Friday, April 22, 2011

Ruby Slippers/ Wicked Witch of the East Bookmark



I sell these in my Etsy Shop! Please visit http://kiranichols.etsy.com to purchase :D Thank you so much for your support! 
I had this idea for funny bookmark a little bit ago when I was reading "Wicked: The Life and Times of The Wicked Witch of the West," and I thought, there's no WAY that no one else hasn't thought of this yet. So I googled, trying to find a bookmark that someone had made like this, and couldn't find one. I just had to make one before the idea vanished from my brains. A bookmark with the Wicked Witch of the East's legs and the ruby slippers...

I made the legs out of white polyclay (which turned brown in the toaster oven; I guess I shouldn't bake stuff while I'm outdoors deshedding the dog and can't hear the timer dinging). Before baking, I cut a slit on the top of each leg so I could attach them to a paper. I painted everything with acrylic ink then aded red glitter and some teensy paper bows. I kind of was impatient and handled them too soon before drying, so they're kinda smudgy. Then I just glued em to an ephemera card that Audio sent me a while back.

Hi ho, the witch is dead! Which old witch? The wicked witch! Happy Friday, everyone! Have a good weekend.

PS. When we were tiny kids, my brother and sister and I thought it was SO HILARIOUS in the Wizard of Oz, when they take the ruby slippers off of the witch's feet and they curl up and shrink back under the house! We'd rewind and watch it over and over. It still makes me chuckle to even think about it.

47 comments:

Mandy said...

Oh my goodness! What a great idea! This is so hilarious! :)

Citizen K said...

THIS is why I read your blog. This is brilliant! I love how the legs stand up on their own, too.

Nessa the Procrastinator said...

Very cute and I've never see that before! What a wonderful idea. :)

Jaclyn T said...

SO COOL!

Tina said...

What a really fun bookmark!

Aly B said...

That is fabulous! Love the "action" shots =)

Karen said...

That is WICKEDly cool!

Casey Hess said...

Epic idea, this is amazing.

Lynlee said...

Love this!! Made me chuckle!
Posted to Pinterest :)

Betsy said...

You need to sell these I want one so bad!!!!!
Just found your blog a few weeks ago and I am totally addicted to it.

April said...

Awesome!!!! Great idea!

LimeRiot said...

GENIUS.

Jen said...

i saw this on pinterest and LOVED it. you are so creative and crafty!!!!!! the details make it so great, like the sparkly shoes and the wicked witch font. i love it all! if you decide to make more and sell them, i'd love to buy some!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Wicked bookmark!!! You are so clever!!!

Jaclyn T said...

Your posts and projects always make me smile! I have given you a "Sunshine Award."

http://positiveponderings.blogspot.com/2011/04/awarded.html

mommieof4munchkins said...

I would love to buy one or two of these if you decide to sell them, so cute!

dino-mite said...

This is absolutely amazing!! I would love to own one!!

L Man said...

You have a hit on your hands here! I posted on my FB page and my friends are going nuts! Well done!

fickle red riding hood said...

Will you be selling them? I'd love to buy a couple!!!

Dani said...

Oh I would LOVE to have one of these!!! If you start making and selling them, let the readers know!

Prettyinpaisley said...

Saw your project on the daily what! I instantly recognized it. Man, you're sorta famous. <3 Much love. Keep up the good work.

thetaoofme.com said...

I'll buy two if you make them! Seriously.

mz said...

I found your page via the comments here:
http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/hbz8n/great_bookmark_or_greatest_bookmark/

I'd like to buy a few of these for my friends if you sell them. Thanks1

Amelia's Mommy said...

I NEED one of these!!

Mr. T said...

#1 you should have an etsy.
#2 can I buy one of these bookmarks for a big wizoz fan?

Mia V said...

You really do need to market these - there is a huge call for all things oz.
I know it would make a perfect graduation present!

evantaylorphoto said...

Oh wow! I love this! I have series of photos called "Death of a Witch" that I think you would LOVE. www.deathofawitch.com or you can also fan "Death of a Witch" on Facebook. LOVE THIS!

Katherine said...

Keep the updates coming. I'll be ordering some as well. I have about 10 friends here who want one!

mina said...

Adorable! Add me to the list of people to contact when these are sold.

Melobeau said...

What a GREAT idea and it came together in the most wonderful way!

Adriana (ClayCatShop) said...

Love it!!!!! Pretty funny and clever!!! :)

Valerianas Studio said...

These are awesome, what a cool idea :-)

allysonadeney said...

So cute!

John said...

Missed the sale! Got to get one for the wife.

averilpam said...

Brilliant!

panthergirl said...

When will these be available again??

Kira said...

If you send me an e-mail to kira (at symbol) oopsicraftmypants.com, I will add you to the mailing list to be notified when I have more available!

Karen said...

Oi Kira.
Eu amei sua arte. Parabéns.
Obrigada por compartilhar.
Eu e minha filha tentamos reproduzir isso aqui no Brazil.
Se vocĂȘ quiser dar uma olhadinha...
(http://potpourridakaren.blogspot.com/2011/05/marcadora-de-pagina.html)
Beijos
Karen

SweetSugarBelle said...

Shared this on my FB page. ADORABLE!

Karen @ The Quaint Cottage said...

I love this and you blog (new follower). I had to share it on the facebook page.

Kris said...

Love it ! Such a brilliant idea ! Wizard of Oz rocks. I see some sellers on etsy have taken your idea on board, not sure if they conjured it themselves but to me yours will always remain original.

(I did the rewinding thing too with my bro whenever we find something funny hehe.)

Jpiper17 said...

I really would love one of your bookmarks. Please email me jpiper17@gmail.com

Ajmacapagal said...

this is so nice! I must say that I loved the Idea, I am from the Philippines and I'm trying to find a way on how to get a bookmark like that.... I just love it,,

salmasalmi said...

Impressive work !!!!I can't see this type bookmark card,please add some more verity of the cards.......
print plastic card
clear business cards

Catherine Carr said...

My daughter gave me this bookmark go Christmas, because I'm a HUGE Wizard of Oz fan, and a big reader. Love it. Catherine Carr, San Antonio, TX

Dorothy said...

i find myself coming back to this post - adoring the bookmark! trying to convince myself... i can make one, too! eheh.

and then this morning, i had to blog about it :) i love it so!!!

http://theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com/2012/01/one-wicked-breakfast.html

Dorothy said...

...and if YOU thought of this, oh my gosh - i want to be your friend! :)

http://theymaysaythatimadreamer.blogspot.com