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

Sunday, May 1, 2011

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 so 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, two of whom are past entrants to our challenges!

Your Weekly Inspiration:

Lynne Phelps (me!) of Savvy Sisters Studio created a freestanding arched triptych featuring clockworks and two of the Fresh Brewed Designs. The panels started as cut up chipboard packaging!

These Fresh Brewed Designs images are such fun to color, as you keep finding more and more details. For instance I had not immediately noticed that the Caterpillar is puffing away on his hookah behind the mushroom!

I love the way Alice is peering through the clock on this image. I also love the instant gratification of digi stamps as there is no waiting for shipping. Consider using one of Heather's designs for your own project!

The center panel was masked, airbrushed, then misted with gold. This looks so cool in real life! I popped up two Alice quotes: "No wonder you're late. Why, this watch is exactly two days slow." and "Begin at the beginning and go on until you  come to the end; then stop."  Please visit my blog, Savvy Sisters Studio, to leave me a comment and for more pictures and all the details, you know how I love details! ;-)

Tracy of Tracy Evans created this marvelous top hat, where the White Rabbit endlessly circles the brim, ever concerned about being late! The hat is made from Grungepaper and covered in patterened paper. I love all the little punched numbers and clock face disks that are leaning up around the brim.

The rabbits (from Wonderland Collage by Artistic Outpost) were stamped on Bazzill card stock, then certain areas were highlighted with bleach. Isn't this a great look? I also love all the watch parts and other metal accents, it adds so much interest. The punched circles are also from Wonderland Collage.

I lightened up this photo a bit so you can see how Tracy has rolled up crocheted black lace ribbon into a lovely flower that adds so much texture!

Even the top has been given the same attention to detail! I LOVE this hat, don't you? Be sure to visit Tracy's blog and leave a comment letting her know how you like her hat!

We will be back next week with more inspiration from the design team! It is TIME for YOU to begin thinking about what you can create.

The randomly drawn winner will get five images of their choice from Fresh Brewed Designs, but you can also play along for the glory of an Honorable Mention!  I have created blog badges for challenge winners and honorable mentions, so past and future winners can show off their Altered Alice pride!  Be sure to link them back to The Altered Alice blog post that contains your entry!


Take your time, you have until May 27 at 8 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) to show us YOUR timely creation!  Please put your NAME on your challenge entry, along with a title of your piece if you like.

Please leave a comment for me before you go!


  1. UAUUU formidavel!
    já vou providenciar em breve minha participação!

    amei o selo de menção Honrosa!

    beijos beijos
    tenham todos uma eccelente semana criativa!

  2. OH MY GOODNESS These projects are JUST GORGEOUS!!! I am off to leave comments!!!
    I am so honored to be the sponsor for May.
    Lots of smiles and hugs
    Heather D.
    Fresh Brewed Designs

  3. Fantastic samples for the weekly inspiration. I'm now going to check out those brilliant digital images.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Im very excited to be jumping down the rabbit hole with you ladies. Fantastic projects!!! Wow!!!
    Jess M :)

  5. OMG!!!!! These are sooo amazing! Hope I don't run out of time this month and can manage to play along. Yeah, I know, I ALWAYS say that. LOL But I always mean it! xxD

  6. Really fabulous projects everyone and I just had to have a go this time as my work in progress fits quite well I think!
    Fliss x

  7. Lynne and Tracy...your projects are great! Love all the detail you've put into them.


THANKS so much for participating in the experience that is THE ALTERED ALICE!!! Your comments mean the world to me, so thanks in advance for taking the time!