Friday, November 19, 2010

CHAPTER 40: Hooka Are You?

CHAPTER 40: Hooka Are You?

"Who are YOU?" said the Caterpillar.
This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice replied, rather shyly, "I--I hardly know, sir, just at present-- at least I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,Chapter 5

Welcome to the mad world of Wonderland! Once again we are here to inspire you to create great things! The Caterpillar (Absalom) was the wisest creature in Wonderland. At least he thought so, and so did most of the others.

He is a fascinating character because of his wisdom, and his lack of understanding metamorphosis. Kind of a weird oxymoron, don't you think? Our challenge this week is to use either a caterpillar or a butterfly in your project. If you'd like to go one step farther, use a definition or dictionary paper in your design (any subject is fine).

If you are fortunate, you may find yourself wisely winning your choice of three 4x6 reprints from our sponsor, Maigan Lynn Beaudoin Shaw . FanTASTic!! Maigan is such a delightful artist, and the team appreciates the chance to work with one of her images!
Here's what I came up with to inspire you:

I used colored pencils and gamsol. Colored the image in.

She is the most colorful mermaid Alice I have ever seen!
I wanted her to have some sparkle so I added some glitter to parts of her skirt and to her beautiful tail! You can see it better in the picture below.
Here is just one more shot of the card at a bit of a different angle.

Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog and HAVE FUN! You have until Friday Nov. 26th at 11:59 CST to get inky and enter to win! Happy creating!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a great creative week!


Emma said...

Gorgeous! Love that sparkle and those colors are just Fantastic!

Peggy said...

Beautiful coloring! I was going to use pencils but figured I did not have enough colors! Lol! Love your card!

Tracy Evans said...

Love how you have added a little sparkle to Alice and the addition of the text and butterflies is a great idea. Tracy Evans x x

the whimsical butterfly said...

She is GORGEOUS, Donna-WOW! Beautiful, beautiful coloring and I love those three butterflies!

Erin said...

Yours is so good, and the colors are so pretty. Did you go back and redo the flamingo beeks? Your so crazy.

Grandma Jan said...

Amazing color selection!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the sparkle and the coloring is fantastic! Love the book text too!

Tasha said...

Oh totally gorgoeus. Love the bright colours and fab use of text and those wonderful butterflies
love tasha xx

Tami said...

You are amazing Donna. I love mermaids and this one is just so neat.

I am really going to miss you and thanks again for my gift. I forgot to have you sign it.

I better see you again and please email me your new address. xoxox