Sunday, July 8, 2012

Week 2, CHAPTER 17: Hurrah for the Red, White & Blue!

The White Queen gave a deep sigh, and laid her head on Alice's shoulder. `I am so sleepy?' she moaned.
`She's tired, poor thing!' said the Red Queen. `Smooth her hair -- lend her your nightcap -- and sing her a soothing lullaby.'
`I haven't got a nightcap with me,' said Alice, as she tried to obey the first direction: `and I don't know any soothing lullabies."
`I must do it myself, then,' said the Red Queen, and she began:

Hush-a-by lady, in Alice's lap! Till the feast's ready, we've time for a nap: When the feast's over, we'll go to the ball -- Red Queen, and White Queen, and Alice, and all!
-- Chapter 9, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

In the United States, we are celebrating our Independence Day this month, so we have a patriotic Red, White & Blue color challenge for you! Of course here in Wonderland we know those colors are for the White Queen, the Red Queen, and Alice's blue dress! Enter your red, white and blue project by July 27 for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor. All entries are welcome, but those that feature Wonderland will have two chances to win instead of one.
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My inspiration this week is a flower wall hanging I created using the red, white, and blue colors.
Simon Says Stamp has such an array of products to choose from. Each of the petal backgrounds was embossed using one of Tim Holtz's texture fades from the Retro Cirque set. All images were stamped with Ranger Archival Jet Black ink and all coloring was done using Ranger Distress Markers. The painting on the flowerpetals was done using Ranger paint dabbers. With Simon Says Stamp, you don't have to go anywhere else for your product.
On the top blue petal is Alice in her blue dress of course.

Next to Alice on a red petal we see that the roses have been painted red.

The white rabbit is featured next on the white petal.

On the next blue petal is Absalom, the blue caterpillar still exactly 3 inches tall.

On the next red petal is the red queen. Looks like someone will lose their head again.

On the next white petal is the white knight.

And finally in the center of the flower is the tea pot. We can't talk about Alice without a cup of tea. As a final celebration of red, white, and blue, there are roses of these colors embellishing the whole piece.


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Lynne Phelps said...

FABULOUS! I love the way you have linked each color to the appropriate image! I love the way they are united by the same gold flourish behind each image, it is lovely. Is that a sticker or a die cut? So pretty!