Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Oz-Inspired ATCs

Wow, April was a busy month and I wasn't as creative as I would have liked! But I do have a set of ATCs to share with you inspired by L. Frank Baum's book The Wonderful Wizard of  Oz. I made these for the March/April ATC swap at Scraps of Darkness/Scraps of Elegance and now that my partner has received them, I can share them with you! I just love the Oz stories - and I hope my swap partner does too!
First, we have the Scarecrow-inspired ATC. The background of Yellow Bricks was created with White Sand Texture Paste mixed with ColourArte Primary Elements in Golden Nugget. I layered a piece of rugged burlap and a patch of denim and added a twine 'belt' and the quote (matted on black cardstock).
Next is the Tin Man-inspired ATC. I used foil hardware tape which I scored and added 'rivets' to using my eyelet hole punch. I used Finnabair's Rust Effects texture paste along the seams/rivets. I made a heart out of air-dry clay and broke off and reattached one side of it. I painted it with ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Carmen and then added a generous coat of Ranger Crackle Accents.
Finally, we have the Cowardly Lion-inspired ATC. I painted the base with ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Forest Green - this made me think of the Emerald City - and then embossed the card with a Tim Holtz embossing folder. I cut the crown out of black cardstock twice using my Silhouette Machine and layered the two crowns with pop-dots in between. I roughly painted the top crown with ColourArte Silks Acrylic Glaze in Emperor's Gold and added a Liquid Pearl and two 'rubies'.
Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today - I hope you enjoyed this little visit to Oz. ;-)

1 comment:

Lisa aka Raining said...

Sarah you did an amazing job on these atc's. Your texture and imagination are outstanding! I love them! xo