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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Week 2 Chapter 14 The Altered Alice Splendidly Dressed

"After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming. It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! won't she be savage if I've kept her waiting!'"-- Chapter 2; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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

8 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

holy toledo, girl, this is stunning! I love every little detail you have added here.... could spend hours just gazing at it. :)

wishing you and yours a most blessed Easter! :)

Gwen said...

Wowzer! This is so beautiful!

Andrea C said...

Gorgeous xx

Sandi said...

It is stupendously Donna, just love everything you did with the images, hip hip horray. Hugs

Carole Beath said...

This is just a most wonderful basketly creation, something that can be pulled out each Easter and enjoyed over and over again. I love it. Yep.
Hugs
Carole

StampendousGraphics said...

What a charming use of the Wonderland Stamp Set! Donna your intriguing glimpse through the looking glass is too tempting! Fantastic interpretation of the theme!! :)

Anita Houston said...

This is the coolest project ever! I love all your frills...the bows, ribbons, and lace...perfect details! The rabbit under glass is a real wow! WOW again! Thank you for joining us at Our Creative Corner this week!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, I am in awe of this fabulous project. All of the detail is incredible. Bravo!