Sunday, February 20, 2011

Altered Alice Chapter 1 Challenge

"Alice crouched down among the trees as well as she could, for her neck kept getting entangled among the branches, and every now and then she had to stop and untwist it. After a while she remembered that she still held the pieces of mushroom in her hands, and she set to work very carefully, nibbling first at one and then at the other, and growing sometimes taller and sometimes shorter, until she had succeeded in bringing herself down to her usual height.
It was so long since she had been anything near the right size, that it felt quite strange at first; but she got used to it in a few minutes, and began talking to herself, as usual. `Come, there's half my plan done now! How puzzling all these changes are! I'm never sure what I'm going to be, from one minute to another!"
       -- Chapter 5, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Well, just like Alice we have been through a change in location and changed form from weekly to monthly, but the challenge chapters remain familiar despite all these puzzling changes!
To reflect all these puzzling changes, the challenge is to make something that features a dress form, OR to make something that changes in form!  While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project does feature Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!
STAMPOTIQUE ORIGINALS is sponsoring our first challenge with a $30 gift certificate for one lucky winner, and their design team is going to play along! Be sure to visit their Stampotique Designer's Challenge blog where you can play every week! They are famous for artist Daniel Torrente's quirky characters, but they actually have many artists and quite a few different styles. Jo Capper-Sandon is my favorite with her wonderful mushrooms, and other lines include Janet Klein's flower characters (click next a few times to see them) that remind me of the garden of living flowers! There is something to please everyone at Stampotique Originals!
From one moment to the next , Alice was a different size, so this is to represent Alice with the passing of time.

I used the wonderful Jasmin stamp from Stampotique. She was stamped in black Memento then masked.  Then I air brushed the background with the Tim Holtz time works mask with Copic markers. I stamped the sentiment in London Fog gray Memento and I cut up the words and colored them to match the background.  I used these colors:
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11, E70, E93
  • Hair: Y21, Y28, E37
  • Dress: B41, B21, B23
  • Socks: C00, C1, C3
  • Boots: N0, N1, N3, N5
  • Background: B23, E31
  • Words: E50, Edge in Y26
I cut this out with the square Grand Nestie and edged with the Krylon gold leaf pen.
Then with the scalloped square Grand Nestie I cut black card stock and backed with Honey Nut Cheerio chip board! I added eyelets and colored with the Krylon to mach the edge border. 

Please leave me a comment. I'm a newbee, be kind!


  1. Fabulous air brushing, beautifully put together and I love the use of the mask in the background. Tracy Evans x

  2. Absolutely beautiful interpretation of the theme!

  3. Wonderful piece of art, love the image and the background.

  4. So pretty. Love your brushing--so professional.

  5. Love this! It is so much more beautiful in real life. Love the way the sentiment follows the arc of the clock, and the airbrushing is fabulous, really creates a serene mood! The gold krylon edges really set it off.

  6. Great wall hanging. Great use of the masking with the clock.