Hello my friends,
last week craft group #2 had a fun day creating Valentines Snow girls. I must admit, that it didn't start out fun, but by the end we were all pleased with the results.
This is my little princess that I dubbed, 'Ruby'. It may have to do with her ruby red lips. (wink)
She's holding a heart scepter and wearing her golden crown. Not long after I created her cupid flew by and dropped an arrow at her feet. We took it as a sign that she's soon to meet the
perfect snow man. :)
I wasn't able to take photos along the way because my hands were covered with glue, but this is how her life began. One of our talented members, Shirley from Zetta's Aprons put kits together for us. It contained a small round Styrofoam ball and an oval one as well. Two little dowels, which we used for legs and some warm and natural batting. We were told to bring white glue, a toilet paper roll, something for a base, and anything we might want to use for embellishments.
The heart box was one that I received from my friend, Joanne. Using Modge Podge; I simply added turquoise glitter to the top.
We cut the warm and natural into circles and stretched it over the Styrofoam pieces, gluing along the way. We also had to do a bit of trimming at the bottom. We learned that there are different thicknesses of warm and natural. The thinner is easier to stretch. Afterwards we glued the round ball to the oval shape with hot glue. Then we brushed the body with modge podge and sprinkled her with clear glitter.
We gathered crepe paper by hand with needle and thread and wrapped it around three times to make her skirt full. We wrapped and glued a thin strip of warm and natural around the wooden legs. I made my shoes out of sculptey clay, painted and glittered them as well.
Her eyes and buttons are peppercorns. I cut her tiny red lips out of cardstock, and the toilet paper roll was used to create the crown. I used a white pipe cleaner for her arms. The others wrapped theirs with warm and natural.
Even though I doubted her existence at first, (had thoughts of putting her in file #13) I must admit that Ruby makes me smile whenever I catch a glimpse of her.
Now let's meet some of her friends. . .
Shirley created this one ever so cute in her party hat.
This photo shows the darling base she made ahead of time.
Kimi came up with the creative idea to make her hat out of warm and natural as well. Her base is simply a gift box
turned upside down.
Margo's is all dressed up in a sheer skirt adorned with hearts.
Joanne was not 'feeling' her little snow girl on Tuesday, but finished her the next day. And didn't she turn out ever so sweet? Love the boa!!
Ann and I both finished adding embellishments to ours at home. She used a tart tin for her little princess to stand on.
When it comes to crafting, things don't always go as smoothly as you think. But we all stuck with it and in the end are pleased with our little Valentines snow girls!
Have you created anything fun lately?