The Fish-Footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter, nearly as large as himself, and this he handed over to the other, saying, in a solemn tone, `For the Duchess. An invitation from the Queen to play croquet.' The Frog-Footman repeated, in the same solemn tone, only changing the order of the words a little, `From the Queen. An invitation for the Duchess to play croquet.'Just like the Queen's letter to the Duchess, our challenge this month is to create something with a postal theme - stamps, postcards, letters, envelopes; however you choose to interpret that. As always, all entries that meet the challenge theme are accepted but Wonderland entries are encouraged (they get two chances instead of one in the prize drawing). Friday, June 22 is the last day to enter this month's challenge.
Then they both bowed low, and their curls got entangled together.
--Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Our sponsor is Stamp Attack, a British company that is well known (among other things) for their fantastic Alice stamp plates which have sold to customers all over the world. In fact, Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who played the Red Queen in the Tim Burton Alice movie, purchased sets of Alice stamps from Stamp Attack, which were then delivered to the studio! Enabler alert: Stamp Attack offers speedy worldwide shipping for only £1 on unmounted stamp orders, so go on and check out their beautiful stamps!
The winner will receive a Stamp Attack gift certificate for £13.50, which is equivalent to one of the Alice stamp plates! We will be showing off two new offerings from Stamp Attack: Alice Faux Postage and Mouses Tail, aren't they great?
Remember last month, challenge player Bonnie McLain entered a series of art journal pages with Alice searching all over Wonderland to find out the Top Secret? (See them here: #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7)
All is revealed at last!
|Notice that Wonderland stamp?|
|And that lovely Wonderland Postage seal?|
Your Weekly Inspiration
Popsicle Toes has created an accordion pleated booklet of postcards from Wonderland! I love the soft colors and patterns she has chosen. I remember puchasing postcard booklets like this as a girl on our family's travels! Above is the front of the booklet, and here is the other side:
Stamp Attack Alice in Wonderland plate. This is a triangular pocket bookmark that fits over the corner of the page. It is easier to see the construction on the back:
visit Popsicle Toes to leave a comment for Donna!
Tracy Evans has combined the Wonderland challenge with the Queen's Jubilee to create this patriotic design! I love the inky background of Distress Inks spattered with water, such a great texture and so much more interesting than flat color.
The Fired Brick and Faded Jeans color scheme has been used throughout, and Tracy has really maximized the impact with the way she has used the two colors. I love the way she has colored the Stamp Attach Faux Postage Stamps!
visit Tracy to leave a comment on her Jubilee Postage project!
Friday, June 22 is the last day to enter this month's challenge, so get busy! Enter below using the Linky Tool. Please put your name as the TITLE when you submit your project
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