Saturday, April 6, 2013

CHAPTER 26: For the Love of Wonderland

"So she sat on, with closed eyes, and half believed herself in Wonderland, though she knew she had but to open them again, and all would change to dull reality--the grass would be only rustling in the wind, and the pool rippling to the waving of the reeds--the rattling teacups would change to tinkling sheep- bells, and the Queen's shrill cries to the voice of the shepherd boy--and the sneeze of the baby, the shriek of the Gryphon, and all thy other queer noises, would change (she knew) to the confused clamour of the busy farm-yard--while the lowing of the cattle in the distance would take the place of the Mock Turtle's heavy sobs." -- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Changes are coming for The Altered Alice. Due to pressures of work and other pesky distractions, next month will be our last regularly scheduled challenge. So this month we are sponsor-free and the design team members are sharing any projects they like that show their love of Alice.

You are invited to do the same and show us your love of Wonderland. Go to The Altered Alice blog to enter.  You may enter older projects for this challenge only. Enter by April 27 to share the best of your Wonderland creations with our community. 

We will of course have honorable mentions and a challenge winner, but you will be playing for the glory this month as we do not have a sponsor. We will try to organize some kind of prize although no promises!

Next month, we will be sponsored by Stampotique, who took a chance on us and sponsored our very first challenge. I like the symmetry, alpha and omega, closing the circle.

We may have challenges in the future, but they will be more spontaneously scheduled, and in the meantime we will share "Alice sightings" and miscellaneous Alice projects with you, so stay tuned!

My project this month was fun for me. I decided to use a lot of my Alice related stamps in my art journal. I'm still new at art journaling, but I sure enjoy playing. Above you see the double page layout I did. For background color I used distress paints and Dylusions sprays with stencils.
Left page
On this page we see Alice (Rogue Redhead Designs) sitting under the tree with her school book. In her dreams she sees the Cheshire cat (Stamp Francisco) and the White Rabbit (Alpha Stamps).
Right page
On the right side we see Alice (Stamp Francisco)  falling down the rabbit hole. The Mad Hatter (Indigo Blu) is running past with the watch. The caterpillar (Alpha Stamps) sits atop his mushroom. And the king and queen of hearts (Nature's Blessings) are arguing as usual.
To finish off my pages, I used handwritten sayings from the story. Then I added bits and pieces of Tim Holtz filler stamps and a hand drawn border.
Well, playtime is over for me for now. I can't wait to see what you create.


Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow- this is fabulous!!!

Annie said...

Hi Barbara...what fab journalling the colours and stamped images. TFS

Annie x