Challenges have been discontinued, but I hope you will enjoy browsing through this wonderful archive of Alice-inspired art!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

CHAPTER 1 Challenge - Week 2: Changes in form and dress forms!

Chapter 1's challenge is to make something that features a dress form, OR to make something that changes in form!  You can read the full text and all the challenge details here. 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!
And now for the big news - 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! There is something to please everyone at Stampotique Originals!
Here is a weekly dose of inspiration to inspire you in our monthly challenge:

Tracy Evans created these wonderful altered dress forms on a book cover! The details are incredible, from the miniature pocket watches tied to the red feathery fringe on Alice's skirt to the hand of cards next to the queen! LOVE the scrabble tiles. All in all, Alice and the Queen are a feast for the eyes and I just adore them!

Tracy had some other big news recently; she is the current featured artist of Stampington's "Stampers' Sampler" magazine!!! So when you visit Tracy's blog to leave her a comment about her wonderful dress forms, be sure to congratulate her!

Sammi Betbeder of Stuff by Sammi created this charming Creeper card. I love the distressed edges, and the dashed line of the butterfly trail! Sammi said her TGF Creeper is acting as dress form as she is wearing the dress!!! She also included a print of the blue caterpillar and a punched butterfly to represent a change in form. I love the distressed edges, the blue keyhole background paper and the metal key!  Please visit Sammi's blog for the details and to leave her some love!

Stampotique Guest Designer Moniqui  Verbeek of A New Leaf created this wonderful interactive card of the growing Alice!  So clever and fun, and full of charming details. The inky background is lovely, and the mushrooms, eat me and drink me are all associated with Alice's changing size!

Our own Erin Leveille of Stamp til U Cramp created a lovely card and matching layout. I love the drama created by this restriced, neutral color palette. The fantastic dress form stamp is set off perfectly by the bold polka dots on the card, along with that great black and white striped grosgrain ribbon! And the background paper full of dress forms is fabulous. We will have to visit Erin's blog to ask if it is stamped or a patterened paper, and also to leave her a comment!

I love the strips of ribbon and paper behind the large dress form on the layout!  And the way the smooth striped grosgrain ribbon piles into loose pleats as it moves across the layout is terrific!

Stampotique Guest Designer Gez Butterworth of Gezzyb's Jots created this magical Alice card! The mix the realistic photograph, real 3D bottle, and the stamped tree is so interesting and very, very Wonderland I think! Kudos to Gez, and be sure to stop by her blog to leave a comment!

Stampotique Guest Designer JoanneWardle  of Made by Joanne created this fantastic interactive "Duck of York" card, and you must visit her blog to read the wonderful rhyme to go with this image!!! Of special note is the background paper - a page from an actual Alice in Wonderland book! Love that striped ribbon!

We will be back next Sunday with some more Design Team inspiration from The Altered Alice! Remember, you have until Feb. 25th to submit your project, so there is plenty of time left. I hope these inspiration creations will inspire YOU to play along! Please leave a comment for the design team before you go, it means a lot to us.

To enter your project in Chapter 1 Challenge, and to read the full challenge text, go to this post.

1 comment:

  1. What fun inkspiration you have shared here! I can't wait to play.


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