Monday 12 December 2011

Candy Wrapper Advent Calendar # 12

grinch punch art adventThe Grinch is very naughty - he stole Amy's chocolate from number 12 and hid it somewhere else. Fortunately Mummy saw him, and left a trail of post-it note clues to the place where he left it. Not initially my plan - but one of the chocolates I had wouldn't fit in the box, so came up with this idea when I thought to put the Grinch on one of the boxes. Went down well this morning!

His head is punched from Wild Wasabi card using the Ornament punch and the edges sponged with Wild Wasabi ink. His mouth is hand drawn with a Basic Gray marker. His nose is punched from Garden Green card using the Modern Label punch, and then trimmed to make this nose shape with scissors. Basically I just played around until I came up with something passably like a Grinch nose!

The eyes are 3/8" circles from So Saffron, with eyebrows made using slivers of black trimmed to a point at one end. I stuck them across the yellow circles, and cut off the portion sticking above the eyebrow. The pupils are 1/8" circles of Real Red card.

His hat is punched using the large petal from the Blossom Petal punch, and the folded over end started life as the body from the Bird Builder punch, which I trimmed to shape with scissors. The white parts of his hat were just cut freehand with scissors - again playing around until something useful appeared!

I will do a photo step by step when I get chance - it will probably be in a couple of days. In the meantime another Christmas card, seeing as I haven't posted many in the last few weeks!

pines poinsettias stampin up

Card/Paper: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla and Holly Berry Bouquet DSP

Ink: Chocolate Chip, Wild Wasabi, Garden Green, Cherry Cobbler

Stamps: Pines & Poinsettias and Contempo Christmas for the greeting

Other: Designer Frames Embossing folder, Eyelet Border Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Large Oval Punch, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding Ribbon

Card Size: 15cm x 10.5cm (approx 4" x 6")

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lifesabeach32940 said...

Joanne ~

I LOVE your Candy Wrapper Advent Calendar and can't wait to visit your site each day to see the character you've posted next. My daughter is away at college, and I am going to use your ideas next year to create a similar calendar for her. This is a fantastic idea, and I can't wait to recreate it!! I just wanted to thank you for taking the time each day to provide so much detail for each character. You are a real gem!!


Anonymous said...

Oh how clever the grinch stole chocolate!!!
LOL :)
Love it

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