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

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Week 2, CHAPTER 15: Any Way You Go Will Get You Somewhere!

`Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?'
`That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,' said the Cat.
`I don't much care where--' said Alice.
`Then it doesn't matter which way you go,' said the Cat.
`--so long as I get SOMEWHERE,' Alice added as an explanation.
`Oh, you're sure to do that,' said the Cat, `if you only walk long enough.'
-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Any way you go will get you somewhere, so this month's challenge at The Altered Alice is ANYTHING GOES! It's all up to you, and we can't wait to see what road you will take with YOUR project. Wonderland entries are encouraged; you will be rewarded with two chances at the draw instead of one.  Multiple entries are fine as long as each is on a separate post. You have until May 25 to enter!
Alice in Wonderland
on sale May 6-26, 2012 

Our sponsor this month is the amazing Alpha Stamps [Store | Blog], and Alice fans are in for a real treat when they shop in this magical store! Alpha Stamps features exclusive rubber stamps, collage sheets, paper dolls, kits and collage supplies of all kinds. Their Alice in Wonderland selection is HUGE! Other shopping themes include Steampunk, Birds, French Vintage, Circus, and many more. I love it that you can shop by theme or product type. Be sure to enroll in their newsletter, as the supplies used in the latest artwork from their talented design team are often on sale! They also have fun challenges that are hosted on their Facebook page. The winners are chosen by the number of "likes" each project receives!

The Prize - Anything Goes and Everyone Wins!
The Altered Alice design team will be working with this newly released exclusive "Alice's Adventures" stamp set from Alpha Stamps, plus some Alpha Stamps exclusive collage sheets and other collage supply goodies! 

ONE  randomly drawn winner will receive the same "Alice's Adventures" unmounted rubber sheet that the design team is using!
EVERYONE who participates in the challenge will win a brand new digital White Rabbit ATC Collage Sheet, emailed at the end of the challenge!  SO DON'T BE LATE - enter by May 25 
(Eastern daylight time zone)!
And if you just can't play along, you can still enjoy ALL ALICE ON SALE at Alpha Stamps, now until May 26, 2012. So get going and let's see where you go with this fabulous Alpha Stamps challenge!

Your Weekly Inspiration!
Be sure to visit each design team member's blog, as they will have links to all these fabulous Alpha Stamps supplies. Remember you too can stock up on these items while the Alice section of Alpha Stamps is on sale!

First up is Barbara Washington of Magic Delights, who has stamped and collaged a whole unbirthday tea party for our pleasure!
Of course the stamped Fish and Frog Footmen are delivering the invitation!
 A wooden teapot is filled with bubbles of collage sheet characters!
More collage sheet elements are decoupaged into the bottom of the tea tray!
A row of stamped flamingos decorate the teacup (love!!!).
Which of course sits on a lovely stamped saucer, featuring the Humpty Dumpty, Cheshire Cat, and Alice and the Queen of Heart silhouette stamps. Humpty seems very appropriate for a breakable china saucer!
Stamped shrink art decorates the cupcake picks!

The cloth napkin has been stamped with Alice, a lovely detail!
The red rose is displayed in a clever handmade mushroom vase.
And a small shrine decorates the tray! What a wonderful tea party Barbara has prepared for our unbirthday; be sure to stop by her blog to leave a comment and get links to all the Alpha Stamps goodies used!

Erin Leveille of Stamp till U Cramp has altered a vintage children's edition of an Alice in Wonderland book!
Inside, amid the charming vintage book images, Erin has glued pages together and carved out a niche for a little Alpha Stamps scene! I think it is really neat that she has framed the chapter with Humpty to create her Humpty Dumpty niche.
Every few pages, Erin inserted Dresden or green punched vine borders. I love the rabbit peeking out, cut from a collage sheet. The collage sheet image in the background includes the same Humpty Dumpty image in the foreground that is included on the stamp sheet. Washi tape adds a decorative frame!
Various Alpha Stamps charms and a chunky bottle filled with a green glitter "potion" decorate the ends of the ribbon bookmarks. I LOVE that detail! Be sure to visit Erin's blog to get links to the supplies used, and to leave her a comment on this charming altered children's book!

Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes has created a charming wall hanging with loads of dimension! Donna noticed some of the images on the new Blue Caterpillar collage sheet contain diagonally overlapping images, and she has put them in relation to each other in this charming piece!
Donna printed the caterpillar scenes several times and tiled them up into a pyramid, which gives it a really neat dimensional effect when viewed from the front:
The text and stamps are from another collage sheet, and I love the way she has used the alphabet beads to spell out the age-old caterpillar's question! Notice the caterpillar silhouette from the new stamp set that she has placed in the margin.
More silhouette stamping in the margin, and postage stamps and quotes from the collage sheet. I love the postage stamp border Donna has used to echo the theme, and the Tim Holtz goodies with the Wander tag.
I love the vintage sign aesthetic that the whole piece has, and the layered labels at the bottom complete the effect. Alice's Adventures is one of the stamps and the name of the new stamp set, so appropriate! Be sure to stop by Donna's blog to get links to all the supplies used and to leave a comment!

Alpha Stamps Guest Designers:

Nichola "Knickertwist" Battilana [Bio] of Pixie Hill created this wonderful wooden shadowbox with all kinds of Alpha Stamps goodies!
I think Nichola has really caught the dreamlike nonsense quality of the stories, don't you? I love the stage curtains that create a proscenium arch at the top, another collage sheet element.
Love this Mad Hatter, he looks ready for tea! Be sure to stop by Nichola's blog to leave a comment on this wonderful, surreal project!

Rhea Freitag of Starrgazer Creates brings us another shadowbox, completely different different from the first as it is infused with the red energy of the Queen of Hearts! This is actually a make-over of a previously created project, so interesting to see the changes. There are so many wonderful things to look at; be sure to visit Rhea's blog for all the details and to leave a comment.

Remember ALL entrants will receive a copy of the White Rabbit ATC digital collage sheet; it will be emailed at the end of the challenge. So enter here using the Linky Tool, and make sure your email address is correct! Please put your name as the TITLE when you submit your project:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment before you go, and be sure to check back next week for more inspiration.


  1. Another wonderful set of weekly inspiration!

  2. What a fun challenge! The entries are fabulous!

  3. it's a great challenge and i'm happy to participate this time again. I hope to be right with the challenge that time.Thankssssssssssssssssssss to the DESIGN TEAMP whic is exceptionnal

  4. Would love to add "Alice" to my Storybook collection! Hope this Dorothy from Oz is acceptable! I certainly took her in a new direction headed down that road!

  5. I have loved looking at this site but this is the first time I have been brave enough to upload any work & I am still very new to blogging. Great challenges. Thanks for looking. Sx


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