Sunday, December 28, 2014

Snowman Sleigh Ride

Hi everyone! It is Tonya and I'm here to share this month's project I created for the Robin's Nest using the Winter Collection. I cut a sleigh (Sleigh Favor Box die from Brenda Walton) out of the Winter Retreat Swirl Cardstock and put together according directions. You can find the how to video on YouTube here.

I prepped a 1/2" and 1 1/2" SmoothFoam balls by sanding with a finger nail file, applying gesso and allowed to dry. I painted with an off-white paint, let dry and pounced white paint over the top of the off-white paint. I then cut a 1 1/2" piece of jewelry wire, applied Mod Podge to area that is considered to be the "neck" of the snowman. I stuck one end of the wire in the 1/2"ball and the other into the 1 1/2" ball and held together until the Mod Podge dried. I then painted eyes, mouth and pounced a little paint on for the cheeks, baked a "carrot" nose according to the Sculpey clay direction which only takes a couple of minutes to do. I glued the nose to the snowman and then applied Mod Podge to the whole snowman and then sprinkled with glitter and let dry.

Once the glitter dried I glued the little fellow into the sled. I created a cone shaped hat, added tinsel and a pipe cleaner which I curled to the hat and then adhered to the snowman. Next I cut two small pieces of wire, curled the ends for his hands and then stuck on each side of him. I added two Dew Drops to his front for buttons.

I then added lace, tulle, pearl sprays, a mini bottle brush tree and flowers that I punched and shaped from the Snow Angel Glitter Cardstock which I topped off  each with a Goldenberry Dew Drop.

I added a Winter Snowflake Glitter Chipboard to the front and back of the sleigh and finished off with a button and a Goldenberry Dew Drop.

I finished off both sides of the sleigh with sequins and Beach Dew/Tear Drops and Goldenberry Dew Drops.

There you have my first project and I hope you enjoyed it. Now my second project which is a card. :-)

Also this is my last post as a design team member. I want to say thank you to the Robin's Nest, Robin, Rachel and Terri for letting me be a part of the design team for these past two years. It has been an amazing journey and I have really surprised myself with the type of projects I have been able to come up with to show case the company's many products they have to offer. The good news is I will be back as a guest designer so be looking for me. :-) 
The card base is a folded 6"x6" piece of Deer Glitter Cardstock and I used an assortment of Silver Glitter CardstockIrredescent Classic Glitter Cardstock and a Dew Drop along with using punch, diecut and embossing folder to finish off this card.

If you have any questions please let me know. Also be sure to stop by the Robin's Nest shop and check all the assortment of wonderful product they have in stock.

Supplies Used:
Other Supplies: Sizzix: Brenda Walton-Sleigh Favor Box, Tim Holtz-Reindeer Flight Diecut and Snow Flurries and Dot-Matrix Embossing Folders, Martha Stewart Punch, Sequins, Buttons, Twine, Lace, Tulle, Wire, SmoothFoam 1/2" and 1 1/2" Balls, Silver Tinsel, Pearl Spray, Mini Bottle Brush Tree, Pipe Cleaner, Sculpey Clay, Antique Mod Podge, Acrylic Paint, Chalk Ink, Glitter

Thanks for stopping by, hope your Sunday is awesome and enjoy creating!


Diane - dCipollo Designs said...

I love this little guy

The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

Adorable snowman! and Sleigh!! I love your card too... I will be sure to be looking for your future posts... :)Thanks Tonya!!

Terri Sproul said...

THIS IS so cute, thanks for all you did for this team

Dusty said...

Absolutely adorable Tonya!! I so enjoy your creations!

Dusty said...

Absolutely adorable Tonya!! I so enjoy your creations!

Joan said...

Oh, my, gosh - that snowman is totally adorable!! What a fantastic project!!!

Betsy Skagen said...

tonya, I love this snowman. It is definitely on my "to make" list! I will miss you!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Tonya he is so cute!

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