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!

Friday, March 1, 2013

Winner & Honorable Mentions, CHAPTER 24 - Romance in Wonderland

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The winner of this challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to Betty's store! This challenge we featured the fabulous Steampunk Romance images by Simply Betty Stamps.  The people pictured in this stamp line resemble grown-up characters in Wonderland, don't you think? You should also check out the whimsical Alice in Wonderland collection. Here is what the oh, so talented Betty has to say:
Simply Betty Stamps started in 2010, when I was forced to close my little scrapbook store due to my last baby coming early.  I was home, with a preemie  couldn't do much but draw, craft, and had just discovered blogging!  I started to nose around about digis, how could I do this, how could I do that?  Slowly but surely Simply Betty Stamps was born!  I have a quirky sense of humor and I believe it shows in my images.  I have immortalized my kids in my images as it is what I love creating with, their everyday shenanigans and goofy ways.  I love sharing my creativity, I can't tell you how awesome it is to see others creating with SBS images!  I look forward to continuing to bring in the quirkiness to crafters across the globe and look forward to many years of fun images.

One more design team project and then on to the Winner and Honorable Mentions!

Design Team Inspiration
A series of emergencies at work prevented me completing my own project, but never fear as we have one last project from Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes: an altered chocolate box! What could be more perfect for romance and The ALTERED Alice?
Love the classic red, white and black color scheme.
Love the way Donna has tied her design in with the flourishes on the packaging!
Donna's trademark alphabet beads and a cool crown to adorn the heart balloon. Love that mini vintage Queen of Hearts playing card!
Yummy velvet ric rac and a lovely red rose are the perfect finishing touches!
Be sure to stop by Popsicle Toes to get all the details on construction of this lovely chocolate box, and to leave Donna some love!

Winner

And who will win the $15 gift certificate from our fabulous sponsor, Simply Betty Stamps?

Our randomly chosen winner is Wendy of WendyLynn's Paper Whims! Congratulations Wendy, I know you will enjoy your fabulous new Simply Betty Stamps! Contact me through the email link in the left column of the blog!

Honorable Mentions

And now for a few Honorable Mentions; all listed here are entitled to display this blog badge if they wish!

Of course I could not resist this traditional Valentine which features one of Simply Betty's Steampunk Romance images!
Irene of Irene's Card Creations did a fabulous job of coloring our dashing Mad Hatter!

The next several creations stood out for their use of playing card elements:

Sue Davies of Sue the Iron caught my attention with the way she created her clever playing card from a Queen of Hearts stamp, a Q and a heart stamp. Use of the dreaded stamp positioner really paid off, I love it!

It was so interesting to see a second entry inspired by the same Tim tag in the same challenge! This version from Monique's Pretty Dark Art caught my eye for the non-traditional colors on her Queen of Hearts really made the card pop from the red and black background elements.

Mary M. of Mary's Stamping Place caught my eye with all the Alice elements she included, especially the wonderful playing card border!

Erin of Elfie's Sparkle & Dust had a fan of what looks like real playing cards behind her cute Queen, and I love all the other elements tucked in, including filmstrip elements, lace and die cuts.

The intriguing corset-laced gatefold card from Leigh S-B Designs caught my eye, not only for the interesting card construction but also the rose-flowered playing cards she created, very interesting and lovely coloring of the main image!

And last but not least, I just keep coming back to this one for the fabulous silhouettes of the stacked teacups  (and the way Alice is perched on them) at the bottom of this design by Andy Llewelyn-Brinsley of Andy's Craft Corner. Lovely coloring and bright spring colors, but those teacups are really cool!

Please take a look at all the other Romance in Wonderland projects listed in the Linky Tool below; they are all wonderful!. Note: If you are viewing this in an email or reader, you may need to go to the blog by clicking on the title of this post in order to submit or view the projects.
Please leave a comment before you go!

4 comments:

  1. Congrats to the winners and the honorable mentions! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

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  2. Congrats to all, you did a GREAT JOB.... but a special WOOHOO to Irene and Erin!!! :)

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  3. Thank you for the Honourable Mention, I'm truly honoured to be selected among such good company! Congrats to the winner! Everyones creation are so stunning!

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  4. Congrats to the winners and thanks for making me on of the honorable mentons again

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