Saturday, August 11, 2012

CHAPTER 18: Now you see him. . . Now you don't! Week 2

`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, for example a wiper card, a slider box or a slider card or even a double slider card, a telescoping card, a T-slide card, a swing (flip-flop) card, or a ViewMaster card. These tutorials from Splitcoaststampers are for inspiration; your project does not need to be a card. 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 and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queent of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.
I've got two cards to share with you today. My first card is a telescoping card. (Technique Junkies 3D and Fun Folds CD)

Here is adorable Alice trying to make sense out of her adventures in Wonderland. The image is Alice from Dilly Beans. Coloring was done with distress markers.The die cut flower and lace are from Cheery Lynn's Manon's Wedding garland. The background was dry embossed with flowers (Cuttlebug) for texture. All of the sentiments are from TweetyJill.
Here is what you see when you unfurl the card. In the center is the crazy, or should I say "mad" Cheshire cat (Dilly Beans). He is surrounded by leaves. (Cheery Lynn Flourish leaf strip).
Below him is the Red Queen (Dilly Beans) still looking for her tarts. Behind her is a row of flamingoes (Alpha Stamps) just waiting for the Queen to play croquet. The lacy border was also cut from Cheery Lynn's Manon's Garland. The outside circle is also from Cheery Lynn (Reflections Boutique Mini Pearl Circle).

My second card is a double slider card. (Technique Junkies 3D and Fun Folds CD)
On the front of the card stands Alice (Dilly Beans). I wonder what she is looking at...let's pull the tab and see.

It seems like the Cheshire Cat is up to his old bag of tricks. There he is with just his grim. All images on this card are from Dilly Beans and the sentiment is from Tweety Jill Stamps.

My first card is also being entered into the following Challenges:
Cheery Lynn --shaped card, Critter Sketch--round it up (circles), and Bloggers Challenge--texture.
My second card is being entered into the Tuesday Throwdown challenge--on the move (moving parts).


Pinkies Sparkly Creations said...

such a fabby card thanks for joining us at critter sketch and good luck emma xx

Lynne Phelps said...

These are such GREAT examples for The Altered Alice challenge, and you are so clever! Fantastic work, and all the quotes are perfect!

Donna said...

These are GREAT! I love them both! I better get cracking, I am up next week and don't have a clue to what I am doing!

Berni Cuttino said...

Cute, cute, Thanks for joining in on the fun this at TT.

Tabitha Davis said...

Great job on your project!! Love it:)
Thank you for joining us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenge # 110

xxxtglxxx said...

So cute and very creative - these look brilliant! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Cheery Lynn Designs this week,



Helen said...

What a lovely idea for a card - sweet theme. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week!

crafty-stamper said...

Brilliant project and your images are fantastic thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown good luck with challenge and hope to se you tomorrow for new theme
carol x

Larelyn said...

Oh, these are just so much fun! and thank you for the links - sometimes one doesn't know what to call the cards when looking for a tutorial. Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Throwdown.

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab cards, wonderful texture and use of dies!

butterfly said...

Such clever card structures - playful and quirky... perfect for the Alice story and these quirky stamps!
Alison x

Hazel said...

Very clever - thanks for joining in the 'on the move' challenge at Tuesday Throwdown, Hazel, Guest Designer x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, I'm missing words, you've created two wonderful projects.