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Sunday, July 1, 2012

Week 1, CHAPTER 17: Hurrah for the Red, White & Blue!

The White Queen gave a deep sigh, and laid her head on Alice's shoulder. `I am so sleepy?' she moaned.
`She's tired, poor thing!' said the Red Queen. `Smooth her hair -- lend her your nightcap -- and sing her a soothing lullaby.'
`I haven't got a nightcap with me,' said Alice, as she tried to obey the first direction: `and I don't know any soothing lullabies."
`I must do it myself, then,' said the Red Queen, and she began:

Hush-a-by lady, in Alice's lap! Till the feast's ready, we've time for a nap: When the feast's over, we'll go to the ball -- Red Queen, and White Queen, and Alice, and all!
-- Chapter 9, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
In the United States, we are celebrating our Independence Day this month, so we have a patriotic Red, White & Blue color challenge for you! Of course here in Wonderland we know those colors are for the  White Queen, the Red Queen, and Alice's blue dress! Enter your red, white & blue project by July 27 for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor. All entries are welcome, but those that feature Wonderland will have two chances to win instead of one.
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Your Weekly Inspiration
Tracy Evans (who is also on the Simon Says Stamp design team) created this fabulous art journal spread full of vivid red, white and blue! Be sure to visit Tracy's blog to see all the specific supplies used. She has certainly done a great job with the Dylusions sprays and stencils!

Tracy used the lovely Wonderland set by Stampendous, which was featured here on The Altered Alice a couple months ago.
Tracy used the text of this month's challenge quote. I love the way she spotlighted the red, white and blue references in the passage!

Bonnie McLain of Love Light and Peace created this charming heart album, which opens up to form separate compartments instead of regular pages. The cover was tinted with Dylusions ink sprays, and inside Bonnie has showcased a variety of the six by six inch paper pads, all carried by Simon Says Stamp, including Sweet Nothings by Kaiser Craft, Conservatory by 7 Gypsies, Crush Collection by Bo Bunny.
Some vivid Dylusions Ink Sprays add some pops of color inside as well.
Here we have the RED compartment! Bonnie has showcased a variety of the six by six inch paper pads, all carried by Simon Says Stamp, including  Sweet Nothings by Kaiser Craft, Conservatory by 7 Gypsies, Crush Collection by Bo Bunny.
WHITE is next, looks like they've just started painting those roses! I love the way Bonnie has used each little compartment as a mini stage.
And of course the Caterpillar (and later butterfly) in the BLUE compartment! So charming, be sure to visit Bonnie's blog for all the details and please leave her a comment!

We also have these wonderful crowns from Bonnie, made with metal tape textured with embossing folders and glammed up with glass Dew Drops, adhered with Glossy Accents, all available from Simon Says Stamp. Bonnie has a great tip regarding the Dew Drops, so be sure to stop by her blog. Now a closeup of the crowns:
The RED Queen's crown, with ruby colored Dew Drops and a heart motif on top.
The WHITE Queen's crown, lovely, with diamond colored Dew Drops and lovely snowflakes to represent the white.

And BLUE for Alice, with a lovely blinged up "A" on top! Great job, be sure to stop by Bonnie's blog to leave her a comment on these lovely projects.

Link your projects below by July 27, and PLEASE include your name or blog name in the TITLE. This helps me enormously when it comes time to had out the honorable mentions! (Note: if you are viewing this post in a reader or email, please click on the title of the post to go to the blog to see the entries or submit a project.)

Please leave a comment before you go, I love hearing from you!.


  1. Awesome DT projects, you all do such wonderful work!

  2. Wonderful projects as always xx

  3. Thank you - lovely, inspiring projects and loads of variety.

  4. Fabulous Creations from the DT!

  5. Fabulous inspiration as always x

  6. Wow - those crowns and all the DT projects are simply amazing. Thanks for another great challenge! :)


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