Friday, March 04, 2011

Wow Am I SHOCKED!!

How would you feel, if, in the middle of your daily checking of blogs, website, and on-line hang-outs to see Your project on the front page!  Well I was shocked also.  It took me a moment for it to sink in...HEY! THAT'S MINE!!

   As some of you know, I own a Pazzles Die Cutting System  (LOVE IT!).  I have made a few items with it since purchasing it in October, but the holidays, the snow...you read my blog...I've not done much creating!  But, at Christmas I made a handmade "something" for DH's employees...kind of an apology for having to put up with him! (Not really, just added for comedic relief!).  I made some wonderful bread, but it needed just the perfect bag or box.  Off to my Pazzle I sprang...and in about 3 hours I was able to create....

THIS!

The Pazzle Library has so many cutting files to choose from..The snowman was a separate cutting file than the snow globe.  I cut the actual globe from vellum .  I inked it with silver Chalk Ink to give it some dimension.  Gluing vellum is tricky, so I used my Be Creative Tape by Sookwang to adhere it.  It goes down clear...love it!  I inked my snowman around the edges, then using the tape again, added a chunky glitter (I've had it a long time..no idea who the manufacturer is) all over.  I then in spots added some Glossy Accents, globbed on more glitter and smooched it with my fingers, to give it an uneven, bumpy appearance.  The eyes and buttons are a dab of Stickles.  And his scarf is felt that i cut with the Pazzles.  I found that if I backed it with the Be Creative Tape, it cut better.  But be sure you remove your blade and clean it after using it on adhesive paper! 
   I couldn't stand the flatness of the globe base, so I took a piece of cotton ball, squeezed in my alligator clip and Distress Ink and lightly floated in some shadowing.  I'm happy with the way they turned out....wish I had thought to take better pictures of each step (I usually do in case I want to use it as a tutorial...)
Here's one closer view that I thought to snap....
  And the paper for the background?  That was from a cheap packet of Christmas paper from Oriental Trading that is probably 4 years old!  I knew I would use it some day!
      So every Thursday, Flo looks around the gallery in the forum and picks a project that she likes and she picked mine.   Pretty neat indeed. 
 
So, that is the story of my excitement for the day. 
Hope your day tomorrow is filled with dreams you didn't know you had!

1 comment:

Brenda said...

please email me your address you were one of the winners on the blog hop...holding it for you since you were out of town
hugs
Brenda