Saturday, May 12, 2012

The Altered Alice Week 2 Chapter 15: Any Way You Go Will Get You Somewhere!

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'

-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Any way you go will get you somewhere, so this month's challenge at The Altered Alice is ANYTHING GOES! It's all up to you, and we can't wait to see what road you will take with YOUR project. Wonderland entries are encouraged; you will be rewarded with two chances at the draw instead of one. Multiple entries are fine as long as each is on a separate post. You have until May 25 to enter!

Alice in Wonderland
on sale May 6-26, 2012

Our sponsor this month is the amazing Alpha Stamps [Store /Blog], and Alice fans are in for a real treat when they shop in this magical store! Alpha Stamps features exclusive rubber stamps, collage sheets, paper dolls, kits and collage supplies of all kinds. Their Alice in Wonderland selection is HUGE! Other shopping themes include Steampunk, Birds, French Vintage, Circus, and many more. I love it that you can shop by theme or product type. Be sure to enroll in their newsletter, as the supplies used in the latest artwork from their talented design team are often on sale! They also have fun challenges that are hosted on their Facebook page. The winners are chosen by the number of "likes" each project receives!

The Prize - Anything Goes and Everyone Wins!

The Altered Alice design team will be working with this newly released exclusive "Alice's Adventures" stamp set from Alpha Stamps, plus some Alpha Stamps exclusive collage sheets and other collage supply goodies!

ONE randomly drawn winner will receive the same "Alice's Adventures" unmounted rubber sheet that the design team is using!

EVERYONE who participates in the challenge will win a brand new digital White Rabbit ATC Collage Sheet, emailed at the end of the challenge! SO DON'T BE LATE - enter by May 25 (Eastern daylight time zone)!

And if you just can't play along, you can still enjoy ALL ALICE ON SALE at Alpha Stamps, now until May 26, 2012. So get going and let's see where you go with this fabulous Alpha Stamps challenge!

My project is a wall hanging and I've used collage sheets as well as other elements from our sponsor, Alpha Stamps.  The layered shapes are cut with Spellbinders Grand Fancy Book Pages and inked with Old Paper, Tea Dye, and Brushed Corduroy Distress Inks. The text is a page from Alice in Wonderland where Alice and the caterpillar first meet. The main Alice images were cut from the new A Large Blue Caterpillar ATC collage sheet.  I chose the digital download so I could print the sheet multiple times.  I selected the two pictures that overlap and printed them 3 times so I could use the pyramage technique and cut them with concentric rectangles, overlap and pop them.
I've spelled out the caterpillar's question to Alice in Alpha Beads.  The postage stamp is from the I Wonder Collage Sheet and the caterpillar silhouette is stamped with the fabulous Alice's Adventures unmounted rubber stamp set the winner of this challenge will receive.
On the opposite side I've used another of the postage stamps and a quote from the I Wonder Collage Sheet and a tiny silhouette of Alice from the Alice's Adventures rubber stamp set.  Hanging on the side is a Philosophy Tag that says "Wander".  After all, any way you go will get you somewhere.
The final stamp is also from the set and cut with Nesties and inked.  Alice's Adventures were indeed a journey as the Muse Token suggests.
The hanging is hung from a rod through 2 loops of burlap ribbon.  This shot shows the dimension of the piece.  I so enjoyed playing with all of the goodies from Alpha Stamps, as did my DT sisters.  Be sure to check out each week's posts to see amazing projects using Alpha Stamps' fun and unique products.  Talk about a candy store for crafters...WOW!  Stay tuned for more Alice projects and don't forget our theme at The Altered Alice is Anything Goes so it couldn't be easier to play along.  Remember, EVERYONE is a WINNER thanks to Alpha Stamps!


  1. well, I just don't know where to start! left corner, middle? Donna, this is over the top, creative, with only the "you" touches that can happen, I love it. Hugs

  2. i have to agree with Sandi, love all the awesome details you have added.. hugs

  3. Donna you did a fantastic job on this challenge. I wish I could have been part of this month. I love all of the details! Great job!

  4. Wow,such a work of art! Love all the detail and the pyramage is such a great addition.Wonderful banner.
    Jayne x

  5. Oh, Donna, what a fabulous work of art! Such perfect pieces and the design is brilliant! Alpha Stamps, huh? Good think I'm still on that spending ban. :)


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