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

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Week 3 - Chapter 6 Challenge: Painting the Roses Red!

'A large rose-tree stood near the entrance of the garden: the roses growing on it were white, but there were three gardeners at it, busily painting them red. Alice thought this a very curious thing, and she went nearer to watch them, and just as she came up to them she heard one of them say, `Look out now, Five! Don't go splashing paint over me like that!'  -- Chapter 8, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland 
The club cards were painting the white roses red to avoid angering the Queen of Hearts, so your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to use PAINT on your creation! Of course you can paint it RED like the design team will be doing, but you can also use other colors. You need to tell us what item was painted and what technique you used!

We are sponsored this month by Creative Inspirations [Store | Blog], makers of wonderful shimmering paint which comes in almost 60 colors, including clear iridescent Fairy Dust. They also carry hot fix Jeweled Inspirations and Metallic Inspirations; I am particularly intrigued by the latter as they look like brilliant nail heads. The Altered Alice design team will be using Garnet paint, a bright sparkling red, and I hope the Creative Inspirations design team might decide to play along! The winner of this month's challenge will receive five colors of their choice.

Be sure to enter by 11:59 p.m. EDT (Eastern Daylight Time, UTC -4:00) on Friday, August 26. The winner and honorable mentions will be announced the last Sunday of the month on August 28.

Your Weekly Inspiration, a Farewell & a Hello!

This is Terri DeVine's last project for The Altered Alice. Terri is my BFF and crafting buddy, and I will always be thankful for all the moral support she gave me while starting up The Altered Alice!

Terri of DeVine Designs by Terri painted her embossed roses, scallop border and the die cut letters with the Garnet paint on this charming card. I love the strong graphic look of the bold red with the raised white lines surrounding each embossed petal!

The Alice is so sweet and Terri's coloring is fabulous, as always! Terri owns ALL the Copic colors, and she recently customized this Copic storage case, check it out!  Please stop by Terri's blog to give her a warm Altered Alice farewell!

And now WELCOME BACK to Sandy Scholz of Stempelchaotin!

Sandy Scholz of Stempelchaotin has been creating a series of mixed media altered file folders, which will ultimately become part of an album! Sandy has been taking an online workshop called Mixed Media Mahem and I have to say she must be a star student!

Be sure to stop by Sandy's blog where there are many more closeup pictures of this richly layered piece, and of course to say welcome back!

And now for my project (Lynne Phelps of Savvy Sisters Studio); my first attempt at an art journal page! The painted elements on this piece include a stenciled rose in the background in the process of being painted red, and acetate embossed with roses, then painted on the back side with the shimmering garnet paint.

I wish you could see how cool this looks in real life, it just glows!  For all the details and more closeup photos, please visit Savvy Sisters Studio and give me some encouragement on this new direction!

I'll have a project from our guest designer Jess Marin next week, along with the announcement of our winner and honorable mentions. TIME IS RUNNING OUT, so paint something and enter your project by Friday!

Please leave a comment, they are what make all this effort fun!


  1. Thanks Lynne for your lovely words. This made my day. xoxo

  2. All wonderful examples. Lynne your first try at altered pages is a magnificent one.

  3. Great samples and fab challenge, new to blogging and challenges, but will definitely be back again.trace x


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