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, May 27, 2012

Winner & Honorable Mentions, CHAPTER 15: Any Way You Go Will Get You Somewhere!




Our sponsor this month is the amazing Alpha Stamps [Store | Blog], and Alice fans are in for a real treat when they shop in this magical store! Alpha Stamps features exclusive rubber stamps, collage sheets, paper dolls, kits and collage supplies of all kinds. Their Alice in Wonderland selection is HUGE! Other shopping themes include Steampunk, Birds, French Vintage, Circus, and many more. I love it that you can shop by theme or product type. Be sure to enroll in their newsletter, as the supplies used in the latest artwork from their talented design team are often on sale! They also have fun challenges that are hosted on their Facebook page. The winners are chosen by the number of "likes" each project receives! But first. . . .
One more Design Team Project!
I am sorry to be running so late with my own project, and I am going to show it to you before announcing the winner! It has been a real labor of love and so much fun to create.

I decorated a tote bag and purse from Daily Window Bags - they are so cool, as every bag they sell has a window on one side for stamped artwork! A match made in heaven for all my Alpha Stamps goodies! Please visit my blog (Lynne Phelps - Savvy Sisters Studio) for all the details and links to the Alpha Stamps supplies used plus info on these great bags.

Some closeups of the tote bag and insert:



Then the purse, which I love, has a Flamingo Croquet themed insert. I stamped and sponged the flamingo background paper, what a great stamp!

Please visit my blog (Lynne Phelps - Savvy Sisters Studio) for all the details and links to the Alpha Stamps supplies used plus info on these great bags. Plus I would love a comment letting me know what you think about my Alpha Stamp decorated bags!

The Prize - Anything Goes and Everyone Wins!
We had an AMAZING 59 challenge entries this month, a new record! 


ONE  randomly drawn winner will receive the same "Alice's Adventures" unmounted rubber sheet that the design team is using!

And the winner is. . . Deanna Filmore of British Columbia, Canada! Deanna entered two projects:

A Cheshire Cat
and Alice falling down the rabbit hole!
You also win this blog badge!


Deanna, please email me (link at top of the left column on my blog) and please provide your shipping information. Congratulations!


Honorable Mentions!



EVERYONE who participates in the challenge will win a brand new digital White Rabbit ATC Collage Sheet!  
I will send all the email addresses that were submitted via the Linky Tool to Alpha Stamps, and they'll be sending out your prize!
And EVERYONE who entered is also awarded an HONORABLE MENTION! The projects are too wonderful and so inventive that I just can't choose, and I would be here for a month trying to say what I liked about each!

Instead, please do a blog hop through our FABULOUS challenge particpants and sprinkle some comments along the way! The personal commitments that delayed my design team project also have prevented me from having time to leave comments for some of you, but rest assured I'll be visiting each one of you to leave a comment soon. I truly appreciate the wonderful participants in The Altered Alice!




Sunday, May 20, 2012

Week 3, CHAPTER 15: Any Way You Go Will Get You Somewhere!

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Any way you go will get you somewhere, so this month's challenge at The Altered Alice is ANYTHING GOES! It's all up to you, and we can't wait to see what road you will take with YOUR project. Wonderland entries are encouraged; you will be rewarded with two chances at the draw instead of one.  Multiple entries are fine as long as each is on a separate post. Time is running out; you have until May 25 to enter!
ALICE ON SALE!!! 
ALL
Alice in Wonderland
on sale May 6-26, 2012 

Our sponsor this month is the amazing Alpha Stamps [Store | Blog], and Alice fans are in for a real treat when they shop in this magical store! Alpha Stamps features exclusive rubber stamps, collage sheets, paper dolls, kits and collage supplies of all kinds. Their Alice in Wonderland selection is HUGE! Other shopping themes include Steampunk, Birds, French Vintage, Circus, and many more. I love it that you can shop by theme or product type. Be sure to enroll in their newsletter, as the supplies used in the latest artwork from their talented design team are often on sale! They also have fun challenges that are hosted on their Facebook page. The winners are chosen by the number of "likes" each project receives!

The Prize - Anything Goes and Everyone Wins!
The Altered Alice design team will be working with this newly released exclusive "Alice's Adventures" stamp set from Alpha Stamps, plus some Alpha Stamps exclusive collage sheets and other collage supply goodies! 


