Sunday, July 10, 2011

CHAPTER 5 Challenge - Week 2: Tea-things

`And ever since that,' the Hatter went on in a mournful tone, `he won't do a thing I ask! It's always six o'clock now.' A bright idea came into Alice's head. `Is that the reason so many tea-things are put out here?' she asked. `Yes, that's it,' said the Hatter with a sigh: `it's always tea-time, and we've no time to wash the things between whiles.' `Then you keep moving round, I suppose?' said Alice. `Exactly so,' said the Hatter: `as the things get used up.' `But what happens when you come to the beginning again?' Alice ventured to ask.

The Mad Hatter's tea table was full of tea-things, with place settings all the way around and many teapots and teacups. Your challenge this month is to have a teapot or teacup on your project, and, as an option, to use something OTHER than a stamped image as your focal point!
That's because The Altered Alice design team will be showing off with digital collage sheets from One Crabapple [Etsy Store ,

Blog], which has of the most interesting and different Alice in Wonderland categories I've seen! The owner and artist is taking care of some family priorities, so if the store is closed when you visit, just put in your email in to be notified when it reopens. It is well worth waiting for I promise; most of the design team members had a difficult time making their choices and a couple of us needed all of everything in the Alice category! The winner will have their choice of five collage sheets from One Crabapple!
July is a long month, so you have almost four weeks to enter your project! Plenty of time for even our stragglers to play along, just be sure to enter before 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Daylight Time, GMT -5:00) on Friday, July 29. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced the last Sunday of the month, July 31.
There were so many cool images on the Alice collage sheets from One Crabapple. I decided to use a banner to showcase as many of the images as I could.
Here are the close ups of the different pennant flags.

Tea Queen

"Who Stole the Tarts?" and "Queen of Hearts, She made some tarts"

"It's Always 6 O'Clock" and "No time to say Hello! Good-bye! I'm Late."
Tea cups and Tea Pot.

"Clean Cups! Move on down!" and Alice herself


Lisa Somerville said...

Love how you used the collage pieces on your beautiful banner!

Anonymous said...

Oh my gosh, Barbara! I absolutely adore your banner! Love all the images and how you incorporated them all. Great idea to use the same frame on each pennant.

Anonymous said...

Oh My---how I LOVE your banner!!! Great idea--will have to make one too--a case for sure!
Hugs, Nola

Lynne Phelps said...

This banner is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I just love everything about it. What a wonderful thing it is with nine panels, so nice and long! The papers and pattern choices are really inspired, and the composition of each pennant and the banner as a whole is just delightful. You really rocked this challenge!

Micupoftea said...

whimsical and fun!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Wowza GF, you are just amazing, looks like you really had some fun. You can just pack it up and mail it right to me, I luv it! xxoo

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG!!!! AMAZING! Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

Donna said...

Well done Barbara!
This banner is so fun!

You packed a punch on this one! Amazing!