Welcome to the Love is in the Air blog hop hosted by Paulette from Around the Block with Scrapalette! You should have arrived here from Danas Crafty Corner. If you didn't, you can go back to Scrapalette's blog and start at the beginning.
Today I wanted to share with you a cute little snowman I created just for the hop.
I discovered the idea when I was surfing the internet and ran across the Glue Arts Blog and an awesome designer Linda Albrecht. I fell in love with her little snowman. When I finished my little guy, I showed him to my husband and he looked at me funny because I paired a snowman with Valentines day. I said when you think of Valentines day, don't you think of Snowmen? He shook his head no with a scared look on his face, and I said in my world, snowmen and Valentines day go together.
Ok, so started with a 2,3, and 4 inch stryofoam balls, I mashed both the tops and bottoms slightly so when I fit them together, the would look like they were sitting on top of each other instead of just some balls stuck together. I also followed Linda's instructions and used my fingers to slightly indent the balls all over so they would look natural.
I then cut a piece of coat hanger slightly shorter than the balls stacked on top of each other.
I then fed the balls on the wire and hot glued them together.
Notice the indents I made with my fingers above.
After his glue dried, I painted him white and then took TH vintage photo ink and went lighlty over the whole snowman after the paint was dry.
I took a piece of soft wooden dowel and widdled it down to be the nose, which I then inked with persimmon TH ink.
I used pink chalk for his cheeks.
For the eyes I used brads. They weren't the right color so I took black acrylic paint and colored them.
Below is before and after.
I used Black stickles for the mouth and gave him a smile.
After everything dried, I coated the whole snowman with dimensional adhesive and sprinkled coarse glitter all over him. My top was glued shut on the adhesive so I cut the tip off and gave it a big squeeze, Big mistake. It shot up like a volcano all over my craft room. You would think I would learn not to do things like that.
I used a paper mache box I bought at M's and covered it with paper.
I added a hat, pompom, and silver tinsel.
My husband cut me some arms which I coated in places with Snowtex.
I also added pink buttons and twine to his front. My daughter was playing around cutting pop cans with my big shot and thin die and she cut me some teeny tiny hearts that I glued all over his body and his hat.
I cut the rosette from Ribbons and Rosettes Cart and added snowtex to it and the box. It looks like he is melting. I cut the heart from Victorian Romance, and added a key so the box looked like it had a lock on it.
The snowman is just hot glued to the top of the Rosette. Hot glue is my friend.
The banner was cut from Victorian Romance and one of the font carts.
Here are the hearts my daughter cut.
Inside the box I added a mini album. I used Tim Holtz instructions on how to make a mini out of one 12x12 sheet of paper. Really fun stuff.
I hope you are enjoying the Hop and the next stop is Papercraftscissors. Before you go, I am giving away Nursery Rhymes Cricut Cart to one person who is a follower of my blog and leaves a comment on this post.
Here is the list in case you get lost.
Paulette from http://scrapalette.blogspot.com/
Dana from http://danascraftycorner.blogspot.com/
Doreen from http://polkadotpaperprincess.blogspot.com/
Cindy from http://www.inlovewithpaper.blogspot.com/
Deb from http://www.queenmommy.com/
Meg from http://peacockpaperie.blogspot.com/
Michele from http://www.michelegreen.com/
Carolyn from http://cccscraproom.blogspot.com/
Colleen from http://scrappycol.blogspot.com/
Elizabeth from http://www.217creations.com/
Sukie from http://www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/
Sharon from http://designsbysharon.blogspot.com/
Renee from http://icameisawicreated.blogspot.com/
Tammy from http://www.scrapcavecreations.com/
Brenda from http://happyscrapper64.blogspot.com/
Amy from http://scrap-pix.blogspot.com/
Jami from http://thepaperfarm.blogspot.com/
Terri from http://scrappinwiththebug.blogspot.com/
Until next time, Beth.