ONE  randomly drawn winner will receive the same "Alice's Adventures" unmounted rubber sheet that the design team is using!
EVERYONE who participates in the challenge will win a brand new digital White Rabbit ATC Collage Sheet, emailed at the end of the challenge!  SO DON'T BE LATE - enter by May 25 
(Eastern daylight time zone)!
And if you just can't play along, you can still enjoy ALL ALICE ON SALE at Alpha Stamps, now until May 26, 2012. So get going and let's see where you go with this fabulous Alpha Stamps challenge!

Your Weekly Inspiration!
Be sure to visit each design team member's blog, as they will have links to all these fabulous Alpha Stamps supplies. Remember you too can stock up on these items while the Alice section of Alpha Stamps is on sale!
Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies has done another upcycling makeover on this old table, which now looks like THIS!!!
What a fantastic makeover! Charms are glued around the edges of the table and the ring around the legs. Mini playing cards adorn the edges.
The top is a magnificent decoupaged collage. The characters from Alice's Adventures stamp set have been stamped on metal, and the center is a mix of elements from various Alpha Stamps collage sheets!
And here it is amidst the previous Wonderland garden art makeovers by Amy; isn't it charming? Be sure to stop by Plucking Daisies for MANY more photos and the links to all the Alpha Stamps products used.

Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes has created this charming scene using Alpha Stamps paper dolls! The Queen of Hearts has spotted that unpainted white rose and she is NOT happy! It looks like both Alice and the Duchess have been imprisoned in this birdcage.
The paper doll sheets have many layers. Look at the little hedge hog Donna created with a pompom, and tiny cards have formed a whicket!
I love all the elements Donna has added to decorate the top of the cage. I think the laughing cat is one of my favorite stamps in the new set. And look at the clever way she has used the flamingo stamp! Be sure to stop by Popsicle Toes to leave a comment and to see links to the Alpha Stamps supplies used.

Alpha Stamps Guest Designers:
Amy Mayfield of Amy's Blam decorated this fun house-shaped wooden shadowbox! It is full of Alpha Stamps goodies; take a close look!
I love the "clock" at the peak of the roof, and the embellished bottle cap is a neat crowning touch!
Every inch is decorated, eye candy everywhere! I love the way Alice is looking at it along with us, a really great touch!

Remember ALL entrants will receive a copy of the White Rabbit ATC digital collage sheet; it will be emailed at the end of the challenge. So enter here using the Linky Tool, and make sure your email address is correct! Please put your name as the TITLE when you submit your project:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment before you go, and be sure to check back next week for more inspiration.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week 2, CHAPTER 15: Any Way You Go Will Get You Somewhere!


`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Any way you go will get you somewhere, so this month's challenge at The Altered Alice is ANYTHING GOES! It's all up to you, and we can't wait to see what road you will take with YOUR project. Wonderland entries are encouraged; you will be rewarded with two chances at the draw instead of one.  Multiple entries are fine as long as each is on a separate post. You have until May 25 to enter!
ALICE ON SALE!!! 
ALL
Alice in Wonderland
on sale May 6-26, 2012 

Our sponsor this month is the amazing Alpha Stamps [Store | Blog], and Alice fans are in for a real treat when they shop in this magical store! Alpha Stamps features exclusive rubber stamps, collage sheets, paper dolls, kits and collage supplies of all kinds. Their Alice in Wonderland selection is HUGE! Other shopping themes include Steampunk, Birds, French Vintage, Circus, and many more. I love it that you can shop by theme or product type. Be sure to enroll in their newsletter, as the supplies used in the latest artwork from their talented design team are often on sale! They also have fun challenges that are hosted on their Facebook page. The winners are chosen by the number of "likes" each project receives!

The Prize - Anything Goes and Everyone Wins!
The Altered Alice design team will be working with this newly released exclusive "Alice's Adventures" stamp set from Alpha Stamps, plus some Alpha Stamps exclusive collage sheets and other collage supply goodies! 


ONE  randomly drawn winner will receive the same "Alice's Adventures" unmounted rubber sheet that the design team is using!
EVERYONE who participates in the challenge will win a brand new digital White Rabbit ATC Collage Sheet, emailed at the end of the challenge!  SO DON'T BE LATE - enter by May 25 
(Eastern daylight time zone)!
And if you just can't play along, you can still enjoy ALL ALICE ON SALE at Alpha Stamps, now until May 26, 2012. So get going and let's see where you go with this fabulous Alpha Stamps challenge!

