Wednesday, October 27, 2010

In The Land of OZ...........

My children and grandchildren will tell you that I live in Oz on  any day! and I guess it must be true....most days I'm not in Kansas! (or Florida either).    Soooo, this last month I have survived with no phone, no internet, nothing but fun, sun, and relaxation (ok...beer and margarita's too) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, as close to any Oz as I will ever get.

With my first post back, I'd like to tell you how excited I am about the newest release from Artistic Outpost, OZ COLLAGE!


Inspired by Dorothy and Toto in that wonderful land of Oz.  Oz Collage features everything that we love about that whimsical tale:  the Tin Man, the ruby slippers, the Scarecrow, and of course Dorothy and Toto. Available in both unmounted sheets and pre-trimmed and mounted on EZMount cling foam, we know this one will soon be one of your favorites. All images are sized to work well together, and the Tin Man and Scarecrow collages are perfect 2.5" x 3.5" inches for all your ATCs and die cutting pleasures!  Visit the Oz Collage Gallery.




I just love all the Oz characters, and the Scarecrow is so real life like, I just had to use him first...can't you just hear him moving around the room!  I added some of Tim's Alterations and a few felt flowers and button an online friend just sent me.  The image is watercolored with DI, and I used the tech from the TJNL around the edges.  If you look really close at the leaves, you can see I added some clear plastic leaves that I die cut, colored with alcohol inks, and formed with my heat gun, what fun!

AND NOW to the really great news! In celebration of Artistic Outpost's Third Anniversary, all rubber stamps are 20% off from now until November 5, 2010. That includes all unmounteds and mounteds. Simply use the code: Anniversary at check out to receive your discount.

Be sure to stop by the Design Team Blogs and see what out Designers Created with the new Oz Collage Plate:

Lisa Somerville *Barbara Washington *Connie Paxman *Stephanie Severin*Suzanne Czosek


..............and I'll share some photos from our trip.  DH and I joined my brother and wife to celebrate his 64th birthday!  Loads of fun was had by all.  It's really hard to get back to reality, lol.

 Norm and I on a fishing trip...it was so hot I had to cover up or burn!
 Some of the fabulous scenery we saw. Kayakers are fighting high waves here.
This is one of the many beautiful pools, and beyond is the blue water of the Sea of Cortez.

See you again soon, thanks for stoppin' by......hugz

17 comments:

Paula said...

love the autumnal feel of this card - those new stamps are fab!

Suzanne C said...

well... The only thing missing from that vacation was ink! LOL!! Beautiful pictures of your vacation and it sounds like you had a great time! Love your scarecrow card. The leaves are fantastic and love the idea of the AI on the clear leaves. Wonderful card. Glad you are back inking up!

Lisa Somerville said...

Yep, I think the OZ plate was made just for you! Wonderful use of color! Great stitching, leaves and felt embellie! Love the postcard like photos of your vacation!

Terry said...

Well welcome back GF, I sure missed you!! We have more and more in common, beer and margarita's! Glad you had a wonderful time! About your card - your scarecrow dude, leaves and background paper are so perfect for Fall! Love this!

Connie Paxman said...

Yes some of us could be in OZ land..Gerrie love your card..every aspect of your creation suits the scarecrow...
Glad you had a good holiday...love the pictures.
connie paxman

Basement Stamper said...

Wow, welcome back gf! So glad to see you back from lala land :-)

Looks like you had a great vacation and you survived the no phone/internet and extreme sun. The scenery is beautiful.

Love the ATC, it's gorgeous! Looks so different from your normal style but I love it and the leaves coming off the corner are a perfect touch. Can't wait to catch up when you get settled back in!

Netty said...

Terrific card as always. Annette x

SmilynStef said...

Love the distressing ... fabulous card.

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

love them leaves...beautiful mixed media card.

Shar said...

Wow! Great scarecrow card! Love it!

Gorgeous scenery, GF! Hope you had a ton of fun!

Traci S. said...

Hi Gerrie~

I was wondering where you have been! Your photos really look beautiful...I love photos of water!

I have to admit something, that I am afraid may get me banned! I don't like the Wizard of Oz! Yikes! Did I say it?! I have always been afraid of that movie. Is there a scary scene with trees or something? I know those flying monkeys had haunted me for years!

I do however, how you made this ScareCrow! I love the flower and the leaves, and the paper...with what looks like the original posters for it! I must say, you have de-scared me of the Scarecrow! I really like this card.

I hope this won't get me banned. I just wanted to share this big secret, so that if my comments are less than glorious...you would know it was the subject and not you. Same thing with bananas! Hate them. Smell Terrible. Prefer my potassium in a potato or pill! LOL!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Michele said...

the card is the best! so glad you had fun fishing and such as well. xo

wwilloww said...

I love your card!!! The composition couldn't be any better!!! Great photos too. I don't think I have seen a photo of you before, so it is good to put a face with my artistic friend!!! It looks gorgeous. I think I could spend a month there!!!

2amscrapper said...

I'm really likin' this stamp set--great card.

Lynn Stevens said...

Now thats what I dream Oz must look like, whte sand beaches and the sea. sigh...... Perfect!
and your card is wonderful too.
Glad your back with us!

Shelley said...

Love the card! Looks like you had a great time on your trip. DH and I love to visit MX and go each year. The fishing is great. Glad you survived, lol. It's always so darn hard to come home.

Vicki B in OP NY said...

How cool is the scarecrow! The one from Oz, not the photo of your DH. teeheehee! Love the pic of your two together, so happy in such a gorgeous locale. You do beautiful work, Gerrie :-)
A little inkling