It's time to introduce you to our next genius!! Whoop Whoop!
The lovely, talented, amazing . . . .
Michelle is such a warm wonderful crafter. She leaves such sweet comments and is always encouraging others. She and I share also share a mutual love for rainbows, you know, that automatically make me love her :) Her creations are always so happy and fun. Plus, she totally rocked the ALS ice bucket challenge when I nominated her even though it was in the middle of winter hahaha! You can see more Michelle at her blog, Handmade by Michelle. I do hope you'll go visit. You'll leave with a smile, I promise!
1. Who are you and where do you live?
Hi! I'm Michelle, and I live in Melbourne, Australia.
2. How would you describe your style?
My style is CAS, sometimes colourful, sometimes elegant, with meanderings into whatever style takes my fancy at the time.
3. Name one product you're completely crushing on right now?
Stencils. Love 'em.
4. What is was your first crafty purchase? Would you still buy it now?
I still have the first stamp I ever bought - I used it just a couple of weeks ago in a post for Addicted to CAS. It is a teddy bear stamp, and I probably would buy it again. I've done lots of other crafts other than cardmaking, though (such as bead jewellery making, sewing toys, folk painting, longstitch), so that was not my first crafty purchase - I really can't remember what my very first purchase was!
5. What is your current favorite song?
I'm in a choir, so some of my favourites are ones I've sung with my choir - a particular favourite is "In this Heart" by Sinead O'Connor, which we sang with the Australian Jazz a capella group, The Idea of North. Not a current song, just a current favourite of mine.
6. Who would play you in a movie?
Geez, that's a difficult one! It really depends on what kind of movie it was - maybe Melissa McCarthy? (I don't know if she can do a convincing Aussie accent, though!)
7. One random thing about you that people would never guess?
I really have no idea - I think I'm an open book!! OK, here's one - I was my primary school hula hoop champion ;)
A variety of crafts, singing, AND hula hooping. Stop. It. Too much awesome.
Here are Michelle's fabulous cards
I loved the glittery clouds framed by the light blue. That sweet little umbrella is too cute!!
Water color?! Rainbow?! I'm in love. The end.
Such gorgeous rays of color! The sentiment completing the circle is just brilliant!
For my CASE I took a little from each card. I adored those clouds from the first card. The second one was such beautiful water coloring. I love how she left the bottom corner white. The last card The multi-colored rays were just too fabulous to pass up. All three of her cards use a black sentiment, which, I happen to adore with brightly colored cards.
I stamped and masked some large clouds from Paper Smooches Spectrum set. I heat set them in white on water color paper. I used Peerless water colors (Thanks Joan!) to create the rainbow colored sky. I love how vivid it is!! I also added a bit of light blue to the clouds. To recreate Michelle's rays I used a ruler and my white gel pen to draw them in once my paper was dry. I trimmed the panel down and stamped my sentiment from Paper Smooches Sentiment Sampler in black. It just POPS!! I wanted to tie in the black so I mounted my panel with dimensional adhesive onto a black panel and then onto my white card base. I couldn't possibly CASE Michelle without adding a smidge of glitter so I dotted it into the clouds and along the rays.
Since Paper Smooches is rocking the Anything Goes challenge this week. I'm entering this bad boy into it :)
Thanks so much for visiting!
I hope you were inspired by Michelle's projects. I know I always am!! Don't forget to go visit her at Handmade by Michelle.