" Carol

ileana said...

Hi Lee!! ooohhh I just love your creation!!! your coloring is great! I love how you use the colored pencils, your images are always beautiful to look at! I like how you can blend the pencils wax with baby oil, I´m trying a new blending medium, I´ll let you know if I can tackle it ;-)
back to your card: Love the doily!!! I need to start using them, they look so pretty! the faux stitching is great too! you could try to real stitches some time, you know I love it :-) and I know you´ll love it too!
Love all the flowers you have here, papers, stickers, lace... your card makes me smile, so beautiful!!! destination: paradise!!! love it :-)
Thank you so much, Lee, you are so kind always with me and I wanted to thank you for that, and all your appreciation on my crafting. Hugs!!!

Trish said...

Hi Lee,
I love your Aloha card, it is so fresh and summery. The pocket card looks great, it's something I've not yet tried- thanks for your inspiration and thanks also for leaving me such encouraging comments on my blog.
Big hugs,

Suzi said...

Wonderful card, love the image and the colour combo. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Suzi x

Helen Dooley said...

what a cutie of a card! Thanks for playing along this week.

Shelly's Images said...

soooo pretty! Thanks for joining our vacation themed TTThursday Challenge this week at Shelly's Images. :)

Eiglas said...

Lovely card hunni - very hot and evocative of the sun, sea and sand, which is what we were aiming for!
Thank you for bringing a bit of summer sun over to C.R.A.F.T this week!

Marion E. said...

Another Aloha Girl... and all so different. I so love this card you made. It is a real work of art. Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images TTT. Hope to see you again next week.

Heather said...

Hi Lee!!! I am so happy to be visiting you!
This card is GORGEOUS! I love the way you colored her. My images that are colored with the pencils are never this bright and vibrant. Great work!!! I also love the paper doily!!!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges. I hope to see you for the blog hop and celebration on Aug 4th!!!


Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a pretty Aloha card. Lovely summer colors. :o) Thank you for playing along with us at DDCC.

Jean said...

OMG how did I miss your blog hop entry!!This is so awesome I just love everything about your card..The use of all those cleaver elements makes this card!!.... and your coloring is absolutly stunning!!!Thank you for all the beautiful words you have bestowed upon all of us on the this first DT.
I had a blast working with such talented artist.
Hugs Jean

Julie said...

A gorgeous card, I love Michelle's images. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week.
Julie x

MrsK said...

Totally gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with the Crafty Pad! Also check out our other challenge at the I Did It Forum Sal xx

Anita Hovey said...

Fabulous creation! Thanks for playing along at Raise the Bar this week!

Laurel said...

Oh so gorgeous, love the details that all go together! thanks for playing at S2G!

TinaB said...

Lovely card!! Great images xx Thanks for playing with us at The Crafty Pad. We have another challenge Here

Ann Whitfield said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Lee - your colouring of her hair is just fabulous! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

Ann x

Tami said...

very pretty love the colors thanks for plaing at Aly's

Maria Matter said...

This is gorgeous Lee! I love all the wonderful detail you've added!!! Leilani is colored so beautifully!!!
Fantastic job Lee!!!
hugs & blessings!


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