Saturday, December 24, 2011

Rudolph and More!

Merry Christmas Eve!  Hope you are enjoying the holiday season!  We had a fun trip to see a "negative tide" in nearby Santa Cruz today -- we were able to explore tidepools and see sea creatures we wouldn't usually be able to see so well! 

I have a few projects I have been wanting to share with you, and thought while I had a couple minutes, I'd try to get them posted.  Here goes . . .

First, is an adorable Rudolph tag . . . I participated in a tag swap with some other demonstrators a couple months back, and this idea was my favorite from the swaps I received back.  Funny thing, when I turned it over and saw the artist's name on the back, I discovered it came from my good friend and swapping-buddy Marlene Caravello.  We used this idea for a make and take at a SUper Friends meeting, and my youngest son liked it so much, he decided we should make some of these for his kindergarten class, too.  So, without further ado, here are the photos!

 In the photo above, Marlene's tag is on the right, and my copy is on the left.  Marlene used soft suede for the head and ears, I changed it up a bit because I was low on Soft Suede, and instead used Crumb Cake card stock for the head and ears.  Then, instead of Crumb Cake antlers, I used Chocolate Chip. 

Rudolph's head is created using the Top Note die.  I used the heel from the Stocking Die to create the ears.  The antlers are leafs from the Leaves #2 Originals Die.  The eyes were created out of Whisper White and Basic Black Large Ovals.  The nose was created using the 1-3/4" Circle and Red Shimmer Paper.  Marlene pasted a strip of Silver Shimmer Paper onto her nose for a highlight.  I just used my White Uni-Ball Signo Gel Pen to add that detail.

Here's a photo of Timothy's classroom treats all assembled and ready to hand out:

Thanks for the adorable idea, Marlene!!!

I also wanted to show you that I did manage to finish my advent calendar like the one in the Holiday Mini -- here's the photo of that:

Happy Holidays, everyone!

Thanks for stopping by!

- Michelle


Inge / Dotti's mom said...

I really love the things you make! Merry christmas from the Netherlands.

Anonymous said...

Thank you for the credit, Michelle!!! I love your Rudolph. You even carried out the stitching in the ears!!! Love the Countown diaplay too! Wowee! Marlene Caravello