Hello everyone! It's time for another "3-D Wednesday" with My Creative Time. The goal is to challenge yourself by making a 3-D project...anything besides a card or layout. And today is extra special ~ in honor of Emma's birthday tomorrow, the Design Team will be making "birthday themed" projects.
I can't wait to show you this . . . he is sooooo cute:
Just to give you an idea of size ~ he is about 12 inches tall. Isn't he GREAT?!?! I just love him!!! Not sure if I've ever mentioned this, but I used to collect clowns when I was little. I know clowns freak out a lot of people, but I have always thought they were so colorful and fun.
The paper doll body and the whole clown outfit were all cut from the Paper Doll Dress Up ~ Cricut Cartridge. I also cut him out a second time using chipboard to make the whole thing sturdier. The colorful striped paper is Rainbow Sherbet from Doodlebug Design. All of the other polka dot papers are my favorite Doodlebug Design ~ Petite Prints. And the solid color papers backing the balloons are from Recollections.
To create all of the balloons, I used the layering egg dies from the My Creative Time ~ Hello Spring stamp set. I simply turned them upside down and added little tiny triangle pieces at the bottom. Then on top of that, I added cute little bows made with different colored twine from The Twinery. It's hard to see, but in the center of each bow is a cute little star gem from my stash. Also, in order to give the balloons some stability, I used some strong craft wire for the strings...that way they can stay up on their own.
This silly little face is from the Peachy Keen Stamps ~ Happy New Year Face Assortment. I colored it in with some Prismacolor ~ Pencils and added a little chalk for some rosy cheeks. It's hard to see, but to color in the little bubbles - I used a Sakura ~ Clear Star Gelly Roll Pen....it looks sparkly up close. The best part . . . for the clown's hair - I used some fun orange ribbon and just crinkled it up and adhered it down with a hot glue gun. Doesn't it look great???
In the center of the clown costume, I used some giant brads from my stash for the buttons.
I added a couple of little star gems to the big clown shoes.
For the fun birthday sign, I used the My Creative Time ~ XL Label Die and the XL Label Borders stamp set. The "Happy Birthday" sentiment is from the My Creative Time ~ Polka Dot Surprise stamp set. The ink is black ~ Ranger Archival Ink. I also added a few more star gems for a little extra sparkle.
So what do you think? He would be a great centerpiece for a birthday party table, but I think I am going to keep him in my scrapbook room. He totally makes me smile!!!
Well, that's it for today. Make sure you head on over to My Creative Time to see what the rest of the Design Team has created. Have a great day my friends. See you again tomorrow.