Friday, August 7, 2009
Maya by Papilio for Friday Sketchers 64
Happy Friday everyone!!! It's weekend!! I hope you have all had a wonderful week and are looking forward to a splendid weekend -- the summer is clicking away much too fast for me!!
This week Friday Sketchers 64 is hosted by the very sweet and talented Tanja from Germany. Congratulations Tanja on your first sketch for Friday Sketchers and for your selection as a FT Design Team member!!! This sketch was so much fun and a real challenge so I hope that everyone will come over to Friday Sketchers to see the lovely DT Sample Cards and will play along using Tanja's sketch. I know you will have as much fun with it as I did!!!
For my Sample Card I used an absolutely adorable Papilio stamp called "Maya" which was one of my birthday surprises from the quintessentially talented Claudia Rosa. I am absolutely in love with this little cutie!!!!! Oh My Goodness!!! Thank you so much, Claudia!! I hope I did her justice!!! It was such a joy and BLAST to have been with Claudia and Christina at CHA in Orlando last week!! I also enjoyed meeting Marlene although it was a brief meeting as she was on her way back to England!!!
For my card I used Bazzill CS for the base, PTI Raspberry Fizz and some unknown green CS for all matting, and PTI Bitty Dot Raspberry Fizz and K&Co Berry Sweet DP for the remainder of the card. I stitched both major panels. I stamped little Maya 3 times, colored them with Copics, and cut them all out. I then made a triple nestie and airbrushed the white one to soften the brilliant white background for Maya to rest on...I then added the three Mayas with dimensional tape between each layer. The left side panel is a combination of mulberry papers, flowers and dried flowers and leaves. Finally I added a ribbon treatment to the right side using PTI Raspberry Fizz satin ribbon, making a bow at the top and adding 2 little charms on chains. Both the Little Girl charm and the Made With Love charm are available at Crafty Feeling in the UK.
The inside of this card is quite simple--I used the same papers as the front and again stitched the major panels. For the first panel I used satin ribbon for the base of the treatment, added a chain with another larger little girl charm and finished the panel with the same mulberry flowers as the front. Finally I added small pearls to soften the corners. For the jotting panel I used mulberry papers and flower with dried flowers and finished the panel with corner pearls.
This week I had the pleasure of meeting (virtually of course) the outrageously talented Priscilla from PriscillaStyles. As most of you know I make exceptionally thick cards with a substantial amount of embellishments both on the outside and the inside. Priscilla asked me to try one of her Thinking Inside the Box Thick Basic 6"X6"X3/4" Envelope Boxes. I was certain that in order to use them that I would have to decrease the size of my normal 6"X6" cards. However, I was pleasantly surprised to find that these boxes fit my cards perfectly so I guess you will be seeing alot of matching boxes for my cards. They are such a wonderful surprise for me!! Priscilla, I hope you like my first attempt of matching the box to my card!!! After this first one I have so many ideas now...lol
For this one I put two sheets of 12"X12" DP together with Scor-Tape and I can assure you that in order to make these envelope boxes that Scor-Tape is an absolute requirement!!! Using the two different DPs allowed my envelope to have a surprise lining which coordinates with my card. After getting the box formed I decorated with the same types of embellishments I used on my card as well as a cameo of cute Maya on the back. I closed the box with velcro corners.
I hope you have enjoyed this posting and if you have any questions about anything I have mentioned, please email me and I will try to describe better for you. Thank you so much for dropping by and I would certainly appreciate your letting me know what you think about my posting today. Please remember to head on over to Friday Sketchers and during this week, please submit your take on Tanja's sketch to us...Have a wonderful weekend...Hugs and more hugs!!!