Challenges have been discontinued, but I hope you will enjoy browsing through this wonderful archive of Alice-inspired art!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Week 4, CHAPTER 11: Stripes!

"At the two-yard peg she faced round, and said, 'A pawn goes two squares in its first move, you know.
So you'll go VERY quickly through the Third Square--by railway, I should think--and you'll find
yourself in the Fourth Square in no time. Well, THAT square belongs to Tweedledum and
Tweedledee--the Fifth is mostly water--the Sixth belongs to Humpty Dumpty--But you make no
'I--I didn't know I had to make one--just then,' Alice faltered out."
-- Chapter 11, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There

Happy new year! When I think of Tweedle Dum and Tweedle Dee, I always think stripes and plaids. Lewis Carroll does not mention the patterns they are wearing, but so many illustrations and movies have clad them in mismatched stripes and patterns. Your challenge this month is to use STRIPES.

Author Jenny Doh is donating a signed copy of her latest book, Art Saveswhich is not only full of eye candy but is also full of the stories of how art changes lives. "Discover not only the HOW but also the WHY, through the stunning projects and unique stories of 20 exciting multi-media artists." Thanks so much to Jenny for contributing such a meaningful prize to start off 2012! Be sure to visit  the CRESCENDOh site for more stories, wonderful clear stamps, and more.
Enter your project featuring stripes by Friday, Jan. 27. The winner will be announced the following Sunday. As always, entries that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the random drawing instead of one. You may enter as often as you like but each entry must be on a separate post. All posts must mention and link back to the challenge.

Design Team Changes
Sue Roddis and Sandy Scholz are stepping down from the design team. I am so thankful for all the time they have dedicated to creating inspiring Alice projects. In particular Sue was instrumental in helping me get The Altered Alice started. We wish them all the best as they follow their muses in other directions!

Our guest designer, Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies, has accepted a position on the permanent design team! She has been a wonderful fit right from the beginning and I am thrilled that she will be staying on to share her talent with us! Welcome Amy!

Your Weekly Inspiration

Sandy Scholz of Stempelchaotin leaves us with a wonderful set of ATCs. I don't know how she created these, but I wonderful if they have layers of glass? There is a wonderful sense of depth; the flowers appear to be floating above the background. I love the turquoise, yellow and orange color scheme, and the shimmering polka dots at the top add a festive air! The caption is perfectly ironic, love it!
The second ATC shows the same depth and another wonderfully ironic caption; funny! The sparkling pennants and gleaming teeth are wonderful accents. I really LOVE these ATCs, they are so whimsical and charming! Be sure to visit Stempelchaotin to leave a comment and farewell wishes for Sandy.

Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies created a wonderful keychain full of handmade Alice charms! She had some leftovers from last week's project, so she covered the images stamped on textured cardstock with Glossy Accents.

Others were stamped on what might be clear Fragment  or metal charms, colored with alcohol inks.

The backs are just as interesting, as Amy has covered them with tooled metal! This is a key chain any Alice fan would be proud to carry; I think I would want to hook it onto a purse strap where I could see it all the time. Great project! Be sure to stop by Plucking Daisies and leave a comment welcoming Amy to the design team!

So show us your stripes by entering on or before Jan. 27 to have a chance at the wonderful prize! 
Note: If you are reading this in an email or a reader, please click on the title of this post to go to the blog and see all the wonderful entries!
Please leave a comment before you go, we really appreciate hearing from you!


  1. The only blog I have is on, is there anyway to enter without one.

    1. Beth, your profile does not have an email link, so I don't have anyway to reply to you directly.

      If you can upload a photo of your project to a place where the public can see it without having to log in, that is all that is needed. If the allows you to post a project in a non-protected area, this will work fine. Just use the URL of your project page when you submit with the linky tool.

      You can also use a public Photobucket or Flickr album. I highly recommend Splitcoaststampers, the stamping community website, as each free account gets its own gallery, and it is specifically for stamping. Plus they have great forums, awesome tutorials plus challenges, etc.

      The main thing is that the page is visible even if you are NOT logged in on the site.

  2. These projects are wonderful!! love the dimension and sparkle on the first pics and love the many charms on the final pics.

  3. Your DT projects are so awesome! The entries are great too! Tks for having an Alice challenge. I know I have missed the last 2 BUT, I am BACK my entry # is 14. I do hope you like. Take care!
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