Sunday, July 22, 2012

The Altered Alice Week 4, Chapter 17: Hurrah for the Red, White and Blue

The White Queen gave a deep sigh, and laid her head on Alice's shoulder. `I am so sleepy?' she moaned.
`She's tired, poor thing!' said the Red Queen. `Smooth her hair -- lend her your nightcap -- and sing her a soothing lullaby.'
`I haven't got a nightcap with me,' said Alice, as she tried to obey the first direction: `and I don't know any soothing lullabies."
`I must do it myself, then,' said the Red Queen, and she began:

Hush-a-by lady, in Alice's lap!
Till the feast's ready, we've time for a nap:
When the feast's over, we'll go to the ball --
Red Queen, and White Queen, and Alice, and all!

-- Chapter 9, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

In the United States, we celebrated our Independence Day this month, so we have a patriotic Red, White & Blue color challenge for you at The Altered Alice! Of course here in Wonderland we know those colors are for the White Queen, the Red Queen, and Alice's blue dress! Enter your red, white & blue project by July 27 for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor. All entries are welcome, but those that feature Wonderland will have two chances to win instead of one.

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My project this month is a patriotic Hatter's hat cut with my Cricut using the Cricut Craftroom Exclusive Independence Day 3D Projects digital cartridge (thanks Paula Bee for drawing it to my attention with your fab project).  I used the small version of the hat and cut it at 5".  At this size was able to lay the entire thing out on a 12X24" mat and cut it in white cardstock.  I colored the pieces with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in in Faded Jeans, Festive Berries (from the Winter Seasonal Distress 3 pack) and Frayed Burlap.

All stamps for the project come from the Stampendous Wonderland set of Clear Stamps.  The main images were stamped with Memento Ink in Rich Cocoa, and colored with Copics, the rest with Distress Festive Berries.  The rosettes were cut with the Tim Holtz Sizzix Paper Rosette Flower Strip Die and again, colored with Distress Inks. The tiny red clothespin is from Canvas Corp.  The flag Alice is holding is a cupcake decoration.

Tucked in the hatband is the patriotic version of the Hatter's price tag (cut with Nesties Labels Seventeen) with the 4th of July date instead of the 10/6.  Many use those numbers to celebrate the Mad Hatter's tea party (October 6th in the US, June 10th in the UK) so I thought it would be fitting. The numbers themselves were cut on the Cuttlebug using the Curls and Swirls Alphabet.  The White Rabbit is telling us it's time to celebrate.

The hat is finished with ribbon from my stash and the starburst center (from the Rosette Die) stamped with hearts from the Stampendous set.  Please be sure to stop by The Altered Alice to see my DT Sister's fabulous projects from the previous 3 weeks and don't forget you have until July 27th to play along.

I'm also entering this in the I Brake for the Red White and Blue Challenge, Scrappy Frogs Red, White and Blue Challenge,  and Simon Says Stamp and Show No Rules.



  1. swoooon!! oh my Donna!! i so love your Alice projects. My friend sarah absolutely loves alice and I love seeing what you make but ooooooh!! the hat is so cute!!!
    just a awesome project hun
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. OMG Donna this is outstanding!! You are so talented. A patriotic mad hatter hat - LOVE IT!

  3. Miss Donna, a hat in wonderful Wonderland colors, this is over the top, love it, hugs

  4. I love this, very nicely done, the colours work really well with the imagery.
    Is this going in to the poisoned peas please challenge as well? they are doing an alice challenge.

    Thanks for the comment on the alice pages, yes the noose works ;) lol it would have to really lol x

  5. What a GREAT combo - the Mad Hatter borrows Uncle Sam's Hat, LOL! I LOVE it! I am so impresed that this was all white card stock, I never would have guessed! All the details are so perfect, and the rosettes on the front remind me of fireworks. You have pulled it off again, girlfriend, so GLAD you are on the team at The Altered Alice!

  6. Another awesome project, Donna. You never cease to amaze me. I love the Mad Hatter's patriotic hat...gorgeous.

  7. Wow, love this!

    Be back again soon!


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