It was totally unintentional (and a bit of a struggle), but I recently embraced my inner cutie.
How did this happen? How else but a wicked Craftster Swap. You’ve seen my work from previous wicked swaps — the Wicked Circus and the Wicked Forest.
Suitably wicked, I thought.
For this wicked swap challenge, the goal was to take your partner’s favorite villain and imagine them as a child. After getting my partner and seeing “Godzilla” on her list, I knew, almost immediately what I was going to do. But I didn’t know it was going evolve from dark and dingy and wicked to…
I knew that my partner was a big fan of Lilo & Stitch (as am I) and so I knew that I had to recreate the scene where Stitch builds a city out of toys and books and then stomps through it. Just like Godzilla. I mean, how perfect is that?
But I thought I could do it wickedly — dark colors, drippy vines… maybe some slime somewhere. And then, well then, I decided I wanted pictures of monsters to hang on the walls of Baby Godzilla’s nursery.
And then, well then, I remembered who my partner was — the incredibly talented Kira Nichols of Oops, I Craft My Pants who just happens to draw some fabulous monsters.
Fabulous and cute. I was happily on the cute train, no turning back.
Even the child’s artwork in the lower left corner is from Kira — a piece she did when she was a child — how perfect is that? (Yes, unbeknownst to Kira, I snatched a bunch of images off of her web site. Of course, once she received her tin, my thievery became undeniably “knownst”.)
The abc blocks are individually folded paper cubes – an idea that was much easier in theory than in execution.
Now I know you’re probably wondering how high and low I had to search to find that absolutely perfect monster foot pedestal, but, tut-tut, no searching at all, it was in my stash.
The serendipity of which has dealt a serious blow to any de-cluttering efforts I may have been considering.