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

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Week 3, CHAPTER 16: Going Postal!

The Fish-Footman began by producing from under his arm a great letter, nearly as large as himself, and this he handed over to the other, saying, in a solemn tone, `For the Duchess. An invitation from the Queen to play croquet.' The Frog-Footman repeated, in the same solemn tone, only changing the order of the words a little, `From the Queen. An invitation for the Duchess to play croquet.'
Then they both bowed low, and their curls got entangled together.
--Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Just like the Queen's letter to the Duchess, our challenge this month is to create something with a postal theme - stamps, postcards, letters, envelopes; however you choose to interpret that. As always, all entries that meet the challenge theme are accepted but Wonderland entries are encouraged (they get two chances instead of one in the prize drawing). Friday, June 22 is the last day to enter this month's challenge.

Our sponsor is Stamp Attack, a British company that is well known (among other things) for their fantastic Alice stamp plates which have sold to customers all over the world. In fact, Helena Bonham Carter, the actress who played the Red Queen in the Tim Burton Alice movie, purchased sets of Alice stamps from Stamp Attack, which were then delivered to the studio!  Enabler alert: Stamp Attack offers speedy worldwide shipping for only £1 on unmounted stamp orders, so go on and check out their beautiful stamps!

The winner will receive a Stamp Attack gift certificate for £13.50, which is equivalent to one of the Alice stamp plates! We will be showing off two new offerings from Stamp Attack: Alice Faux Postage and Mouses Tail, aren't they great?
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My project (Lynne Phelps of Savvy Sisters Studio) is an accordion chipboard album where each panel is three inches square, a perfect size to show off all these fabulous stamps! Each panel was painted, then randomly stamped with the Mouses Tail stamp to make a fun text pattern. It is mostly covered on the front, but you can see it on the back:
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Of course it begins with the Frog Footman (from the Alice 2 set) and the Queen's letter:
And it ends with the White Rabbit, because he's always running late:

Please stop by my blog, Savvy Sisters Studio, to see close up photos of all the panels and especially to leave a comment for me over there, because I do so treasure your comments!

Next up is Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies, who is continuing her series of garden/yard art with a fabulous Wonderland mailbox! Of course she also retains her title as the reigning Queen of Glitterblast spray paint!!!

I'll bet this is amazing in real life as the stamps are embossed on metal! She has embellished with cutouts from the Tim Holtz Postcard embossing folder, I had to use that one on my project also! The cool thing is that it will actually withstand the elements so it can really be used as a mailbox!

I LOVE how she has mounted the sheet metal stamped with the Mouses Tail stamp to the flag! And metal stamped postage is scattered down the sides, as are hearts punched from the backs of real playing cards!
And on the back, we see the rainbow metal embossed with the Postcard folder. Please stop by Plucking Daises to leave a comment for Amy, and to see more photos!

We have a bonus project from our newest design team member; Bonnie McLain of Love Light and Peace has created an exploding box! It does not follow the postal theme, but it features Stamp Attack stamps on every panel. When the lid is on it looks like a simple hexagon box. But what happens when we take off the cover (which is covered with roses painted red)?

Here we have the Mouse telling his Tail Tale, which Alice reckons has gotten to about five bends long! I love the depth Bonnie has created by making one part of the box a fixed backdrop, and popping up the characters all the way around! And here is the mouse alone:
And more of the outside panels featuring Stamp Attack stamps:

But you know what? There is a SECRET hidden inside this box! And to see it, you are going to have to visit Bonnie's blog! Be sure to visit Love Light and Peace and leave a comment for Bonnie; you will find pictures of all the panels there, as well as the hidden SECRET!

Friday, June 22 is the last day to enter this month's challenge, so get busy! Enter below using the Linky Tool. Please put your name as the TITLE when you submit your project
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  1. Gorgeous creative pieces. Love how,you have all used the stamps.Bravo! Tracy x

  2. Gorgeous pieces, beautiful stamps and color combinations.

  3. All of the DT pieces are really fantastic and very inspiring :)

  4. Hello, All of the At work is amazing and very inspiring. Wonderfil :)

    I need to stand out to the webmaster of this blog that I am #7 and I had to change my blog name, so when you click it says blog remove but I just change the name the link for this post is:


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