Why was I hoping for this? Because I wanted to put the photos of her (dressed up as Dorothy, no less) on my "Magic of Oz" layout! hee hee!
So I decided to scrap my photos of the musical "WICKED"...which my BFF Sandra treated me to in August. I don't see a lot of live theatre, and this performance had a powerful impact on me. In fact, I was inspired to design a layout about Oz with the wonderful Graphic 45 papers.
This 2-page layout is a class I taught at Scrap-A-Lot a couple of weeks ago. I have another single page Oz layout still in my sketch book! But some day soon (I hope) it will become a reality :)
|A slightly crooked photo....it's hard to take a pic of a double pager!|
|Why do BLONDES always end up being the "GOOD" witch????|
The brick road was a feature technique for this class. I used my trusty Big Shot and the Tim Holtz brick embossing folder. I inked the embossing folder with Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink BEFORE I put the yellow cardstock inside and ran it through the Big Shot.
|I used a 6" x 12" piece of yellow cardstock, and kept moving the folder to emboss the length.|
|I added Yellow Stickles randomly and spread them with my finger for a little glimmer.|
|I hung the cage from the top gears die cut border using gold wire.|
Most of you have seen that Tim Holtz Die Cut bird cage before...and I cut it from Grunge Paper. To make that cage look metallic, I "pounced" my Adirondack Gold Metallic Paint Dabber all over it, giving it a hammered metal effect.
I really wanted Glinda to SHINE....so Stickles did their magic...
|Glinda LOVES Stickles :)|
|I think I'm falling in love with Glinda :)|
|The "tools" for altering the grunge paper heart|
I used almost half a bottle of yellow Stickles to get that bottom layer to look REALLY glittery. First I coloured the raw grunge paper with Mustard Seed Distress Ink to give the Stickles a nice yellow base.
The oversized "postage stamp" edges of the layout are created with a 1/2 inch circle punch...easy peasy!
|I added a glittery red ribbon across the top of the gears to match Dorothy's shoes.|
I added Xmas Red Stickles to sparkle up Dorothy's shoes...
|Sigh...don't we ALL wish we had a pair of these beauties?|
|I fussy cut these lovely poppies along the bottom edges of both pages.|
I also fussy cut the title banner from the same piece of paper the characters came from...
|The frame is made of BoBunny double dot card stock "Chiffon" and I punched the edges with a small postage stamp border punch from Fiskars.|
The characters are cut from one fabulous piece of Graphic 45 paper...
|More Red Stickles to brighten Dorothy's shoes..|
Thanks for joining me...and may the rest of your day be magical...OR "wicked." hee hee!