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

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Week 1 - CHAPTER 14 Challenge: Splendidly Dressed!

"After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming. It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! won't she be savage if I've kept her waiting!'"-- Chapter 2; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
April has arrived, which (in the northern hemisphere) brings thoughts of wearing your Sunday springtime best and perhaps donning an Easter bonnet! So we want to you to show us your Sunday best; ruffles, ribbons, lace, frills; however you want to interpret the challenge!

Enter using the Linky Tool below by Friday, April 27. All entries are welcome but Alice in Wonderland entries are encouraged and will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one. Multiple entries are great but each must be on a separate post.
The design team is so excited about showing off the brand new Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps from our sponsor, Stampendous (Website | Blog). This Alice is all dressed up from her shining shoes to the top of her hat, not to mention her frilly parasol! We will have THREE winners this month, and they will each receive the same Wonderland stamp set the design team is using!

Stampendous made this
great blog blinkie for us,
grab it if you want!
Stampendous has been a leading manufacturer of craft rubber stamps and accessories for over 30 years. With a wide variety of images, all drawn by artist/owner Fran Seiford, Stampendous has something to appeal to any stamper, scrapbooker, or home décor crafter! With the new Fran•táge Collection of stamps and essential accessories, Fran has embraced the vintage, collage look that is so popular in crafts today. The Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set is part of this collection and coordinates beautifully with the new vintage Embossing Enamels, Crushed Glass Glitters, Mica Fragments and Color Fragments in the Fran•táge Essentials. You can find Stampendous products at your local craft retailer or on the web at Hundreds of ideas from Stampendous artists, an active Design Team, and fans world wide can be seen on the Stampendous Impressions Blog as well as on their Facebook Page and Flickr Group. Visit us on Twitter (@stampendous) and see our favorites on Pinterest.

Your Weekly Inspiration

Retta Fox of Foxy's Weblog created this wonderful shadowbox scene of Alice looking out the window. I love the way the shutters frame the scene and add depth. Retta has beautifully watercolored Alice and the watch, lovely! The real lace in the background recalls lace curtains, and the tiny ceramic teapot accessorizes the scene perfectly.

Retta also created this fun belated birthday card. I love the strong color with the bold half-doily silhouette!
Tracy Evans created decorated for Easter, covered with text from Alice in Wonderland book pages and adorned with a lace trimmed Alice! There are so many details to love! The inside of the egg is covered with crackle paint; what a perfect finish for an egg! I love the bottle cap with the A in the center of the text flower made of more Alice book pages.

Tracy also made this lacy card. The background is covered with black lace, and I love the way Tracy has adorned Alice with real lace at her yoke and hem! Absolutely charming! Be sure to visit Tracy to leave her a comment and see lots more photos!

We are also have loads of inspiration from the Stampendous Design Team!
Pam Hornschu of The Pampered Stamper created this lovely altered pocket watch, which even opens! I love the vintage colors and the fabulous texture on the watch. The way Pam has tucked the Cheshire Cat into Alice's arm is so clever!

Wendy Price of Paper, Ink and Smiles created this fabulous layout.
I love the bold red and white, and the way she has made Alice into an Ace of Hearts playing card; so appropriate! The White Rabbit holding the corner of the photo is also a great touch! I was on a design team with Wendy many moons ago, and have long admired her amazing talent!

The Stampendous Design Team had previously created these wonderful cards to introduce the set; although not created specifically for this challenge, many still fit the criteria:
Lynn Mercurio
Wendy Jordan - love the checkerboard background with the Queen of Hearts playing card stamp!
Jennifer Dove
Cyndi Bundy
Suzanne Czosek
Suzanne Czosek
So after all this amazing inspiration, get out there and show us your Sunday best! Enter by Friday, April 27 using the Linky Tool below. (Note - if you are viewing this in email or a reader, click on the title of this post and go to the blog to see the links.)

Please leave a comment before you go, they make this effort worthwhile and I love hearing what you have to say.


  1. Ooooh Lynne, your DTs did it again, love love love all of their projects! How cool is that egg! Wow! Thanks for all the inspirations! I love your challenges, so I will be back w/ my project.... after I figure out one he he!

  2. Fun group of projects, and challenge!

  3. Wow! Incredible works of art! It would be really hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Wow!! what amazing projects and a super fun challenge!

  5. Wow..fantastic projects! Sooo impressed so far! Can't wait to see what the fans come up with!

  6. So excited to find an Alice in Wonderland blog! Gorgeous projects!!!

  7. So much inspiration from the DT. Loving this stamp set!!

  8. Sorry about the double-link...Mr Linky was very slow and I jumped the gun! Love the challenge along with the stamp set from Stampendous! Would love to own my very own!


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