Saturday, November 10, 2007

emerald city pop-up ab page

this altered book page was done in a children's story book round robin and the technique this month was pop-ups. i couldn't imagine what more exciting to see pop in front of me as a child than the emerald city, so that's how i chose my page topic. well, that and i was born/raised in or near kansas -- so wizard of oz has always been a part of my life.

the background is just covered in green grass scrapbook paper. i had a calendar w/ beautiful pictures of poppies on one page, so i scanned that page in and printed out more poppies and cut out to glue on to the page. the yellow brick road is just made from yellow scrapbook paper and shaped to look like it is receding toward the city.

the pop-up part was the hardest, though, as i didn't have a pattern and just had to figure the folds out by myself. i knew i wanted it to be of the emerald city, but had to play around a little to figure out what size it could be and still fit in the book and still pop up when the pages opened. after a couple of tries, i had the right fit and a working design -- so i glued it in and was done.


Blogger Warren Bunch said...

Very nice! I remember really liking this one IRL! Not that I don't really like the picture of it! Love! ~Sum

Wed Jan 09, 07:41:00 AM CST  
Blogger Kalena and Justin said...

Love this! How fun for any little girl to see and get to dream of being on that road and seeing the city infront of you. Great work

Fri Apr 03, 12:30:00 AM CDT  

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