Celebrating Mad Hatter Day

June 4, 2011 at 11:06 pm 10 comments

Join Us for a MAD TEA PARTY!

There are two Mad Hatter Days every year, and one of them is this month! In the United States, October 6th is Mad Hatter Day as we abbreviate our dates as month/day. In the United Kingdom, Mad Hatter Day is June 10th as they abbreviate their dates as day/month. So what do these dates have to do with the Mad Hatter? In the original Tenniel illustrations, the Mad Hatter has a price tag tucked into his hat band. It says “In this Style 10/6” which, for us ingnorant Yankees means ten schillings and sixpence, or half a guineau back in Alice’s day! So Mad Hatter Day falls on 10/6, and here at The Altered Alice, instead of choosing between date systems, we just celebrate twice a year!!!

We LOVE The Artistic Stamper! Our generous sponsor this month is The Artistic Stamper, and they are offering a £15 pound voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps! They have a WONDERFUL online store that offers free worldwide shipping on orders over £35 and they carry loads of my favorite brands. The Artistic Stamper Creative Team Blog offers amazing inspiration and interesting challenges, so be sure to visit! Jennie has kindly provided our design team with the Mabel Lucie Attwell Mad Hatter Stamp for our projects this month. It will be interesting to see how everyone applies their own style and vision to the same image!

The challenge this month is to create a project to celebrate the Mad Hatter, AND to bring something to our Mad Tea Party!

So find something fun to bring to our Mad Tea Party, and show & tell when you link your project that celebrates the Mad Hatter! You have until Friday, June 24 at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (GMT -4:00) and we’ll announce the winner of the £15 voucher for The Artistic Stamper stamps on Sunday, June 26! And Happy Mad Hatter Day from The Altered Alice!

 Hop on over to the Altered Alice blog and see what the design team members are bringing to the party!

 For this month’s inspiration, I thought I’d create some Mad Hatter Day party necessities. First up, is an invitation to the party.

Here’s a peek at the inside of the invite…I scanned a copy of the stamped image, and shrunk it down….it’s an inchie! 🙂

I’ve colored the images with my stash of Faber Castell pens. I haven’t been bitten by the Copic bug yet…just as well, they’re too expensive for my budget. Lots of the folks over at the Altered Alice use Copics, and I must say, they do a great job.

Moving on…..the party isn’t going to be complete without a party banner. Using StazOn white, I randomly stamped the Mad Hatter tea party stamp onto the red cardstock. Yes, they’re small paper doilies you see under each letter.


Each letter in the banner measures 4 by 6 inches. I like red….can you tell? LOL

I thought next I’d alter a plain white paper bag with the image. I use lots of gift bags…especially at Christmas. Off topic for a minute…I have to get this off my chest while I’m thinking about it, otherwise, my thoughts sometimes go *pouf* never to be thought of again…lol…..Have you been over to the sponsor’s site yet? HOLY MOLY….I could spend hours at the Artistic Stamper! They have all sorts of good stuff over there…a ton of rubber stamps and supplies. All sorts of Brand Names too! I really love how organised the site is….the home page has it all right there. Wherever you want to go,..to whatever you want to see! Do yourself a favor….and go check them out 🙂 Now where was I? Oh yeah…the gift bag. Here it is:

Who doesn’t love a party favor? I once again shrunk down the Mabel Lucie Attwell image, colored it, and turned it into a charm…or a key chain…

or even an embellishment for your hat!

We have a whole month to act silly in honor of Mad Hatter Day, so please come and join the fun over at the Altered Alice!

Until next time……Peace

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Entry filed under: Altered, Altered Alice, altered art, Life in General.

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10 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jennie-The Artistic Stamper  |  June 5, 2011 at 4:27 am

    Howe fabuous are your creations! Love love them.
    Jennie x

  • 2. Donna Mundinger  |  June 5, 2011 at 9:12 am

    WOW! You are all set for the party! What a gorgeous ensemble! Love the red and white theme throughout. xxD

  • 3. Barbara Washington  |  June 5, 2011 at 10:04 am

    This is such a wonderful way to begin Mad Hatter’s Month on Altered Alice. You put a lot of thought into your project and it shows. It’s so fun and fabulous. Love the whole pary accessories concept. Can you tell I love what you did!

  • 4. Meme  |  June 5, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    Great JOB! You went over the top in your decorations! They look fabulous! Thanks for sharing and Welcome!

  • 5. Lynne Phelps  |  June 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    I LOVE the red! This set is so vibrant and fun. You can just read the team post to read all the thinks I love about this set. Thanks so much for creating such an amazing ensemble to kick off our festivities on The Altered Alice!

  • 6. Nigel  |  June 12, 2011 at 7:39 am

    Your tea party pieces are excellent, and thanks for the comment on my blog.

    To answer your question, the green is Distress Inks, the sky is spray inks (Tattered Angels and Sticky Fingers).

  • 7. retta519  |  June 12, 2011 at 11:18 am

    Thanks, Nigel. I love how your background looks. I think I’ll give that a go 🙂

  • 8. Ana caldatto  |  June 15, 2011 at 10:47 pm

    belos projetos inspiradores!

  • 9. retta519  |  June 16, 2011 at 7:50 am

    Thank you, everyone 🙂

  • 10. CuddlyBunny  |  June 17, 2011 at 1:20 am

    Oh dear … I’ve been here and viewed your gorgeous creations … apparently however I failed to leave a message!

    Your invitations and decor are wonderful! I love the hat, and especially the banner and gift bag! WOW!

    And Pom Poms on the banner! We just don’t see enough pom poms in the world anymore! 🙂

    Have a great weekend!

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