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Sunday, June 19, 2011

Celebrate Mad Hatter Day with a MAD TEA PARTY - Week 3

Join Us for a MAD TEA PARTY!

We LOVE The Artistic Stamper!Our generous sponsor this month is The Artistic Stamper, and they are offering a£15 pound voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps! They have a WONDERFUL online store that offers free worldwide shipping on orders over £35 and they carry loads of my favorite brands. The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blogoffers amazing inspiration and interesting challenges, so be sure to visit! Jennie has kindly provided our design team with the Mabel Lucie Attwell Mad Hatter Stamp for our projects this month. It will be interesting to see how everyone applies their own style and vision to the same image!

This is the LAST WEEK TO ENTER!!!
The challenge this month is to create a project to celebrate the Mad Hatter, AND to bring something to our Mad Tea Party! 
You have until Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and we'll announce the winner of the £15 voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps on Sunday, June 26!

Here are the design team's party contributions:

Your Weekly Inspiration:

Donna, a.k.a. "Meme" of Meme's Art Place is shedding light on our tea party with her cleverly decorated a lamp - we could almost call it a Tea Light!  This is just brilliant in a most illuminating way, get it?  Meme stamped the image on tissue paper and carefully colored it in with water color pencils and an aquabrush, then trimmed it closely and applied it to the parchment lampshade using fluid matte medium.

This project is just brilliant, as the lamp looks equally great when illuminated!

The rest of the shade is decorated the same way with all different Alice quotes. Be sure to stop by Meme's Art Place to let her know how illuminating and inspiring you find her decorated lamp project!

The clever Erin Leveille of Stamp till U Cramp made this ingenious Mad Hatter box from a graduation cap template turned upside down!  The brim of the hat is the the lid as originally designed! You can see the way it works here:

On the other side of the hat brim piece is a raised square lip to anchor the top of the hat when closed.

Our Mabel Lucie Attwell image from The Artistic Stamper shows to advantage on the crown of the hat. I just love all the beautiful  vivid colors in the background - gorgeous!

And the sales tag, lovely beaded hat pins, and a lace hatband make the perfect finishing touches! Erin did say she would bring hats to the party and here is another great example! Be sure to stop by Erin's blog to let her know how you like this great hat!

Terri DeVine of DeVine Designs by Terri not only stole some tarts to bring to the party, she also enlarged the image and used it as the background for this beautiful card! The image is colored with Copics and it is gorgeous! The metallic gold rim around the shape and the card base add a lot of elegance, and the coating of Diamond Glaze on the teapot gives it dimension and gloss. I have seen this card in real life and I have to tell you the teapot is AMAZING - be sure to click to see the larger view! Then please stop by Terri's blog and let her know how you enjoyed the stolen tarts!

We have a wonderful bonus project from Tracy/CuddlyBunny; the monochromatic color scheme and the sponged edges really lets the image shine on this great easel card.  If Tracy/CuddlyBunny is sending out these invitations for a Mad Tea Party, I hope I'm on the list! Please visit Tracy/CuddlyBunny's blog to thank her for making this bonus project.

Now I am the one who's watch is running two day's late; due to pressures of work my project is not complete. I'll share next week to kick off our Winner/Honorable Mention post; remember your time is running out!

So find something fun to bring to our Mad Tea Party, and show & tell when you link your project that celebrates the Mad Hatter! You have until Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and we'll announce the winner of the £15 voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps on Sunday, June 26! And Happy Mad Hatter Day from The Altered Alice!

To enter your creation, use the linky tool below - just click the red link below the thumbnail images. Please list YOUR NAME or YOUR BLOG NAME when you link your entry. The field is long enough that you can also put the title of your piece, but please, please, please put your name first. (Note - if you are viewing this in email or through a reader, you will need to click on the title of this post to view it on the blog.) REMEMBER THIS IS A TWO-PART CHALLENGE: Your Mad Hatter creation, AND tell us what you are bringing to the Mad Tea Party and show a photo if you can!

Please leave a comment here before you go! 


  1. Amazing work by the design team and entries so far!

  2. Lynne, I love these projects and sew inspired! Thinking of a project to add . . .

  3. I have really enjoyed seeing the creations by the DT and the other entries! This site is a true escape from all the seriousness of the day! Thanks for the fun and the party!
    Blogger still not letting me post as myself!!!
    Jan G


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