Saturday, December 1, 2012

Snowmen and their Pals Blog Hop ~ CK

Welcome everyone to our Snowmen & Their Pals Blog Hop!
If you came here from Christina then you are in the right place. If you just happened upon my blog please stay and join in on the fun with Creative Kuts and the Design Team. The fun begins at Creative Kuts -
Check out all the wonderful projects created by members of our creative teams from files located in our store at Creative Kuts and Creative Kuts 2.
This is a two day blog hop and appreciate you leaving a comment to encourage these talented ladies to continue sharing their ideas and creations. We're so excited to be doing this hop to share with you projects from some very talented ladies. We also are taking this time to remind you to check out our newest website: Creative Kuts Monthly Kit Klub. Here we offer you quick layout kits which will include all the paper and paper pieces needed to create some adorable layouts. All you will have to do is add your pictures and any special touches of your own after completing the kit.
So let's get started!
1. Visit each member's blog and leave a comment.
2. Let us know how you enjoyed the blog hop on our facebook Creative Kuts Fan Page
Prize give-a-way opportunities:
300 Follower Blog Candy
This is a 17-Piece Texture Boutique Value Kit to be given away when we reach 300 Followers on our sister blog Creative Kuts2. CK2 is only 89 members away from this amayzing drawing.
Even more: Have a chance to win a Silhouette Cameo Cutting Machine.
For more details check out Creative Kuts Wonderful World.
Now for my project:
For my project I went way out of the box and got to try so many fun techniques.  I made a snowman from an upside down pot and a plain glass bowl. 

I saw one on Pinterest and just had to make one but jazzed up to my taste of course :)
so hmmmm where to start.  The Hat is a file I designed for the top and will be available in the CK2 store.  It slides open and can hold candy.
You can find the file here
and it will include the other cuts I used to to make the face and vest 
I attached my Hat file to the top of the pot plate, which I flipped upside down & painted black to match the hat.  I also added a circle of black felt on the underside of the pot plate so it would rest nicely on the glass bowl for the head.  The head was just a clear glass bowl, I frosted it by painting the outside with plain ole elmers glue.  The eyes and mouth are from files that I cut out in vinyl and placed on the glass bowl.  The nose I created from a homemade salt dough I made from 1/4 flour + 1/4 Salt + about an 1/8 cup to a 1/4 cup of water, I just added water a little at a time until I liked the consistency. after I formed the nose by hand I took a wedge tool to scrap creases in the nose to give it a more real effect.  Let it dry.
I then baked the nose in the oven for 1 hour at 200 degrees.  I let it cool then painted it white with some white acrylic craft paint.  After is was dry I then painted it with some shiny orange Polymark dimensional fabric paint.  then glued to the frosted bowl with E-6000 adhesive.  I used this same adhesive to attach the head (bowl) to the body (pot)  The pot I also painted with and acrylic craft paint, my favorite shade of purple of course :)  *tip ~  as the porous material of the clay pot soaks up the paint too much, I first spray painted the entire pot with a cheap acrylic off white spray paint to prime it. 
So I added some pieces I cut from fleece too, here are the scarf and vest.  I also cut sleeves for the arms and mittens to attach.  I rolled up some card stock and put in the sleeves to fill in the arms.  after attaching all of the fleece pieces I then attached some purple ribbon at the top of each mitten then added some pink jingle bells on that.  I also added some snowflake buttons down the center of his chest.  This was a super fun project and I just love how it turned out.  For mine I used the big bowl on a 5 inch pot but you could do these in a small size too.  What a great teacher gift with the hat filled with kisses and a small battery operated tealight in the head. 

 Or you can fill the head with treats too.  Either way it is adorable!!! 
Here is the video tutorial for the 3-D Snowman Hat File 

 I hope you enjoyed my project and make sure you comment and follow all guidlines because one lucky winner will win the files I used to make this awesome Snowman.  GOOD LUCK!!! :)
Also Don't miss our Huge SALE, details at bottom of post!!!
Oh yeah, and Have a Holly Jolly Christmas :)
Here's your chance at winning the files I used for my Blog Hop project. All you have to do is the following:
1. You must be or become a new follower of all the blogs on this hop and leave a comment (one comment per person).
2. Go to the Creative Kuts Posts Group Page, join if you aren't a member and post a comment that you are coming by from the "Snowmen & Their Pals" Blog Hop and let us know which is/are your favorite project.
3. Become a fan of CK at CK fan page.
Here's today's line up:
10. Eva -  <<<You are Here>>>
Please hop over to Wandy (Next)

READY FOR THE SALE OF THE YEAR! CK & CK2 kick off our Snowmen & Their Pals Blog hop with a sale you don't want to miss. ONLY Friday -Sunday 12/2
At with a minimum of $75 in your shopping cart you will receive $50 off your purchase. YES $75 WORTH OF FILES FOR ONLY $25. OPPORTUNITY TO GET 25 FILES COSTING ONLY $1 EACH.

At with a minimum of $50 in your shopping cart you will receive $35 off your purchase. YES $50 WORTH OF FILES FOR ONLY $15. OPPORTUNITY TO GET 15 FILES COSTING ONLY $1 EACH.

At time of checkout, insert the code SNOWMAN to receive your discount.