In the meadow we can build a snowman......
That's what's been happening around here lately. Not the cold, outdoor snow type but still snowmen all the same. I 'should' be out building a snowman or two in the yard though because we are knee deep in snow here and it's still coming down. I like snow.... it's pretty and sparkly.....and makes me feel like I live in a snow globe. What could be wrong with living in a perfect little world that's all glittery? ;-)
So here is my first snowman project. One morning after I woke up as the alarm was going off, I pictured this in my mind. Maybe I had a dream about it and I was just recalling my dream, but I saw this little flat snowman standing on a snowy hill made of crocheted laces and vintage buttons.
He's made of paper clay and sparkled up with some Mica flakes. The background paper is by Girl's Paperie and the hat is made with a paper from BasicGrey's new Christmas collection.
I love those old pieces of lace. There are a couple of them that are new, but the others were some tiny strips that I saved from an old doily...so perfect for my project. The buttons were picked up at an antique store.
To apply the lace to the paper I used Glue Arts Perma Tac Adhesive then added some glitter in case some of the adhesive was visable through the lace. The pearls are from Melissa Frances. I handstitched a few snowflakes onto the scene and some french knots along one of the mini ric rac pieces then added Jenni Bowlin buttons to the corners of the frame.
I also did a snowman project for the Glue Arts Blog. You can find the supply list, instructions, and a few step out photos on the blog on December 16th.
The papers used are from Graphic 45. They are perfectly vintagey and merry. I added little jingle bells to the snowman's tummy (my most favorite part about him!) and used Snow-Tex to add a snow effect to the tips and top of some of his parts. If you use this be sure to add a light sprinkling of clear glitter to really make it look snowy. I do this right after I add the paste while it's still moist.
A little close up of his face and fun paper clay nose:
So.......it's time for the winner's name. I wish that I could give each of you something, but you can make them yourself too. Remember to get the instructions for my last giveaway at the Ally Scraps blog HERE. Oh... and I have been asked a couple of times about the link. Here are some other directions for finding the houses templates on the Victoria Magazine blog:
1. Go to http://www.victoriamag.com/
2. Move your mouse over to the "Favorites" column. That will make a drop down menu appear.
3. Click on the "Holidays" word. That will take you to several do it yourself projects.
4. Click on the "Harvest Project Patterns" and print out the templates created by Olivia Kanaley. Thank you Olivia Kanaley!!!!
Okay, back to the winner.....
Karey who commented on December 06, 2010 @ 5:52 pm...congratulations to Karey! Please email me with your address so that I can get your gift to you before Christmas. Yayyyy!!!!
I love to giveaway! It makes me feel so good and because of that, I am going to give away another one of the houses from my last post. I want to get this off to the winner early next week so that they might have it right around Christmas so I'll be back on Monday, December 20 to announce the winner's name. This time I'll be giving the blue house away that sits on the oval shaped box. Post any merry comment for another chance to win one of the holiday houses!
Thank you so much for stopping by and spreading holiday cheer! I'm grateful for all of your comments. May you continue to have Christmas blessings find you and yours.