Friday, January 28, 2011

Tin Man Looking for Love!

With Valentine's Day just around the corner, I knew I had to incorporate this Tin Man from Artistic Outpost. When this plate was first released, I just had to have it! My DH loves the "Wizard of Oz" and I knew I would be using this image, but was not sure quite how. Well it all started with Linda and the new CCC#29 challenge of "Weathered Wood Grunge." I know this does not look like wood, but I did the technique to use for the love season! A fun and new group I have joined, Bella Creations, is having a "February Love Ticket" challenge and a sheet of these tickets can be found at Miss CutiePie! The Tin Man is also going in search of a heart and love at ARTchix Studio, The Cheerful Stamp Pad and Tag Tuesday.  And since The Wizard Of Oz is such a delightful childhood memory, we are off to see the kind people at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

I stamped the image and also made a mask. I stamped it twice as I wanted to tear the sentiment, which is part of the image. I then stamped a third time, so I could emboss the heart shaped clock in red! I used both Copic and Stampin Up markers to color the image (I gave him greenish eyes) then masked the Tin Man and city off. I used distress inks and then misted and blotted the excess water. Oh I had to do all of this twice, because for whatever reason, the first time when I lifted off the mask the face got torn! If it can happen, I can do it! I then stamped the second sentiment to add below the heart! Silly me also punched out the tiny hearts, shaded and glued them down. I have no doubt that the Tin Man will not only find a heart, but plenty of love!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and your visits and comments are always so enjoyed!

49 comments:

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

Perfectly adorable.

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is terrific, Terry! Love the fact that you have done something original with the heart theme. Don't know if it is the same as a Tin Man, but I have a Wooden Man who is capable of love!

Lucy x

Jingle said...

Super cute!

Netty said...

I love your tag and the great theme Terry. What on earth is Lucy talking about with her Wooden Man...would someone enlighten me as am totally bemused.....lol
Have a great weekend. Annette x

wearestampers said...

Aww, the tin man is cute! Great tag you made for all the challenges! And I got Miss Cutie Pies's valentines tags too!
Pam

Vicki Romaine said...

I love the little tin man tag. This is really a cute idea for a Valentine card / tag. Thanks for joining the valentine challenge at the Cheerful Stamp Pad.

Lucy Edmondson said...

Netty and Terry, a Wooden Man has trouble showing his feelings! It wasn't anything rude, honest! I am lucky enough to be married to one of those men who only loves his wife and his mum! He will see what you put on my blog now and wonder what I have been saying, lol!

Ann said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!! I need to order this for me. How perfect is that and wouldn't it go great for my Tin and Sparkle world. I love the tag you created-just adorable. I'm ordering this asap.
Ann

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a cute tag! Love all the added hearts and embellies surrounding the Tin Man! Thanks for using Artistic Outpost images.

Meggymay said...

Love your tin man, he's cute. Super tag. xx

Shelann said...

Love your tin man and the details.

Sherry Edwards said...

Awww, what a sweet tin man he is - who wouldn't want to love him! Your tag is lovely Terry.

Shelly Hickox said...

I loved this when you posted it to TJ, but I didn't even realize that the heart was this week's technique. I adore this tag - really lovely work!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh this is a great tag, Terry!! Super adorable!!! I hope you have a good weekend.
XO

Lynn Stevens said...

Oh girl you are so clever, The Tim man looking for his true Love,
I LOVE IT!!! Great way to combine challenges too.
Hugs Lynn

Lori said...

What a great tag, Terry! Love the theme, and that's definitely a childhood memory! Thanks for joining the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this tag- what a great stamp for a Valentine!

Micupoftea~ said...

Awww, cute tag~

1CardCreator said...

I love this tag Terry! Love the torn pieces and how you weathered them, love the image and the sentiment is fab! You hit it out of the ball park with this one! ~Diane

Michele said...

this is very sweet Terry! xo

sweet craf-tea chick said...

super cute and sweet tag, terry! thanks for sharing and hope you have a wonderful weekend! *hugs* steph :)

craftytrog said...

Your tag is brilliant Terry! Love the Tin Man theme! x

Dezinaworld said...

Ohh thats so beautiful. i love that tin man its so cute and what a gorgeous piece you created
hugs June

Shar said...

He's cool, Terry! Love your tag design!

Vada said...

Love your tag Terry! Your eye for detail is outstanding!!!Hugs and Kisses Tin Man..
Vada

Jan said...

So cute and the tag looks great!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I luv the tin man, please tell him I am available! Terry, this is just FAB! I love all the work you put into it to make it perfect!

2amscrapper said...

what a clever valentine!

Shelley said...

Oh I just love this! I'm with your DH, love The Wizard of Oz. In fact, one of my favorite saying when I'm miffed is "Don't make me get my flying monkeys". Not something actually said in the original movie, lol, but I would really like to have a few of those monkeys of my own sometimes to help me out.

Jack said...

Beautiful. xx

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Terry, I think you are right, that Tin Man stamp does work wonderfully on your wonderful Valentine tag!

Ira said...

This is cute, funny, sentimental and pretty at the same time Terry! Have a great weekend, Ira

Linda R. said...

What a Wonderful TAG.. I just love it.. So creative.. Hope your having a happy Weekend!!

Hugs, Linda

Sherry Goodloe said...

Now THIS is a fun tag! Nice creation :)

spikescreativeside said...

Love the Tin Man theme! It's absolutely faby! And yes I'm glad that brilliant minds think alike! hehe The weathered wood technique using red sooo works for hearts!

Hugs

~Spike

Trishia said...

Oh this is too sweet. Adorable.
I still have not make a start on the Smitten heart!!!Lynne M x

stamping sue said...

Fantastic Tin man.
just joined your following.
stamping sue
http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

Linda Ledbetter said...

Oh! Terry I adore that little Tin Man (I actually typed "Tim Man" and then caught myself-- how funny is THAT?!). The weathered wood technique is just gorgeous on that pretty heart, and the entire design is beautiful! Your masking work is spectacular!

This tag made me happy. :-)

The Altered Paper said...

Different! Love Different!

Terry said...

Hiya Terry, Wow what a wonderfull creation you made, love the colors and the tinmen is wonderfull. Thank you for sharing it with us on the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge blog. Hugs Terry xxx

Linda said...

What a charming piece of artwork...I love it!

minnie_mac said...

Brilliant tag. Love all the elements.

Marilyn

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
Hope you are having a great weekend!!!
Big (((hugs))),
Cindy

CuddlyBunny said...

You bet he's going to find plenty of love! What else would an adorable guy like this find?

Love all of your layering and inking!

Nancy Maxwell James said...

Terry
I love your tin man! sooo darling...now I can hear him saying "oil...oil..."! :) lovely art.

MommaSaid said...

It's a stunning tag!

In looking at a lot of your recent posts, I'm becoming a fast fan of your creative style. Looking forward to seeing more from you. Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog; it's allowed me to see some amazing things on yours.

Chrissy D said...

This is GORGEOUS Terry! Love your design!

PetraB said...

Terrific tag, love the tin man. He is just such a handsome chap (lol).

Dezinaworld said...

just me again terry
please pop by my dezinaworld blog if you get time as i have a new freebie to collect today
have a lovely day
hugs June

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