Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Altered Alice Week 2

"At the two-yard peg she faced round, and said, 'A pawn goes two squares in its first move, you know.
So you'll go VERY quickly through the Third Square--by railway, I should think--and you'll find
yourself in the Fourth Square in no time. Well, THAT square belongs to Tweedledum and
Tweedledee--the Fifth is mostly water--the Sixth belongs to Humpty Dumpty--But you make no remark?'
'I--I didn't know I had to make one--just then,' Alice faltered out."
-- Chapter 11, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Happy New Year from all of us at The Altered Alice! When we think of Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, we always think stripes and plaids. Lewis Carroll does not mention the patterns they are wearing, but so many illustrations and movies have clad them in mismatched stripes and patterns. Your challenge this month is to use STRIPES. Our stamps this month are from the fabulous artist's community website called CRESCENDOh, started by Jenny Doh, former managing editor of the famous Stampington Publication. The heart of the site is all the stories: stories of all sorts of artists and how art has changed their lives. The online shop sells all sorts of things, including CRESCENDOh clear stamps. This month the DT has the pleasure of using the charming Alice in Wonderland clear stamp set by the artist Danita. I chose to do a series of CAS cards to really showcase the whimsical designs.

Besides the stripes found on the images, my mats are embossed with stripes using either a Cuttlebug or Sizzix folder. The mats framing the images were cut with Nesties and I've only used the color of the mat to color each image, further strengthening the CAS design. (I know, who is this woman and what has she done with Donna? LOL But I couldn't help myself here. The stamps speak for themselves.)

Here's are closeups of each in my set. You can view the entire stamp set on The Altered Alice, as well as read more about the fabulous CRESCENDOh site.

Author Jenny Doh is donating a signed copy of her latest book, Art Saves, which is not only full of eye candy but is also full of the stories of how art changes lives. "Discover not only the HOW but also the WHY, through the stunning projects and unique stories of 20 exciting multi-media artists." Thanks so much to Jenny for contributing such a meaningful prize to start off 2012!

Be sure to stop by The Altered Alice each week to see more inspiration for our monthly challenge. Enter your project featuring stripes by Friday, Jan. 27. The winner will be announced the following Sunday. As always, entries that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the random drawing instead of one. You may enter as often as you like but each entry must be on a separate post. All posts must mention and link back to the challenge.


  1. Oh my gosh Donna - these are FABULOUS!!!!!!!

  2. Donna, these are just as cute as can be. What darling characters, and I love the embossing on the base card.

  3. GORGEOUS job Donna,These are all sooo ADORABLE!I LOVE the great embossing and all the cute images, Have a nice day my friend!:)

  4. I would never have known how to use those images and you did such an amazing job.. love the sentiments and they fit perfectly with each image..
    another wonderful creation :)

  5. these images make me did let them speak volumes by your clean layout....super cute and so well done!

  6. You are so darn creative my friend... these are super super cute. hugs

  7. Hey Donna-these turned out awesome! Sometimes CAS is the best!
    Love them!

  8. these are brill and I LOVE that stamp set.

  9. These are adorable, Donna--saw them at Altered Alice, and had to stop by and say hi!



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