Monday, November 15, 2010

Faster than a speeding bullet...It's not Superman...It's Santa!

Sometimes I just like to torture myself.  I just wanted a better Santa than I have found on the carts I have:  Winter Frolic, Paper Doll Dress Up, Joys of the Season... even 3 Birds on Parade has a Santa!  I wanted a 1970s Santa from my childhood.... so I looked to the Superman cartridge!

Using the Santa head from the Christmas solutions cart, and the body of Clark Kent on Superman, I created my 'Santy' ornament.

 I cut Clark Kent at 7".  Then I cut him apart and used the pieces as patterns for his jacket and pants.  I used a thick flocked paper that I have had enough trouble cutting on the Cricut that I chose to hand-cut all items from this material.  I cut his jacket, an extra arm (so I could pop it up), and pants.  I cut off his straight arm and then moved it slightly behind him and re-attached it. 

I used adhesive Velcro (loop side) to make his jacket trim.  I got to try out my Fiskars Non-Stick scissors.... WOW!  Those scissors are amazing.  I got them for under $10.  They held absolutely no adhesive residue after all those cuts.  If you have ever cut through that stuff, you know exactly how quickly the blades gum up.  These never once required a cleaning.  During the one time that I accidentally picked up my regular shears, and cut through the Velcro, I had to immediately clean them with alcohol... not these!

I used small brads for his buttons and cut little green mittens for his hands.  I inked to give him a little shape.

I cut his head from Christmas (solutions cart) at 1-3/4" and flipped it so he would look in the other direction.  Liquid Applique gave him his beard and mustache.  I used a Zig Millenium 01 pen to draw in his face.

I used the black shoes and pant legs from the original cut for his boots.  I applied Ranger Glossy Accents and directed heat on the boots with my embossing gun until the chemical boiled.  That is how I got this snowy residue on his boots!

I hand-cut a bag for his bundle of toys from glitter paper.  I traced the whole completed figure, cut it out, and glued it in place to finish the back.  I used Martha Stewart's tiny little hole punch and threaded the hole with gold metallic narrow cord.

This ornament, finally completed, makes me smile!   I love the way Clark has transformed!  It is my final challenge project on Doxieluv's Spectacular Circle Online Swarm.  Thank you for looking at my project!


Therese said...

Love It. Wow you have been a busy girl today. Your talent in fabric is really evident in your projects. Best Wishes in your challenge, my vote is for you :)

Jennifer said...

This was a great idea, I dont know if I would have the patience to do all that. but your santa looks great!! TFS

Kristen said...

That is a great Santa! Love it.

TR said...

I hope he brings out all you
desire. :D (hug)


Goody Bag Diva said...

seriously Nadia you never cease to amaze me

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