Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Wizard of Oz - Mo Style


Edit - thanx for the advice guys - I've decided I WILL paint the frame white - I'll show you how it comes up when it's done!

I've been working on this for a few days - and I think I'm finally done! I wanted to create a scene using the four friends from The Wizard of Oz - it started as a card but got waaaayy too big - so I ended up using a shadow box frame. I'm just trying to decide whether to paint the frame or not - I'm SUCH a messy painter - but I think it would look nice in a crisp white?!?!?!?! ALL of the fabulous images are from Mo Manning and have been "popped" up at different levels to give it a 3D effect.

Apologies for the pictures - I couldn't stop the glare from the glass!

I made this for my 9yo niece who's having trouble with bullying at school - it's got soo bad she's had to change schools and is upset at leaving some of her friends behind. So I figured this little scene about friends coming in all shapes and sizes, and with all sorts of weaknesses to overcome - might just pop a smile on her face!

Just as I was about to post it I saw the current challenge over at Mad for Markers is "Anything But A Card" - I think this fits the bill and all my images were coloured in Copics, so I'm going to enter it there!!

All of these images are available in Mo's store, just click on their names for a direct link - Kansas (Dorothy and Toto), Cowardly Lion, Scarecrow, Tin Man

xXx

36 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Debbie!!!! this is sooo precious! it's an absolute work of art and how sweet and perfect for your niece. What's wrong with kids these days? All of this bullying stuff is just getting out of hand. I'm sure this will make her feel better. xxD

Emma said...

WOW Debbie, this is FABULOUS! I LOVE it! I hope it cheers your niece up, the poor little thing! Thanks so much for playing with us over at Mad For Markers!

Helen said...

This is gorgeous! You've done an amazing job! Being from Kansas, I'm such a Wizard of Oz fan and these little images by Mo are so awesome! I'm very sorry about your niece. I do NOT like mean people at all! It's very sad and I hope she makes friends very quickly, so it will help ease the pain some. I'll say a prayer for her, if that's ok. Have a wonderful day!
Blessings!
~H

Cheryl said...

OMG WOW,its GORGEOUS!!! The Wizard of Oz is one of my favourite movies and I just love these images....your colouring of them is spectacular!! What a beautiful gift for your niece,I hope she is ok and does better at her new school, kids can be so cruel.My eldest daughter went through the same thing for years...it breaks your heart to see them crying every afternoon.
xx

Miss Jaster said...

SO CUTE!

wizard of oz slot machine said...

Oh that 3d effect is so cool on this. Do You plan on selling these down the road? I would love to buy one for my daughter she is just 16 months old but absolutely loves the wizard of oz.

Leigh said...

Absolutely stunning Debbie. What a gorgeous project.

Creepy Glowbugg said...

It is difficult to come up with a new word to describe this project, but stunning and amazing and brilliant is all I can muster at the moment. Really a gorgeous project with a stellar purpose! LOVE it!

Debbie Dolphin said...

stunningly fantastic debbie what else can i say. Iam lost for words.
brilliant!
love debbie xxx

Jak Heath said...

whoop whoop! amazing, I think we are telepathic Debbie lol! we always seem in sync with our projects.

Penni said...

Wow - this is amazing.

hugs
Penni
X

Leonie said...

Debbie!!!! YOu have this amazing knack for blowing me away! YOu have done it again with this gorgeous creation, great job!

PS I think the frame would look even better white

Kristel said...

Woww a stunning card Debbie! Love the scenery you created!!
Hugs Kristel

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

MMMMmmmmm ... this is delicious, Debbie! I think you should do the frame in green glitter ... just like the emerald city. That would really be eye catching! giggle! Hugs xxaxx

Summite said...

This project is stonning wow. I am sure that you will put a smile on your niece face. Congrat.

Dena said...

RRRR! Makes me so mad to hear about bullying! Make sure her mom teaches her not to have a victim mentality and she will be much stronger!!!
Your shadow box will most definitely cheer her up!!! How inspiring Debbie! Gorgeous details and I know you put a lot of care into it! It is gorgeous!!!!!
Hugs, Dena

Whimcees said...

Hello!

This is so wonderfu! I love these Mo Manning images! You have created such a lovely and perfect gift for your niece! I think the white frame would pull it all together and make it pop but it is beautiful just the way it is! Wonderful project!

Wishing you a good day today for both you and your niece.

Barbara Diane

Norma said...

