Sunday, January 6, 2013

CHAPTER 23: We're All Mad Here, So Anything Goes!

`In THAT direction,' the Cat said, waving its right paw round, `lives a Hatter: and in THAT direction,' waving the other paw, `lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they're both mad.'
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
"We're all mad here" is the favorite Alice quote of artist Rick St. Dennis, so in January, anything goes! Be mad! Get cute, get creepy, get crazy, because Rick St. Dennis has amazing digi stamps in all those styles, including many wonderful AIW images! Submit your creations on the Altered Alice blog site by Friday, January 25th for a chance to win three digital stamps from Rick St. Dennis. All projects are welcome, but those featuring Wonderland will have two chances at the prize instead of one. Multiple entries are welcome, but to be counted as separate entries they must be on separate posts.
Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis (Donald McAfee) is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. St. Dennis has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sold his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. For a complete bio of his amazing career, see Rick's blog!
Here's what I created this month:
My first project is an accordian flip card (Sizzix die). I love cards that pop and I just knew that these wonderful images from Rick St Dennis would look great showcased in the card.  Alice with all her friends starts the grouping. Aren't these characters sweet.The next image is the Cheshire cat. He is quite dandy. Next comes the mad hatter. No question that he is a bit mad. And finally, is the Red Queen all decked out in her zentangle array. The images were all colored with Ranger distress markers.

My second project, a wallhanging, came about because I couldn't choose just four images to show. I had stamped, colored, and die cut the images so I could decide which ones to use in the card. I didn't want to leave any of them out, so the wall hanging was created. The first image is of Alice and the cat. The second image is  the Tweedles. don't you just want to give them a hug!. The third is the March Hare in all his mad glory. The fourth image is another version of the Red Queen all decked out in her hearts.

I am entering my projects into the Simon Says Stamp and Show the no rules totally mad tea party challenge and the Simon Says Challenge which is new something (my new die and new digi stamps). 


Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Barbara, wonderful design and layout and I love your colouring. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

Shelly Schmidt said...

Oh dear heavens- amazing projects! WOW!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful projects! That swing/flip-flop card is amazing with so many panels, I am so impressed! And I love the wall hanging too, how great that nothing was wasted. Absolutely brilliant!

DonnaMundinger said...

Gorgeous, Barbara! what fabulous coloring. Both projects rock! (Gotta get that die for sure.) xxD

cheiron said...

Fabulous flip card. Love the Alice theme! Thanks for playing along with the Something New Challenge over at the Simon Says Challenge Blog this week!

Jenn Borjeson said...

Gorgeous creations!!!! You're very talented. :)