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, July 8, 2012

Week 2, 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


Erin Leveille of Stamp Till U Cramp created this wonderful Independence Day scrapbook layout, just waiting for the perfect photo of her Sweet Pea! I love the way she has scattered the hexagons across the layout, such a great way to integrate a lot of different paper patterns and also to use up scraps!
Erin used the My Favortie Things Hexagons Die and the Stamping Bella Alice stamp from Simon Says Stamp! The papers are October Afternoon, bright and summery! I love the way she altered the stamped image - Alice is holding a large teacup, so she made some cuts around the inside of her hands to tuck the flag  in place. Please visit Erin's blog to get the product links and to leave her a comment!

Barbara Washington of Magic Delights created a wonderful flower shaped shadowbox wall piece! The images are from various TJ Designs stamp sets, including A Walk Through Wonderland, Alice in Wonderland, and Down the Rabbit Hole.  Each petal has a corresponding stamped image to go with the color, with colored roses dividing the panes:

For RED we have the Queen of Hearts and painting the roses red.

For WHITE we have the White Rabbit and the white knight chess piece.

For BLUE we have Alice in her blue dress and the Blue Caterpillar.

Please stop by Barbara's blog for all the details and to leave a comment on this lovely flower!

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!.

3 comments:

  1. Lovely work ladies, unique ideas and fabulous details. Tracy x

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  2. this is so beautiful
    love the colors and inspiration
    thanks for the challenge
    xoxo

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  3. Clever idea I love your Alice Challenge. I have a weak spot for Alice and her adventures. Check out my Pinterest. Happy Painting Kathy

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