CHAPTER 14 Week 1 Challenge: Splendidly Dressed!

April 1, 2012 at 5:24 am 4 comments

“After a time she heard a little pattering of feet in the distance, and she hastily dried her eyes to see what was coming. It was the White Rabbit returning, splendidly dressed, with a pair of white kid gloves in one hand and a large fan in the other: he came trotting along in a great hurry, muttering to himself as he came, `Oh! the Duchess, the Duchess! Oh! won’t she be savage if I’ve kept her waiting!'”— Chapter 2; Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

April has arrived, which (in the northern hemisphere) brings thoughts of wearing your Sunday springtime best and perhaps donning an Easter bonnet! So we want to you to show us your Sunday best; ruffles, ribbons, lace, frills; however you want to interpret the challenge!

Enter using the Linky Tool at the Altered Alice by Friday, April 27. All entries are welcome but Alice in Wonderland entries are encouraged and will receive two chances at the drawing instead of one. Multiple entries are great but each must be on a separate post.

The design team is so excited about showing off the brand new Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps from our sponsor, Stampendous (Website | Blog). This Alice is all dressed up from her shining shoes to the top of her hat, not to mention her frilly parasol! We will have THREE winners this month, and they will each receive the same Wonderland stamp set the design team is using!

Stampendous has been a leading manufacturer of craft rubber stamps and accessories for over 30 years. With a wide variety of images, all drawn by artist/owner Fran Seiford, Stampendous has something to appeal to any stamper, scrapbooker, or home décor crafter! With the new Fran•táge Collection of stamps and essential accessories, Fran has embraced the vintage, collage look that is so popular in crafts today. The Wonderland Perfectly Clear™ Stamps Set is part of this collection and coordinates beautifully with the new vintage Embossing Enamels, Crushed Glass Glitters, Mica Fragments and Color Fragments in the Fran•táge Essentials.

You can find Stampendous products at your local craft retailer or on the web at Hundreds of ideas from Stampendous artists, an active Design Team, and fans world wide can be seen on the Stampendous Impressions Blog as well as on their Facebook Page and Flickr Group. Visit them on Twitter (@stampendous) and see our favorites on Pinterest.

Wow! Three winners this month! How awesome is that? Your chances of winning  just tripled if you decide to play along!

I decided to make a shadow box this month. I’m imagining that Alice is standing at a full length window with pretty floor to ceiling lace curtains blowing because of a slight breeze. The white rabbit is reminding  Alice that it’s time for tea! Alice was watercolored, the checkered floor (and banner) as well as the two hearts were stamped with ink. The white rabbit was simply stamped on pink cardstock.

I also needed to make a belated birthday card…so of course, I used the stamps from this set 🙂

May I suggest that you drop on by the Altered Alice, and see what other inspiration awaits you there! As always, I appreciate your stopping by my blog…and until next time…..Peace.


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Happy Birthday, Terri from Viva Las Vegastamps! WIP Monday

4 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Melinda  |  April 2, 2012 at 12:31 am

    Your shadowbox is incredible! Love the shutters, the teapot, the pretty pink color… It’s wonderful!

  • 2. Ana caldatto  |  April 2, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    amei sua Alice!

  • 3. The Scrap Yard  |  April 6, 2012 at 9:30 am

    Your shadow box and card are fabulous!!

  • 4. Amy Bowerman (@PluckingDaisy)  |  April 16, 2012 at 9:06 am

    Oh Retta I so LOVE the color combo of your shadow box and card…so perfect for spring! The tiny tea pot and use of the floor stamp on the shadow box are just darling and I love the contrast of the striped background paper against the checkered floor on your card. Ooh and how could I forget those beautiful shabby chic shutters with their billowing lace curtains…GORGEOUS~ Thank you for your lovely comment about the dresser…It will be bittersweet when it’s finally finished. But fear not…there is plenty of junk out there just waiting to be found. It’s funny you mentioned a side table…wouldn’t you know I have one in the works for next month. Great minds think alike! 🙂

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