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!

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!

May
June
July
August


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.

Monday, January 7, 2013

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!
January
Feburary Queen of Hearts
March Hare!
April Fool - The Mad Hatter!
We will feature May through August next week, and September through December the week after! 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!

Remember we said Rick had many styles and creepy was one of them?
Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes created this neat "Don't get mad, get even" card featuring a zombie Alice! I love the curved text in the background, what a neat touch.
Woops, it looks like this delightfully gruesome zombie Alice was pretty hard on the white rabbit! Donna's coloring is really wonderful! And I love the use of alphabet beads and typewriter key style letters:

Be sure to stop by Popsicle Toes to leave a comment for Donna about her creepy crazy card!

I really love this special fold card created by Barbara Washington of Magic Delights! I am so impressed with the mechanics of this card. I have seen cards with one swing panel, but this amazing card has four! Barbara colored her panels with distress markers and they look just great!
Barbara had actually colored more panels, so the ones that did not make it into the flip-flop swing card wound up in this charming wall hanging! Bravo Barbara; be sure to stop by Magic Delights to leave a comment for Barbara about her great projects this month!

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 leave a comment before you go!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

CHAPTER 22: Christmas-tide and Happy New Year in Wonderland!

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! I am sorry to be posting the rest of our Christmas inspiration so late, but a scheduling error on my part almost meant that you would be seeing this post in December. . . 2013!
More Christmas-tide in Wonderland:
Barbara Washington of Magic Delights created this charming wreath with Wonderland ornaments!
The charms are made from stamped die-cut shrink plastic:


I just love the look of these "charming" ornaments, all unified with the sponged border of Alice Blue! Be sure to stop by Barbara's blog to leave a comment about these wonderful Wonderland ornaments!

Amy Bowerman of Plucking Daisies created a whimsical Christmas Tea Cup Village, let's take a look! 
What an amazing tree topper, I love it!

A small white Christmas tree is decorated in fine style!

Whimsical Christmas trees planted in vintage tea cups; I wish I could shrink like Alice to take a stroll through this winter Wonderland! I think Amy perfectly captured the magic of Wonderland, so be sure to stop by and leave a comment at Plucking Daisies!

Donna/Meme of Meme's Art Place created a wonderful set of holiday cards using the wacky Octopode characters!
Counting down to Christmas or welcoming the New Year!

I think this one is my favorite, with Alice and Cheshire all dressed up for the holiday!
The Mad Hatter makes a fine drummer boy!
Hearts come home for the holidays!
Donna/Meme of Meme's Art Place did a wonderful job with these holiday cards, so stop by her blog and leave a comment!

Honorable Mentions

Everyone who participated this month gets an Honorable Mention! We so appreciate that some of you had something to share in the spirit of the holidays. Take a look at all the wonderful projects linked below  Note: If you are viewing this in email or a reader, you can click on the title of the post to see submitted projects on the blog.  New Year blessings to one and all, with love from The Altered Alice!