November 16, 2009

~Jolly Snowman~




Anyone who knows me, knows I have a major "thing" for snowmen. I have been collecting them for years and years. I love to put them up above my kitchen cabinets along with greenery and white lights for winter. Yes, winter, not just Christmas, I like them smiling at me through those long bleak days of January & February too. This year I found this cute paper mache snowman at Hobby Lobby. I snapped him right up off the shelf and nestled him down into my cart.

I was in one of those "obsessive-creative" moods when I started to work on him so I don't have any photos of him naked. I began by giving him a little green glimmer mist shower. I wanted his edges to show but not to look raw once I was finished with him. Well, the green was HORRID! I let him dry and then hit him with some brown Maya Mist. It started to pool a bit so I wiped it with a paper towel and MAGIC! He looked like antique bronze. I was tempted to put him out just like that but I had already gotten my Cosmo Cricket Jolly by Golly papers and chipboard all picked out for him to wear. So I went to work.
Cut, cut, cut, do over, and cut again, nope, cut, cut, cut some more and finally, glue it all on. Done!

Isn't he just darling!?!? I know I'm biased but I just love how he turned out.

Here is his face. I used some stiffened felt for his nose, pompoms for his eyes and Cosmo die cuts for his mouth:




His body sports buttons "tied" with jute. {They are not really tied through the buttons but tied and then stuck on to the buttons as the jute is too thick to fit through the button holes}



Here is his right side:



And his left side:
 

And from the back:
 




7 comments:

Crystal on November 17, 2009 at 1:36 PM said...

i love snowmen too and this is FABULOUS! love, love, love this project! i wish i could find something like that here to make one myself! just love the papers you used too! gorgeous!

Julie Bonner on November 17, 2009 at 9:18 PM said...

This is SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO adorable - I totally understand the snowman obsession - I used to collect so many I had an entire room decorated in them all year long :) Fab job on this!!

Tara on November 17, 2009 at 9:39 PM said...

Your snowman rocks, I love it!! Also you must post a photo of your snowman collection, I love a good collection!! Tara

Debbie on November 18, 2009 at 11:06 AM said...

Your snowman is so cute!

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons on November 19, 2009 at 4:27 PM said...

He is ADORABLE!

Kimber on November 20, 2009 at 2:01 PM said...

I love, love your snowman! could let us know what craft store you purchased him?

LotsToScrap on November 21, 2009 at 4:46 AM said...

He came from Hobby Lobby~

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