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

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Reminder CHAPTER 23: We're All Mad Here So Anything Goes

`In THAT direction,' the Cat said, waving its right paw round, `lives a Hatter: and in THAT direction,' waving the other paw, `lives a March Hare. Visit either you like: they're both mad.'
`But I don't want to go among mad people,' Alice remarked.
`Oh, you can't help that,' said the Cat: `we're all mad here. I'm mad. You're mad.'
`How do you know I'm mad?' said Alice.
`You must be,' said the Cat, `or you wouldn't have come here.'
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

"We're all mad here" is the favorite Alice quote of artist Rick St. Dennis, so in January, anything goes! Be mad! Get cute, get creepy, get crazy, because Rick St. Dennis has amazing digi stamps in all those styles, including many wonderful AIW images! Submit your creations by Friday, January 25th for a chance to win three digital stamps from Rick St. Dennis. All projects are welcome, but those featuring Wonderland will have two chances at the prize instead of one. Multiple entries are welcome, but to be counted as separate entries they must be on separate posts.

Designer of over 100 theatrical productions, Rick St Dennis (Donald McAfee) is also the author of 4 books on decorative painting and contributor to at least a dozen national magazines on crafts and art. St. Dennis has appeared on such TV shows as Home Matters with Susan Powell, Aileen's Crafts and others. He was Crafts editor for Country Folk Art Magazine and sold his artwork nationally through galleries and shows. For a complete bio of his amazing career, see Rick's blog!

Design Team Inspiration

Bonnie McLain of Love Light and Peace created a wonderful calendar, featuring Rick St. Dennis' wonderful illustrations plus her own "tangled" hand-drawn embellishments!


We will feature September through December next week! Aren't these calendar pages absolutely wonderful? Be sure to visit Bonnie's blog to leave her a comment and let her know what you think!

Donna/Meme of  memesartplace has created 5 beautiful cards using Rick's wonderful Wonderland images.

We have the Mad Hatter in all his glory.  Who wouldn't smile at these fabulous colors?
Sweet Alice.  How perfect for a little girl's birthday.
And speaking of birthdays, how about this for a belated one?  Too cute!

The Tweedles look a bit disheveled.  Read what Donna/Meme has in mind for them.

And finally, the perfect Valentine!  Be sure to stop by memesartplace and leave a comment for Donna/Meme's wonderful work
In our last creation, we have Alice down the rabbit hole and all the characters she encounters along the way.  Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes created this whimsical step card.  

This Alice is a brand new image.  See how she gets smaller and smaller the further tumbles?
Donna kept the card base black and white and backed all of her fussy cut images in black as well to make the colors POP.

Embossing adds the interest to the tree in which the Cheshire appears and the doodling on the spiral rabbit hole mimics the patterned tie he wears.

This gives you an idea of the depth Donna has created.  Find out about it's creation, as well as many more detailed pix of the rest of the characters, all colored with Copics, on her blog.
Be sure to stop by Popsicle Toes to leave a comment for Donna about oh so mad Wonderland creation!

Submit your creations by Friday, January 25th for a chance to win three digital stamps from Rick St. Dennis. 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 scroll down to the previous post to add your link.


  1. Amazing projects from the design team! Thanks Donna for a great post!

  2. Lots of creativity here! I adore all of these lovely creations!
    Teresa in California


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