Cards and paper creations by a crafter with chronically cold feet
Sunday, April 22, 2012
Week 4 Chapter 14 The Altered Alice Splendidly Dressed Challenge
"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
Welcome to week 4 of The Altered Alice Spendidly Dressed Challenge. 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. My Week 2 Project was Easter oriented, but this week I was heavily influenced by our quote and decided to make a fan like the White Rabbit may have carried. I've used my Cricut and the Sentimentals cartridge to cut the pieces for the fan. The cut is actually a hand mirror, but I've stretched it using DS to elongate the shape, embossed the cream pieces with my Cuttlebug 5x7 Sentimentals Cricut Companion folder and fastened them together at the base with a pretty pearl brad.
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.
All of the characters are from the fabulous Stampendous set. They were stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa and Alice was colored minimally with Copics. Each figure was fussy cut and popped near the base.
Inside each oval I've popped a medallion from the new Nesties Floral Ovals set. The heart was stamped with Tumbled Glass Distress Ink. I masked the "Sorry, I'm late" sentiment with tape in order to stamp it in two lines rather than one.
The lacy border atop each segment is also cut with the Nesties Floral Ovals set.
Here's the dimensional shot. Although originally the fan folded up, once I began adding the figures I thought it better to adhere them together in the open position. Because April is a 5 week month, there are 4 whole weeks of inspiration posts on The Altered Alice and we've been lucky enough to also display gorgeous work from the Stampendous Design Team as well, so I'm sure you don't want to miss a thing. And remember, there will be 3 WINNERS of this fabulous Stampendous stamps so get your project in by April 27th to be eligible for the prize.
I'm so happy you came to visit and share in my crafting adventures. I hope in doing so you are inspired. I would love to hear your comments and I'm happy to share my designs for your personal use, but please do not submit them for contests or publication or copy them for any commercial venture.
I've always loved crafting, even as a little girl. My inspiration was my Daddy who was a wonderful artist and made beautiful 3-D Valentines for my teachers in grade school. Although I love all kinds of crafts I haven't had a real focus since abandoning counted cross stitch back in the 80's. Until I got my Cricut in 2008, that is. I've since expanded my horizons and found a new love in coloring both rubber and digi stamps with my Copics. Now I'm a blissfully retired card maker and papercrafter married 43 (!) years to a wonderful guy with two furbabies, Goliath and Jezebel. Everyday I look forward to dreaming up designs and playing in my craft room. I invite you to share in my adventures.