18 Jan 2017

Down the Rabbit Hole


Everyone wants to go down the Rabbit Hole with Alice. So we are going to create our very own Rabbits Hole card using pages from a vintage Alice in Wonderland book!
If you don't not have any old books, you can easily find them in charity shops, Jumble sales, and online auction sites.


I carefully removed 7 pages from an old vintage Alice in Wonderland book
I cut a circle in the first page and decreased the size of this circle on each following page.


I edged the inside of the circle with brown ink and adhered the pages on top of one another using clear 3D sticky pads

I watercoloured my stamped images of Alice, Leaves and a small Butterfly, and fussy cut each of them.



I mixed some Ruby Slippers paint into a spoonful of fine texture paste and swept it into one of the roses on the stencil.




I used a versamarker inkpad to stamp the script onto my 7x7 card blank. I used Teal luscious over the versamarker dabbing it lightly with a brush.

When the Rose was dry I brushed ultra thick Slap it on over it to give it a glossy finish.
I adhered Alice, the leaves and rose onto the Rabbit Hole

I adhered the rabbit hole onto the card and arranged the leaves and butterfly around it.


I added a finishing touch by stamping Alice onto the front of the envelope.I think I may add some colour to Alice...
Thank you so much for coming down the Rabbit Hole with me today. I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter my Down the Rabbit Hole into the following challenges
Craft Stamper Anything Goes
Artistic Stamper Anything Goes
Rubber Dance
Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes

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Happy Birthday A.A.Milne

Today A.A.Milne would have been 135 years old! He of course created our Silly old Britsh Bear Winnie the Pooh. I have created this 3D scene in his honour.

Pooh was 90 years old last year but I had just had an op so I couldn't create anything then, so this is a double celebration!

I used a Tando Create Art Room as the base and Tim Holtz Treeline and Pine Tree Dies to fill Ashdown Forest with lovely trees. I covered the trees and the outside of the Art Room in Indigoblu Coarse Texture paste and painted them in various shades of green.

I watercoloured my stamped images of Christopher Robin and Pooh, Piglet and Hunny Pots. I stamped an extra balloon and used some wire to dangle Piglet underneath it, he is having a grand old time! Some glossy accents added to the hunny pots gave them a goooey glossy look.

Many Happy Returns of A.A.Milne's Birthday, thank you for visiting us on this Special Day in Ashdown Forest!

In A.A. Milne's and Pooh's honour I would like to enter this into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes

Emerald Creek Dares use something new. The lovely Special Day Snip Art from Craft Box is new to me.I was very lucky and was the random winner at Craft Stamper last month and received goodies from Craft Box!

Words to Craft By "If you wanna make the world a better place Take a look at yourself, and then make a change" If everyone could change and be more like Pooh the world would be a better place!

Creative Artiste Anything Goes

Country View Challenges Anything Goes

16 Jan 2017

Alice is in Winterland

Alice has fallen down the Rabbit Hole and has magically found herself in Winterland!

I created the background with watercolours and I used Indigoblu stamps for Alice and the tree.

I squeezed some glossy accents onto the top of the picture and let it drip down to look like icicles and then shook a generous amount of fine white glitter over the top.

I used glass beads at the bottom of the picture for Alice to stand on, I hope she does not get too cold!

Thank you so much for visiting myself and Alice today we are all mad here ; )

Lost Coast Stamps are holding a wonderful Alice in Winterland challenge, and their Design Team have created some lovely pieces! I would love to enter this into their challenge.

I would also like to enter it into the following challenges.

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours

Fashionable Stamping Challenge Winter or Spring I will let you guess which one I have done : ) Flonzcrafts make some lovely very unique stamps, and I was lucky to be their random winner last month.I am so looking forward to working with their wonderful stamps. I choose a variety of stamps from a Victorian child to a 1950's model - can't wait for them to arrive and share what I make!

 

15 Jan 2017

Meet Me Under The Stars

I am starting the fourth week with this rotten virus,it seems to be doing the rounds and just wont go away! Today I was able to play with my new Lavinia Stamps which I had for Christmas, aren't they lovely!

I used watercolours to create the background, and I flicked white acrylic paint with some irresdescent medium mixed into it for the stars.

I stamped and fussy cut the foxes and used 3D sticky pads to adhere them to the background.

Thank you so very much for visiting me today, I hope you have escaped this virus!

I have entered this into Lavinia Stamps Starry Night Challenge on Facebook

I would also like to enter It into the following challenges.

Craft Stamper Anything Goes

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Artistic Inspirations Anything Goes

Happy Little Stampers Watercolours

 

5 Jan 2017

Happy 2017 from Aloysius and me!

This month the Indigoblu Design Team have been asked to use their favourite Indigoblu stamp, which is of course a difficult choice! As I am a teddy bear fan I just had to pick the famous Aloysius teddy from Brideshead Revisited.I was happy for an excuse to use my new Christmas watercolours to paint the background.More details about how I made this card can be found on the Indigoblu blog.

Aloysius is the most gorgeous bear and there are so many different cards, and gifts you could make with him!He has been in my stamp collection for some time I must bring him out to play more often : )

There is a fun challenge happening at Indigoblu at the moment with the theme of Snow Snow Snow. There are wonderful stamps to be won, so there is nothing to lose.... if you have Aloysius you could sit him in a fluffy pile of icy snow he would love that!

Thank you so much for visiting, I hope to see you again soon.

I would like to enter Aloysius into the following challenges

Artistic Stamper Anything Goes

Penny Black Anything Goes

That's Crafty Anything Goes

Little Patch of Crafty Friends Anything Goes

Happy Little Stamper Watercolour

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1 Jan 2017

Happy 2017

Healthy and Happy 2017 !

My year with The Mixed Media Mojo Design Team has concluded, and this is my final project.I used the White Rabbit from Alice for my first project, so I thought I would use him again for my final project.




I carefully removed a page from my old Alice in Wonderland book.In the bottom left hand corner I used super thick Slap it on through the Indigoblu Rose Stencil.


I stamped Alice and the White Rabbit onto card and bought them to life with watercolours, and fussy cut them.


I randomly stamped some clocks and also added 2016 and 2017. On the top of the page I stamped some cascading raindrops.


I added some glossy accents over the top of the raindrops.

 

When dry I coloured the Rose blue, and adhered Alice and the White Rabbit onto the book page.


Play along with Mixed Media Mojo Challenge this month the theme is New and the twist is Clocks. There is a whole new Design Team so be sure to pay them a visit.


Thank you for visiting, may you enjoy every day of the new year.

 


29 Dec 2016

What a Surprise!

I discovered today that my little Christmas box (3 inch square) won the Readers Challenge in Papercraft Inspirations! I gave this box to my Mother for Christmas and filled it with lip balms and little chocs.

I made the box some time ago with some beautiful Forest Magic stamps which came with the magazine. I wrote a few words about it here.

My talented friend Sandra's gorgeous card was published too!

Thank you so much for visiting. May you have many happy days in 2017!