25th Anniversary

25th Anniversary

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

UDI’s Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday Challenge Week 11—Yellow Brick Road

Welcome to another Wonderfully Wicked Wednesday Challenge! 

This card went through several transformations. In keeping with this Month’s Yellow Brick Road Theme, I was trying to think of things Dorothy and her friends encountered along the way, and I thought of the dark forest full of “lions and tigers and bears!” I thought this piece of Woodland Walk DSP was green enough to represent the land of Oz, and the circles reminded me of the dense foliage of the forest.  They also made me think of those cartoons where you see scary eyes glowing in the dark woods. So I laid a Greenhouse Gala road down through the middle of that dark forest. Then I thought about the Cowardly Lion and his quest for courage, and I used my Garden Green Stampin Write Marker to ink that word in my “Hero” Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel.

I had a hard time thinking of what to balance it out with.  My Beautiful Wings Butterflies just seemed a little too “froo-froo” for the boldness of the Courage stamp, so I finally decided to incorporate a sentiment from the On the Grow set, and added a poppy from the Friends Never Fade set.  I think this will be a nice encouragement card to root for someone who’s facing something with an unknown outcome that’s just a little out of their comfort zone like a job hunt, or a big out-of-state move.

Yellow Brick Road-WWW 11

Here are the tools I used:

Cardstock: Garden Green, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight

Designer Series Paper: Woodland Walk, Greenhouse Gala

Ink: Garden Green, Poppy Parade

Stamp Sets: Jumbo Stampin’ Around Wheel-Hero, Friends Never Fade, On the Grow

Ribbon: 1/4” Grosgrain, Daffodil Delight & Old Olive

Punches: 1-1/4” Circle, 1” Circle

I popped both greetings and the flower with Dimensionals

WWW 11-Inside

Inside I used the Eyelet Border Punch to trim the corners, and stamped the flower from Friends never Fade in Poppy Parade and the background diamonds with a stamp from Grunge Rock in Daffodil Delight.

I hope you enjoyed this week’s challenge card.  Check out the UDI blog to see what the rest of the design team came up with this week!