Sunday, November 6, 2011

The Altered Alice Fall Colors



"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.
Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!'
At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face."

-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland




Perhaps the Wonderland story took place in the Fall. It's the time of year when the days grow shorter, there's a nip in the air and the trees are giving up their green for the vibrant hues of burgundy, scarlet, orange, chartruese and gold. This month your challenge at The Altered Alice is to create a project drenched in the colors of Autumn.


My teapot is hand cut from a template from Gem's cottage using DP from K&Co over a card stock base. The window in the front was cut with my Nesties to reveal the tea party scene.


Our prize again this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessential English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.


In fact IndigoBlu is sponsoring The Altered Alice for October AND November, and the design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are huge!


I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition, the Head Honcho Alfie says The Altered Alice readers can take 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code Altered Alice in the voucher code box at checkout! Thanks Alfie!


This stamp is from the "Alice II" set and is colored with Copic and inked with Distress. It's recessed from the frame, but there is still plenty of room to fill the pot with tea or other goodies.


I've cut a tea tray using my Nesties Grand Labels One and added autumn leaves to both the tray and the teapot lid. The leaves were either punched or cut with the Cuttlebug Maple leaf and stamped with the crackle stamp from the "Alice I "set before embossing. Please visit The Altered Alice to see our first week's inspiration pieces and we invite you to play along. Our challenges begin the first Sunday of the month, with new inspiration each week and run through the Friday before the last Sunday when the winner and honorable mentions are announced. Hope to see you down the rabbit hole.

23 comments:

  1. omg donna that is just amazing!! wow!! i love the teapot shape and you are so clever making that awesome little scene in there!!!
    How exciting about indigo blue!! they are actually very local to me and fi and they have little demo days in the village of Louth where i spent a lot of time in when i was little as my grandparents live there! then world is so small really!!!
    hyuge hugs Lou xxx

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  2. Wow...this is an amazing project. Love the window you incorporated for your alice stamp. Just amazing!

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  3. What a neat decoration! I just love the look of it and papers you chose! :)Amy

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  4. This is absolutely brilliant. Your teapot is just great and I love the idea of putting the Alice scene inside it. *loud applause* well done!!

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  5. I have to share a funny with you. I went over to Tracy's blog this morning, to tell her what a great job she did on her chunky ATC this round....well...I also gave her credit for your stamped/embossed leaves that I kept seeing in my mind's eye...because they reminded me of cookies! So Donna, my apologies....I'm not myself these days :) By the way...I love the teapot! Your use of the Mad Hatter tea party stamp is perfect.
    I'm signing off now, and going to have some breakfast ;)

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  6. Love your dimensional teapot, gorgeous colours and use of the image and those textural leaves are a perfect touch. Tracy x x

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  7. This is gorgeous Donna! Love the teapot you made (thanks for the deets on the template) and all those gorgeous leaves. Beautiful!!!

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  8. WOW.. this is just totally amazing.. I think you may finally outdone yourself my friend... love it... hugs

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  9. This is very nice. I'm glad I stopped by. I have not heard of Alice stamps. Looking forward to checking them out. I like what you did with the copic markers and distressing.
    DIANA L.

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  10. Donna, OMG, the colours are amazing, I love love love this fabulous tea pot and the window showcasing the tea party is perfect. Have a great week. hugs jodie from oz :)

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  11. Gasp. So awesome I am without words.
    Hugs
    Carole

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  12. Gorgeous! I love that teapot and the stamp is delicious!

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  13. INCREDIBLE job,I TOTALLY LOVE this project!Just FANTASTIC :)

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  14. LOVING your leaves they look awesome. The colours are so rich! Love the idea of the kettle too. Perfect! x

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  15. oh wow!! that is amazing... Love it
    hugs
    Nnné

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  16. Oh-oh-oh!!! LOVE this -- most definitely!!!

    I'm going to have to check out that template!!!

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  17. Oops, got so carried away with your project, I didn't tell you what a fab job you did with it!!! Well, you most certainly did!!!

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  18. Just beautiful, what a fall certer piece this would make.

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  19. I am waaaay behind in visiting my favorite blogs, but just had to let you know how fantastic I think this teapot is! I'm crazy about teapots and Alice, anyway, but what you have created here just blows me away! You are a genius! Hugs!

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  20. OMG! BRILLIANT! I'm pretty much at a loss for words. I had a quick glimpse of this when you first posted but I didn't realize all of the details involved. Such gorgeous colors and genius design, Donna! I love that crackle stamp. May have to look into that. Another super duper project!

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  21. Wow, such a wonderful project, it looks really great.

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