Monday, April 13, 2009

What happened to Ben?

So this weeks MFT challenge was to create ANYTHING!! Well that sounds simple enough, but it was actually hard for me. What do I create? Should it be bright and with lots of sparkle? Should I make it fun and bright? Too many choices. Well after sleeping on several ideas I finally decided to do a picture frame. I took a plain wooden picture frame from the craft store, painted it lime green, and modge podged paper on it from AC Pattern Paper "Teen". I then punched out stars from the pattern paper with my marvy star punch. I used shimmerz on the edges of those stars to give it a little sparkle. I had bought some really cool glitter paper a while back and used it in my cricut for the other stars. I then tied my ribbon on the sides but still something was missing. So I added the chipboard words to the frame and added stickles to make them sparkle.

The frame was it was time to work on the picture. I decided to use MFT's "Ben Paper Dolls" by Stephanie Fizer. Now in my house it is all girls, the only boy is my husband, so naturally everything is pink, purple, shiny, sparkly, glittery, you know girly! So poor Ben he had to be made a little girly for this project. I stamped him out using Brilliance Graphite Black ink, then colored with copics. I then used different colors of shimmerz to paint sections of his space suit. I cut him out and then took wire to make the wires coming from his helmet. I also added crystal effects to Ben's face to make it look like the helmet had a clear visor. I then stamped his little puppy and colored with copics. I stamped him twice so I could cut out his cape. I added shimmerz to his cape and added foam tape to make it look as if the cape was blowing forwards. I also added Crystal Effects to his nose to make it shiny. For the moon, I used my cuttlebug to give it the "craters". I then stamped VersaMark Dazzle in 'frost' all over the moon and used clear embossing powder from CTMH. It gave it a nice shimmer to moon. I cut it to fit the paper. I put Ben and his puppy up on foam dots and adhered it to the page.

I also made a "bibbity boo" (magic wand) as they are called in our house for my 3 year old. I took a wooden star wand, colored it lime green and pink. I used AC Pattern Paper "Teen" and modge podge it on. Then I colored, cut and put on foam dots to adhere the puppy. I added some crystals around the puppy to give it a little sparkle. Tied my ribbon and I was done!

Close up of Ben's visor and wire antenna...Close up of the puppy...I added crystal effects on his nose...Another close up...The foam tape to make his cape look like it is blowing forward...
Close up of the "bibbity boo"...
Thanks for looking!