Thud! That's the sound of my jaw dropping on the floor...LOL. Debbie, it's drop-dead gorgeous. I'm always blown away by your colouring work and as always you've brought Mo's images to life. Love the scene you've set up. The pictures look great to me and I didn't notice the itty bitty glare until you mentioned it and I went looking for it...hee hee.

Hugs.
Norma

Juls said...

such a fun creation! love it! hugs Juls

Renkata said...

wow Debbie
the wizard of Oz is just amazing.... Some where over the rainbow, where the blue birds fly..........
Beautifly done.

JAYNE said...

Wow this is amazing, I love it, such a clever idea, my daughter would love one for her room, not sure I could make it anything like yours though.
I hope things settle down for your niece, some girls can be so horrible and mean,
Jayne xx

Riet said...

This is so beautiful Debbie.

Hugs Riet.x

Sammi said...

This is gorgeous Debbie! I bet it will bring a smile to your niece's face!!
Thanks for joining our challenge :D
Sammi
xxx

Annette Bowes said...

Debbie, Debbie, you are truly one amazing lady, this is just AWESOME (seems to be the in word around here at the moment lol). An amazing scene, you have coloured these characters perfectly! Your niece is going to get so much pleasure from this, she is in my thoughts and hope the new school is just right for her, some children can be so cruel! Take CareX:)

CraftyC said...

Wow Debbie, this is stunning. Sorry to hear about your niece. Not nice to be bullied whatever and we have been there with Daniel. She will love this. Your such a sweet Auntie!!
Hugs
Clairexx

Sue said...

Just so cute!!! Love it!! My daughter is a Wizard of Oz collector, and her birthday is soon, may have to make her a card. Thanks for the inspiration!
This is a perfect gift for your niece, sorry to hear she is having a hard time at school, kids can be so cruel, having those same problems big time in the states!!

Hugs
Sue

Marcia @ The Stamp Spot said...

You are such a clever duck, love this. Yep, the frame will look so much more crisp in white, so do it!

Gorgeous Deb!

♥ Kristy Young ♥ said...

OMG Debbie this has turned out AMAZING!!! I absolutly love it!!
Kristy xo

Alison said...

This looks even more fabulous IRL. The images are so gorgeous and the colouring is stunning and looks great in 3D. Yes it would like good in white (as we discussed), but will be fiddly to do - I'll leave that one to you (or your sister) to decide. I'm sure this will cheer up your niece, and hopefully things will settle down at the new school (kids can be so cruel). Thanks for today.
xox

RubyM:) said...

First off i feel for your niece ans she's just 9yo sigh.... I CANNOT AND WOULD NOT TOLERATE BULLIES grrrr!!! OH if i was to find out my kids bully someone in school or else where they won't hear the last from me!! It all starts in their home enviorment.Anyways talk to your niece after giving her this amazing creation of yours and tell her that she is above them.OH my gosh that poor thing tell her i'm sending her tight hugs!! Your gonna make me cry now lol!!! Mother of four i know the pain sigh...

Well my friend THANKS BUT I NOW HAVE A BRUISE ON MY JAW WHEN IT HIT THE FLOOR!! Your niece is gonna love you so much. This is so adorable.You know i think either white or a RED frame will make these images pop even more.I say red because you have red flowers in there and it will help carry that also.White you can't never be wrong lol!! SIMPLY GORGEOUS SWEETIE!! Give your niece many hugs FOR ME,RubyM:)

Maria said...

Wow Debbie! This is fabuuuulous! Amazing combination of details and will certainly brighten up your niece's day. I'm sorry to hear about her troubles with bullying. It is unfortunate she's had to change schools but I hope this change will be a good and safe one for her. Hugs, Maria

Dawn said...

I left a comment via Facebook, and now that I've seen the frame in the raw (so to speak LOL), I agree that it's so much lovelier in white.

You're just the best aunt on earth to make something so thoughtful AND beautiful for your niece. I know how it is to struggle at school (my 9yodd is doing it now), and a reminder about friends where you least expect them surely will help.

Cat said...

absolutely gorgeous! a true piece of art! i saw the white frame first, and it really does show off your creation! TFS

Kerri said...

This is just stunning!!! And a wonderful sentiment for your niece. Bullying can be just awful... I went through a little myself and with my autistic son starting school the year after next it's at the top of my worry list xoxox

Michelle said...

Oh my what a super sweet project. Your neice will absolutely adore this.

I love Mo's images and your colouring has really brought them to life.

Thanks for joining in the challege at Mad For Markers.

Michelle :-)

Alicia said...

This is just amazing! Thanks for joining in our "Anything but a Card" challenge at M4M and good luck!
Alicia xx