Monday, November 23, 2015

Snowman Candy Dish

I saw this really cute snowman come across my Facebook newsfeed over the weekend and thought... I have everything laying around to make one, why not?

So I dug out some old projects that were incomplete and decided to turn it into something cute and useful =)

I had started to make a Halloween candy dish a couple years ago but never finished it.  

I hate painting with a brush as it leaves streaks behind, so I used my eBrush Siphon kit to paint the terra cotta pot white.   

I though it would be hard to hide the orange and black, but it only took two quick coats and it's completely covered.  

I then decided to paint the bottom rim blue to match the hat (lid).  The little ball on top was sanded down to sit flush on the lid.  It got a couple coats of white, then lightly airbrushed it with the blue metallic paint.  Around the brim of the hat I used some Glistening Snow-Tex with white paint to create the fluffy texture of a hat.

The snowman's face was a clear candle holder from the Dollar Tree.  I sandblasted it to give it the frosted look.  

I found a cute little snowman face online and traced that in SCAL and cut it using masking vinyl.  

I applied it to the jar and used my eBrush and Sharpies to color the eyes and nose.

Tied a cute ribbon for a scarf and added a few buttons.  Now it just needs some candy =)

Supplies used:
Martha Stewart Pearl Acrylic Paint (Aquarium)
Vintage White Acrylic Paint
White Acrylic Paint
Glistening Sow-Tex Glittering Snow
E-6000 Glue
Terra Cotta Pot and base
Glass candle holder
eBrush and Siphon Adapter
Sharpie Markers
White Enamel Elements
Peanuts Ribbon
Wood ball

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Holiday Blog Hop

Welcome to KaDoodle Bug Design's Holiday Blog Hop!  We are so excited to have you join us today! At each stop of the hop we hope you will be inspired by the creativity of the design team. 

You should be arriving from Sukie's blog. If you happened across this post out of order, please head to the KaDoodle Bug Design's Blog to start at the beginning of the hop.

Here are the projects I created:

 My first project is a an adorable treat holder.  I used the Sitting Indian Turkey to create the shaped holder, which holds a full size York Peppermint Patty (yummy!!).   

My second project is my first ever bendy card!  I've seen these adorable cards, but never attempted one until now =)  For this card, I used the new Here Comes Santa file.  I also used these KaDoodle Bug files which are not new, but still amazing ~ Happy Fall Yall for my sign and Christmas Trees.

For my 2 projects, I used the following goodies:

Cutie KaToodles - Sitting Indian Turkey
Cutie KaToodles - Here Comes Santa

me & my big ideas Christmas stack
Bazzill Cardstock
Recollections Cardstock
Tim Holtz Kraft Glassine Paper
Scrappy Mom's Winter Wishes stamp
Ranger Archival Jet Black Ink
My Favorite Things ~ Snow Drifts Dies
eBrush & Sharpies
Pebbles Classic Chalks
Color Box Cats Eye Chalks
Christmas Red and Pine Stickles
White Gelly Roll Pen
Recollections Ebony Black Pen
Foam Tape
Argyle Cuttlebug Folder
Clear Wink of Stella
White Flocking Powder
Snow-Tex Glittering Snow

Now for the Blog Hop Prize! 
8 FILES, that's right every new file used in this hop today!

What do you need to do to be eligible for this amazing prize?
1.  Become a follower of each blog in the hop. 
2.  Leave some comment love at each stop.  You can do so until midnight on Sunday, November 22 MST to be eligible for the prizes.
3. Be sure you "Like" KaDoodle Bug Design Facebook Fanpage
4.  If you do all of the above, check back at the KBD Fanpage for the winner on Tuesday, November 24th 

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:

Thank you so much for joining us today!!  Your next stop is Shirley!  May you have a very Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

~ Jennifer