4 November 2011

It's a wicked house!

When I saw this week's challenge for Simon Says Stamp and Show there was only one type of house that came to mind. The one that flattened the Wicked Witch of the East in Oz. My beautiful daughter Freya's favourite film is the Wizard of Oz so I've seen it many, many times! When the film goes from black and white to full technicolour I am still amazed and so I wanted the house to look very colourful and the plant to look like it could have grown in Oz itself! 
So the house, plant and scallop are Art Parts, the background is board with paper on the top. They are all inked with Distress Inks and Distress Stains with some covered in papers first. I used a few of Wendy's stamps, glossy accents and Xmas Red Stickles on the ruby red slippers (I know I can be a bit of a literary geek on occasion so I'd like you to applaud that I didn't make the shoes silver as it was originally written in the book!). 
I added some watch parts to the flower and two wooden stars and I think that's it! I loved making this and I hope you like it too! Gabrielle x ps Freya and I attended one of the lovely Lin's classes on Saturday - if you'd like to see Freya in action you can here!

10 comments:

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fab house Gabrielle, I lOVE the ruby slippers.

Dionne

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your house, Gabrielle, and yes you do get points for resisting the original shoe color. LOL. Love the way you've colored the flower!

Helen said...

Fabulous work as usual Gabrielle! Love the ruby slippers.

Candy C said...

Hi Gabrielle. Your Art Parts creation is absolutely darling! I love all of the colors you used on this piece and to make it about the Wizard of Oz...we'll, that is one of my favorite movies as well! I have something very special done for the Wizard of Oz that I'll be posting on my blog on the 14th. Be sure to check it out!! :) Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. <3 Candy

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Gorgeous colors and nice work with the Wizard of Oz reference!!

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Sara said...

I love the colours, where do you think these things up ?

Jo said...

Ooh this is lovely, love the tree stamp behind the house. I queued up for hours in Washington DC last year to see the original ruby slippers - boy did dhe have big feet!

Terry said...

Hiya Gabriella, thank you so much for joining the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show with your fabby made house, love all the art parts and the colors that you have used. Great Job. Hugs Terry xxxx

hazel said...

A wonderful creation Gabrielle, I love it.
xxx Hazel.

Sarah said...

Really fabulous colours - full on MGM technicolour from the movies. I just love this - it's so inventive, fun and I adore the crushed witch - love the stockinged leg poking out!!! A great piece!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Sarah