Sunday, 4 December 2011

Altered Alice Chapter 10 Challenge, Week 1 - A Lewis Christmas Carol To All!


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered AliceThis month the Design Team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, 23 December to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!

Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service.

I decided to create a double page journal piece for this months creation using images from IndigoBlu.

I applied a layer of Gesso to prime my pages and then added Gesso through a snowflake stencil and allowed to dry.  I then applied broken china Distress Ink to my page, spritzing with water to blend. I then sprayed sky blue ink spray by Dyan through a mini numbers Crafter's Workshop mask to add a further layer of interest. Evergreen bough Distress Ink was then applied through the same snowflake stencil to add more dimension and interest to my page.

I added some text "WINTER WONDERLAND" and some black and white interest to my pages along with a border to the bottom of my page.

I cut out baubles using the carved ornaments die and stamped my images onto each bauble, adding a crackle background to each and sponging with broken china ink and then adding to my page. A little computer generated text completes my double page spread.

We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post. Link your entries over at The Altered Alice.

Thanks for stopping by. Tracy x x

16 comments:

Helen said...

This is fab, Tracy. Love the colour and the wavy text.

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

What a fabulous journal pages, love the colours and the layout of elements! Have a lovely Sunday! Hugs, Joanna xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Your pages are just AMAZING Tracy! the layering of the packground blows me away, and your fabulous title and names you doodled around the lovly ornaments is just FABULOUS! LOVE it! xxD

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab journal pages, love your choice of colors and background!

flutterbycrafter said...

Love what you've done here, brilliant colours xx

Emma said...

This is absolutely gorgeous and beautiful colours ~ gorgeous piece of journalling, Tracy!
Hope you've had a lovely weekend...
Love Emma
xx

Brenda Brown said...

You have created an amazing background for this Tracy and thanks for giving the sequence of layers. The colours, ideas and images all fit together perfectly as always. A really clever work of art.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

JeanFB said...

I love these pages! Your background is gorgeous, and I love the Winter Wonderland text you've done. Very fun to have the images inside the ornaments, too!

Gerri Herbst said...

Wow this pretty Alice page is amazing!
Love your Alice themes so much! take care, gerri

Meme said...

Tracy, you did an amazing job on your jounal pages! The background is gorgeous! i love the snowflakes!
Great job!

craftytrog said...

Fantastic! I love these pages Tracy! x

Sandy said...

Wow this pages rock.
So wonderful stamping Tracy. The color is mine. ;)

Juls said...

gorgeous!! what a fabulous page!! Love the B&W border! Hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

WOW! Love how you put the characters inside of the ornaments and amidst the fantastic background you created. A piece of art!

Erin said...

Very cool feel, I love the snowflake background pattern.

Rett said...

Dropping by to tell you that I'm loving your journal pages....everything about them, actually. Starting from the color blue, through and including the black and white accent trimming....nice :)