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, September 6, 2013

Winner & Honorable Mentions: CHAPTER 27 - What a Wonderful Dream it Has Been!

AT LAST! Dear friends, here is the post you have been waiting for. Life has a way of wrecking the best laid plans! I will not bore you with the details that have taken me away from the blog for so long, but I am SO relieved to be completing this challenge and giving you the happy news:

Stampotique Originals was the very first sponsor we ever had on this blog, and I am so pleased to be ending our formally scheduled challenges with them as well. They are so generous!
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Winner:
The winner is receiving a $30 gift certificate, and our lucky winner is also entitled to display this blog badge and link it to this post:
With not one, not two, but THREE entries, it is no surprise that our winner is WendyLynn's Paper Whimsies! Please use the email link in the left column to contact me about your prize. Congratulations! WendyLynn is a regular participant in our challenges. The flamingo brooch was the actual winning entry. Here are her three projects:
I think the Mad Hatter needs to take his own advice on this delightful ATC from WendyLynn's Paper Whims! Love the saturated colors, such fun! She has two more projects:
WendyLynn's Paper Whimsies features a brooch made from an altered game tile, I love it! I have tons of Mah Jongg and domino jewelry I've made, so this really appeals to me!
She also entered this lovely scene featuring  a domino, it's great!


Honorable Mentions:
Everyone gets an honorable mention this time; thank you so much for your fabulous projects!
You can all display the honorable mention blog badge and link it here.

First off, a shout out to Creepy Glowbugg, a former design team member from the old Oh, Alice days! Love her fabulous mix of images and papers, which such great coloring!

Lisa Sparkle and Stamps created a wonderful tag booklet using Stampotique Originals stamp of the Tweedles! I love the hot color scheme and the way she divided the image onto the two sides.

Millefeuille created an interesting tunnel card representing the rabbit hole! I absolutely love the way she made this, it is fantastic!

Nadine created this great bookmark with a fun Mad Hatter, and she also created
this wonderful display with the Caterpillar. The inky layered background is wonderful, and I love all the textures and handmade flowers.

Altered Celtic Gypsy created this wonderful Mad Hatter tag. I love the colors and the background.

This great card comes to us from Nicht Niedlich. I particularly love all the torn paper layers and the aged blue color scheme!

Emboss-resist is one of my all time favorite techniques, and this series of tags from DL.Art is a wonderful example of the technique with layers of stamping and embossing. I love the way the detailed drawings look with the detail white embossing powder; go to her blog to see them all.

Love the intensely saturated colors of the sprayed background on this page from Serena Bee of Wondercraft. The quote is great, and so true! That's what keeps us coming back to Alice.
Serena Bee of Wondercraft also made an art journal page that says being a girl sucks sometimes, but I have to say it all seems better when the message is drenched in hot pink!

I love recycled packaging, and this shadowbox is a great example. Just like Wonderland, there is no up or down or sideways, it can be viewed in any direction. My favorite part is that crazy Cheshire grin with the googly eyes! Can you guess how it started? Visit Crafty Inknik to see the tasty origin!

This wonderful spool tassel was created by Minxy, The Altered Inker. Isn't  it great? I love all the charms and fibers.

Crafting Vicky brought us this lovely card; love the digi image, and the quote she chose is perfect for this challenge!


Monique brought us a wonderfully gruesome altered tea chest! The outside is gorgeous, and the inside is full of great details! Her clock shaped easel card with the white rabbit is equally wonderful.

This pendant from Craft My Life has me wanting to try this technique. It is hard to see, but this UTEE pendant is backed by an illustration of Alice in the rose garden!

Crafting Vicky made this charming card, I love the gears and texture and that sentiment is fabulous, all showing off such a cute image!

Leigh S-B created this fantastic top hat surrounded by Wonderland images, I love it! Special condolences on the loss of her dearest feline fur baby.

Le Coin de Catherine submitted this lovely altered gift bag! What a fantastic job, wouldn't you be happy to get a prezzy in this?

Love this masking tape technique used by Sylvie of Barnies Baustelle, I need to try it myself!

Valerka Crafts created this fantastic assemblage. It is so richly layered and textured, be sure to go to her blog for more photos!

Remember all of you are entitled to show the Honorable Mention blog badge shown above! And thanks again to Stampotique Originals for being such a generous sponsor.

To reward you for your patience, I'll have a little bit of blog candy for you soon, so stay tuned! We will keep up with Alice related posts, and I plan to leave the blog open, so don't give up on us. I am so thankful for the great readership and I'd like to send a warm hug to each and every one of you!

Until next time,

8 comments:

  1. Thank you so much ! I am so happy to have an honorable mention ! You have made my day ! Hugs, blessings and love from Catherine

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  2. Wow...thanks for spotlighting my "Wonderland" creations. I love this challenge site and I am happy you will keep it open for surprises, posts, etc. We all need a little "wonder" in our lives. I am so happy to be the winner of the Stampotique gift voucher. I love their stamps!

    Thank you Lynne...I hope your life levels out again and you will have time to craft!

    Wendy

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  3. thank you so much for high lighting my entries, means a lot. congrats to the winner sad to see this blog go!

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  4. Thanks for the honorable mention, Lynne. I miss creating AIW inspired art, so it's nice to know you're not going away forever.

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  5. Hi Lynne,
    thank you for honorable mentioning; I feel pleased :) Though I participated very rarely I always had a look at all the wonderful entries in the past. Thanks again for this inspiring blog and I hope there will be a revival somewhere in the future!
    hugs, serafeena

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  6. Hi Lynne...so glad to hear from you. What a wonderful group of entries this challenge!

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  7. Thanks Lynne. What are we alice fans to do now??

    Missing the challenges allready......

    Hoping one day they will return

    Wishing you all the best

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    We're getting the word out to some local bloggers, and would like to send you a free bookoo t-shirt (no strings attached!). If you would like a free t-shirt, will you send me an email at kellin@bookoo.com with your address and shirt size? I'll get it out to you right away!

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    Thanks!

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