Friday, October 15, 2010

CHAPTER 35: Knock, Knock, Knockin' on Wonderland's Door

"Alice laughed so much at this, that she had to run back into the wood for fear of their hearing her; and when she next peeped out the Fish-Footman was gone, and the other was sitting on the ground near the door, staring stupidly up into the sky.

Alice went timidly up to the door, and knocked.

`There's no sort of use in knocking,' said the Footman, `and that for two reasons. First, because I'm on the same side of the door as you are; secondly, because they're making such a noise inside, no one could possibly hear you.' And certainly there was a most extraordinary noise going on within--a constant howling and sneezing, and every now and then a great crash, as if a dish or kettle had been broken to pieces.

`Please, then,' said Alice, `how am I to get in?'
~Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Hey everyone! It's a beautiful day here in Wonderland and we are BACK with another challenge! Have you ever felt like Alice? Not sure which door, window, or keyhole will be opened or closed next? Not sure which direction you're going but curiouser and curiouser about them all?

What a PERFECT opportunity to explore some new avenues,and walk through new doors we bring you at Oh, Alice this week. That's right! Your challenge this week is to create a card or project using a Door, Gate, or Keyhole. Now, you can also get creative and do a gatefold technique, etc. As long as we can see it's a "Gatefold" or that there is a door, gate, or keyhole somewhere on your project! How FUN is this?

The best part? There's no time limit to play this week, so have fun and here's to opening lots of new doors in the future!

This is what I came up with this week......I made a door with a large keyhole and added a handle. Alice is waiting for you to enter. I water colored the door to look like wood.

Here is the key hole up close.

Here is the inside....I thought it would be fun to add a table that un-folds as you open the card, then the table would not be complete without a teapot and cup on it. The stamped image is water colored.

Hope you enjoyed my card. It is a little more on the altered side of card making, but still fun!

Now go check out the rest of the "Oh Alice" gals and see what fun stuff they came up with.
tim holtz....alteration dies, emboss folder
stamps.....TJ Designs
Paper.....7 gypsies, graphic 45


Erin said...

Hey Girl, great card. Must have taken a lot of time to build this one. I noticed that your card wasn't on the blog this morning so I stole your pics and added it myself. Will I see you at ATC on Wed.?

Lynne Phelps said...

This is so brilliant! I just love it. I need to learn to think paper like you do! Wonderful! So glad you liked your first post as a featured artist on The Altered Alice! ;-)

margie c said...

Wow! This is amazing! I love how you created this wood door, handle and all! and the tea party table is perfect! Very inspiring :)
hugs, margie

Peggy said...

What a GORGEOUS creation! Love it!

Deconstructing Jen said...

goodness this is just STUNNING!!! Amazing project Donna! So inspiring!! :D Hugs!

Sara Henton said...

Just love this idea & the way you set it up!! Amazing!!

Gloria Westerman said...

Truly amazing....I just now shut my mouth know you can't type with your mouth open....hehehe...I just love this.....thank you so much for the wonderful story made me feel like a little girl and someone was reading to me......

Connie Paxman said...

Love your blog Donna...found you on another Site sponsoring an Alice Giveaway...
You do wonderful projects.
connie paxman