Saturday, July 31, 2010

Oh, Alice! Chapter 24: Windows and Broken Glass...

"Now tell me, Pat, what's that in the window?'
`Sure, it's an arm, yer honour!' (He pronounced it `arrum.')
`An arm, you goose! Who ever saw one that size? Why, it fills the whole window!'
`Sure, it does, yer honour: but it's an arm for all that.'
`Well, it's got no business there, at any rate: go and take it away!"

There was a long silence after this, and Alice could only hear whispers now and then; such as,
`Sure, I don't like it, yer honour, at all, at all!'
`Do as I tell you, you coward!'
and at last she spread out her hand again, and made another snatch in the air. This time there were TWO little shrieks, and more sounds of broken glass.
`What a number of cucumber-frames there must be!' thought Alice.
`I wonder what they'll do next! As for pulling me out of the window, I only wish they COULD! I'm sure I don't want to stay in here any longer!"

Good morning and Hello Friends!'s CRYSTAL CLEAR that today you're all joining us for a fabulous challenge here at Oh, Alice! We have all sorts of lovely techniques for you to try today!

Your mission today with Oh, Alice!, should you choose to accept it, is to try a technique using cracked glass, crystal effects (or glossy accents), or a window stamp/technique. There are TONS of possibilities with today's challenge and we are SO ready to see all of the fabulous creations you enter!

I tried to do the "cracked glass" technique, soooo was not happening for me, LOL!
So, I broke out my trusty Crystal Effects from SU! I've had the bottle for over a year! I love it and should use it more often ;)

Look! More Kraft :)  First, as you can see, I created my own background using a Tim Holtz stamp set that I "borrowed" from my lil sister ;) It's called "Regal Flourish"... ink is SU Chocolate Chip... I couldn't find a suitable DP for how I wanted my card to look... what do you think???

The image is "Time For Tea", a digital image from Tiddly Inks! I LOVE her! I used the Crystal Effects on her headband and shoes, to give her an ol' fashion patent leather look and the clock's  face is all nice and shiny too!... see pic below...

I have been desperately trying to use up all of my scraps! This card measures 4 1/4 x 4 1/4, all cardstock (and button) is from Papertrey Ink; You can see that I used the lil scrap leftover from where I nestie-d the circle out! I used it as a lil peep-hole for the tiny Alice stamp! This stamp and the sentiment are from TJ Designs "Down the Hole" Rubber Stamp Set... and the gorgeous pale blue plaid ribbon is from MFT!

I would also like to enter my card to the following challenges:
- Tiddly Inks Challenge #15: Fit For a Princess
- Dare U 2 Digi Stamp Sketch Challenge #43
- OTWC Challenge# 18: Blue, Yellow and White (Black/Creme)
Scrappy Saturday Challenge #15: Stamp Something!

I hope you likey my card today!
We cannot wait to see what everyone will create this week!!!

There's no time limit to play this week but be sure to leave a direct LINK to your creation HERE so we can see your beautiful work. We'll be back next week with another challenge and wonderful theme!

It's time to take a trip down the rabbit hole and visit these very talented ladies :)

Jessica {The Mad Hatter} -
Emma {July's Guest} -
Erin -
Jen -
Kim -
Kristy -
Ky -
Lynne -
Peggy -
Randi -
Sammi -
Sara -
Suzi -
Tasha -

Thanks sooo much for stopping by :)
Have a wonderful and relaxing weekend!!!


Cindy Haffner said...

Ohhhh she is the SWEETEST!!

Larissa said...

Great card Margie! Love the combination of kraft paper together with the light blue!
Thanks for joining us at the Tiddly inks challenge.


Peggy said...

Absolutely adorable!

Basement Stamper said...

Oh my, I *love* this card!!!! The alice image is darling and the brown ink on Kraft is perfect. Great job! I love Crystal Effects.

Christy/Tiddly Inks Digitals said...

Oh, love it, Margie. :)
The shiny parts are fantastic and I like the saying. :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee this!!!! CUTE stamp and loving the colors!!! Of I have that song stuck in my head though!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):)):):):):):):):):):)

Erin said...

I'm totally loving this card. Love the image, love the tim holtz stamps, love the colors. Great job!

Risa said...

Hi Margie,
Wow...your card is adorable in every way!!! I LOVE your image, she is so cute!!!! Great Tim Holtz BG and awesome coloring as well!

Emma said...

I love this Margie! What a gorgeous Alice! I love kraft cardstock, it looks awesome! And your background looks fantastic!

Lynne Phelps said...

Any card that starts with kraft is off to a good start! I LOVE your card! The contrast of the vintage style crown and wings with the darling digi is SO COOL that it's just plain FROSTY!!! Love the inside too with your circle Alice peeping through! The gingham ribbon is the perfect touch. This card is WONDERful!

Expressions of a Creative Mind said...

Ok, 1) LOVE this image
2) Love what you did with it!!

Angela said...

Great card! Love the Tim Holtz background and Alice! Great take on the OTWC challenge! :)

Tasha said...

Wow this is fantastic, i love it so much, such a fab design and awesome colouring. Love this image
love tasha xx

Lissa said...

Adorable, hun! How nice of your little sis to let you borrow her stamp set! It really makes the card... ;)

Thanks for playing along with the Tiddly Inkers this challenge!

Chris said...

A gorgeous card and such lovely colouring! I love how you interpreted the sketch too. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS, Chris :)

Karen said...

Hi Margie, this is just stunning - I do so live Christy's images at Tiddly Inks. Thanks for joining us at DU2DS
Karen x

Nancy said...

this is simply just beautiful...thanks for joining us this week at TI...


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