December 7, 2012

400th Follower Giveaway! (CLOSED)

This is in conjunction with my Christmas Giveaway already going on.
I decided to make something special for my 400th Follower Giveaway since so many of you like a particular character for the Wintry months!
I started with a piece of rough pine fencing. I LOVE working with this wood because of the texture you get when you don't have to sand it.
I drew up a design so it could fit specifically in the box I have to send it in.
I didn't make a paper pattern yet. If you want to copy this pattern, by all means go ahead. I don't sell my patterns and feel honored you think enough of mine to want to make one.
Got it cut out and sanded ONLY the sides....remember, I like the rough texture.
Once assembled, I based the whole piece in watered down black acrylic.
The top coat was bright white acrylic paint, DRY BRUSHED. 
Don't be perfect with this technique because you want to see the undercoat come through.
I added various details and....
He is simply designed and painted. 22" tall and 18" wide with his arm span. Little hand stitched mittens have been fitted on his arms. (He will come to you with his arms needing to be assembled as he can't fit into the box with them on. I'll provide the wire and you'll just have to put them on. Easy Peasy, I promise!)
Want to join in this Giveaway and get a chance to have him come and see you?
Go HERE and sign up for my Christmas Giveaway. If you've already signed up you are AUTOMATICALLY going to be counted for a chance to win him. Winner will be decided on Monday, Dec. 10th, so come back that morning for the announcement!
Thanks for the FOLLOWING, everyone! 
I truly appreciate your support!


Red W said...

What a great giveaway... and I love your blog! :)

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

He's cute!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

I Love him! So Adorable.
Congratulations on your 400+ Followers.

Barb said...

Hi Vicky,
Love that you measured him to the is so smart!
LOVE him!!
I have already entered and Congratulations on #400+.
You go girlie!!
Enjoy your day,

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

You make it look so easy! He came out really great:) Congrats on reaching 400!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

How sweet you are...and that Mr. Snowman! Enjoy your weekend! Sweet holiday hugs!

cucki said...

congratulations for the 400..
i love him so much..he is so cutee.
love for you x


Now, he really needs to come and live with me!!!!

Anonymous said...

He is adorable, Vicky! Love, love, love him~

jennifer768 said...

Congrats on the 400+ followers!I love ,love him!Hugs,Jen

Cindi said...

Wow that is a lot of followers!! Congrats. Love the snowman!
Be blessed,

Unknown said...

Congratulations to you!!! I also entered already too. God Bless.

Firecracker Kid said...

Aww, now he's a cutie. An awesome porch sitter :)