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 20, 2011

Week 3, 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:

Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies created a whole Wonderland tree, I LOVE this!  She used an actual branch from her yard which she rooted in a teacup planter.  Some of the leaves are real leaves, stamped and embossed with IndigoBlu images, while others are die-cut paper. Take a look!
IndigoBlu flourish stamped leaf and a bead charm wired onto the branch
IndigoBlu Executioner on a real leaf, and paper leaves
IndigoBlu running Mad Hatter on real leaf and Alice charm
Curioser and Curiouser!
White Rabbit
Paper leaves with Alice, Mad Hatter, quote, and crackle stamps from IndigoBlu
You will need to visit Plucking Daisies to leave a comment for Amy and get all the details on the construction of this fabulous Wonderland tree!
Our dear Sandy Scholz of Stempelchaotin is never afraid to try something new, and she has now ventured into stamping and stitching on fabric! I love the way she has attached the chain and clasp to each ribbon tab; that and the metal trinket pins add an edgy look.

I love the Tweedles! The fabric texture is great and the splashes of colors add so much energy. I really like the exposed seams.
The red stitching is so vivid, and I love the way she has partially outlined the Mad Hatter with the red stitching.  Fun and different! I hope Sandy tells us what she has stuffed inside, I wonder if they are sachets? We will have to find out on Sandy's blog when we visit to leave a comment on her new endeavor!


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.
Wasn't it interesting that neither of our design team projects involved stamping on paper as the primary element?  What kinds of things other than paper do you like to stamp on? Please leave a comment here before you go, we love to hear from our readers!

5 comments:

  1. Fabulous projects ladies, again so unique and individual. Love them. Tracy x x

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  2. I love the leaves on the tree! What a cool idea!

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  3. Wonderful autumnal theme this month and great inspiring works by the DT.

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  4. I just love that tree - so original!

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  5. That is a cool stamp set and really like your creative ideas

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