Wednesday, September 28, 2011

My Time Down the Rabbit Hole.....

... has sadly come to an end. Sniff, sniff :(

I thoroughly enjoyed my time being part of The Altered Alice design team. I love all that is Alice in Wonderland and Lynne (our very lovely Mad Hatter) gave me the opportunity to be part her magical and Uber talented team. All the "Alice" ladies (including Lynne) are just phenomenal and provided me with massive inspiration.
So a HUGE Thank You Lynne for everything!!!

Ok so onto my final project as a Guest DT member. The challenge was to use Text as non-sense. Unfortunately my set of Stamps from our generous sponsor Stamp Attack were lost in the Post :( Soooooo sad! Those are some amazing stamps I was hoping to ink up and create with. Nevertheless, I made the best of it and turned to one of my favorite stamp companies, Tickled Pink and used several of their Lil Little images. Aren't they cuuuuuute ?!!???! 

Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

I took the idea of using text as nonsense and applied it to their clothes and to their accessories. If you notice, all of their clothes are printed on Text DP. After I paper pieced their clothing, I went in with my prismacolor pencils and lightly colored them in to add depth and texture, while at the same time making sure that I didn't completely cover up the text.

My ultimate fave but in this case, she's #2 because Ivy takes #1)
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

I then printed their accessory on the same DP (in this case, Lilith's umbrella), glued it on and left it as is. I also used the "text" concept on the background dp (the layer on top of the ancient keys) and on some of the butterflies.

and Lil Little Lolita Willow (currently not available)
Medium: Prismacolor Pencils

Since all of the images weren't Alice in Wonderland related (like Little Ivy is) I used the same concept, dp, embellishments and colors throughout all 3 cards so they can all look like a cohesive set. All the sentiments come from an Alice in Wonderland set I bought last year.

The challenge for this month is over at The Altered Alice but stay tuned for October when the team will return with a new concept, a new sponsor and more rockin inspirational pieces. I hope that you get to play along as well (this time with me in the mix) because I will be playing along and giving the Altered Alice team all the support I can.
Thanks for stopping by/ commenting!

I will also be submitting this to: Tickled Pink Stamps #38 - Choose your Combo. I used Lace and Pattern Paper for the first 2 cards. Twine and Buttons for the 3rd card. Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes.  Pixie Dust Studio - Round and Round (Use Circles).  Pixies Bookshelf - Flowers and Scallops.  Saturday Sketch #174 - I used the sketch for all 3 cards, I just rotated it 90 degrees. Flutterby Wednesday #173 - Open Challenge.


Cor* said...

These creations are truly fantastic! So well done. love the use of the words on the images and paper piecing is remarkable! I adore all your papers and designs! Thanks for joining us at TPSC this week!

OmaGloria said...

They are all gorgeously fabulous!!! Your creativity just amazes me.

Regan said...

Holy moly!!! Are these fantastic and magnificent? Yes, they are!!! Amazing paper piecing and such a clever take on the text challenge! Just gorgeous, Jess! Thanks for joining us at Tickled Pink Stamps Challenges for "Pick Your Combo"!

Creations by Shirl said...

Wow wee - somebody's been busy crafting.... L.O.L.... all so very pretty..... Love all those cards, all colored up and detailed so perfect.....

debby4000 said...

Oh these are fabulous.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards, Jess! Fantastic coloring and I love your layouts with all of the fanciful butterflies!

Jo said...

Gorgeous cards, awesome colouring too.
Thank you for joining in our sketch saturday challenge this week.
Jo xx

Annette said...

Love this card. Thanks for visiting me the other day.

Danni said...

Wonderful, wonderful creations!! Fabulous! thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!