Happy Sunday, everyone! We had SNOW yesterday, so it is feeling more like winter than fall here in PA! I promised yesterday that I would give you some details on Mr. Scarecrow! But first, I do want to tell you that the regular Paper Players challenge is still going on! This week, we have an “Anything Goes” challenge with a fall theme:
Nothing says “fall” like a scarecrow, right? So here he is again:
The body construction is pretty easy—just some pieces of Cajun Craze that were distressed by rubbing them directly on a CC stamp pad. The body measures 4 1/4” x 2”, folded in half so that the opening is at the bottom; that’s where I stuck his legs in! His shoulder and arms are one piece that measures 4” x 1/2”, and his sleeve is punched with the Pennant Punch, trimmed down to size. Everything was shaded with a dauber as well. Here is the rest of the construction:
- Head – Basic Black punched with 1 1/4” Circle Punch, sponged with Craft White ink
- Hat – Two Basic Gray ovals punched with the Large Oval Punch, sponged with Basic Gray ink
- Beak – Daffodil Delight punched with 5-Petal Punch – cut one petal off – sponged with Pumpkin Pie ink
- Bird – Basic Black punched with Bird Builder punch, using wing for body; punch wing again using scrap of black for second wing and Pumpkin Pie for beak
- Buttons – Basic Black punched with 1/4” circle punch
- Fringe – scraps of So Saffron cut in strips, sponged with More Mustard, then fringed with Paper Snips and curled up slightly
- Legs – Cello bags found in the SU Holiday Mini Catalog (#124134 – 50 bags for $2.50). These are filled with Reese’s Pieces, but you could use any small candies. They have a peel & stick top so they are easy to seal! I just taped them into the inside of his body.
- Eyes – would have been easier to use a White Gel pen, but since I do not have luck with them, I used a white Watercolor Crayon and a blender pen
I also adhered a piece of chipboard about 3x1” to his back to give him some sturdiness to sit up. It’s a little bit of work, but it’s not difficult at all and it goes pretty quickly! A fun little gift for a special someone! I had made another Halloween treat a while back using a scallop punch:
I did some shading and added some jack-o-lantern features; gave him (or maybe it’s a her) shapely legs by tying off the ankles; and some curly arms with some chenille stems curled around a pencil! Inside is:
a chocolate-covered peppermint candy! If you can find the wrapped kind (not the kind in a little foil bag), they work much better. Unfortunately, my store was discontinuing these….I bought a bunch of them (and then ate them, one by one!) but now they’re gone. I didn’t do a very good job adhering this---lots of scotch tape—but the recipient liked it!
Hope you have some time to play along with our “Anything Goes” fall challenge---put on your creative thinking caps and let’s see what you come up with! And don’t forget my blog candy here!
Here are a few “fall” photos for you. I always lose my shoe when I walk in the leaves, don’t you? Thanks for visiting today!