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Saturday, January 14, 2012

Based on a Book Blog Hop

*I am in FOUR blog hops today!  Be sure to catch them all!*

For the Four-Legged Friends Blog Hop click HERE.
For the Valentine Cards for Kids with Cancer Blog Hop click HERE.
For the Valentine's Day Blog Hop click HERE.

Good Morning Crafty Friends and welcome to the Based on a Book Blog Hop hosted by Tanya! Ashley of Marine Wife's Scrappin' Life is the first stop today.  You should have arrived here from Memories in Tyme.  If you just happened upon my blog today, please be sure to start with Ashley to catch all the awesome creations and blog candy along the way!  I will be having blog candy as well, but you must leave a comment and be/become a follower.  Only my followers get candy! ;)  I will be drawing one name from all of my hops so leave a comment on each and you will be entered to win four times!  I will be giving away a bag of scrapping goodies to one lucky follower. 

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today.  I was so excited when I saw this hop came up and I just had to participate!  I love reading (it's one of my favorite pastimes) and had the perfect stuff in my stash to use for my very favorite book ever, Wicked by Gregory Maguire!  I love this spin off of the Wizard of Oz and of course I love the classic Wizard of Oz, so I kind of combined them here with this piece of "altered art".  Lots of times I like to make "art" for my house rather than a layout or a card and since there were so many elements that I wanted to add here, I just had to do that instead!  So, we're doing two books in one!

This one is VERY picture heavy and I apologize for that, but I added so many elements to this, that I wanted you to see them all from every angle possible! I had sooooo much fun working on this one and am quite proud of how it turned out.  If any one is interested in buying it, please do let me know.  I have enough stock so I can create another for myself if anyone likes it enough to buy it. :)  I would be so thrilled!   Anyways, onto the pictures!  Oooh, I just hope you all like this one as much as I do!  It's 3:30 in the morning and I just got it done! LOL  Phew! ;)  I will be listing some details in the captions and some at the end.  I won't bore you with the deets of the ink and adhesive, gems, etc. I used, but if you have questions, please do ask! Oh, and please click on the pictures to see them all in greater detail and larger size.  It's hard to see all the cool stuff w/o clicking on them.

 12x12" Paper from Recollections - Midnight Magic (amazing Halloween paper pack if you can still find it).
 Right-hand corner - semi/closeup 
 To create this part I folded down a corner of the background paper and inked it a bit with black ink.  I took a length of Doodlebug Blk/White twine and wrapped it around the corner, glued it down a bit, then tied it into a bow.  I stapled the corner down.  Then, I used a circle punch to cut out a compass from the Graphic 45 (G45) - Magic of Oz Collection (8x8" Paper Pack) and adhered it to a bubble epoxy sticker (so it's rounded on top, not flat).  Next I added a triangle of printed paper from Authentique and another triangle layer of Bazzill textured cardstock.  I just love the way this corner turned out!
 For the upper left side of the page I took a sheet of the G45 paper (mentioned above) and cut out the "cards".  I used my new favorite tool, the Tim Holtz Scraping Tool to distress the edges and make them curl nicely like book pages (which wasn't my original intent, but it made perfect sense after putting a few of them down on the page!)  So the Magic of Oz is actually on top of the Lion and you can open it a bit to see it better.  I added pop dots to some of them.  The Scraping Tool really did a great job distressing these just how I wanted.  It's like $5.00 and you can buy it pretty much anywhere.  My understanding is it's fairly new.
 This element is from the G45 stack and it is on a page of four cut-outs.  This witch is PERFECT for the Wizard of Oz or for Wicked.  I added some green rhinestones to the corners.
 The green cardstock element is a journaling square cut from Bella Blvd. - Too Cute to Spook (#333 Cute Cuts).  I stamped it with the Wicked stamp set by G45, then the hat and sentiment are from CTMH.  I actually won the "Wicked" set (how ironic is that?) from Scrapbooking KampStyle from a previous blog hop. It's a fantastic set and I love it very much! :)  I added a cut out of the word "Wicked" from the G45 paper.  Next to the green journal blog is a little square with the compass that I cut out from that same paper piece and I added a little silver brad to it so now it spins!
 Had to have the flying monkeys right?  Cut out from G45 paper.
 Isn't this guy so cool?  I used that same Authentique
 Definitely click the pic on this one and zoom in.  It's a full sheet of the G45 paper and it has lots of fun "advertisements" on it.  You'll love it!
 I added a button to the top of the 8x8 sheet to bring a little more attention to the top.

This has to be my very favorite part!  I took a piece of cut-out plain chipboard from Stampin' Up and painted it with FolkArt #6711 Metallic Peridot acrylic paint (from Joann's or Michael's).  It's such a great color.  I would recommend getting this for your paint stash. I use it for lots of things.  Then I took the coolest stamp EVER (in my opinion) from Stampendous - Bootiful Boots set, (that I bought at Archiver's) and inked it onto the chipboard with Staz-On to make sure it would be permanent.  I totally dig how it turned out.  I added some gems to the shoes and over to the side is a little popped up cut-out from the 8x8" main page that I wanted to stand out a bit cause I thought it was cute.

Alright Ladies and Gents!  There you have it!  Sorry that was such a super long post, but there was a lot of detail there that I wanted to share with you.  Don't forget to become a follower and leave a comment for a chance to win some goodies!

Now you're off to see Ashley, the Wonderful Ashley of Made Especially for You!  ;0)  Ok, so the song doesn't quite work there, but hey... I gave it a try!  I know she'll have something magical for you today! 

XO ~ Amy Jo


sarah said...

cute project!!new follower..

Carla said...

Your project is so cute!! I love all the different elements you used along with the paper. Thanks so much for sharing. or
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Shawnee said...

Amy Joy this is beautiful. I loved the musical Wicked but I haven't read the book. You did an amazing job on this layout. I love all the details. Great job!

Naomi Edwards said...

Hey there kitty Kat!!! Awesome job!!! Just love love love it!!! Picture 11 shows the truer colors because of the lighting... love all your images!! How did you get them...It also has a vintage feel to it... my favorite!
Rock on!!!

Mary said...

I just became a follower. Oh my, this lay out is wonderful. Don't apologize for the length of the post it was well worth the read! TFS, Mary M

Sherrie K. said...

Cute project! Great papers and wonderful details:)
Sherrie K

Scrapping Galaxy said...

Your project is so cute. Love that paper and all the tips & ideas

Tanya said...

Beautiful project! so much detail, it's amazing!!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

THis is awesome! I love all of the dimension you brought to it by folding the corner and lifting some of the pieces. Thanks so much for sharing!

Chrys said...

This is just fabulous! I'm glad you liked your 'Wicked' stamp set. Thank you for mentioning my blog-you are too sweet.

Tammy said...

GREAT job---Leapin' lizards!! Great detail!!! thank you for sharing and allowing me to glean from you! be blessed Beyond Measure

Ashley said...

What a great project! LOVE it!

Dena said...

Hi, Amy Jo! I'm glad you liked my Alice digi layout! The digi kit is so awesome, and I'm glad you love it, too! :)

I love all the elements in your project. Such fun, perfect items for it! G45 has some awesome stuff. TFS!


Linda said...

AMY, I LOVE THIS! My best friend and I went to see the Show Wicked in London a couple of years ago and we loved it. The last song they sang was about friends and me and my friend looked at one another and we were both crying as it just about summed up our special friendship. Your work on this is fabulous and I just adore it.

Hugs my dear friend.
Linda xxxx

Vickie said...

You did a fantastic job on this LO. I love all the detail on this.


Sherri said...

awesome! I'm going to see wicked this summer in New York

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