Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Altered Alice Week 3 Chapter 18: Now You See Him...Now You Don't

`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?' `I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet. `You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished. Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again. -- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun.  Check out The Altered Alice for links to loads of examples.  Your project does not need to be a card and the hidden element does not need to be a cat. Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!

Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls!  You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog (where it just so happens I'm a designer, WOOHOO!) and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms.
I've used these 4 stamps along with one of the Whimsy Trees and Heart Flowers (Hmmm...can't find that one at the mo) for my Swing Card.  I used a U-Tube video HERE for my card.As you open the card, the cut portion swings and the cat disappears.

All except for his smile, that is. 

I've used quotes from the book to tell the story.
Now he reappears before the Queen.
Here's the card fully open.  I really enjoyed playing with the collage effect on the whimsical DP from K&Co.  All images are either Paper pieced or colored with Copics, and the card fold allowed me to pop both Alice and the Queen for dimension without keeping it from closing completely.  There is tons more inspiration on The Altered Alice Blog so be sure to scroll down to see all of the projects from my super talented and creative DT sisters.  (I think we might be a little behind in posting this week's inspiration, so be sure to come back and check it out.)  There are still more than 5 days left in this challenge so come on and play with us.  The challenge isn't THAT hard, and we only have a few entries, so your chances of winning are that much greater.  You don't even HAVE to use an Alice theme, but you do get two chances if you do.  Hope to see you soon!


  1. This is one of the coolest cards I've ever seen! Great job!

  2. Beyond coolness... this is awesomeness...
    Love it.

  3. Oh. My. Gosh. This is just amazing, Donna! I absolutely love where just his smile remains, you are so clever!!!!!

  4. Absolutely fabulous. This is such a clever idea and I love the disappearing cat. Awesome Donna xxxx

  5. oh my gosh donna!!!!! ya'll know how much I love your cards hun and this one is completely amazing!! I LOVE it, its so clever!!
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  6. this card is cool.....very talented!!

  7. This is proper professional, illustration cover of a children's book. LOVE it x

  8. That's a fabulous card, great form and coloring. Just love the Cheshire Cat :)

  9. Wonderful creation, Donna!

  10. WOWZERS! How cool is this! Awesome work, girl! Dig all those digis! This would have taken me a week to create, only after a year to dream it up. LOL!


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