Sunday, May 13, 2012

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

Alice in Wonderland
on sale May 6-26, 2012
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! 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!
Here's my Inspiration for the week: My post started with an invitation to an un-birthday party for Alice given by the Mad Hatter. Here is the setting for the party.
It looks like the Mad Hatter put on quite an elegant spread. The tea and cakes look good enough to eat. I think Alice will be honored.

Let's take a closer look at what's on the tray.
The delicious looking cupcakes are adorned with favors made from shrink plastic. Alice and the white rabbit are stamped with the Alpha stamps.

The plate is stamped with the Alpha stamps. I used Stazon ink to stamp them. I also sponged a little Creative Inspiration paint around the center area to finish off the look.

No party given by the Mad Hatter is complete without a cup of tea. The cup is stamped with the flamingoes stamp from Alpha and then sponged with CI paint.

The teapot was colored using distress ink. The flower die cut images are taken from various collage sheets from Alpha.

Of course, there had to be a rose on the tray. The vase is a mushroom created from 2 spools and a half of a styrofoam ball.

How elegant can it get. The Mad Hatter even included a cloth napkin stamped with Alice's image. (Alpha stamps, of course)

Last, but not least, is the tray. The tray is a wooden one which was stained with espresso color wash spray. The bottom of the tray is collaged with images from the tea party collage sheets.

It's been a long post, but I hope you enjoyed it. I also want to wish everyone a wonderful, happy Mother's Day!


DonnaMundinger said...

Barbara, this is SOOOO AMAZING! Such creative and fabulous detail. I have no words except "Can I come to the party?" xxD

Meme said...

You are amazing! You just have done a wonderful job this month. WOW! Very creative and I love the special touch of the napkin.
Way to go Barbara!