Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Down the Rabbit Hole for Simply Steampunk

Here's the last of my showcase pieces this month for Simply Steampunk using the fabulous Down the Rabbit Hole digi from the Alice in Wonderland Steampunk Style release, available only at SBS.  I knew from the get go that I wanted to do this one in a dimensional style to give the impression that Alice is truly looking down the rabbit hole so I printed the image once on white cardstock to color and then resized it and printed it on kraft to fussy cut and pop the roots.

Here's a better look at the fab digi.  I've colored with Copics and cut around the hole and glued to DP by Tim Holtz.

The fussy cut roots were popped using 2 layers of foam to give more dimension.  This made the edges  fairly unattractive so I used Washi tape around the entire thing to neaten it up.  The Alice sentiments were in my stash and of course I've added a pocket watch and gears 'cause I just can't get enough of them.  LOL

It really was too thick for a card that opened, so I decided to add an easel back, cut from a Tim Holz die, to make it a standing frame.  It folds flat for storage, but for now I'm enjoying having it sit on my desk.  (Fortunately it doesn't take up too much room.  LOL)  Be sure to visit Simply Steampunk for loads of inspiration using the Alice in Wonderland Steampunk collection all month long.  And don't forget our current Party Invitation challenge that runs through December 5th.  It can be any type of party, as long as it's in the Steampunk style so I hope you can join us.

I'm also entering thhis in the Left of Center Washi Tape or Twine Challenge (I've used Washi around the edges), Fab 'n' Funky Anything Goes, Simon Says Monday It's a Mystery (What's down that Rabbit Hole?), The Outlawz Monday Greeting Card No rubber Stamps (only digi's) Challenge, 613 Avenue Creates ATG, and TTRCD Nov 19th-25th ATG.


  1. Love this, the dimensional effect looks awesome, sure even better in real life so can understand why you've got it on your desk to admire still. If you get sick of looking at it I'm sure it would look grand on my desk!

  2. Wow Donna, this is truly amazing! I love the depth this has!! It really looks like Alice is looking down the hole at all the roots and such! You are amazing at 3D projects!! Hugs!

  3. Oh donna this is awesome! love it to bits! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments!! Mo xxx

  4. I love the scene you created with all the lovely layers on your project! Really amazing! Thanks so much for sharing!

  5. Donna this is amazing!! How brilliant to enlarge the digi and fussy cut the roots! I always try to think of different ways to crop digi's. This is really a mini work of art :) Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!


  6. Wow, this is awesome! I love the design you've created. It's really clever and perfect for the Alice in Wonderland image.

    Thanks for linking up to help celebrate our birthday at Fab'n'Funky Challenges. Be sure to check back with us again soon.

    Rachel x

  7. This is so great!! Love the stamp and your card - I would love it to stand on my desk! :)
    Perfect, Donna. Have a great day...

  8. Very creative! I love the cut-away effect, so visually interesting! The Washi tape works perfectly! Nicely composed and executed! Thanks for leaving this on our front step here at 613 Avenue Create!
    Chana, Owner

  9. Wow this is Stunning Work! Love the layers of depth! Super Image!

  10. Rita, the dimension on this project is amazing!! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the way you added the easel back. Awesome! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. ~Michelle

  11. That, my dear Donna, is just way too many kinds of fantastic for me to even count!
    Resizing the image was a stroke of genius....one that I'm making a mental note of and can't wait to use.
    Thanks so much for sharing this week at TTCRD. We hope to see you back very soon!
    Through the Craft Room Door DT
    Queen Bee Paper Crafts

  12. Donna...your Alice card is gorgeous. You did such a beautiful job of coloring her and those layers of tree limbs creating the rabbit hole is just gorgeous. I love the dimension of that!!! Very cool! Thanks for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. <3 Candy

  13. You are always creating the most beautiful and intricate creations! And this one is no exception. Just love it!!!

  14. This is absolutely outstanding - what an imagination you have and you put it together so perfect. Love your design!

  15. Oh, my...I absolutely love this! The colours are just perfect; beautiful work. Thank you for playing with us at LOC - and the kind words you left on my blog! Much appreciated. xxx Keren

  16. girl--I have come to the right place to get a morning fill of Donna luciousness..I am in awwe of this creation...from the textures to the dimension...I absolutely love everythig about this card...hugs my friend!!

  17. So sorry for the very late comment. This is a Fantastic idea! I love all of the layering. Thank you for sharing with TTCRD this week.

  18. This is absolutely FABULOUS :-) LUV it. Congrats on your win - this certainly deserves it :-D

    IKE xxxxxxxx


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