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 27, 2011

Winner & Honorable Mentions, CHAPTER 9 - Fall Colors

 Before we get to our winner, I have one more design team project to share - mine (Lynne Phelps of Savvy Sisters Studio)! This fun card featuring the IndigoBlu Tweedles says "We've been through a lot together. . ."
"And most of it was YOUR fault!" This just seemed like the perfect thing for Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee to say to each other! Please stop by Savvy Sisters Studio to leave a comment for me, I sure appreciate it when you do!

The Winner

Lucy Edmonson of True Colours is our winner this month, randomly selected from all the entrants! Lucy is from North Hampshire in the United Kingdom, so she may already be familiar with IndigoBlu. This is Lucy's first time joining in our monthly challenge. I wonder if she will pick one of the great Alice sets and join us again? Lucy, please reach out to me through the email link in the left column!  Lucy's challenge project was a wonderful altered canvas, and I love what she did with shrink plastic and a molded key. The "curtains" give a great sense of depth, it is really wonderful.

Lucy's 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.

This is Lucy's first time joining in our monthly challenge. I wonder if she will pick one of the great  Alice stamp sets and join us again? Lucy, please reach out to me through the email link in the left column!

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!

Honorable Mentions:

All the honorable mentions are entitled to display this blog badge with pride! We had a stellar crop of projects this month. I will describe as many as I can before I run out of time, LOL!

Dani Dietrich from Berlin, Germany submitted this fabulous set of 9 artist's trading cards. I really LOVE they way they all work together to form a larger image when you arrange them together. I love the layering of the images and text, it is all just wonderful, and the girl reading her book in the lower left corner is perfect! Visit DanisArt to leave her a comment!

Valerka from Russia created this amazing crown for the Queen of Hearts! It has a very organic and fluid design with lots of natural elements. Not only did Valerka wow me with her crown, but she also did a fabulous photo shoot dressed up as the Queen of Hearts to model the crown!


Be sure to stop by Valerka's blog to see all the other great photos of her in costume, modeling this lovely crown!

Larisa of "the difference: I see that I write .....", another entrant from Russia, submitted this pretty card. I love the way the fall-colored leaves are exploding from behind the beautifully colored image!
Welcome to Sid of Harpies Crafty Corner from Manchester, U.K., another first time player! This one caught my eye because of the wonderful layering of stamping and paper leaves in the background. I also loved the doodled scribbles, black around the text and under the cat, and the Souffle pen around the paper leaves!
I love the "crinkled ink" technique that Amy of artfully distressed (Lincoln, U.K.) used on her background, which really sets off the scene she created with the IndigoBlu stamps. Love that Lollipop Tree, and the White Rabbit with the different stamps to fit the banner is such fun!
KristyLee of KristyLeesWorld submitted a wonderful collage, and she even included the image and quote from the challenge text! I love the layering and all the metal elements, such fun!
In a fun twist on the challenge, Schleifhexe of Creativchaos from Germany gives us fall leaves by moonlight! Love the March Hare and the die-cut clock, those images are perfect together!



Narah-Kimberly of Vinegar and Glitter, a belly dancer from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S., submitted a lovely hand-drawn Alice with leafy background.

ALL of the entries were wonderful, but I am out of time! You can look through the rest of them here:


Please leave a comment before you go, they make the effort worthwhile!

12 comments:

  1. Huge congratulations to you all, fabulous pieces. Tracy x

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  2. Congratulations Lucy on your win !! Enjoy !

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  3. I am so thrilled to have won, thank you so much. I have really enjoyed looking at the wonderful entries which have reinvigorated my love of Alice. That Tweedledee quote made me laugh!

    Hope to join in again,

    Lucy x

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  4. Aw, thank you so much for the honorable mention!! I had a lot of fun with this challenge and will play again! :) Thank you for hosting!!

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  5. Congratulations Lucy! FAbulous work as is all of the wonderful entrants. Enjoy your prize! and Lynne! Your card totally cracked me up! Love, love, LOVE it! xxD

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  6. Congratulations, Lucy! Kudos to all of the participants...hope to see you again for December's challenge!

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  7. Thank you so much for the Honorable Mention!!! It was great to click here and see my Modgepoge entry as one of your Honorable Mentions. Thank you for your kinds words about my project. I just love playing your challenges, I am a totally AIW freak! My fave is the Cheshire Cat! :) But anyways, I am truly excited you picked mine to be one of your mentioned entries. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!! Cant wait to see what you come up w/ next for a challenge.
    Peace & Hugs,
    KristyLee
    http://kristyleesworld.wordpress.com/

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