When the rosette dies first came out I did a lot of experimenting with them and they really are versatile. The other day Tim showed how to turn them into trees. If you follow his directions for shaping the rosette you also have the makings of a sweet umbrella. But that's not what I've been up to. I decided to try my hand at a rosette snowman.
I used all the rosette sizes for the body, which was cut from lightly patterned white cardstock. After assembly, icicle stickles were rubbed around the edges.
The hat was made by glueing several layers of circles together (cut from patterned black cardstock) for the brim, and more (smaller) circles for the top, finished with one very small rosette....made by trimming some of the width from the smallest of the rosettes. Caution: you really must reinforce the rosettes with tape before folding, especially if you plan to cut one smaller. If you don't, you'll wind up with a handful of pieces.
The broom handle is part of a paintbrush that was no longer brushing, and the broom itself was made with twine and a whole lot of glossy accents to keep it all in place. It is attached to the snowman with thin wire. The "hand" is a bit of twill ribbon that hides the wire.
I'm laughing right now because in this closeup I think it looks like a chicken. However, if you go back to the full body shot, I do believe it does resemble a snowman. The eyes are just black cardstock cut with a plain office supply hole punch. Can you guess what the nose is made of?
I sacrificed the tip of an orange crayon for that.
Happy Chanukah, Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to all my friends in blogland!