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

Monday, October 22, 2012

Week 3 - CHAPTER 20: Twinkle like a Bat, Shine like a Tea Tray! was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing "Twinkle, twinkle, little bat! How I wonder what you're at!"You know the song, perhaps?'
`I've heard something like it,' said Alice.
`It goes on, you know,' the Hatter continued, `in this way:-- "Up above the world you fly,Like a tea-tray in the sky.Twinkle, twinkle--"'
-- Chapter 7, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland
Just like the Mad Hatter's song, we want you to create something that twinkles or shines; bats are optional! Think bling, metal, glitter, mirror card; the possibilites are endless! Some of the design team will be using some very unusual Alice-inspired designs. Just like you dress up for Halloween and take on another persona, these racy images have Alice and other characters all grown up and taking a walk on the wild side!

Our sponsor this month is Smeared Ink, home of edgy, wild and fun designs in rubber and digital forms has released a Wonderland Collection; images are available individually or as a set. The randomly-chosen winner of this month's challenge will receive a $15 shopping spree in their online store.

Smeared and Smudged is an online community of rubber stampers and crafters who enjoy using alternative, gothic, edgy, and unique stamps in their designs. We thrive on different and unusual. We welcome the macabre and devious side of things, and most of all, we embrace ALL types and styles of art. Whether or not you “come to the dark side”, your creations should be a reflection of you. At Smeared and Smudged, the most important thing is being yourself. There are lots of ways to interact with the community! [ Ning Community | Challenge Blog | Facebook Group ]

Enter your project by Friday, October 25 for a chance at the shopping spree. As always, multiple entries are encouraged (after all, this is a monthly challenge) but each entry must be on a separate post. All projects that meet the challenge criteria are welcome, but entries that feature Wonderland will have two chances with each project entered instead of one.

Your Weekly Inspiration
Wonderland is taking a walk on the wild side with these macabre images from Smeared Ink!
Donna, a.k.a. Meme of Meme's Art Place has plenty of sparkle and shine in this batty Mad Hatter image! The skull teapot is such a great touch. When you add the stack of skulls for the table legs and the bone-printed table cloth, this image is perfect for Hallowe'en in Wonderland! I love the spiky border she selected for the layers. Be sure to stop by Meme's blog to leave a comment!

Donna Mundinger of Popsicle Toes reminds us that "Time flies don't be late" in this dimensional fuzzy white rabbit image! I love the wings and Donna' trademark use of alphabet beads.
I love the way she has coated the White Rabbit to give a furry appearance! The way she has printed multiple copies of the image to add layer upon layer is wonderful. Loads of sparkly gems add plenty of twinkle and shine. Stop by Donna's blog to leave a comment about this fun dimensional card!

Enter your project by Friday, October 25 for a chance at the shopping spree. 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!


  1. Always wonderful design team samplings and to do Alice in Wonderland projects...thank you for the challenge!

  2. Feuuuuu right on everyone project :)

  3. Hi Lynne!
    I do not know why the linky list was closed early.
    I had a project all ready to go and then found
    the list I was disappointed.
    I will definitely try to get the next project for
    the next challenge done a little earlier.
    Good luck to everyone. I just love this blog!

    Karen XXOO


THANKS so much for participating in the experience that is THE ALTERED ALICE!!! Your comments mean the world to me, so thanks in advance for taking the time!