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Sunday, April 22, 2012

Week - CHAPTER 14 Challenge: Splendidly Dressed!

"After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming. It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! won't she be savage if I've kept her waiting!'"-- Chapter 2; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
April has arrived, which (in the northern hemisphere) brings thoughts of wearing your Sunday springtime best and perhaps donning an Easter bonnet! So we want to you to show us your Sunday best; ruffles, ribbons, lace, frills; however you want to interpret the challenge!

HURRY, you need to enter using the Linky Tool below by Friday, April 27! All entries are welcome but Alice in Wonderland entries are encouraged and will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one. Multiple entries are great but each must be on a separate post.
The design team is so excited about showing off the brand new Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps from our sponsor, Stampendous (Website | Blog). This Alice is all dressed up from her shining shoes to the top of her hat, not to mention her frilly parasol! We will have THREE winners this month, and they will each receive the same Wonderland stamp set the design team is using!

Stampendous made this
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Stampendous has been a leading manufacturer of craft rubber stamps and accessories for over 30 years. With a wide variety of images, all drawn by artist/owner Fran Seiford, Stampendous has something to appeal to any stamper, scrapbooker, or home décor crafter! With the new Fran•táge Collection of stamps and essential accessories, Fran has embraced the vintage, collage look that is so popular in crafts today. The Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set is part of this collection and coordinates beautifully with the new vintage Embossing Enamels, Crushed Glass Glitters, Mica Fragments and Color Fragments in the Fran•táge Essentials. You can find Stampendous products at your local craft retailer or on the web at Hundreds of ideas from Stampendous artists, an active Design Team, and fans world wide can be seen on the Stampendous Impressions Blog as well as on their Facebook Page and Flickr Group. Visit us on Twitter (@stampendous) and see our favorites on Pinterest.

Your Weekly Inspiration

Be sure to visit the posts about this challenge on the Stampendous blog; their next Wonderland post will be this Wednesday, April 25. You can see all their brilliant Wonderland posts HERE.

My offering (Lynne Phelps of Savvy Sisters Studio) is the Ace of Rabbit Alice and the White Rabbit were stamped on Kraft and colored with Prismacolors; I love the way this technique looks on the darker paper.
The minute I saw all the little stamps included in this set, including the "A" over the heart, I knew I wanted to make my own playing card!  A real playing card is tucked in behind it.
I also made my own stamped background paper using the smaller images: heart, queen of hearts playing card; pocket watch and Cheshire Cat. I finished it off with some ribbon and one of the sentiments included in the set. Please stop by Savvy Sisters Studio and leave a comment, I love hearing from you!

Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes has wowed us again with this amazing fan! She used her Cricut software to stretch the hand mirror into fan blades, isn't it wonderful? And so appropriate for our looking glass Alice. Not only do we have a splendidly dressy fan, but we also have a splendidly dressed hand in a net lace glove to hold it, what a fun and whimsical touch!

I love the way she has placed the characters on the fan blades! The rich brown ink is perfect with the blue and cream; the minimal coloring is perfect as it highlights the image details and ties in with the color scheme. I love the way the images in this set look great with whatever amount of coloring you care to add. Charming! Be sure to leave Donna a comment on her beautiful fan!

Next up are some designers from the oh, so talented Stampendous team!

Can you say WOW? Jennifer Ingle of Just Jingle really embraced the splendidly dressed challenge theme by creating this fantastic brooch to wear! She used a frame coated with Stampendous embossing powder. The rich gold color scheme is beautiful; I would love to see this piece in person.
Jennifer has used Glossy Accents to great effect to create extra dimension and shine on the frame, and as a resin inside the frame over the mused and rabbit. The way she has placed the White Rabbit as though he's about to step through the frame is so clever. like Alice through the looking glass! You can read all the details on Jennifer's blog post.

I love the crisp black, white and red color scheme on this lovely card by Tenia Nelson of Jazzy Paper Designs! Her post may not be up until Wednesday, so be sure to pop over then to leave her a comment. The linear nature of the text background is the perfect complement to the wide striped grosgrain ribbon. Even the tile floor and the red trim on her dress echo the linear elements. The punch of scarlet on the button and tag add the perfect touch of drama.

Suzanne Czosek of Suzz's Stamping Spot created this Alice fantasy rising out of a ceramic crown! I love the way the items just seem to be floating up into the air! Be sure to check her blog on Wednesday, April 25 to get all the details on this Wonderland fantasy.

I hope you have enjoyed this week's inspiration as much as I have. Be sure to leave comments on the blogs of all these wonderful contributors, I am so thrilled to have the talented ladies of Stampendous playing along. 

The deadline for this challenge is quickly approaching so hurry up with your entries! Remember multiple entries are welcome as long as each is on a separate post, so get your projects in by Friday, April 27 for a chance at winning this fantastic Stampendous Wonderland stamp set. (Note - if you are reading this in email or a reader, please click on the title of this post to go to the blog. You won't want to miss the incredible projects submitted by our readers for this challenge!)

Please leave a comment before you go!


  1. Just stunning creations, I have enjoyed looking at each and every one. Tracy x

  2. Lovin' all of the Alice goodness!!!

  3. Wow, lots of gorgeous Alice here x

  4. Oooo the inspiration posts are so BEAUTIFUL!! I love all the things made with this AMAZING Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set!!

    Love from The Netherlands,

  5. Everything in this whole collaboration has just been fantastic! We're so impressed by everyone's creations and inspiration. WOW... Wonderland will never be the same. We are working on a final blog post for tomorrow! Still lots more inspiration to share!! Don't miss it!


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