Saturday, 20 November 2010

Oh Alice Challenge - Chapter 40 Hooka Are You?

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
~Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,Chapter 5
Welcome to the mad world of Wonderland! Once again we are here to inspire you to create great things! The Caterpillar (Absalom) was the wisest creature in Wonderland. At least he thought so, and so did most of the others. 
He is a fascinating character because of his wisdom, and his lack of understanding metamorphosis. Kind of a weird oxymoron, don't you think? Our challenge this week is to use either a caterpillar or a butterfly in your project. If you would like to go one step further, use a definition or dictionary paper in your design (any subject is fine).
I began my piece with the sentiment which is from Outlines Rubber Stamp Company which I thought worked in quite well with this weeks challenge.  I have stamped the sentiment with StazOn timber brown ink onto one of the pages from Tim's Lost and Found Paper Stash.  My sentiment was then machine stitched onto fabric which I frayed.  My main image was stamped once again with StazOn timber brown and machine stitched to a piece of fabric.  I added a butterfly from Stampington & Company with a trinket pin added for the body.
Time Flies was computer generated and I tore the caterpillar and butterfly definitions from an old dictionary.  I added a co-ordinated button to complete.
If you are fortunate, you may find yourself wisely winning your choice of three 4x6 reprints from our sponsor, Maigan Lynn Beaudoin Shaw. FanTASTic!! Maigan is such a delightful artist, and the team appreciates the chance to work with one of her images! Visit the teams blogs above to see what everyone created.

Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog and HAVE FUN!  You have until Friday Nov. 26th at 11:59 CST to get inky and enter to win! Happy creating!!
Tracy x x


Emma said...

Love the natural colors you have gone with and that butterfly is just adorble, I love how you have used that pin as the middle of the butterfly, very clever!

G Peplow said...

Oh Tracey, you've excelled yourself, I love this beautiful card. You have totally capture the essence of the book, brilliant colours too. Have a great weekend:0) xx

Sandy said...

Oh wow Tracy this is so wonderful.
Amazing vinatge Alice card. Love them.

Peggy said...

Tracy, your card is spectacular! I love the fabric on this one!

Carol Q said...

fab Tracey, love your use of the fabric.

Meme said...

You did a great job with this Tracy. I love the vintage feel and the fabric in the background. You used a TH pin for the butterfly, awesome! Great job!

Jessica Diedrich said...

GORGEOUS card, Tracey! That fabric trim is beautiful and your butterfly is stunning and perfectly placed! AWESOME take on the challenge!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Tracy, Oh my !! this is superb and beautifully designed. I adore that butterfly, your work is inspirational.Hope all is good with you :)

Also If you get chance please pop by and join in my challenge. Everyone who joins in wins a prize so its worth a look. Have a lovely weekend
hugs June xxxxx

Erin said...

Love the pin as the butterfly body, so smart.

Netty said...

As ever Tracy your work is just superb. Enjoy the weekend my friend. Annette x

Lynn Stevens said...

way cool Tracy, Loved how you used a trinket pin for the butterfly body and awesome use of the fabric!

flutterbycrafter said...

Love the neutral colours and the use of material, stunning piece.

Zue said...

Nice one, Tracy ! I love the muted palette. Once you start using faric it becomes an essential, don't you agree?
Have a lovely Sunday
sue xx

Tasha said...

AMAZING, so beautiful and creative, gorgoeus work Tracy
love tasha xx