Fab 'n' Funky ~ Song, Film or Book

Hey there my lovely crafty pals. I'm not sure this has ever happened in the history of my blogging, but I have two posts today! I know right?! Unheard of!! The first of my posts today, is for our new challenge at Fab 'n' Funky. Our lovely Ginny is hosting the challenge and has a fun theme for you this week, which is to create a card inspired by a Film, Song or Book.

We are sponsored by the fabulous Dr Digi's House of Stamps this challenge. They have such a fun set of sassy, tongue in cheek and cool stamps. I chose to work with a lovely image called Tin Man, which is of course a very big hat tip to the film the Wizard of Oz. But I was actually inspired to use this stamp by a song, perhaps some of you know it? Tin Man by America

I love the phrase in the America song that says "Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have..." so I computer generated this as a sentiment and printed it in green to tone with the beautiful paper. I finished the sentiment banner with a little green enamel heart, which I thought was fitting for this creation and theme. 

I used my new copics to colour this gorgeous Tin Man, as I had a good set of the cool greys. I used warm greys to colour the handle of axe. It took me ages to colour, but I'm really happy with the result (for a copic novice!) I chose a gorgeous digital paper by Whimsy Stamps designer Tracy Wray called Summer Meadows to create the card base. I just loved the carefree Summer scene it created with the Tin Man merged into it. This is clearly the other side of his journey, he just looks happy and relaxed doesn't he? Not a care in the world! 

This last shot is taken if full sun, because I love the soft wash of colours in the beautiful digital paper which you see really well in this shot. I distressed the edges of the paper and of the sentiment banner which was cut with an MFT banner die. A very simple, but I think rather lovely card. I plan to give it to my big nephew for his birthday in a few weeks to encourage him to always remember that all he needs in this world comes from within.

I hope you'll come and join us for some fun this week with our 'Film, Song or Book' challenge. We'd love to see what inspires you to create. It's always fun to know what others enjoy watching and listening to. I'll be back again, in about 2 mins with my next post. So be sure to catch that. Big hugs to you all and happy crafting, Wends xoxo

Challenge Entries:
Crafty Catz: #393 ~ Anything Goes
Moving Along With The Times: Trees
Card Mania Challenge: #98 ~ Anything Goes
Colour Crazy Challenge: #46 ~ Anything Goes
Creatalicious Challenges: #127 ~ Anything Goes
The Ribbon Girl: November ~ Any Image Challenge
Lemon Shortbread Challenge: #55 ~ Anything Goes
Aud Sentiments: #193 ~ Anything Goes + A Sentiment
Sugar Pea Mix It Up Challenge: #37 ~ Colour Inspired, Red, Green & Silver of the wood.


Dawn T said…
Great colouring Wendy. It really shines. Fabulous design for the card as well.
Pat K said…
Fabulous colouring on the tin man Wends. Love the background and of course that great sentiment. Awesome! hugs, Pat K xx
tilly said…
love your tin man lol....thanks for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again
Valerija said…
Wendy, that is a gorgeous card with wonderful image.
Valerija xx
Chris said…
Wow, fabulous colouring...love your Tin Man. Great design too!
Sarah said…
Such a great card Wendy, your colouring is exceptional, looks like you are getting the hang of the Copics!! Your finishing touches are absolutely perfect xx
Elaine Stark said…
A great card. Thanks for joining Aud Sentiments challenge. Elaine
Ginny said…
this is sublime, one of my favourites xx
Cara said…
Fabulous card and your colouring of the tin man is amazing x
Brilliant card Wends....great image....wink,wink,.....love the background....Fabulous make...Joolsx
Buffy said…
Amazing card Wends. Totally loving your background, really makes the tin-man pop.
Hugs Buffy x
Christine L said…
This is fabulous Wends.. love how you coloured the Tin Man and to combine him with that background is perfection!

Christine x
Ardyth said…
Fabulous colouring! Thanks so much for joining us at SugarPea!
Pat said…
Fabulous card Wends, great colouring of the tin man and I love the beautiful background.

Pat xx
Kerin said…
Great card and love your coloring of the tin man! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs:)
PaperDaisies said…
What a beautifully designed card. Great result. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Creatalicious. Hugs Nina
~amy~ said…
Wonderful coloring!
Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!
What a fun "Wizard of Oz" themed card you have made here which fits perfectly the Lemon Shortbread Monthly Challenge this fortnight. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Lemon Shortbread Design Team Member).

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