Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Gina K Designs Spotlight DT Call

It's that time again when Gina K does her monthly search for a new "spotlight Designer".  This month Gina has challenged everyone to create a project that is inspired by their favorite movie. I IMMEDIATELY knew what my all time favorite was.  The Wizard of Oz!  I've watched that movie every year since I can remember.  I STILL do!! It is one of my daughter's favorites as well. (I cannot tell you how MANY copies of this movie I have.. all the way from "I recorded myself"... to collector copies received as gifts... hee hee.)

"Follow the yellow brick road"... that's the FIRST thing I think of.  For my card I created my own version of the yellow brick road.  I used my Scor-Pal to create the lines of the road.  Then, I covered the entire card front with Versamark and sprinkled some Ultra Thick Clear Embossing powder over it all.  Once heated up with my heat gun... it was a HUGE come-to-life "yellow brick road" that I always dreamed of being on when I was a kid. *smile*

I wanted my card to reflect a bit of the "black and white" part of the movie as well and I chose Rupa Shevde's, "Welcome Home" set to resemble the house the movie shows as Dorothy's home.  I used only one of the houses which I thought resembled the show most.  Since in the beginning you can't see what color the house actually is... I decided to color it grey and leave the fence and porch area white.  The roof had to look a bit worn and seems to me (in that I work for my father who owns a roofing company) that most of the older homes had these gross looking "rusty" colored shingles on them. LOL  So, I used my Copic markers to create my colors and for the sky and ground (which in the movie looks like they have NO grass!) I sponged on some chalk.  I perched my image on some bright green "sparkle" card stock to mimic "Emerald City's" brilliance. 

I really wanted to use Nina Brackett's, "Vintage Backgrounds" against this but realized with the shiny surface and the slight bumpiness, it wouldn't quite look as crisp as I wanted.  So... if I can't use Nina's stamps... I used lace FROM Nina!!  She was so kind to send me this beautiful lace all the way from Croatia!!  I weaved a bit of yellow ribbon through it and added it to the side of my card.

THEN... just to make sure I got a bit of the nostalgic look with my bright and shiny card, I used some Tim Holtz grunge board and dabbed on a bit of the Distress Inks.  I stamped the "Home Sweet Home" sentiment in white which I tried not to press to hard with since I wanted it to look old and worn.  (But still readable... ha!)

If you would like to play along, choose your favorite movie and make a project featuring one of the new stamp sets from Gina K Designs April release. Add your direct link to your project on Gina's Blog in the Mister Linky area. Gina will look at each one of the projects and choose a designer who will be invited to join her design team for the May release! Have your project up by this Wednesday, May 12th by 8:00PM and the winner will be announced on Friday, May 14th.

Have fun creating your favorite movie project and good luck!!



Joan said...

Wonderful card - love the yellow brick road!!!

Linda Beeson said...

What a cute use of a stamp and a movie theme and LOVE that card base, wowie!

NinaB said...

How very clever to create the brick wall and use it as a background. And I love how you threaded the ribbon through the lace. The color combo is cool, too.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I LOVE The Wizard of Oz!!!! And the yellow brick wall bg is soooo snappy!!!!

Patti P. said...

Great job on this, Tina! Love this movie and your take on it.

Paula Laird said...

Wow, your yellow brick road is fab! love this!

joy said...

What a neat card! Love your creation.

Janelle said...

Oh my goodness. You did not make a yellow brick road on your card base!!!!!! That is way too cool. Thanks for coming by my blog and I completely love the images I use.


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