Sunday, January 20, 2013

Follow the Yellow Brick Road...

... Hopefully to a chance for a Guest spot on the Kraftin' Kimmie Design team.

You must use a Kraftin' Kimmie Stamp on your creation and you also must include some sort of metal embellishments/paper/colour on your design!

So - I did a triple play on this card - I have metal "paper", metal embellishments (the hearts), and I colored up the Tin Man from the Wizard of Oz collection in well ... tin.

The background paper is a heavy foil that I embossed with the diamond plate embossing folder. The other embellishments are three different heart charms I found - - you know since the Tin Man wants a heart! The sentiment is stamped with versamark and then embossed with detail silver ep. 

I colored the Tin Man in shades of Cool grey starting at C00 up through C3. Some of the shadows are C5. After I was done, I added a little E04 to give the tin a rusty look. But it looked very bland on white paper. So I thought Yellow Brick Road. I added that with Y11, Y21, Y23, Y26. Then the whole thing looked WEIRD! So I added in the poppy field using the dotting technique with G20, 21, 24 and R22, 24, 29. So then I added B21 for the sky. I like that much  better than the plain white background. 

OK... now off to be crafty again. I still have a few more cards to do this weekend.  :-)

Have a great day!



  1. My daughters and I were all tickled pink with this card. We really like the tinman with the diamond plate and hearts and all the shades of gray you used on your image - must have read the book

  2. I totally love this and if it were up to me, I'd give you the spot!

  3. Best of luck to you! This card is fantastic. The diamond plate embossing really brings out your great coloring of the tin man.

  4. Alaine, I LOVE this card! Your coloring rocks and that embossed metal background couldn't be MORE perfect! Wonderful work, lady! Hugz, Cheryl