Mary made this wonderful Scarecrow in the Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit so I thought why not? I had this wonderful paper from Simple Stories Called Sweater Weather and this was perfect for this little guy. Cut your scarecrow at the size it imports or is on the PDF. Ink your edges with Tim Holtz Vintage papers to add a distressed look. I used a brown marker to make x's for the accents, mouth and eyelashes. The eyes are enamel dots from Simple Stories Sweater Weather collection as well. I wrapped Linen thread a couple of times around the pant cuffs and tied a bow. ALL of the pieces in this design were inked with Tim Holtz Vintage Papers ink with with the exception of the mouse who was inked with Stampin Up Soft Suede.
The mouse is made using the Strawberry from Sweets For my Sweet SVG Kit. Import and size all the pieces for the strawberry, AKA mouse to W 6.691 x 4.986 H. Glue the strawberry together and take a length of twine and thread through the holes in the top of the strawberry. Tie the twine in a knot to hold the tail in place. Loosely twist the two threads together and tie with an extra piece of twine at the end of the tail. Fray the ends of the tail with your scissors and then trim to the length of the frayed pieces you want. The accents were embossed using Forest Branches emboss folder from Cuttlebug. Cut small black pieces of wire for the whiskers and hot glue them into place. They will stick much better if the wire has a plastic coating on it. Glue your accents in place then glue the top of the strawberry to the bottom. Ink your mouse where ever you feel he might need shadows. The leaves are from Acorn Autumn SVG Kit in the extras file. They are sized to W 0.692 x 0.345 H. You will need four of the leaves for the "hands" and "feet" of the mouse. Curl the feet for the mouse under and glue to the bottom of the strawberry. Cut about 1/4 of each leave back off for the hands curl and bend the back portion down and hot glue in place. The hat is from Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit and is sized to W 1.935 x 1.943 H. The hat band was sized to W 1.612 x 0.684 H. If you have trouble holding this together while your are gluing it try using reverse tweezers to hold it while the glue dries. I have small hands and so am able to hold things like that pretty easily. There are times when it is to small and that is what I use the reverse tweezers to hold it. Hot glue the hat onto the top of the mouses head. The ears are tear shaped pieces that are cut at W.0.253 x 0.391 H use Chalk to give the inside of the ears a pink look. Bend the lower portion of each ear up so that you can glue them into place using hot glue. Add your large black pearls for the eyes and the tiny black pearl for the nose. Hot glue your mouse to the bottom front of the foot of your scarecrow at and angle.
To add just a touch of humor to this guy I cut three pieces of Wheat from Our Thanksgiving Gathering SVG Collection. The sizes of the two on the hat are W. 0.532 x 1.822 H , W 0.472 x 1.618 H. The mouse one is even smaller and I goofed and didn't save it. I am sorry. When you cut these make sure you set the speed to 1, this helps it to cut properly. Glue two of the wheat to the side of the hat and add one to the mouses "mouth" as though he stole if from the hat.
So that is my fall design. Pretty simple really, most of the work is in making the mouse but really he isn't that hard either. I hope you enjoy my little creation. I have to get cracking on a couple of apple &mice for a gal at church then I am going to make the idea I had using those cute little stocking buttons I picked up at Michale's last week. Thanks so much for stopping by and reading my blog. Have a blessed day and Happy Craftin' Y'all! Blessings Sharalyn
SVG Kits and Collections Use
Leaves Are Falling SVG Kit
Sweets for My Sweet SVG Kit
Acorn Autumn SVG Kit
Our Thanksgiving Gathering SVG Collection
Simple Stories Sweater Weather Collection
American Craft Card Stock, Vanilla, Mustard, Caramel, Latte, Apricot
Bazzill Card Stock, Chocolate
Simple Stories Enamel Dots
Stampin Up Linen Thread
Twinery Brown and white Twine
Michale's Black Pearls
Stampin Up, Soft Suede Marker
Buttons Galore and More, Tiny Buttons
Scotch Quick Dry Adheisive
Side note: Congrats to the winners of the fall Challenge, there were a lot of great entries!