Your Weekly Inspiration!
Be sure to visit each design team member's blog, as they will have links to all these fabulous Alpha Stamps supplies. Remember you too can stock up on these items while the Alice section of Alpha Stamps is on sale!

First up is Barbara Washington of Magic Delights, who has stamped and collaged a whole unbirthday tea party for our pleasure!
Of course the stamped Fish and Frog Footmen are delivering the invitation!
 A wooden teapot is filled with bubbles of collage sheet characters!
More collage sheet elements are decoupaged into the bottom of the tea tray!
A row of stamped flamingos decorate the teacup (love!!!).
Which of course sits on a lovely stamped saucer, featuring the Humpty Dumpty, Cheshire Cat, and Alice and the Queen of Heart silhouette stamps. Humpty seems very appropriate for a breakable china saucer!
Stamped shrink art decorates the cupcake picks!

The cloth napkin has been stamped with Alice, a lovely detail!
The red rose is displayed in a clever handmade mushroom vase.
And a small shrine decorates the tray! What a wonderful tea party Barbara has prepared for our unbirthday; be sure to stop by her blog to leave a comment and get links to all the Alpha Stamps goodies used!

Erin Leveille of Stamp till U Cramp has altered a vintage children's edition of an Alice in Wonderland book!
Inside, amid the charming vintage book images, Erin has glued pages together and carved out a niche for a little Alpha Stamps scene! I think it is really neat that she has framed the chapter with Humpty to create her Humpty Dumpty niche.
Every few pages, Erin inserted Dresden or green punched vine borders. I love the rabbit peeking out, cut from a collage sheet. The collage sheet image in the background includes the same Humpty Dumpty image in the foreground that is included on the stamp sheet. Washi tape adds a decorative frame!
Various Alpha Stamps charms and a chunky bottle filled with a green glitter "potion" decorate the ends of the ribbon bookmarks. I LOVE that detail! Be sure to visit Erin's blog to get links to the supplies used, and to leave her a comment on this charming altered children's book!

Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes has created a charming wall hanging with loads of dimension! Donna noticed some of the images on the new Blue Caterpillar collage sheet contain diagonally overlapping images, and she has put them in relation to each other in this charming piece!
Donna printed the caterpillar scenes several times and tiled them up into a pyramid, which gives it a really neat dimensional effect when viewed from the front:
The text and stamps are from another collage sheet, and I love the way she has used the alphabet beads to spell out the age-old caterpillar's question! Notice the caterpillar silhouette from the new stamp set that she has placed in the margin.
More silhouette stamping in the margin, and postage stamps and quotes from the collage sheet. I love the postage stamp border Donna has used to echo the theme, and the Tim Holtz goodies with the Wander tag.
I love the vintage sign aesthetic that the whole piece has, and the layered labels at the bottom complete the effect. Alice's Adventures is one of the stamps and the name of the new stamp set, so appropriate! Be sure to stop by Donna's blog to get links to all the supplies used and to leave a comment!

Alpha Stamps Guest Designers:

Nichola "Knickertwist" Battilana [Bio] of Pixie Hill created this wonderful wooden shadowbox with all kinds of Alpha Stamps goodies!
I think Nichola has really caught the dreamlike nonsense quality of the stories, don't you? I love the stage curtains that create a proscenium arch at the top, another collage sheet element.
Love this Mad Hatter, he looks ready for tea! Be sure to stop by Nichola's blog to leave a comment on this wonderful, surreal project!


Rhea Freitag of Starrgazer Creates brings us another shadowbox, completely different different from the first as it is infused with the red energy of the Queen of Hearts! This is actually a make-over of a previously created project, so interesting to see the changes. There are so many wonderful things to look at; be sure to visit Rhea's blog for all the details and to leave a comment.


Remember ALL entrants will receive a copy of the White Rabbit ATC digital collage sheet; it will be emailed at the end of the challenge. So enter here using the Linky Tool, and make sure your email address is correct! Please put your name as the TITLE when you submit your project:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment before you go, and be sure to check back next week for more inspiration.