Several other Practical Scrapper designers and myself rose to the challenge for this month's Frugal Finds feature. Frugal Finds has us using ordinary things to create inexpensive embellishments for our pages and cards. This month's challenge was to use jar lids. Here's what I made:
I painted a mason jar seal with gesso (white acrylic primer), then added a cardstock nose, googly eyes, and a drawn on coal smile. The ear muffs were added by creating twine pompoms attached to a hemp headband. Isn't it cute?
Here are a few other detail shots:
The cluster in the lower right is a combination of Pink Paislee papers and washi tapes (I've done this a couple of times, now, after seeing something like it on my friend Joanne's blog for a recent IE challenge). The button snowman came from a bulk bin at Two Scrapbook Friends.
My title - maybe you know the old song (I don't know who sings it) "Hot Fun in the Summertime". Anyway that got mutated to Hot Chocolate in the Winter for my title. I was so glad I still had brown felt letters left for the word chocolate - the coziness of the felt seemed perfect for that word! I added liquid applique to the tops of the letters in the word snow for fun texture and to make it appear snowy. This shot also shows the dry embossing I did on the patterned paper as a base. I lightly rolled a brayer inked with brown over the embossing to pop it a bit.
Here's the confetti spray in the upper left. It includes these ultra fun flair buttons that I got from an Etsy store called "A Flair for Buttons", run by Shelley Haganmann. She's very on-trend with the design on these!
That's my response to this month's challenge!