Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Medusa

She was the prettiest evil Goddess ever! She decided about a week before Halloween that she wanted to be Medusa, creating a mad scramble to find a pattern for a suitable "Goddess" dress. Finding a pattern turned out to be the least of my worries! Snakes...I thought they would be easy. Nope. I went from store to store trying to find plastic snakes with no success. None at the Dollar Store, Target, Meijers, Walmart, TJ Maxx, Hobby Lobby and on & on. Guess where I found them...The Party Store! In the section where they have bins of party favors.

Getting them to stay in her hair is a whole other story :)

I really wanted a large snake for the background but couldn't find one on any of my Cricut cartridges. First I sketched and cut it out of scrap paper until it was the right size and shape, then traced it onto a piece of Core'dinations paper. It needed some texture so I ran it through the Cuttlebug. This was tricky, it was too big so I had to run it through in sections. A little sanding, a couple of gems and he was perfect!

The earrings were a lucky find at the Hospital gift shop.

The orange was a bit too bright so I misted it to tone it down.

More misting on the journaling spot

A snake from her hair made a perfect embellishment!

Halfway through a hellishly busy week. Work, track meet, conferences, Dr. appointments, ect., ect. I need a vacation! No Spring Break for me :(  Maybe I'll run away to the hot tub tonight...aaahhh :}


Ginger said...

Love your snake Beth! What a great layout--and a very fun costume idea too!

Andrea said...

Aww -- she is so pretty!! Love the LO and that tiny snake you added in!

Ashley Horton said...

That snake embellishment is awesome Beth and totally makes your page! Love the purple, black, and orange and that you added one of the snakes from her hair to your page!! Your DD makes a great Medusa...but she is much prettier than Medusa was!! :)

Jennifer said...

awesome layout...great job creating the snake and your daughter is gorgeous...even if she is supposed to be an evil goddess!

Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Great layout and I love how you put that little snake from her hair on there too! Great job on improvising your own snake!

csewy said...

So the snake from your daughters hair added to the layout!! Great paper!!

BabyBokChoy said...

She is the prettiest Medusa ever!!! Way to go mom with her hair and everything! And way to go scrapper with that snake by your own hand!! great work!