Saturday, December 19, 2009

Max

Since so many of you loved the Grinch, I thought you might like to make his dog, Max.  I threw this together quickly - I didn't even get out a sponge or ink (horrors!) - so fancy it up to your heart's content....



Small oval and 1 inch circle for head
Large oval body
1/2 circle cut in half for paws
word window cut in half lengthwise for legs
Small oval ear - trimmed - and the piece trimmed off became the tail
Punched a 1 inch circle then punched a wide oval around the hole - then trimmed in the curved 'point' with scissors for antlers - tied with linen thread
heart to heart for eye white
standard hole punch for eyes and nose

Don't get excited about putting Max WITH the Grinch - they are not "to scale".  This dog is a bit too large for the Grinch that I showed earlier this month. 

13 comments:

Rebecca Kirk said...

I loved it. Great job. Yes, I was excited when I saw the picture of Max with his antlers. I can't wait to make Max and Grinch together. TFS. HUGS/SMILE

Kristi said...

Love it! You always have such clever ideas.

Donna D from Ottawa said...

Hi Ellen
I love your punch ideas and wonder if you could give me a hand with one I am trying hard to do...
I breed Lhasa Apsos and have been trying to punch a puppy card, to give to the new puppy owners - just can't seem to get it right... There are tons of pictures on my blog http://podgypawslhasaapsopuppies.blogspot.com/ that will give you inspiration, if you are so inclined to help me out here - they are just the sweetest little pups...
Thank you in advance!
Donna

Ellen Kemper said...

Oh Donna, those little faces are just too cute.

Busy of course with the holidays but I will see what I can do for you next time I sit down to play.

Stamp in Sam's Garage said...

Just love your creativity with our SU punches, and I'll freely admit, I'M STEALING YOUR IDEAS!

Way too cute... Used a couple to make gift tags for my grand-nieces' gifts this year...

Have you ever thought about publishing a "how to" book with all your ideas? I think it would be awesome for people who are creative but haven't discovered (as you have) the power of punches!

jeannen2 said...

So So So Cute!!!!! Love him to pieces!

jeannen2 said...

I was just reading the comments and I agree! You should publish a book! You could even sell it to SU to sell in their catalog. The problem would be keeping current! But then, maybe they wouldn't d/c such great punches (I'm thinking the key tag and the 1/4" round right now!!).

sharon Field / Createdbyu said...

Max.. the perfect companion to your Grinch!! You're so very talented Ellen!

Wanda in NC said...

Oh Ellen, glad to hear Grinch has a dog! He's precious! I agree with Donna; I'd love to see one that looks like my sister's chihuahua's - if you can try that. Also, I'll send you a picture of my Foxy Lady - would love that one too, so I can scrapbook a picture of her (she passed in 1998).

We have a bunch of SNOW Friday and Saturday - calling for freezing rain on Christmas Eve. Would be nice to have a white christmas though - I can still remember the last white christmas we had. It was a beautiful scene.

Carey said...

This is too cute. Roscoe really liked it too. OK, all those in favor of Ellen making a book with punched beauties raise their hand. Just like I thought, everyone wants you to do it. Happy Holidays everyone.

Hugs and chooclate kisses,
Carey
aka Roscoe's mommy

Loni said...

MAX is perfect... I haven't surfed blogland in a while.. been knitting up a storm.. so was looking at pics first and then reading... Glad I haven't lost my 5-year-old heart and that my brain properly interpreted the punchie character as Max from the Dr. Seuss tale. Hugs, L

Carolyn Sharkas said...

Max IS perfect. You do such an awesome job. Can't believe Wanda didn't know the Grinch had a dog, lol. The cold must be getting to her up there in NC

Hugs

....Linda.... said...

I love Max!