Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The Lorax

I am going to preface this post by saying that I took a lot of creative license with the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches...So much so, in fact, that I wondered if I should really be entering it at all. But when it comes down to it, this card would never have come about without the sketch inspiration from FMS.

When I saw the fabulous circles on Lesley's sketch, it reminded me of Truffula trees. Probably because I love Dr. Suess and recently went to see The Lorax with our son. I wanted to create something a little fun and different, so here you have it. Believe it or not, it actually IS a card for his birthday (we are going to have a Dr. Seuss themed party this year), but I also wanted him to be able  to hang it on his wall when all was said and done, so I made the Lorax the "sentiment" instead. He does speak for the trees, afterall...

The Lorax Birthday

Here are some notes:
Truffula Trees - These are made from white satin ribbon coloured with Stampin' Write markers. I glued them on a circular base and overlapped a bit as I did that, then I cut the 'seem' off the side and pulled the fibres out to make them a little fluffy on the edges. I finished them off with a designer button to hide all the 'messiness'. They are Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pumpkin Pie, though the red turned out looking a bit pink!

The Lorax - Made from a Large Oval Punch. The space to make his legs was using the same punch, and punching out only a bit with the short edge. His beard started out as a Large Oval as well. His head is a 3/4" circle punch.

The Bush - The bigger bush on the left was made using 3 petals of the fancy flower... I put it in again and angled (twisted) it slightly to  make the smaller bits. 

Everything was outlined with a Basic Black marker to make it look like a drawing. The circle around The Lorax was done with a white Gel Pen.

Here was the original sketch, and for good measure, a picture of the Lorax himself :)





Now that I have that out of my system, I'm ready to get back to reality :P haha

-Tara
xox

Edit to add: So excited - This card was chosen as a "Perfect Princess" with Freshly Made Sketches! Thank you, Tui :)

 

12 comments:

  1. Oh, dear heavens....this is amazing, adorable, fantastic and so clever! Wow! If I dare to show this to my boys they will want me to make it immediately! So glad you joined us and shared this fantastic creation!

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  2. Hes so cute.. Im sure he will be a huge hit with your son... Im so glad you entered so we could all see your creation...

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  3. I can totally see the sketch in your card. Love your trees! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  4. WOW, Tara this is utterly fantastic. You go girl with that creative license thing! You rocked this sketch. Marvelous 'outside the box' thinking.

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  5. Wow - this is really unbelievable. Although I don't get how you did the bush, I'll have to get you to show me. SOOOO cool!!!

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  6. Just fabulous! So creative - love it!

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  7. Oh my goodness ... this is absolutely stunning, I can't believe that Lorax is punch art - you created him perfectly, the tree tops are amazing and the black outline perfection ... You certainly rocked the challenge this week!!!!

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  8. Wow this is so creative! The lorax and truffula trees are fantastic. x

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  9. Really great card! I love what you did with the sketch. The sketch is only a "jumping off point", and you did a fantastic, creative job with it! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

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  10. Amazingly creative!! I'm sure your son will be delighted and NOONE else will have anything like it :)

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  11. What a wonderfully creative idea!

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  12. What a fabulous card! You truly have great creative skills to imagine and so cleverly reproduce a similar scene from the book. Love it! Hope you son enjoys it as much as your viewers have!

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Thank you for your comments and encouragements! They mean the world to me!

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