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

Monday, October 8, 2012

Week 1, CHAPTER 20: Twinkle like a Bat, Shine like a Tea Tray! was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!How I wonder what you're at!"You know the song, perhaps?' `I've heard something like it,' said Alice. `It goes on, you know,' the Hatter continued, `in this way:-- "Up above the world you fly,Like a tea-tray in the sky.Twinkle, twinkle--"'-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Just like the Mad Hatter's song, we want you to create something that twinkles or shines; bats are optional! Think bling, metal, glitter, mirror card; the possibilites are endless! Some of the design team will be using some very unusual Alice-inspired designs. Just like you dress up for Halloween and take on another persona, these racy images have Alice and other characters all grown up and taking a walk on the wild side!

Our sponsor this month is Smeared Ink, home of edgy, wild and fun designs in rubber and digital forms has released a Wonderland Collection; images are available individually or as a set. The randomly-chosen winner of this month's challenge will receive a $15 shopping spree in their online store.

Smeared and Smudged is an online community of rubber stampers and crafters who enjoy using alternative, gothic, edgy, and unique stamps in their designs. We thrive on different and unusual. We welcome the macabre and devious side of things, and most of all, we embrace ALL types and styles of art. Whether or not you “come to the dark side”, your creations should be a reflection of you. At Smeared and Smudged, the most important thing is being yourself. There are lots of ways to interact with the community! [ Ning Community | Challenge Blog | Facebook Group ]

Enter your project by Friday, October 25 for a chance at the shopping spree. As always, multiple entries are encouraged (after all, this is a monthly challenge) but each entry must be on a separate post. All projects that meet the challenge criteria are welcome, but entries that feature Wonderland will have two chances with each project entered instead of one.

Your Weekly Inspiration
Bonnie McLain of Love Light and Peace made this wonderful paper pumpkin. The detail is amazing with ridged sides, leafy stem and curling vines! But this pumpkins is hiding a secret. . .

Each side lifts up to showcase a different Smeared Ink illustration. Come closer. . .
There is plenty of glitter and shine on this Smeared Ink Alice image! Bonnie has gone with neon bright colors to celebrate the Halloween season!
I love the retro coloring on this fun cheeky Smeared Ink Cheshire Cat image. Bonnie carefully cut the eyes so the light inside can shine through, just look how the cat's eyes gleam! Be sure to visit Bonnie's blog to see the Queen of Hearts and Mad Hatter panels, she has done a lovely job!

Tracy Evans created this 8 x 8 inch card using a variety of images. Love the color scheme, and there are lots of metal and shiny elements for the challenge.
I love the skulls, and the orange ones (they look like Jack-O'Lantern skulls) with their golden bling eyes are the perfect touch!
I love Alice's hat, and the various die cut bats are a great touch. The Mad Hatter's song is included on the orange panel, love that! Be sure to visit Tracy's blog to leave her a comment on this lovely creation!

Enter your project by Friday, October 25 for a chance at the shopping spree. 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.)
NOTE: Sorry this post is a day late. I had a lot of problems trying to do my first post on the iPad using Blogger in Safari. I would love some tips, the Blogger forms were giving me fits as the compose view was not supported and this is a lot to do in code. If you know of any way to use Blogger effectively on the iPad, please share!

Please leave a comment before you go!


  1. Hello all. First time playing along here :). I'm always so inspired by Amy's Alice Wonderland creations and I thought I should try make one. LOVE LOVE all the beautiful Alice projects here!.

  2. HI LYNNE!
    I think there may have been a mistake as to when the linky list closed. I had a project all ready to go before the time listed in your blog Friday, Oct. 26(at the top of your blog where you list the rules of the challenges) and the linky list was already closed, so I did not put it on my blog.
    I was disappointed but I will try to make the next project a little faster and get it in earlier. (the date said Friday Oct 25, and Friday was October 26, so I am not sure what happened).
    I love this blog and I love the challenges.
    Good luck to everyone! Karen :_

  3. Hi Lynne!
    I got your message about the linky list.
    Thanks! I will do the post.
    Karen :)


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