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, December 11, 2011

Week 2, CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!

Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competive prices with fast, friendly customer service. Thanks to design team member Donna for organizing this Christmas prize!


To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! This month's quote is actually contained within the windows, do you see it?
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The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb,  a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more! 


Your Weekly Inspiration:


Sue Roddis of JABBERWOCKY created an "Alice in Christmas Wonderland" snow-globe, such fun!

You can see all the details in these closeup. Most stamped images are from IndigoBlu.

FRONT of ornaments - click to enlarge
Barbara Washington of Magic Delights created this charming set of four Wonderland ornaments! Each image is stamped and then painted.
BACK of ornaments - click to enlarge
The simple cream backgrounds with accented edges really suits the pen and ink style of the illustrations! What a wonderful addition to any tree!
I think my favorite is the Tweedles, as their round tummies are such a perfect match for the snowman shape!

Erin Leveille of Stamp Til U Cramp brings us a charming snow-globe with Alice all dressed up in her holiday finest!

I love the wreath she is carrying, made from some vintage garland, as it adds so much dimension. The tiny candy canes are the perfect scale for this little holiday scene!


Now we are hoping that YOU will have a Wonderland Christmas greeting for the design team.  You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! Please leave a comment before you go!

3 comments:

  1. Yeah for another challenge I am currently working hard on my project for this challenge. Tks for keeping them coming! I love U and your challenges and of course I love AIW!! I am so loving all of the DTs creations, so wonderful and creative, you have some very talented people on your team!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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  2. Well I'm back!! I have entered my easel card for this challenge! It's a count down to Christmas! Hope you like. Thanks again for the challenges!
    Peace,
    KristyLee

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