Monday, April 15, 2013

The Altered Alice For the Love of Wonderland

"So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality--the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds--the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep- bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy--and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all thy other queer noises, would change (she knew) to the confused clamour of the busy farm-yard--while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle's heavy sobs." -- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Changes are coming for The Altered Alice. Due to pressures of work and other pesky distractions, next month will be our last regularly scheduled challenge. So this month we are sponsor-free and the design team members are sharing any projects they like that show their love of Alice.  Since our winner of last month's challenge has just been named (our Mad Hatter's watch seems to be running a bit more than 2 days slow) I made another project from our fabulous March Sponsor, The Octopode Factory.

I've made "Flip Book" with some of the most beloved characters from Wonderland. Sit back with a cuppa 'cause I've got LOADS of pix. On the cover, I have the Caterpillar who asks "Who are you? First you see each character in his/her entirety. On the opposite page there's a quote. Of course I started with Alice.

Next, the Mad Hatter.

And finally, The Chesire Cat

Each page of the book was cut in threes so the head, torsos and legs can be flipped to create fun new characters in countless ways.  The quotes then become more nonsensical as well.  See if you can tell who's who now.
Have to say, this one's my fave.  Dig the sentiment.  HeeHee!
How do you like Chessie's new hairdo?
I could go on and on.  This was so fun to make and play with.  Please visit The Altered Alice and check out the winner of the $30 Gift Certificate to The Octopode Factory and check back for the inspiration (and Linky) for our April Challenge.

We invite you to do the same and show us your love of Wonderland this month. You may enter older projects for this challenge only. Enter by April 27 to share the best of your Wonderland creations with our community.

We will of course have honorable mentions and a challenge winner, but you will be playing for the glory this month as we do not have a sponsor. We will try to organize some kind of prize although no promises! Would anyone like to donate a prize?

Next month, we will be sponsored by Stampotique, who took a chance on us and sponsored our very first challenge. I like the symmetry, alpha and omega, closing the circle.

We may have challenges in the future, but they will be more spontaneously scheduled, and in the meantime we will share "Alice sightings" and miscellaneous Alice projects with you, so stay tuned!

I'm also entering this in the DLArt April Linky Party , The Squirrel and the Fox Inspired by a Song or Movie Challenge and the Artistic Inspirations Anything but a Card Challenge.


  1. What a wonder full flip book! Octopode Factory images are so on my wish list, but I'm also afraid they are crack stamps (I'll just want more and more if I get one) : D.

  2. OMG! DONNA! How "flippin" cute! My grandkids would love this. We have lots of flip books and they love getting silly with them. Your coloring and cut-out words look terrific. I'll bet you had a ball making this one.

  3. oh my oh my, you send us on our own adventures with these fabby projects, hugs

  4. Flippin fab flip book! Say that quickly! Love all the pages, brill images and love they interchange!
    Jayne x

  5. I think I've flipped my lid over this flip book. This is totally genius. Love all the images and your sentiments. I think you had too much fun making this one.

  6. Absolutely brilliant project and fits our challenge beautifully -its fantastic love all the images and sentiments and love the idea of a flip book-thanks for joining us at Artistic Inspirations
    Carol DT x

  7. What a wonderful art project, stunning images. Thanks you for joining us on our anything but a card challenge at Artistic Inspirations
    Hugs Tania DT xx

  8. OMG love the images and the first card is really nice!! great colors--
    But the mini is just too fun and adorable!!
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday Anything Goes April Linky Party
    DIANA L.

  9. Ps I am really sad this is the last challenge I will definately enter JFTFun of it,

    DIANA L.

  10. WOW. All I can say is, "oh no you didn't!" That is flipping (pun intended) fabulous!!

  11. This is a fabulous project!! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Squirrel & The Fox :)

  12. This "flip" book is so fun and funky! I love funky!! lol Donna all your characters are so cool and I love the "quotes", it looks like so much fun to play with as well, getting lots of chuckles along the way! Hugs Chickie!

  13. Wow Donna, just love this flip book, stunning. Great images and colours. Thank you for joining us at Artistic this week. Abbie (Owner) xx

  14. oh my word this is totally fabulous! I think this is one of the BEST projects I have ever seen! You rock!


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