Ah, Mr. Bead. There's something about you my friend. You are so cranky, so dour, so disarmingly grumpy. You just make me smile.
have made a couple of other 'Mr. Bead'....pieces in my earlier paper
days and he has always stuck with me. I am probably a little off center
myself, but there is something about putting this grumpy guy into
scenarios where most people are happy and seeing his sour-puss face that
makes me laugh.
Maybe deep down he is gooey melted chocolate like a foil wrapped Easter bunny left in the sun.
ATC Shrine Box.
Next time I will not click on 'remove duplicate images from device' when downloading project pics.
cut out tiny triangles of scrap paper and glued the 'Happy Easter'
letters on them and glued those to the pink scrap of fuzzy ribbon.
The white string is a piece of embroidery thread I used as the tail of the balloon.
I used a piece from the Stackable Labels Shape Set which I painted green and after it dried, I glued my Mr. Bead phrase onto it.
For the foot of the piece, I used a 1 Inch Wide Wooden Finial I got from Alpha Stamps,
glued it to a washer and painted the whole thing green and then after
everything else was assembled, glued it on the bottom of the box.
glued some bunny ears I drew and cut out on to Mr. Bead and glued a
piece of foam to the back of the card stock to make him sit forward in
the box. The tulips were scrap from a bit of scrap book paper I used
ages ago. I put more foam on the back of the tulips and glued those to
I think he likes flowers....
He just makes me smile, he's so cranky.
The bunting went on the back of the piece and I impulsively added a couple of silk flowers left from another project.
Maybe you know someone like Mr. Bead. If you do, give him and extra big smile.
the way, there is a Mrs. Bead who is equally as humbuggy as her mister.
I may have to do something with an Easter bonnet for her...........
ATC Shrine Box
Stackable Labels Shape Set
1 Inch Wide Wooden Finial (from Alpha Stamps)
Bo Bunny Vintage Dot Scrap book paper in Pear and Pink
Cabinet card image (scanned....I never use my originals)
Various scrap (for the tulip border)
Scrap bits of ribbon and string
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