Saturday, February 12, 2011

The Tin Man

Heavy Metal!

I love The Wizard of Oz and all the wonderful characters searching for the things they feel are lacking in their lives. The message of the story is timeless....we all have it within ourselves to be the people we dream of being. We just have to do is realize the gifts we already possess. 

 This card uses Mo's version of the lovable Tin Man. Here he is offering his heart to his Valentine.
I referenced his main component throughout the design, using embossing in a diamond plate pattern, screw brads, a heart punched from an aluminum can,  and silver cord.  This was fun to make, and I think that, even with the bow,  it would be a good card for a guy. 
I used Dorcas's technique for drawing clouds for the very first time. It's very effective, but I need a bit more practice!
If you zoom in, it looks as if there are little white specks on him. That's just the light reflecting off bits of the Spica ink that I used to give him a bit of a shine.

Inside: "Honey, My heart is yours! Happy Valentine's Day!"

Tools: Copics (C1, C3, C5, C7), Prismacolor pencil, Cuttlebug with Embossing folder, Martha Stewart Border punch and Heart punch, Mounting tape, Dimensionals, White gel pen, Silver Spica pen

Papers: SU! Going Gray, Basic Black, Real Red, Neenah smooth white

Embellishments: Screw Brads, Silver cording, Gingham ribbon
I'm hoping to get "The Cowardly Lion" done soon. I have an idea for a Valentine card using Mo's image of Dorothy called "Kansas", too. 
Thanks for stopping by!


Joni said...

Awesome Card! I love the Wizard of Oz! As always, Mo's rendition is fun and quirky and I really love what you did with the Tin Man, sticking with "his components!" Great Card!

Jennifer M. said...

This is absolutely adorable and it does make a great card for a guy. The inside sentiment is perfect too. Great Job! :D

meeshka said...

Elaine, This is gorgeous! You really made him look like he's made of tin! The gingham ribbon is the perfect touch and those awesome little screw brads... fantastic!

Hugs, Meesh. XX

Anne-Marije said...

Oh what a lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the Digital Tuesday challenge...
xxx Anne-Marije