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

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Week 3, 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
Amy Bowerman Stucki of Plucking Daisies made this wonderful teacup planter; this cup is huge! She colored in the charming garden scene with Copic markers, and used Mod Podge Spray to seal it onto the teacup planter. Amy said this is her favorite product to seal Copic coloring. Of course she hit the teacup planter with some turquoise Glitterblast spray paint!
You may or may not realize that Amy is the Queen of Upcycling around here. Visit Amy at Plucking Daisies for many amazing makeovers with her recycled projects, great tutorials, and she also has tips on adhering stamped artwork to curved surfaces. Leave a comment while you are there!

Meme/Donna of Meme's Art Place gives us tiny Alice wandering in the garden of flowers on the cover of this fun tri-fold card! I love the mix of colors and patterns against the neutral card base, adding to the lively feeling with all the punched flowers!  Hmmmm, what is that peeking out at the top above the flowers?
What fun to see the Cheshire Cat inside! I love this digi stamp with that big grin and the hat perched on top! The punched flowers continue inside to accent the two wings of this tri-fold card. Great job Meme! Be sure to stop by Meme's Art Place to leave a comment.

Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes created this fabulous tiered box out of recycled tape and ribbon spool cores! The scalloped layers are reminiscent of flowers. Love the alpha beads and the gold embossed key, and they way she split the key on either side of the keyhole! The cut keyhole layer raised on foam tape adds so much dimension to the Alice keyhole digi stamp.
You can see the whole thing swiveled open here.
The bank of flowers up one side is perfect with the garden theme, and it hides all the mechanics that attach the layers.
The top is swiveled open to reveal the first tier of the box. The brad through the flower center acts as a swivel. Love the fresh colors and gingham prints with the fun Alice digi stamp!
Lots more dimension and embellishments at the bottom of the lower tier. Great coloring, it is so fun and charming. Be sure to stop by Popsicle Toes to get all the details and leave a comment for Donna!

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. Fabulous creative pieces Ladies and wonderful unique uses of the digi images. Love them. Tracy x

  2. Oh my gosh - so much stuff to look at and love. Everything is just fabulous!!

  3. Love Alice and your site! I have a "book" and clock that I altered using graphic 45, didn't know if it's ok to add?

  4. Wonderful projects from everyone and some terrific entries this month. Maddy x


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