Wednesday, January 12, 2011

"Wicked" Good Book

I'm a HUGE fan of the book and Broadway musical, WICKED.  And this past October my husband took me to New York for my birthday along with tickets to see the show on Broadway.  I have to tell you, it was seriously the best gift EVER and I haven't stopped thinking about since!!!   I have my adorable stuffed flying monkey that I got at the show sitting in my craft area so I can see him everyday.   Even the screensaver image on my iphone is the musical's poster.  So when my sister confessed that she still hadn't read the book (that I gave her for Christmas 2009 - gasp!!) I decided to make her this bookmark as an enticement to get started.  :) 

I've used Magnolia's, Witch Tilda with Pumpkins.  She's colored with YG Copics to resemble the main character, Elphaba (The Wicked Witch of the West).  And I added the Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears to represent the Clock of the Time Dragon.  (If you're familiar with the book or play then you'll get it.  If can read about it HERE.)   The bottom of the bookmark was punched with Martha Stewart's border punch (Iron Gate). The sentiment was computer generated, using Trinigan and Architect fonts.

  I loved how it turned out so much that even though I have a Kindle now and no use for a bookmark anymore...I made one for myself too.  

If you're like me and love everything Magnolia, then you'll want to order your copy of the brand new Magnolia Magazine (Will You Be My Valentine) available for purchase now at 7 Kids College Fund.  You also won't want to miss the new So Special collection now on pre-order.

Hope you're having a great week!!

Thanks for stopping by!!

* Magnolia (Witch Tilda with Pumpkins)
* Memento Tuxedo Black
* Basic Grey (Origins)
* DCWV (Citrus Stack)
* Martha Stewart Border Punch Iron Gate
* Tim Holtz Sprocket Gears
* Offray Ribbon
* Copics
   Hat/Dress: C7, C5, C3, C2, C1
   Hair: 100, C5, C3, C1
   Skin: YG95, YG63, YG23, YG03, YG01, R00
   Outline: N0


~Jeri~ said...

Oh gosh this is soooo cute Wendy and Deborah is going to have a fit when she stops by and sees this!!! You done an awesome job with the coloring and detail!!

Paula said...

An amazing concept with so many allusions & the execution is amazing - there's that word again. The shading is so effective on that hat & the border punch so effective a touch.
Paula (PEP)

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my gosh...jumping up and down about this one....I'm a HUGE Wicked fan, too. My daughter and I have taken the train up to New York to see it....twice!! Oh my gosh, it's an amazing show, and THIS BOOKMARK is awwwwwwwwwwwwesome, girlie. Love Love LOOOOOOOVE it! Now I'm wanting that stamp so I can color it up just like you did and make a bookmark of my own!! :)

Denise Marzec said...

....and oh my gosh, I just noticed the sprockets, TOTALLY PERFECT!!

Tracy V. said...

LOVE IT!!!!!!! The sprockets are perfect! So, you already know that I am Wicked Fan! I have the soundtrack on my ipod and a shirt to boot! Btw, I just bought 8 of the "So Special" Magnolias..yikes! I couldn't resist!

scrapn_momof2 said...

EEEEEEKKKKKKK!!!! Oh Wendy this is so STINKING CUTE!!! What an adorable image. Your bookmark is fantastic!!

Our whole family just loves Wicked. We have seen it twice. Once in LA and once in San Francisco. My youngest is going to New York and plans on seeing it and is saving her money to take her sister too see it soon as well. Did you get goosebumps during "Defying Gravity"? I still get them just thinking about it.

Céline et Nathalie said...

too fun bookmark, love the green color on her face...
thanks for playing at Paperplay this week.

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh!! How clever you are!! I just love what you've done and such a fabby bookmark hun!! :) TFS! HUGS

Crystal said...

Wow, this is fantastic Wendy! Is there a tutorial somewhere on how to make these? I've never heard of wicked but am off now to check out the link.

Liz said...

Beautiful project Thanks for playing along with our plain and Simple theme at PAPERPLAY!

Liz xx

Kate said...

This is just fabulous, Wendy!! I love how you incorporated so much from the book/musical into the bookmark. Your sister will HAVE to read it now. (I still haven't either...) I love coming to your blog and seeing your talented creations - and reading you wonderful stories too.

Brandie said...

Okay I have the book the book marker and now the hammock is up so no more excuses time to read the book!! ;)
You know I love everything about the book mark. Thanks again.

Faye said...

This is 'wicked'! Awesome colouring and the cogs are a brilliant touch. xxx

Crystal said...

this is sooo much fun Wendy!!! LOVE this girl!

coldwaters2 said...

WOWZER Wendy this is amazing and totally beautiful I have never seen a green Tilda before, lol, but she still looks beautiful I love this bog time.
Lorraine x

Anita said...

This is fabulous! I love how you've colored Tilda and the sprockets are so perfect. I can see why you made an additional one for's sooo cute!

Shelby Goolsby said...

So cute Wendy!! What an adorable and perfect witch you have created for your book. I will have to read it sometime.

Kiki said...

Hi Wendy,

your bookmark is simply gorgeous! Tilda in green looks really funny!

Hugs, Kiki

Wendy ten Hove said...

Hi Wendy!

Ha ha, this one is fun! Wicked good book, ha, perfect! Love her in green! Better than normal, hi hi! Amazing bookmark!

Hugs, Wendy

Rosietoes said...

Superb Wendy. Love the green Tilda - such a change from PINK all the time.

Edna x

Mandy said...

Hi Wendy, omg this is absolutely gorgeous and super cute.
Your blog is fabulous hun, I've been here way too long, lured by your beautiful colouring lol
hugs Mandy xx

Kerri said...

She is just too cute to be wicked LOL! This is so clever and your coloring is AWESOME!!! You sister will definitely LOVE IT!

Our Little Inspirations said...

What a wicked bookmark, with wickedly awesome coloring! It's cool enough to make her want to open the book and read it now!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a fun bookmark!! I just love that image and your sentiment. Awesome coloring!

Jacqueline said...

Great Bookmark - that image is adorable - I liked that you coloured it green.
thanks for sharing.
.. ps new follower
~ Jacqueline
Made by Jacqueline

Trish and Treasure said...

Hi Wendy,
I love this bookmark I took my performing arts 10yr old daughter two week ago to Wicked in Brisbane -Australia,and I love this bookmark you made. I didn't know there was a book, thanks for letting me know!Will check the library for the book. I'll have to ask my friends if any of them have this stamp so I can make one for my daughter, she'd love this. She learning one short day in the emerald city and when she nails it I'll you tube it and send you a link. I loved the show and I love your blog. You're cards are perfect and beautifully coloured and designed!

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