Sunday, 1 May 2011

The Altered Alice CHAPTER 4 Challenge - Week 1: TIME

Alice sighed wearily. `I think you might do something better with the time,' she said, `than waste it in asking riddles that have no answers.'
`If you knew Time as well as I do,' said the Hatter, `you wouldn't talk about wasting IT. It's HIM.'
`I don't know what you mean,' said Alice.
`Of course you don't!' the Hatter said, tossing his head contemptuously. `I dare say you never even spoke to Time!'
`Perhaps not,' Alice cautiously replied: `but I know I have to beat time when I learn music.'
`Ah! that accounts for it,' said the Hatter. `He won't stand beating.'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland


Time marches on and it's time for a new challege, and the challenge is to make something that represents TIME! Take your time, you have until May 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT-4:00) to show us YOUR timely creation!  There are so many ways to represent time - you could use a clock or a watch, hourglass, calendar. . .  take some TIME to think about it and then be sure you submit on TIME because TIME flies!  Ok, I think I have it out of my system. . . or is that my clockworks?
Our sponsor this month is Fresh Brewed Designs, and they have some fabulous Alice in Wonderland digi images that some of the design team will be using. The randomly chosen winner of this month's challenge will receive five digi stamps of their choice from the Fresh Brewed Designs store!
While it is not required that you use Alice in Wonderland images, we do encourage it. Entries that feature some aspect of Wonderland will be entered twice for the prize drawing!
Three guest designers will be joining us for May:  Jess Marin of My Scrap Diary will be sharing her project in our Week 3 post, and Retta Fox of Foxy's Weblog and Tracy (CuddlyBunny) of Not a Moment to Spare will be sharing their creations during our Week 4 inspiration post. I know you will enjoy seeing the work of these talented designers, some of whom you will recognize as past entrants to our challenges!
I decided to create a hat from Grungepaper for my piece this month.  I have covered the Grungepaper with a sheet from Tim's Lost and Found paper stash. My rabbit from Artistic Outpost Wonderland Collage sheet is stamped onto Bazzil card using archival ink.  I have bleached out a couple of areas on the rabbit just to lift the image a little. I have added a game spinner from Tim's Idea-Ology range to one of the large clocks along with a clock charm to follow on with the TIME theme.
Unfortunately it was very difficult to photograph this flower which is made from lace and has gorgeous detail and adds great dimension. Again I have added a clock to the centre of the flower and "I'M LATE" to a memo pin.
I have punched circles from the Artstic Outpost Collage sheet, adding numbers to the bottom of the hat, again to represent the numbers on a clock face.
The top of the hat has had a game spinner added from Tim's Idea-Ology along with a clock and "I'm late, I'm late, I'm late from Crafty Secrets Wonderland stamps.

I always look forward to seeing your artwork, simply link your creation over on The Altered Alice blog to be in with a chance to win a great prize. Enjoy the long weekend, Tracy x x

23 comments:

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow this is so fantastic, so much detail I just love it all, stunning xx

Helen said...

Stunning!!

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just amazing love love it,oh so much detail,hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Martina2801 said...

Oh my goodness, this top hat is spectacular, I am in love with that!

TonyR said...

woww!! this is fantastic!! If you'd made it earlier it could have been on the head of Tara P-T at The Wedding!! ;o)
TonyR xx

Barb Cady said...

This is a fabulous piece of art. I love it. So much work, thank you Tracy - inspirational!

Jayne C said...

WOW!!!! This is AMAZING...in fact....I'm speechless!! x

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a FAB piece or art Tracy! Love all your details!

Kay said...

Absolutely stunning! all the details are amazing, love it!

In the Light of the Moon said...

Really Wonderful!!

Lynn Stevens said...

WOWWWW Tracy I LOVE it, Fab hat, Love the Alice and all those clock faces and the time theme. Fantastic creation!!!
Hugs Lynn

Wendy said...

Love it!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Wonderful top hat, I love Love LOVE every single detail! It is absolutely gorgeous and that lace flower is sumptuous, so full of texture and dimension!

Lori said...

Wow, this is STUNNING! Just so much detail, and such a fun theme to work with! Fab work!

Netty said...

Oh wow this is totally fabulous Tracy, so loving all the wonderful details. Annette x

Meggymay said...

Wow, this looks fantastic, love all the details.

Ginger said...

I love this x

hazel said...

Wow!!! This is fantastic. I love everything about it.
xxx Hazel.

Erin said...

Very cool, I can't believe you made the hat out of grungepaper yourself.

Neet said...

I love Alice stamps and I love Time as a theme so when I saw your artwork I was blown away. Or was I bowled over? What a fantastic interpretation of the theme - truly inspired. Love it!

Karenliz said...

WOW This is amazing! I love it.

Suzanne C said...

WOW WOW WOW! I would love to see all the fabulous details in person!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

I'm missing words, that's really a breathtaking piece of art.