Saturday, November 20, 2010

Oh, Alice! Chapter 40: "Hooka Are You?"

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.

This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation.

Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."

~Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,Chapter 5

Welcome to the mad world of Wonderland! Once again we are here to inspire you to create great things! The Caterpillar (Absalom) was the wisest creature in Wonderland. At least he thought so, and so did most of the others. He is a fascinating character because of his wisdom, and his lack of understanding metamorphosis. Kind of a weird oxymoron, don't you think?

Our challenge this week is to use either a caterpillar or a butterfly in your project. If you'd like to go one step farther, use a definition or dictionary paper in your design (any subject is fine).

If you are fortunate, you may find yourself wisely winning your choice of three 4x6 reprints from our sponsor, Maigan Lynn Beaudoin Shaw. FanTASTic!! Maigan is such a delightful artist, and the team appreciates the chance to work with one of her images!

Here is what I created using "Mad Fancy"...

Such a beautiful whimsical image! I created a 6x6 layout - I wanted to concentrate all of my colors mostly on my mer-Alice and incorporate only colors that I relate to Alice and Wonderland... I thought that the printed faded black DP and swirls would add to the whimsy feel of the image and story...
Sorry that the pic came out so bright, I was trying to get a good angle to show the sparkle that I added in...
I really love how it turned out, and hope that I can find the perfect frame to put it in :)

Remember, you have all week to play this challenge!
Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog by
midnight, Friday, November 19th to be entered in the drawing.

Happy creating!!!
And enjoy your weekend :*)

6x6 Layout Details:
Image(s): Maigan Lynn Shaw "Mad Fancy"
Paper(s): "Rue 88 Collection" Iron Orchid Designs by Prima, Bazzill CS, Neenah White
Ink(s): Copic Markers, Sakura Clear Dust Pen
Accessories: Prima Gem Swirls, misc Flower Sequins and two-sided Ribbon


Emma said...

Ohh Love the soft colors you have gone with Margie, just Gorgeous! And that sparkle is the perfect addition, Love it!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card Margie! So soft and the bling flourishes are perfection!

Meme said...

Love your soft colors! She is beautiful. The bling is awesome with this image! Great job Margie!!

the whimsical butterfly said...

You hit this one OUT of the PARK, holy COW! That added bling is the perfect touch and I like how you did the coloring softly-almost faded look. This was a SUPER detailed image and your card turned out GORGEOUS!

coldwaters2 said...

Golly gosh Margie this looks amazing what a wonderful image, blimey all that detail, I love it.
Lorraine x

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Love the subtle colours you used on your image they work beautifully and the added bling is a perfect touch. Tracy Evans x x

Danni said...

Lovin' all the bling!! Fun card!!

Erin said...

Love your take on the coloring. It's such a busy image that less is more.

Cheryl said...

Holy moly, that's gorgeous!

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