Sunday, December 11, 2011

CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All! Week 2

(Warning--very long post, but hopefully worth your time)Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!
Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service. To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene!

The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! Our own design team member Sue Roddis visited this chapel and gave us permission to show her close-up photos here,
We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, so send us a Christmas Card! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post.

Now for my inspiration:







I thought that I would help to celebrate the holidays Alice style with ornaments for the tree. I decorated each of four ornaments front and back with images from Alice in Wonderland. I stamped each image with archival ink and set them with Workable Fixativ. I painted each of the images using Creative Inspirations Paints which gives the image a nice shimmer. Finally, I used my gold dabber (Adirondack) along the sides to give the antiqued look. Happy Holidays to all.
Stamp credits: Stocking left - TJ Designs right - Stamp Attack; Diamonds both - Artistic Outpost; Snowmen both TJ Designs; Stars both - Oxford Impressions.

6 comments:

Lynne Phelps said...

I LOVE these, after all every tree needs a Christmas Dodo!!! So charming and vintage looking, the cream really sets off these hand-tinted pen and ink illustrations. I am curious about the ornaments themselves; are they papier mache or china? Such a neat idea, and the gold dabbing along the edges adds so much!

Meme/Donna said...

Barbara this are GREAT! You did a really great job! Thanks for sharing!

DonnaMundinger said...

These are so fabulous Barbara! YOur painting is amazing and the gold antiquing really sets them off. Gorgeous set! xxD

Rett said...

What a wonderful collection, Barbara...right down to the gold trim. Nicely done.

Micha said...

Superbes réalisations. Je continue mon voyage à travers les blogs. Amicalement.

Erin said...

What a beautiful tree you will have with these.