Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Mele Kalikimaka

Hi!  Made a little something for TGF's Farm Fresh Friday--Xmas in July challenge.  Well, actually it's not that little.  I used a whole 8.5x11 sheet of cardstock for the base.  Again while I was wandering through blogland, I saw variations on the easel card.  There is the regular easel, then the twisted and a double and even a triple easel card.  So of course I had to try it and I went for the triple one.  I found a tutorial HERE.  I really thought it was the best layout for how I wanted to present my Xmas in July in Hawaii project. 

Now I don't really know yet how I'm even going to mail this to anyone.  Haha.  But I thought it came out pretty cute.

I did some mixing to come up with this Hawaii-ish Anya.  She is a mix of Dress Me Anya and Fleur Anya.  I bought Wardrobe 1 & 2 during the last Farmers Market and found the perfect Aloha clothes for her.

Here's Ian in his matching Aloha clothes!  I used to laugh at the tourists who wore matching clothes when I was a kid but it's kind of cute!  Even the locals do it now!  He is a mix of Oh Boy Ian and Dress Me Ian with the clothes from the wardrobe collection.  And his Santa hat is borrowed from Cheeky Xmas with some added flower soft.

My die cut letters.  The Xmas tree stamps are also from A Cheeky Xmas stamp set.  I thought about creating the shadows behind the letters like Cheryl did HERE but um, too many letters.  And the flowers above Mele are from Lorraine!  She sent me a whole bunch of goodies.  Thank you so much!  Oh, and did you notice the DP there?  It looks like sand with shells and footprints!  So cute and I thought it would be perfect for this layout.

My palm tree.  I must get a palm tree die!  Making the branches are kind of hassles.  I cut them from felt.  The trunk is stamped and wrapped with twine and embellished with green rhinestones (but they look blue here).  I thought about making a Hawaiian Xmas tree but just couldn't get it to look right.  And I have a regular Xmas tree die (from PTI) but thought I'd match the palm trees in the DP behind Anya and Ian too.  During Xmas I always notice this single palm tree that's all decorated with lights when we drive along the freeway.  I always wonder who does that?

Thanks for reading!


Cheryl said...

Wow, super cute! You can use it for your Xmas centerpiece or something. Will it really fold? Love your mix and match Anya and Ian! I guess I should actually cut my set apart and look at their wardrobe sometime soon. I still haven't put my latest PTI stamps in the CD case either. Summer seems just as busy as the regular school year, just not as much traffic in the mornings. Nice patterned paper. The palm tree is nice! Ha! That's how they decorate trees around here too!

Lorraine said...

OMG, girlfriend, this is so detailed and so beautiful! You should keep it and display it. Love your Hawaiian take on the stamps and how you decorated your tree, lol.

sunnysideup/doreensng said...

Wow ,Eva what a Fab creation!Love it!The palm tree is too cute!Love the Hawaiian dress Ian and Anya!
(love your Chibi too! )

PokSa said...

I love your project. The hawaiian style is so fantastic. Gorgeous.
Hugs Sandra

Heidi said...

Omg. SO CUTE, UNNI! I can't wait for Christmas! Hahah-- :)