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

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Week 4, 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! Hurry; 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
At last, my own [Lynne Phelps of Savvy Sisters Studio] Mad Hatter card which should have been out on Sunday! I was starting to fear this was the post that wouldn't happen. The USB adapter I use to connect the cable to my camera had disappeared. No doubt my two Siamese-mix rescue cats had been using it as a feline hockey puck as I finally found it three rooms away!

I had a fabulous time coloring in this fantastic Mad Hatter image, which I love love love! It is in the style of the Tim Burton movie character, played by Johnny Depp, and I used that as my inspiration. I used Copic markers to color, adding white gel pen under the eyes and clear Stardust Gelly Roll pen on the twinkle lines in the image to make them sparkle!
I wanted a different take on the garden theme. I love the way the movie character had ribbon snippets tacked to his coat pocket, which was the inspiration for the ribbons across the bottom. In keeping with the garden theme, two of them are flowered and one has botanical swirls. Then I used a twig and leaf border punch down the edge to complete the garden theme. Please stop by and leave a comment on my blog, Savvy Sisters Studio!

Time is almost up, so 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. Your coloring is exquisite and I adore your vine punch along the side and fbulous ribbon snippits. xxD

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