ALICE CHALLENGES: Challenges begin the first Sunday of the month with weekly inspiration posts from the design team. You can submit your link at the bottom of the Week 1 post for each challenge. Winner is announced on the last Sunday of the month, and submissions close on the Friday prior to that, 8 p.m. EST (GMT -5). No backlinking please, for the monthly challenge submissions we want new creations! Please LINK to The Altered Alice challenge you are entering and mention The Altered Alice in your post. Welcome to Wonderland!

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Week 1, CHAPTER 9: Falling Leaves and Their True Colors

"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.
Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?' said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You're nothing but a pack of cards!' 
At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face." 
-- Chapter 12, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere.  Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartruese and orange. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!


Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes "Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps" right there in England.

The design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately "Alice I" and "Alice II". Most Americans don't know what A5 and A6 mean so I'll just tell you, these sets are really big!

I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won't last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
"The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!" 
Thanks Alfie!

Enter by Friday, November 25 (the day after Thanksgiving); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

Your Weekly Inspiration:

Tracy's Autumn in Wonderland Card
Tracy Evans made a lovely chunky ATC, also known as an artist's trading block, and a matching card! She used the soft golds, greens and browns of fall in these coordinated projects. I love the way the trees frame the tea party on this card!
Tracy's Chunky ATC
The IndigoBlu crackle stamp is the perfect background, I adore that stamp! The diecut leaves are a perfectly compliment to the stamped leafy tree.

Notice Tracy's trademark jump ring letters - she uses jump rings and dimensional glue to create these tiny metal-framed letters that look like little typewriter keys. Love that! This side features another rare image from IndigoBlu, the pensive Mad Hatter.

The opposite side features my ultimate fave March Hare stamp! The Alice in Wonderland stamp is also for IndigoBlu.
The sides are wonderful as well. Love the Tweedles on top, and the crackle stamp is also part of the Alice sets! Be sure to stop by Tracy's blog and let her know how much you like this great project!


Retta Fox of Foxy's Weblog created three great fall colored projects, starting with this fun set of ATCs,  Love Retta's lively use of color!  The IndigoBlu White Rabbit stamp is so fun and different, as they have placed a gift in his hand and added a banner to the horn, with three different stamps to put inside the banner. "Art" is used above and "Happy Birthday" is used below on this fun card, and there is also a "Love" stamp to fit in the banner. Fun!

Love the parade of White Rabbits on this great birthday card! The brown background is perfect for the warmly colored rabbits, and that wild strip of color across the bottom is the perfect finishing touch!
LOVE this pocket organizer made from a file folder!  There is a tutorial for a similar project on Splitcoaststampers if you would like to make one; it is such a fun and useful project.
Hnmm. I see a familiar coupon in one of htese pockets, and I love that wildly colored "White" rabbit! The stitching accents are great.


Be sure to stop by Retta's blog to leave a comment on these fabulous projects!


The amazing Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes created this fabulous fall 3D teapot container with the tea party inside, embellished with cut and embossed leaves! Love these rich warm colors.
Once again, Donna has shown her Cricut title as the Queen of 3D!
The tassel on top is such a neat finishing touch!
Love these embossed leaves, stamped with that fabulous IndigoBlu crackle stamp. It sure adds great texture to the leaves. Be sure to stop by Donna's blog to leave a comment on her wonderful fall-colored project!

Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors - orange, russet, burgundy, gold, yellow, nad charteuse, your pick!  Enter by Friday, November 25 (the day after Thanksgiving); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

Please leave a comment here before you go, we love to hear from our readers!

6 comments:

  1. How wonderful those creations are! This is a fabulous challenge! I must make time to create something for this! Thank you for the inspiration!

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  2. Every single one of these creations is wonderful. Can't wait for my Indigo Blu Alice stamps to arrive so I can join in :) they look fabulous! Well done everyone :)

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  3. Beautiful fall-themed Alice creations!:)

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  4. Wonderful creations - I hope I can find time to enter this month.
    xxx Hazel.

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  5. Great inspiration. I am so looking forward to this challenge.

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  6. Oh, wauw, gorgeous! Don't we all love Alice and the atmosphere there! Pretty colors and details, very, very nice!!!
    Hugs, Wendy

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