Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Wizard of Oz

" .... we're off to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of oz....." another passing month,another design team layout.
this was a fun layout to do!!!! i love using the heidi swapp invisibles!!!! i was skeptical at first - but i was quickly convinced otherwise.....what an awesome product!!!!!its like magic how the colors appear and blend well together when adding a heap of different shades to make it the perfect medium........well, i chose a variety of different paper lines including one of my favorite lines out there right now - websters' pages. they are vey me!!!!! I used this line to make the house and some of the flowers....i also used the lime rickey to compliment "the emerald city". the doodlebug line was used to made the bricks of the yellow brick road. and i wrapped it all together with the crate paper and fancy pants collection summer soiree...for additonal touches, i used the prima fleurs and embroidered tabs.i used a rub on from glitz design for the tree branch,and crepe paper ribbon by jenni bowlin. tim holtz hardware help bring the tin man's heart to life. and paper house provided the die cuts and stickers...i distressed the pages with the versamagic inks and added sparkling red stickles coloring to dorothy's ruby slippers. one of the challenges was to curl, fold ,ink and distress paper - which i did....and made them into roses, like the one next to the tin man.

the photos of dorothy are from halloween 2000 when abby was 1 1/2 years old....i LOVE the wizard of oz and i could hardly wait to dress her up like dorothy.... to add my special sentimental touch, i chose the "oz" button flowers taken from a dress abby wore when she was little, as well as the patchwork slippers.

.....i cant wait to start the next assignment!!!!


  1. this is beautiful! there is so much to look at. can't wait to see it at the store.
    Lisa H.

  2. This is just toooo awesome. I went to see Wicked in NYC so I can't wait to use some of your ideas for it. Madilyn might even have to be Dorothy for Halloween this year. LOL!