Thursday, July 7, 2011

The Octopode Factory First Ever Challenge!

WOW, I was so excited when Lily, from The Octopode Factory, announced she was starting a Friday Challenge Blog, but the starting date was a toughy for me, with the holiday and guests and all. However, not only do I love me some Octopode (scroll down for yesterday's post, too), but the very first challenge is ALICE! So, despite the fact that I've got some pretty pressing things to get done today, I just HAD to play along. Gosh, hope I'm not too late with the time difference and all.

Anyway, I used Ashlyn's Alphabet to weld together "Alice" on my Cricut. DH couldn't read it so here's a close up. Honestly it's easier IRL. The gingham was stamped with a Background Stamp from Darkroom Door. The whimsicle flowers are Octopode Factory from the Alice Elements and can be bought separately or as a huge set HERE.

This particular Alice is from the set of 4 HERE and is appropriately named "A" is for Alice. She's colored with Copics in trad Alice colors, cut out and I then shadowed with a free hand cut. Couldn't resist blinging up her "A".

Added my usual dimension and adhesive beads. This time I colored the beads with my Copics because I didn't have yellow. Not quite sure what I'm gonna do with this, but I'm thinking a frame is in order. Now I better hurry and get this posted. Tomorrow starts a new challenge at TOFF and I can hardly wait. You may play along with any images, but if you use Octopode Factory, you're in the running for a monthly prize! WooHoo! (Gosh, are there any I don't own yet?) Must be, Lily is adding new and exciting things all the time. And for those of you who don't do digis, some are now available in RUBBAH, too!


  1. Yay!!! Gorgeous! Fabulous! Wacky!
    LOVE it!
    Thanks for reminding me, I forgot to play along. Bummer. I will be ready for the new challenge though!

  2. Donna, this is wonderful! I bought a Cricut and haven't used it now I know I can make patches with it...awesome!

    This is wonderful - love the way you utilize the copics...extremely artsy! gina g

  3. This is your best project yet :o) Alice rocks!!! TFS


  4. The flowers look great and she is so cute! I'm heading over to check out their blog. Such a great job welding and the the size change in the letters is awesome. What I would give to spend a day in your craft room with you!

  5. How cool is that what a cool idea to make wall plaque for my daughter she likes characters like that...LOL very cool thanks for sharing.

  6. My goodness you are amazing!!! LOVE this!!!

  7. OCTOPODE!!! I'm with you ... that Lily Chilvers can get me to buy anything. :)

    Your creation is gorgeous, and I'm so happy to see you use the Cricut and Octopodes together (I can't ever seem to get them to work together very well, which makes me crazy(er)).

  8. Oh, you're good! This is awesome! I just became a follower! :)

  9. Could this BE any cuter?...nope.... I love it. The paper is just perfect and the little yellow face o the flowers, the yellow pearls, the darling lil' gal....perfect.

  10. Nice!!!!! Love the colors and the dimension. :)

  11. This is tooooo CUTE!!! I love the gingham background and the font is fantastic! She is adorable!!
    hugs, Sharon

  12. FABULOUS! Great choice of paper and I love how you colored her eyes.

  13. I am in love with this card. Love the font and all the colors. Great job with your coloring too!


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