It’s an Altered Alice Sunday

October 16, 2011 at 9:24 am 2 comments

The Hatter shook his head mournfully. `Not I!’ he replied. `We quarrelled last March–just before HE went mad, you know–‘ (pointing with his tea spoon at the March Hare,)
`–it was at the great concert given by the Queen of Hearts, and I had to sing 

“Twinkle, twinkle, little bat!
How I wonder what you’re at!”
You know the song, perhaps?’ 
`I’ve heard something like it,’ said Alice. 
`It goes on, you know,’ the Hatter continued, `in this way:– 
“Up above the world you fly,
Like a tea-tray in the sky.
Twinkle, twinkle–“‘
— Chapter 7, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Here at The Altered Alice we celebrate Mad Hatter’s Day twice a year as the date is taken from the price on his hat – ten shillings and a sixpence or 10/6. That means it is on October 6 here in the United States, and on June 10 in the United Kingdom. But mainly it is just a great reason to party with the Mad Hatter twice a year! Your challenge is to celebrate the Mad Hatter, and as OPTIONS you can use something that twinkles or shines AND/OR you can bring some spookiness into it since we are all having a “Twinkle twinkle little bat” sing-along around our mad tea table!

Our prize this month is an A5 sized unmounted stamp set from IndigoBlu (a £13 value), or an equivalent amount of A6 stamps. IndigoBlu is a fantastic new British stamp company that makes “Quintessentially English Rubber Stamps” right there in England.

In fact IndigoBlu is sponsoring The Altered Alice for October AND November, and the design team will be working with these two fantastic Alice stamp sets, titled appropriately “Alice I” and “Alice II”. Most Americans don’t know what A5 and A6 mean so I’ll just tell you, these sets are really big!

I encourage you to go visit All stamps are on sale right now with their introductory pricing, but that won’t last forever, and the designs are all wonderful! In addition, the Head Honcho Alfie says
“The Altered Alice readers can take 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!” 
Thanks Alfie!

Enter by Friday, October 28; our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, October 30. Multiple entries are encouraged, but each must be on a separate post. As always, entries that feature Wonderland in some way will get two chances in the drawing instead of one.

That’s my tag up there, at the top of this post. I used four of our sponsor’s stamps on it….the Mad Hatter (of course), the crackle background, the swirl, and the text. The text and the swirl are both heat embossed, and I used my black Glaze jelly roll (by Sakura) to outline the Mad Hatter’s hat and teacups. I like the shine. In fact, the more I look at it, I think I’ll re-visit the tag, and outline more of the Mad Hatter 🙂 It wouldn’t be the first time that I’d gone back to a project for either a re-do, or an add-on.

You really should stop over at the Altered Alice and see Amy‘s project! It’s amazing! Hope you’ll be inspired to join in the fun. And hey…ya never know….maybe you’ll win some awesome stamps from IndigloBlu!

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time….Peace.


Entry filed under: Life in General.

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lynne Phelps  |  October 16, 2011 at 3:39 pm

    I absolutely LOVE your tag! Thanks so much for making an extra project, it really helped this month. LOVE the crackle, the outlining is FAB, and now I need a black Glaze Gelly Roll! The background is neat too, I just love all the layers of detail! 🙂 Also, I made a Calendar for November – GREAT idea!

  • 2. Donna Mundinger  |  October 17, 2011 at 8:31 am

    Honestly Retta, what would we do without you? Your tag is amazing! Love the crackle background and you’ve chosen the perfect quote for the stamp. xxD

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