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

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Week 2, CHAPTER 19: Lovely Garden and Bright Flowers

"...she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted! Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw. How she longed to get out of that dark hall, and wander about among those beds of bright flowers and those cool fountains, but she could not even get her head though the doorway; `and even if my head would go through,' thought poor Alice, `it would be of very little use without my shoulders."-- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Your challenge this month is Garden and/or Flowers! Enter your creations by Friday, September 28, 2012. Multiple entries are allowed, but to count as a separate entry each must be on its own blog post. All entries are welcome, but projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the drawing instead of one.

The winner will receive 3 digi images from The Stamping Boutique, which has a wonderful Alice in Wonderland line we will be sharing with you! Tracey Malnoski is the owner and illustrator, and she has previously designed stamps for Unity, InStyle, Squigglefly, and The Digi Shack. Her Stamping Boutique has it all: digital images, red rubber stamps, and themes that include fairytale, whimsy, sentimental, and candy. Please visit the Store and their wonderful Challenge Blog!

Your Weekly Inspiration
Erin Leveille of Stamp Til U Cramp created this boldly colored, dimensional card! I love the way her lovely saturated coloring looks so vivid against the graphic black and white patterned background. The matching cluster of garden flowers compliments the coloring, and shaped bottom border with the dots (gel pen or piercing?) is the perfect finishing touch.

Erin colored at least three of some elements and did lots of fussy cutting to stack them in a paper tole technique. Bravo Erin, this effort was really worth it and the card must be fabulous in real life with all this dimension. Be sure to stop by Erin's blog and leave her a comment on her vivid card!

Barbara Washington of Magic Delights decorated a wonderful wooden wall plaque with a scene from the Garden of Living Flowers, where we see these delightful blossoms with their lovely molded faces telling Alice that of course they can talk when there's someone worth talking too! I love all the dimension with the lovely flowers. 
The tag on the corner is Alice peering out the keyhole from the Hall of Doors. 
The Cheshire Cat is pointing the way to the rose garden where the Queen of Hearts awaits!
Please be sure to stop by Barbara's blog to leave her a comment on this Wonderland creation!

That's it for this week; we'll be back with more inspiration next week. Be sure to enter your flower/garden project in the linky tool below by Friday, September 28, 2012 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.)

Please leave a comment before you go, I love hearing from you!

1 comment:

  1. Such beautiful creations! :) Thanks for another fun challenge.


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