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Challenge #75 at Crafty Ann’s challenge blog is to use a film title as your inspiration. I couldn’t think how to craft something linked to my number one favourite film – North By Northwest (I am a HUGE Cary Grant fan), this was what sprang to mind next. I think it was probably also something to do with fact that I had some relatively unused Graphic45 goodies from The Magic of Oz collection.
Recently I said that sometimes you were better going with your first idea and sticking with it. For this project there were moments when the opposite was true, but being a little stubborn,not prone to admitting defeat and taking the easy option not being in my nature I stuck with it. I think I’m glad I did.
Having been inspired by Dionne’s lovely twisted easel cards that she did for the Crafty Boots children’s story theme I decided to give one a go for this. I loved how Dionne managed to tell a story in two panels – check out her blog to see what I mean. I’m not sure I’ve quite achieved the same effect here but I like the finished card.
Having made my twisted easel I then fashioned a yellow brick road out of some cardstock. I inked around the edges to give it a well trodden look – well just remember how many Munchkins walked that route! Next I cut two squares that were to go on the easel mounts. I started with the scarecrow and matted and layered some card to match the colours of the Graphic45 tag. I used some raffia on the tag and then also made a little bundle behind a cream button. The final layer, on which the tag, words and button are mounted is a bit of ivory jute ribbon. I used some raffia on the tag and then also made a little bundle behind a cream button.
Next I made the Tin Man panel (he was my favourite character – apart from the witch obviously). I used some Graphic45 paper and then made a heart out of some embossed mirri card. I also punched out a button from the same card and popped some red ribbon behind it.
I felt mean leaving out the lion (who I found a bit irritating in the film!) so popped him onto the yellow brick road along with some Magic of Oz tiles to act as stoppers.
I created this card in record time having had two days travelling with no time to prepare ahead. I hope it doesn’t show. It was a minor miracle that, having set to as soon as I got in from work, I even managed to catch the last bit of daylight which helped when taking the photo’s.
My sons absolutely loved this film when they were little and youngest son, the infamous DJ Beez, had an Emerald City cake, made by me, for one of his birthdays. I raided the pick and mix for every green sweet available. I’ll try and find a photo and pop it on here. The film was also a favourite of my late Dad. So many memories attached to making this card I think that, after all, I’m glad I did stick with it. However, I have thought of another film I’d like to use so watch this space.