Chapter 12 Challenge: Hearts!

February 5, 2012 at 12:13 pm 6 comments

“First came ten soldiers carrying clubs; these were all shaped like the three gardeners, oblong and flat, with their hands and feet at the corners: next the ten courtiers; these were ornamented all over with diamonds, and walked two and two, as the soldiers did. After these came the royal children; there were ten of them, and the little dears came jumping merrily along hand in hand, in couples: they were all ornamented with hearts. Next came the guests, mostly Kings and Queens, and among them Alice recognised the White Rabbit: it was talking in a hurried nervous manner, smiling at everything that was said, and went by without noticing her. Then followed the Knave of Hearts, carrying the King’s crown on a crimson velvet cushion; and, last of all this grand procession, came THE KING AND QUEEN OF HEARTS.”     — Chapter 8; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland 

From the Altered Alice:

Since February contains Valentine’s Day, we are challenging you to show us your HEART (or hearts), in whatever form you’d like to interpret that! Our sponsor this month is The Octopode Factory, who is offering a $30 Etsy shop gift certificate to one randomly selected winner.

The Octopode Factory has amazing and unique images born from the fertile imagination of Lily Chilvers. The Etsy Shop carries her digi stamps and collage sheets, and she has large and small rubber stamps available through her blog. Be sure to check out all the incredible Alice in Wonderland characters and digital stamp sets, and visit!  And for fun and inspiration, be sure to visit Lily’s blog and The Octopode Factory Friday challenge blog, or TOFF for short!

This is a very short month, so you have only until Friday, Feb. 24 to submit your entry! As always, projects that feature Wonderland will have two chances at the prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post. Please join us!

Besides the tag at the top of this post, I have a couple more projects that are being used as inspiration today at the Altered Alice. Another tag, and an art journal page:

The journal page includes the painted metal hearts that I gave a sneak peek of the other day. I’m not one to give blow by blow directions of how I made a project; but if you have any questions, just ask and I’ll be happy to answer them. Of course, my projects aren’t the only ones being used today…check out Tracy Evan’s  awesome art journal spread, and Donna’s sweet Valentine treat box.

I’m really enjoying the images from Octopode…they are darling and fun to look at…in a steampunk-y creepy way. Check out their etsy shop…I’m sure you’ll find something that pulls on your heartstrings 🙂

Last night we went to roller derby to see an Albany All Stars Interleage Bout. Roller derby bouts are always a good time, no matter who wins. Wait, I shouldn’t have said “always”…I hate when I see a blow out bout…you know….when the score is so lopsided that one team has no chance of ever coming back…and the other team shows no mercy? Last nights match was not a blow out…it was as close as close could be. The teams were well matched against one another…and the officials did a halfway decent job 😉 I was delighted at everyone’s performance…well done, ladies.

I’m linking this post to for their new feature called WIP Monday….check it out.

Thanks for stopping by…and until next time…..Peace.


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6 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Lynne Phelps  |  February 5, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Retta, I love your projects! You are the queen of the snarky caption and I always enjoy the humor as well as your amazing talent! Glad you like the Octopodes, they ARE creepy and macabre in a fun way, but not gruesome like some other stamp lines I’ve seen! I would love to hear more about the metal hearts, they are awesome and add such great dimension.

  • 2. Tracy Evans  |  February 5, 2012 at 6:10 pm

    Wow you have been so busy, so many wonderful creations, I love them all and you have used the images fabulously. Tracy x

  • 3. Donna Mundinger  |  February 5, 2012 at 7:31 pm

    WOW, Retta! Youreally went to town! Fabulous tags and excellent journal page. Love the teeny Alice in the crook of the teapot handle. Such great detail on all of your projects! Never been to a roller derby. Looks pretty cool. xxD

  • 4. kmyersdesigns  |  February 6, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    I love your art work. Very creative.

  • 5. Meme  |  February 10, 2012 at 1:21 am

    WOW! Retta you are really busy making all kinds of projects.
    The heart teapot is awesome!
    The tags are equally as nice. But the teapot really jumps at me!

    Super job!

  • 6. Pam  |  February 13, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Thanks for linking your project to Scrapscene. I just really like everything…the tags, the page, the stamping and coloring. Just terrific.

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