CHAPTER 9: Autumn Colors in Wonderland
“`Off with her head!’ the Queen shouted at the top of her voice.
Nobody moved. `Who cares for you?’ said Alice, (she had grown to her full size by this time.) `You’re nothing but a pack of cards!’
At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her: she gave a little scream, half of fright and half of anger, and tried to beat them off, and found herself lying on the bank, with her head in the lap of her sister, who was gently brushing away some dead leaves that had fluttered down from the trees upon her face.”
— Chapter 12, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
I wonder if the Wonderland story took place in the Fall of the year? Autumn has arrived in the northern hemisphere. Just as Alice recognized the court characters as playing cards, the trees are losing their cloak of green chlorophyll and showing their true colors of gold, burgundy, scarlet, chartreuse and orange are emerging. Your challenge is to show us a project drenched in fall colors!
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.
I encourage you to go visit IndigoBlu.com. 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 to the introductory discount, the Head Honcho Alfie says
“The Altered Alice readers can take an extra 10% OFF during the challenge; just use coupon code AlteredAlice in the voucher code box at checkout!”
Enter by Friday, November 25 (day after the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday); our randomly drawn winner and the honorable mentions will be announced on the last Sunday, November 27. 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.
As you ponder this month’s challenge….why don’t you stop over at the Altered Alice blog and check out this week’s inspiration? Not only are my projects featured…but you’ll see Tracy and Donna’s projects as well 🙂
Before you go….I invite you to have a close up look at my projects. First up, is a file folder that was inspired by a project that I found in the Jan/Feb 2011 edition of Cloth Paper Scissors. I love that magazine 🙂 The folder can be used for all sorts of things….to do and/or shopping lists, receipts, notes, journaling…it can be given as a gift to that someone special…the possibilities are endless. This is the second time that I’ve attempted the project. Here’s a link to the first. You’ll notice that several of our sponsor’s stamps are found inside. Just so you know…I am not finished with my Alice folder. I’ve been down and out with a bad chest cold…and just did not have the energy to do it up right. So…..it’s my intention to continue to work on it during the month, and post another picture I will be satisfied with 🙂 Do you ever go back and re-visit projects and make changes?
Three ATC’s and a Happy Birthday greeting card…starring White Rabbit 🙂
Thank you for stopping by, and until next time……Peace
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