Monday, January 11, 2010

Love can sneak up from BEHIND

Doesn’t this rear view of Cupid just CRACK you up? (pun intended)

I grin every time I look at it.

The New Year baby got me thinking I could make Cupid. I started him while playing at my upline’s house but couldn’t remember what kind of hair Cupid had so Jenifer googled some images – lots to choose from –and it turns out Cupid can have lots of different hair styles.

However, one image had Cupid from behind.... So, of course, I had to try a version of that and well, it is all I hoped for.

Not that I spend a lot of time hoping to see cracks, but you know what I mean. The jokes and “suggestions” were flying around the room but I decided to keep this rated PG.

Body is wide oval reinserted into the butterfly punch - insert it from the opening so just one end of the oval is in the side of the butterfly – punch to get his rear cheeks. Then use the mat from the mat pack and an embossing tool to define the crack, add a little pink chalk to define his rear

Legs and arm are like the New Year Baby.

Butterfly wings - Iridescent Ice on the wings (suggested by my ‘glitter queen’ sideline, Eileen)

Snowflake and Heart to Heart for arrows

Word window for quiver

Scallop oval - re-punched to make smaller for hair

The first one I made didn't have the shiny wings or the chalk defined butt cheeks - and I positioned his legs a little differently - here they are side by side

I think I like the one on the left better for the leg out and the arrows spread - and the one on the right for the shiny wings and chalked rear.  Even using punches, nothing ever comes out looking EXACTLY alike.

Are any of you in the Valentine round of the HotSwappingMamas group?  This will be one of the 3D elements I make - sorry, one less surprise for you when your swaps arrive.

Dwarfs still on pause - I will get back to them but I am on Valentine mode for a few days.  Got to get these ideas out to you if you are going to have time to use them!


Ellen Kemper said...

Is this comment thing working?

A couple hundred folks have looked at the nekid cupid and no one had a smart remark?

I am just shocked!

Whimcees said...

The cupid is great! I could not leave a comment on some of the other blogs but yours is working! :<)

Have you seen the tutorial on making a substitute punch for the ornament punch?

Barbara Diane

Ellen Kemper said...

Yes I did see that - that Kim she is a genious. But it is loads easier just to have the punch.

I'm still hoping it reappears in the SU catalog in the summer or in a fall mini catalog.

Thanks for giving the link to Kim's info - I need to put that up on the side of the blog.

stampin along the way said...

Oh Ellen. You never cease to amaze me! Of course this is a "crack" up! Wait till my mom sees this!

CarrieNixon said...

So cute! Where do you come up with this stuff?!?!?!?!

"Do I wish you a Happy Valentine's Day?" Inside "You bet your a$$ I do!" :)

Ellen Kemper said...

Oh Carrie that is perfect! ROFL

Carolyn Sharkas said...

HaHaHaHaHa, too funny, that definitely made my day. And it's been a bad one so this is a welcome respite. I'm just glad I wasn't drinking anything, lol.

How about "this LOVE thing isn't all it's "cracked" up to be."

I guess that shows what kind of day I have had. Oh, and I think he needs a little heart tattoo on that little tush.


Ellen Kemper said...

Oh Dano - a tattoo on his behind - the perfect embellishment!

CarrieNixon said...

LOVE the "cracked up to be" comment!!!! :)

We had to put our cat down last night so I'm going to use Cupid's wings on a page somehow for J.J. :)


Ellen Kemper said...

I'm so sorry about your kitty Carrie - I know from experience how hard that can be.

Take care