Saturday, April 28, 2012
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Friday, April 20, 2012
The adorable hedgies are #362 Crinkles Daisy Framed and #364 Crinkles hearts Framed, mounted and popped on Nesties Scalloped Squares. The sentiment is from Megan's #374 flowers and love. There's loads of inspiration from the rest of the DT so be sure to visit the Challenge Blog and have a look. We so enjoy seeing your take on the challenges as well.
I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
Crafter's Cafe Spring with Pastel Colors Challenge
iCopic Spring Colors Challenge #78
Lollipop Crafts Spring Fling Challenge
Papertake Weekly A Stitch in Time Challenge
Monday, April 16, 2012
After cutting the swirly layers I decided the whole thing looked just too busy with the 3 balloons so I went back to the drawing board and decided embossing was the ticket. I trimmed the ropes from the colored cuts and also a section so I could emboss and pop the baskets separately. Each basket is done with a Stampin'Up folder. The deep orange is embossed with the Daisy Pattern European edition Cuttlebug folder, the tangerine with the Sizzix Bow Strings, and the bright yellow with Happy Birthday from ??? (hmm, have to look that one up, I'm having a senior moment). The cloud embossing was already in the Dotted Swiss paper by Bazzill.
I'm also entering this in the My Craft Spot Make it Pop Challenge, and Simon Says Stamp and Show Anything Goes.
Sunday, April 15, 2012
This week for Macabre Monday at HDH It's a call for Pirate's Booty. Create a dark, Gothic or Halloween based art piece with a pirate's theme. Our sponsor this week is our very own Minion Teri from Delicious Doodles and I've used several of her fab pirate digis to create my easel card. The background is Treasure Map inked heavily with Distress. Then I've cropped, minimized and merged Skull and Crossbones2 to fit on the sail of the Pirate Ship Silhouette which I fussy cut and popped on top of the map. The skull and bones die cut is from the Cricut October 31st cartridge.
The fabulous wench is Pirate Polly,colored with Copics and out for blood. I take that back, she's NOBODY'S wench, but I'll bet she's got quite the booty.
The side view gives you a better view of the layers which I hope are enough to qualify for this week's Delicious Doodles Loads of Layers Challenge. The sentiment is computer generated and cut and layered with Nesties Labels Two. The Minions have been suffering from a number of horrible atrocities this week but there is still plenty of inspiration at Haunted Design House. Just wait 'til you see Teri's new Pirate Zombie releasing on Wretched Wednesday (and you'll bet Greepy Glo will be showcasing it to it's fullest) and don't forget there's still time to get your creep on and apply to enter the wicked realm of the Minions of Haunted Design House.
Saturday, April 14, 2012
Friday, April 13, 2012
TGIF! We've got some nasty rain today and I'm wondering where our Spring weather has gone. Actually, WHAT Spring weather? Here in the Bay Area, we've seen nothing that truly resembles our Spring. Bummer, but we do need the rain. At the Dilly Beans Designers and Challenge Blog we're in the pink though, with a color challenge of shades of pink and black. This should have been a snap, but there are so many cute digis at the Dilly Beans Shop that lent themselves to these colors that I had a tough time deciding. I went with #383Abby Framed and then decided to add a flower wreath to her head from Megan's Posie Set. She's colored with Copics and set on a heart doily I've colored black with a Sharpie. The light pink mat is embossed with a 5x7 Cuttlebug folder from the Heritage Companion set. It's set off with another mat, this time in black and I've addded some adhesive pearls for good measure. All in all, pretty CAS, but Megan's gorgeous images don't need much else. Be sure to stop by The Challenge Blog and see the fabby creations by the rest of the team and we love to see what you create, too.
I'm also entering this in the Paper and Such CAS Challenge and the Art with No Bounderies "The Eyes Have It" Challenge.
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
If you're wondering where my BBTB2 post is this week, we have a little Easter break but be sure to visit the blog HERE for our DT call. If you've ever dreamed of joining our team, now's your chance!
Oh boy! Just sneaking this in to the Wicked Wednesday Forest Fairies and Woodland Nymphs ATC Challenge. My sweet image is Pixie P from Pixie Dust Studio. The gorgeous DP is K&Co and she's popped atop a velvet leaf from Making Memories. There's even a bit of real forest moss beneath her feet. I've added a few leaf brads, gold adhesive beads and Alpha Beads to finish it off.
I'm also entering this in the following challenges:
My Time to Craft Fairy Nice challenge
Crafting When We Can Things With Wings
The Squirrel and the Fox Things With Wings
Monday, April 9, 2012
And BTW, recognize this? It's the very school house from the movie. We're not too far from Bodega Bay when we visit Nick's Cove so last time I insisted we take a little side trip to relive the horror...nice! but not a killer bird in the sky...sigh... The Minions have additional thrills so be sure to check them out HERE and don't forget Wretched Wednesday when Creepy Glo struts her stuff. Also, if you've ever dreamed of becoming a Minion, a DT call is up through April 20 HERE.
Sunday, April 8, 2012
Happy Easter everyone! April has arrived, which (in the northern hemisphere) brings thoughts of wearing your Sunday springtime best and perhaps donning an Easter bonnet! So we at The Altered Alice want to you to show us your Sunday best; ruffles, ribbons, lace, frills; however you want to interpret the challenge! I've made a little Easter pedestal vignette in a nest with a mini bell jar top.
The design team is so excited about showing off the brand new Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps from our sponsor, Stampendous (Website / Blog). This Alice is all dressed up from her shining shoes to the top of her hat, not to mention her frilly parasol! We will have THREE winners this month, and they will each receive the same Wonderland stamp set the design team is using! You can read more about this amazing company HERE.
I've used 4 of the fabulous stamps from this new collection in my project. Is that the Easter Bunny? No, it's the White Rabbit, late again. His sparkly texture was achieved by stamping OVER micro fine glitter that was adhered to the card stock using Be Creative Tape Sheets. I used Memento Ink so I could shade him with my Copics (yes, you can color over this glitter, it's so fine!) His pocket watch was also stamped with Brown Memento and detailed with gold gel pen before being coated with Glossy Accents. He's about to hop through the Looking Glass (resin frame from Melissa Frances). See the checkered floor beyond?
And finally, the beautifully detailed heart is the crowning touch for this little tableau. Both the floor and heart were stamped with Distress Inks and I was so pleased how wonderfully the impressions came out, not matter what ink I used.
My frilly elements for the challenge were the lace, ruffles, ribbon and pompom trim from my stash adorning the little wooden spool pedestal. The base was cut with my Nesties and the text is the same as our book quote for this week. The little resin teapot is also Melissa Frances.
Besides inspiration from my Sisters at The Altered Alice, we have fabulous work by the Stampendous Design Team as well so be sure to visit each week. Enter using the Linky Tool by Friday, April 27 (my BIRTHDAY, WooHoo!). All entries are welcome but Alice in Wonderland entries are encouraged and will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one. Multiple entries are great but each must be on a separate post. Have a glorious Easter!
I'm also entering this in the Our Creative Corner In Your Easter Bonnet Challenge
Friday, April 6, 2012
DLArt Thankful Thursday Easter Challenge