Tuesday, April 1, 2008

the making of a monster

and now, by popular demand (well, june asked!) i shall reveal the secrets of how i created the lovely and amazing one-eyed one-horned flyin' chipboard people eater from yesterday's card! (those of you uninterested in these details may find this quite a passable cure for insomnia; do feel free to read along!)

step one: the sketch
(note to self: must include one eye...one horn...wings...and purpleness)

step two: the template
(note to self: you are rubbish at making things even and/or symmetrical...best to cheat!)

step three: the cheating
(note to self: use basic grey chipboard heart for "horn"...colorbox cat's eye pads are eye-shaped... (hence the name) ...round packaging for mouth...fancy pants felt pieces for wings)

(further note to self: flame shaped body is cool-looking but leaves no room for wings...AHA...he (or she? do we know??) ...will have wings for feet!)

step four: the monster
(note to self: trace template onto chipboard and cut out using scissors... (it's not very thick chipboard; it was the backing of a tablet in a former life!) ...paint purple...outline in black...which doesn't show up too well...highlight outlines with white signo pen...add dots with white sharpie for interest...add white stickles for sparkle and dimension...add small black dots for...ummmmmmm...the heck of it!)

and there you have it! (scroll down or click here to view the finished product) one custom-made chipboard accent to amuse and amaze your friends! hours of entertainment! guaranteed to break the ice at parties! :)


  1. thanks for the making of a monster tutorial:) here's a little tip for any future symmetry that you may require {i am ALL about symmetry...weirdly so as a matter of fact}, draw out your "whatever" on paper for your template...fold in half...cut out using whichever half you fancy the most as your guide...

  2. You are a good friend! Thank you for the tutorial. I see I really don't have EVERYTHING I NEED in my craft room. I can't wait to tell dh! I gotta get a white sharpie,purple paint, maybe some fancy felt...

  3. Love seeing your process for your fabulous one-of-a-kind creation.

  4. By far the BEST one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater tutorial I have ever seen on-line. Next up...the famous itsy, bitsy teeny, weeny, yellow polka-dot bikini as an outfit for your one-eyed, one-horned, flying, purple people eater! BTW...thanks so much for the flattering comment you made on my site. I'll be back again for more inspiration.

  5. Thanks for the one eyed monster tut , Lauren !!Very kind of you to show ! That's why you deserve an AWARD ! lol - do hop by over when you can to get it ! lol


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