It's been a few week's since I've been able to play in Wonderland and I've missed it so! This week the Oh Alice! Challenge is White Rabbit, White Gloves, White Wonderland which means make a card or project that is all WHITE except for the main image panel. I was actually ruffling through my stuff to work on next week's Cuttlebug Spot card when I came across this adorable Cheshire Cat stamp from Nikoart I'd bought way before all of this Alice obsession began. Of course the purrrfect place to put him was a tree and it hit me. My Leafy Tree embossing folder from Crafts Too was just what I needed. I knew I wanted a cutout window but the tree itself seemed too flat so I cut a Petite Scallop and regular Circle with my Nesties and embossed the plain circle as well. The window for the kitty to peek out was cut through all 4 layers with the mat and top circle popped for dimension. We all know that it's nearly impossible for me to embrace the clean and simple style (not that I don't like it, it's just sooooo against my nature) but I resisted the urge to over embellish and merely added a ribbon and computer genterated sentiment cut with my Nesties Mega Scalloped Ovals and popped it as well. It still didn't look quite right because the cut out had totally removed the leaves from the upper right side of the tree so I fussy cut the tip of a branch and several individual leaves from the cut out and glued them in the bare spot above the cat. Better!
The cat is colored with Copics and cut with a Nesties Petite Scalloped Circle and popped. I did add a colored mat (doubt that disqualifies me) inside and a computer generated sentiment. What do you think, Heidi? I also found a new (to me) PCP group called The Cuttlebug-ers that I found through Betty's blog so I've entered their challenge #81 as well. Looks like a fun group for all you Cuttlebug lovers. Check it out!
I also want to remind everyone that is IS Friday the 13th, and there's all sorts of mayhem going on for Fiendishly Fun Friday over at Haunted Design House (both majorly creepy and not so much so if you're so inclined...) :D