We're Off to See the Wizard

Monday, January 23, 2012

Hi everyone! Today's card that I want to share is a card I made for The Greeting Farm's Customer Challenge weekend over at Split Coast Stampers! The theme for this week's challenge is Favourite Children's Book, and I have chosen to go with The Wizard of Oz. I have turned one of my Anyas from the new Miss Anya Garland set into Dorothy with a gingham print, ruby slippers, and dark brown plaits. I paper pieced her banner with green DPs and wrote the word OZ on it.

I made some cascading hills using my Crate Paper DP, and drew in the yellow brick road. The green glittery thing at the back is MEANT to be the Emerald City - but that thing is hard to make! Haha - if you get a chance google the emerald city and you will know what I mean!

The sky background was done using my Broken China distress ink. I created a circular template for the clouds and sponged the ink over the top of the template to create the cloud and sky effect. This was a really easy technique that is quite effective - I am thinking that I will add a tutorial for this shortly! I finished the card off with some green zigzag stitching just to ground the colours.

Dorothy was coloured using my copic markers. I finally have my new skin coloured copics and they certainly make a difference!

Thanks for stopping by :)


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  1. You are killing me with cuteness here! This is SO fantastic, I love it. So clever. I love the Emerald City... it's perfect. Her teeny ruby slippers! Ah, so so cute. :)

  2. Fantastic card Alyce.. Love your yellow brick road..Loz

  3. I saw you at MIM, what a beautiful card, love the hills, she is indeed colored beautiful.

  4. This is such a lovely card hun..love how you have done the clouds, and such a lovely image..so cute!
    Saw this on Make it Monday..So glad I stopped by!

  5. This is fabulous, sweet image and those clouds are fab...Popped over from Make it Monday to have a look.
    Wendy xx

  6. Love your card it is so cute.Popped over from Make it Monday.xxx

  7. The background on this card is amazing! Such a great idea!

  8. The gingham dress is brilliant. Saw your project on Make it Monday and had to come over and take a closer look.
    Crafty Blogocks
    DT Member for Catch The Bug

  9. Fabulous creation, love the scene you have created. I saw this on Make it monday and had to pop over to take a closer look.
    Cathy xx

  10. Wauuu. Great idea for hills, using different papers and putting them together.
    I saw your card at Make it Monday and I stopped by to see more.

    Looking forward to see some of your other work. I'm new at paper-carfting, so I'm colecting some new ideas as I go along other artist's blogs. I love tips I get from bloggs. Sometimes the simpliest things get such good results :-)

    Happy Crafting. Best regards from Slovenia. Katarina XXX

  11. Ohhhhhh how wonderful! A card after my home state! You really did an amazing job with the paper piecing here. Your hills look amazing and I love the banner on Dorothy. :) I laughed at the Emerald City bit. I think it's perfect just the way it is.

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  12. Hi Alyce!
    This is Natalie from Anyone for Anya! We would love to have you join our Design team! Please contact me to let me know if you are still interested! nataliedshaw@hotmail.com
    Thanks! Your work is awesome!
    Nat :)

  13. Fabulous card! Love the paper's torn edges :)

  14. Hi

    Oh this is fabulous!! I love the yellow brick road that you "drew in" I thought it was designer paper!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :o)

  15. This is beautiful and the movie has always been my favorite so I LUV THIS:-) Wonderful job on this adorable card

  16. Here from MIM! What a sweet card.

  17. h wow your card is so cute love the way you colored her hair and the way your created that stunning background saw you over on MIM hugs Mandy xxx

  18. Oh wow your card is so cute love the way you colored her hair and the way your created that stunning background saw you over on MIM hugs Mandy xxx

  19. Such a beautiful card, you have done an amazing job with drawing the yellow brick road. Had to take a closer look from MIM

  20. Too precious!! LOVE the paper piecing!!


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