Sunday, 5 August 2012

The Altered Alice Challenge - Chapter 18, Week 1 - Now you see him.....No you don't

Time for the next challenge with The Altered Alice. Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun, for example a wiper card, a slider box or a slider card or even a double slider card, a telescoping card, a T-slide card, a swing (flip-flop) card, or a ViewMaster card. These tutorials from Splitcoaststampers are for inspiration; your project does not need to be a card.

Our quote for this month:

`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?'
`I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet.
`You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished.
Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again.
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 

I decided to create a gatefold card, decorating the front panels with a little embossing using a heart embossing folder, perfect for Alice in Wonderland.  I coloured my embossed panels with fired brick Distress Ink and before attaching to the card I cut two windows from each panel, adding hitch fasteners to the windows and to the panels so they appear to look like doors. I added two gorgeous heart embellishments for further interest along with a watch face adding 'A' for Alice to the front.  I printed ALICE on my computer, coloured the edges with fired brick and added to the front.  For further interest I also added a ribbon trim to the top, adding Alice in Wonderland.
If you lift my windows using the fasteners you can see the fabulous Cheshire Cat, one of the fabulous images we are using from our sponsor Dilly Beans..
Open the doors to my gatefold card and you see the Cheshire Cat once again, in all his glory!  I have coloured him with my Prisma pencils and again I have added a background panel, embossed with the same heart embossing folder.
Alice and the Queen also make an appearance inside my card, both coloured with Prisma pencils, again images provided by our sponsor.  I cut two hearts using the mini hearts die from my Alice in Wonderland book, colouring with fired brick ink adding walnut stain to the edges.
I have covered my left and right inside panels with pages from an Alice in Wonderland book and on the left hand side I have highlighted the Queen and Cat text that appear on the panel from my book.  To give the Queen a little bling I have added gems to her crown and one as a necklace.
On the right hand side, if you look closely, you can just see that I have highlighted the word vanished, thought that was perfect as I am making my Cheshire Cat appear and disappear! It's little touches like this that make me happy with my craft, does not take much! Alice also has a pale blue heart gem added to her neck as a necklace and for a little added dimension.
To complete I added CHESHIRE CAT to some CANDI, sponging the edges of each letter with fired brick ink. I also added a brass heart embellishment to the Cheshire Cat for his little bit of bling, and I always think of hearts when I think of Alice in Wonderland.

Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!

Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.

I am really looking forward to seeing your creations this month.

Thanks so much for stopping by. Tracy x x  


Sandi said...

oh what a wonderfully fabulous "alice" card, love the color and panels on that gate card, hugs

butterfly said...

Ooh, fun challenge! And what a fantastic now-you-see-it card you've created... Scary Cheshire cat, and I love your hearts. So much yummy text and so many funky images - very cool!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

that's brilliant Tracy, lovely heart background and so "characterful!"

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...what a delightful storyboard card Tracy...super crisp images beautifully inked, such gorgeouesness...Mel :)

Sandy said...

Oh wow what a great great Alice project.
Love all details and the cat is sooo funny.
Gorgeous work Tracy.

Buttons said...

Such a great card here Tracy. Loving all of those hearts and the hidden grins! :) Hugs, Buttons x

Meme said...

Tracy what a wonderful job you have done with this card. He is just the cutest Cheshire Cat! Love all of the little touches. You used my favorite go to of tim's, the hitches (love those)

Suzanne C said...

What a perfect peek a boo window to the chesire cat! Love Love this design! Perfect for the challenge!

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

lindo cartão,
detalhes interessantes!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Such a wonderful card, love all the details.