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Thursday, November 10, 2011

If I only had a brain...!

   Morning! :)  I have spent my whole morning putting the finishing touches on a project I have been working on this week.  I belong to a really wonderful group of stamping demo's and we are collaborating on a project together!!  This is the second time we have done this project and I just loved it last year and couldn't wait to get started this year!  We all chose a month and had to decorate a page to correspond with our month.  We will each make enough to assemble a calender using one of everyone's designs!  The month I signed up for this time was November.  I played around with lots of ideas, but wound up falling back to punch art!  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE punch art!  It just tickles me to put together punch pieces to create a cute little something new!  I made a scarecrow last year which you can see here and decided I would tweak him some and use him on my page.  I just loved adding the pieces until he came together!  He just looks so happy and fun!  Here is my page:

This winds up being the top half of the page and the calender bit will get added later to the bottom half of the page.  I used all Stampin Up! punches and stamps.  I made the fence using the Modern Label punch and the Word Window punch. I added doodles to give the posts a wood grain look and added brads to hold up my little guys suspenders! I added straw (twine) to make him look more scarecrow like and used a third brad to dress up his flower.  His hat is made from the Curly Label punch and Word Window punch. I used the grid stamp on his shirt to make it look like a flannel shirt and used the Large Tag punch for his overall top.  His legs are made from the Modern Label punch and his pocket is cut from the top of the stocking in the Stocking Builder punch.  His eyes are  from the 1/2" Circle punch and his nose is the tip of the Pennant Punch.  I made his rosy little cheeks using the end of a pencil eraser and used a medium oval shape to draw his mouth.  He makes me smile!

My happy little scarecrow!

Pumpkins made from the Medium Oval punch and 1" Circle punch.  Stem is from the Word Window punch cut in half and trimmed flat with slightly curved edges.

Close up of fence and pumpkin.

His suspender straps are made from the slit punch, which sadly is retired, but could be cut from little strips if you wanted to make him.

I will be sending my pages off soon and cannot wait to get my finished calendar back!  It is a daily reminder of my very sweet and wonderful friends!

  I am thinking I will make a few extras of this little guy for some scrapbook pages!  

Have a wonderful day!  I will be back soonest with more to share! :)

1 comment:

Carolina Little said...

He is the cutest!!!. My goodness AnnMarie how many punches do you have :)!!. Beautiful job, he made me smile too, love his face!!!.Good luck with the calendar.