November 16, 2010

Wanted ... Brain

I thought Cosmo Cricket Wanted papers would be perfect to combine with the Artistic Outpost Oz Collage ... and I love the results. I love every Artistic Outpost set, but I must admit, this is one is becoming one of my favorites. I also love the play on words since each of the Book/Movie Characters "wanted" something.

The woodgrain paper that the scarecrow is stamped on reminds me of straw or a rattan place mat. I colored very heavily with Prismacolor Pencils and then went back with a soft eraser and used it to blend and remove color for shading. I used a sketch from Eat, Sleep, Stamp for my design. I cut the sentiment in half to make it work for the sketch & finished with some just packaging twine. When I unravel the ends of the twine, it reminds me of the texture of straw, which seemed perfect for the Scarecrow.

Guest Designer ~ Stephanie Severin