Thursday, December 7, 2017

adventures with Santa hats

I love elephants - they are protective, principled, intelligent, and generally awesome - and I have a cement one standing at the curve of my driveway, as well as many small figurines inside the house.  I've had the cement one for many years, and some years I put a Santa hat on her.  I wanted to do that this year, but it's been particularly windy, so I spent some time thinking about how to keep it on.  In my imagination, I could see it wobbling in the wind, and suddenly my imagination went off on a tangent and I had combined this card I had pinned, the Santa Hat challenge from Merry Monday, and the Move It challenge from Shopping Our Stash:
stamp sets - Watercolor Christmas, Lucky Elephant (retired), Sock Monkey Accessories (retired); ink - Basic Gray, Versamark; stampin' emboss powder - White; Stampin' Write marker - Garden Green; card stock - Garden Green, Real Red, Whisper White; designer series paper - Christmas Around the World; other - Big Shot with Lots of Labels framelits, Clear Wink of Stella, small white pompom (unknown), floral wire

I don't know how to capture the wobble in a photograph, but the hat is on a small coil I fashioned from some floral wire I had in my jewelry-making stash.  It doesn't wobble a lot, I think it would work better on a larger element, but I like it anyway.

I borrowed some small sandbags from my husband and the cement elephant's Santa hat was still in place, as of this morning.  I'd go out and get a photo for you, but I'm fighting off a cold/sinus infection/mild case of the flu or something, so I'm pretty inclined to stay warm, inside.

4 comments:

  1. Cute card with that elephant in his Santa hat. Love plaid paper. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

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  2. Great idea and your description of the hat on the cement elephant wobbling in the wind was fab. Great use of a home made wobble. thanks for joining us at shopping our stash for the Move it Move it challenge.

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  3. I think this may be the first Christmas card I've ever seen with an elephant on it...and I LOVE it!!!
    Thanks for "movin it" with the crew from SHOPPING OUR STASH this week!

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  4. I, too, love elephants, and your card just enhances that love! So crafty of you to have fashioned your own wobbler! Job well done! Thanks for sharing this with Shopping Our Stash last week.

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