Wednesday, February 10, 2010

On the Mound


And while we are on a Peanuts theme - I HAD to do Charlie Brown.  I did him in his "on the mound" look but it was hard to decide - so many funny choices out there.

Frequent readers can figure this out - with just a little help.

The mitt is 1.25 circle cut flat at the top - then I "drew" some fingers and trimmed them.

You could draw the stripes on his shirt but I punched these.  You use the large star punch.  Start with a strip of paper 1.25 inches wide.  Put the paper into the punch so that you are just punching the top point of the star - move over and punch the second point right next to the first - continue for as long as you need your zig zag to be.

Reinsert the other side of the paper - again just punching away the top point of the star MATCHING the punch zig for zag - move over and punch the second point right next to the first - continue as needed.

This works for the small star too (if you ever need tiny zig zags) - the trick is to measure the "point" of the star and double that measurement for your paper width.

I have been more than a little busy with family obligations lately and need a few days to get my home back together, sooooooo I shall be quiet here for just a little bit.  I'll miss blathering to you but I will see ya soon....

10 comments:

Patricia Gessner said...

We will miss you.
Patricia

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! and snoopy - wow too!

Gaby said...

Your characters look so real. Just like drawn. I'm amazed every time I come look on your blog.

See you in a couple of days.

DebbieKissel said...

We will miss you too-- you are my top blog to visit...

Anonymous said...

We will definitely miss you. You blog is fantastic look forward to see what you will do next.

Lucy said...

You will definitely be missed... but family obligations come first. I will now retreat to my craft room and attempt to recreate some of your characters, emphasize on 'attempt'. Take care!

Anonymous said...

We will definitely miss you. Your blog is my favorite and I look forward to see what you will do next.

Anonymous said...

I just found your blog about a week ago and have spent a long time looking back at all your wonderful creations! What fun! I will try to figure out how to do this wonderful Charlie Brown. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Carolyn Sharkas said...

He is tooo cute, and Charles Shultz would be proud of all his creations you have made. Thanks so much for sharing them.

hugs,

Whimcees said...

Hello!

You've done it again! Your characters are perfection! :<)

Wishing you a good weekend with your family and hope that you are able to rest and just enjoy and be back soon!

Happy Valentine's Day!

Barbara Diane