Tuesday, February 1, 2011


My son is very creative & is always busy doing something crazy.  Every year as part of spirit week at school they have one day called -- Character Day.  Where they can get dressed up as a character from a movie, literature, pop culture.  You get the idea.  He told me he was going to be "Scarecrow"; of course, I thought he meant the sweet & lovable scrarecrow from Wizard of Oz

Oh NO!  He busied himself designing the mask & gloves -- he sewed them completely by himself.  I had no idea who he was supposed to be when he walked downstairs in a jacket & tie.  But then he showed me the pic from the movie.  (top photo)  I think he did a pretty good job.

So I wanted to do this lo justice.  I think I had as much fun as Brendan.

Except for the blue -- everything here is scraps.  I have no idea what the brand of pp is -- it's been in my stash for a while.  The square is brown kraft paper -- which I love working with.  I distressed it using Making Memories Edge Distress & then inked the edges with brown cat eyes chalk ink.  I added some scraps of paper which I also distressed and a bit of burlap.  I twisted several pieces of twine -- brown & blue and stapled it done on the ends.  

I was really happy with the title (well to be honest, not at first).  I used my deep cut blade to cut out the letters in cardboard.  They didn't cut very throughly, but I like the ragged look.  I inked them with Tim Holtz Vintage Photo & Black Soot.  The font is Feeling Groovy - one of my favs.   

I love the white Signo pen for journaling.  

Everyone loved Brendan's costume & I so proud he did it all by himself.  What a catch he's gonna be!


1 comment:

  1. EEEP! That is the scariest scarecrow EVER and the most creative I have ever seen. Your lo is perfect and the burlap is terrific choice as an embellishment :)