Wednesday's Falliday projects

 Kelli has a challenge that you need to build your snowman ( not using stamps...) So, this is some Micheals ribbon that was wound around a couple of diecut circles that had glue dots on them. and the eyes are sequins, the nose is a scrap of some mixed media sheet I had left over from something ( that ended up being chicken noses when I was doing the shaped chick cards, most of the buttons have scrappers floss through the holes except the red one as it the holes were too small to thread so, I used a black sharpie to draw a line between the dots on that buttton. the Felt hat was cut free hand from a wool scrap, Now the arms are cardstock and were die cut from a echo park wintertime die set. the tag was premade and has this rustic vibe going on and so, I just tied a second piece of the same recollections plaid ribbon through the hole with knots at both ends to make it more of an Ornament than a package tag.
 I tend to make a lot of things to be given away and this is the first thing I have made that tempts me to keep it. ( I still may do so but, I think this one has moved into my most favorite project since fallidays started now)
 Ky has a challenge to use either a watercolor bokeh or a bokeh background using masking for your focal point. so, I chose the watercolor bokeh. I started with a watercolor sheet that I used some brusho's with water on it with a scrap circle diecut used as a mask. I do not have the good luck to own white craft ink that stays inky haha so, I used watered down off white acrylic paint through a Donna Downey bubbles stencil for the dots. And I added these previously colored and cut out elves ( Hero Arts) to the focal and a Unity sentiment, die cut the panel with the largest die in the new waffle flower lacy layers die, tied on the ribbon and called it done.

 A closer look at the dimensions of the elves.

 I colored the elves with distress markers & prisma pencils, and the scarves have some spectrum noir glitter pens over the top ( which will transfer glitter forever in my experience.) at some point I will have to go through and seal over all these scarves because, the sparkle the pens put out is beautiful but, they stay "messy" even when dry.

 Misti has a challenge to create a gift card holder. So, I have a pinterest board that is just ideas I want to try some day, and today I picked this one because, I had received one like this before on a larger scale and I saved it as an Oh Yeah kind of thing... so, Here is what I did. I cut 4 of the largest classic circle dies from some double sided printed paper. and I scored each circle so it would fold in half. then starting at the top. ( picture a clock here) I then lined up the second circle to the 3 o'clock position using the score lines. You need to make sure when you glue these the score lines are outside of the circles that they touch so that you can fold these into a square. ( if you have the circle in too close to the center it will try to fold not on the score line.) So, I just tucked each circle going in a clockwise pattern around until all 4 circles/flaps are there. I decided that I needed a blank space to write a note so, I used the largest stitched square die from My Favorite things to glue to the inside center of the "package". ( see below) I then folded the flaps also going in a clockwise direction and tied a ribbon around it loosely ( so it can slide off like a belly band) and then tied on the sentiment with some scrappers floss.

This is an old used gift card I saved as a photo prop and guide because, I make a lot of gift card holders I find it easier to have a card on hand to tuck into things to make sure they are going to fit. kwim? so, this was just sitting here for the mug shot, its not adhered to the inside and I removed it after.  So, I think at the end of the day I am still averaging being "behind" by about 6 projects and there will be new ones posted for a few more days. I am pretty excited about how much I have gotten done this last little while too.


Karin van eijk said...

very pretty and beautiful cards Stacy and that snowman is so cute that you have made from the ribbon
Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Stacy, you are one busy gal with all these challenges! I LOVE each of these and think your snowman is adorable! So dimensional. And I love your elves and the great bokeh background...beautiful colors! And woohoo about the gift card idea. I love the creative idea of using circles put together to make a really pretty holder, and what a sweet belly band. Wow, I think you are doing great with all the challenges. Go, girl!! Hugs!

SmilynStef said...

Those are some awesome creations ... I adore your snowman.