Friday, September 10, 2010
Papilio's Trick or Treat Lida at Friday Sketchers #119 and a Wee Bit of SWEET STUFF!!
Happy Friday to each and every one of you!! I hope this week has been as much of a delight to you as it has to me!! At this point I am down to 3 more radiation sessions AND I can assure you that my respective body part is fried beyond recognition and as painful as anything I have ever experienced!!! BUT....are you ready for the wonderful news???? My cancer doctor has informed me that after all the chemo and radiation that I will NOT have to have a double mastectomy and that I have done exceptionally well with all of the treatments...The BIG C is GONE!!!! Boy, am I happy that I never complained...much...hahahah My sincere thanks to each of you for all of the positive vibes, the kind thoughts, the sincere prayers, the inspiring emails, notes, cards, etc... Gosh!!! All of those combined really did the trick!!!! Your help in keeping my brain on a POSITIVE track really helped!!
Today at Friday Sketchers I am hosting so I have made a sketch that I hope you will enjoy using and will join with us to show us how you interpret the sketch. Also this week we have a wonderful surprise for some lucky participant from 7 Kids. Thank you so much, Tab, for sponsoring my week!! So please drop on over and join in with us. Just review all of the FS instructions on the right sidebar and show us your lovely cards!
Another bit of exciting news for me before I describe my card for you!! I have been asked by the inimitable Malin, the designer of the exquisitely precious Papilio Stamps of Norway to be one of the five members of her new Design Team and I am so thrilled! I hope you will make the Papilio Blog as one of your regular visits to see the amazingly creative and inspirational work of my fellow DT members: Inge, Jorunn, Louise, and Pop's.
For my card I used Bazzill for the base, all matting is PTI, and the DP is all BG Eerie from last Halloween season. All major panels are machine stitched. I have to admit that the first try for the front of my card appears as the first panel on the inside. I decided that I would not be happy without alot more dimension so I slashed an X in the DP and rolled it back to make the tri-frame around the image. After I rolled the corners of the square back I tacked them with black Recollection brads and placed tiny orange roses at each juncture. I also used Black Stickles on the edges of the turnbacks. Hope this makes sense...lol...For the image I used a Papilio digital image of Trick or Treat Lida, laser printed her on Cryogen White, and colored her with Copics. The image was double matted and placed into the space available after the corners were turned back. I wanted Lida to look as though she were flying OUT of something or somewhere...lol...Did I succeed??? Gosh, is she cute or not???? To finish the front, I added orange rhinestones to soften all of the corners.
For the inside of my card, I have explained how the first panel evolved and then I added a black striped satin and organza ribbon bow from Really Reasonable Ribbon using a Bow-Easy Tool from the same shop to dangle a silver witch's hat. I can't find the link but I bet if you contact Bonnie at RRR that she will help you out with this magnificent ribbon!!! I just love it!! For the second panel I simply used a Recollection chipboard frame from Michaels with the very same bow.
I hope you like my little creation and will be able to join us at Friday Sketchers this week. We would love to see your card using my sketch shown above!! Please visit each of the Sassy Sketcher Girls' blogs and let them know what you think of their magnificent creations!!!
Aud, Bea, Carole, Claudia, Inge, Janneke, Jeanette, Tanja
SWEET STUFF -- To help me celebrate my appointment to the Papilio Design Team, I would like to offer 2 Papilio stamps of their choice (either digital or rubber) to some lucky person who leaves a comment. Have a peek at them and I know you will just love them too!! I will also be so happy to send you a selection of Halloween ribbons/embellies/charms. I didn't have time to take a pic but you know my usual offerings. So leave your comment before Wednesday, September 15, at midnight in order to be eligible. Good Luck!!
Again, thank you so much for dropping by to see what's happening in this part of the world...It is always such a real pleasure to see you and to welcome you on your visit!! I hope you will come back often! I just love hearing what you have to say about my creations. My sincere thanks for so many reasons and big hugs to each of you!!!!