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

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Week3, CHAPTER 17: Hurrah for the Red, White & Blue!

The White Queen gave a deep sigh, and laid her head on Alice's shoulder. `I am so sleepy?' she moaned.
`She's tired, poor thing!' said the Red Queen. `Smooth her hair -- lend her your nightcap -- and sing her a soothing lullaby.'
`I haven't got a nightcap with me,' said Alice, as she tried to obey the first direction: `and I don't know any soothing lullabies."
`I must do it myself, then,' said the Red Queen, and she began:

Hush-a-by lady, in Alice's lap! Till the feast's ready, we've time for a nap: When the feast's over, we'll go to the ball -- Red Queen, and White Queen, and Alice, and all!
-- Chapter 9, Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There
In the United States, we are celebrating our Independence Day this month, so we have a patriotic Red, White & Blue color challenge for you! Of course here in Wonderland we know those colors are for the  White Queen, the Red Queen, and Alice's blue dress! Enter your red, white & blue project by July 27 for a chance to win a prize from our sponsor. All entries are welcome, but those that feature Wonderland will have two chances to win instead of one.
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Your Weekly Inspiration
Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies altered Barbie furniture to create a tea party setting for metal stamped and embossed characters, backed by one of Amy's famous paper bouquets!
The retro Barbie furniture was colored with Ranger Adirondack Alcohol Inks, then miniature playing cards were decoupaged onto the table with Mod Podge.
Miscellaneous ribbon, miniature roses, and bling decorate the chairs!
The characters are from the Stampendous Perfectly Clear Wonderland set, stamped on metal with
Ranger Jet Black Archival ink and heat embossed with Ranger clear detail powder. I love the way she has used the tile floor stamp in the set to make a base for the characters to stand!
This fantastic bouquet of paper flowers was created using papers from Tim Holtz Retro Grunge and Seasonal Paper Stash! Amy is famous for these wonderful paper flowers, you can see many more examples on her blog! Be sure to stop by Plucking Daisies for more details on these projects, and to leave a comment for Amy!

Check back next week for our final weekly inspiration post, then the following week is the winner and honorable mentions. There is still plenty of time, so get busy and give us a hurrah for the red, white and blue!

Link your projects below by July 27, and PLEASE include your name or blog name in the TITLE. This helps me enormously when it comes time to had out the honorable mentions! (Note: if you are viewing this post in a reader or email, please click on the title of the post to go to the blog to see the entries or submit a project.)

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