"`Off with her head!' the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.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!
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
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.
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!"
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.
|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!|
|Paper leaves with Alice, Mad Hatter, quote, and crackle stamps from IndigoBlu|
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.
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!