Monday, 5 May 2014

I Need A Hero!!

Well not anymore I don't! I have this little fella - isn't he just the cutest? This is another sample that I made for the release of Work & Play 2, I so hope you that like this collection as much as I do! I can honestly say that it has been a longtime since I've felt this inspired by any images and I could happily sit and play with these for days!!

As soon as I saw him I knew in an instant what I wanted to do (infact I have three plans for him, but the other two will have to wait). So I created another of those little card bases I showed you here the other day and set to work.

Before I got too involved with the card though I had to source some green netting, so I popped to the shop with the intention of getting a bag of lemons and using the mesh from that, but then I spied the perfect netting surrounding a bag of organic onions! The best part was they were British onions and were no dearer than the imported ones I normally buy - so it was a win win kind of thing! Anyway, I digress!

Once I'd got the netting, I started to cut it around only to discover that it started to disintegrate :( so I had to find a way of stopping it. The only thing I could think of was to gently melt it in a candle flame - this worked but needed extreme care so that it didn't melt away altogether. Once I'd secured the edges I sewed the side seams together so that it popped neatly over the card and could then be glued securely into place.

I punched a pile of leaves using an old punch that I found in my stash and coloured them up using Graph'It Markers. The leaves were then glued into place on the mesh.

I cut the soldier out and coloured him with Graph'It markers before adding him to the scene. The dog tag was created from one of the ticket sentiments that are on the CD - I simply cut out the inner part of the ticket and then punched a hole and added some chain. The little stars are made from air drying clay that has been painted with Silver Paint.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire x


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Scribble & Scrap - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Crafting at the Weekend - Anything Goes


  1. SO cute. I just love all the different elements to this :)

  2. Gorgeous Claire, those images are just such fun aren't they?Genius idea to use the onion netting, it looks fab
    Claire xx

  3. Such a fab project love the netting
    Jenny x

  4. What a terrific hero this little chap is, love all his surroundings too!

  5. Fantastic project, love the camo and fab netting! x

  6. Such a NICE project, that green nest is the perfect touch! Thanks for posting up on the Kit & Clowder Facebook group! xx

  7. Fab make hun love it and ty for sharing with us at Crafting at the Weekend hugs Judith DT x

  8. this is fab i love the tag x thanks for joining us at That Craft Place. xx Stacey S xxx


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