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!
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