Friday, December 10, 2010

CHAPTER 43:CHRISTMAS-GREETINGS. [FROM A FAIRY TO A CHILD.]

LADY dear, if Fairies may
For a moment lay aside
Cunning tricks and elfish play,
'Tis at happy Christmas-tide.




We have heard the children say—
Gentle children. whom we love—
Long ago, on Christmas Day,
Came a message from above.



Still, as Christmas-tide comes round,
They remember it again—
Echo still the joyful sound
"Peace on earth, good-will to men!"



Yet the hearts must childlike be
Where such heavenly guests abide;
Unto children, in their glee,
All the year is Christmas-tide!



Thus, forgetting tricks and play
For a moment, Lady dear,
We would wish you, if we may,
Merry Christmas, glad New Year!



Christmas, 1867.


Welcome down the rabbit hole once again my friends. This poem by Lewis Carroll was found in the back of a copy of Through the Looking-Glass and What Alice Found There. In researching the history of this poem I found the All Saints, the Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. The 3 centre panels contain verses from this Lewis Carroll’s poem. The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb and depicts a Nativity scene, at which both Carroll and Alice are present. This is a must see for anyone that loves Wonderland.



For our challenge this week let's get into the Christmas spirit. The challenge is to use red, green, + one color. You can still use other colors for hair and skin. Just make the main use of color red, green, + one.






Our wonderful sponsor this week is Pixie Dust Studio. The lucky winner will receive your choice of 2 digital images.

I need to tell you....this was hard for me. My mind was going here and there and a bit everywhere. What the heck am I suppose to do? So I started one.......then switched to another route, but I will show you both.
1st one is the one I started the stopped...so it was close to done.....so here is that one
Silly me.....was a cutting fool.....I was cutting everything out.....what was I thinking?
Here is a closer look.
For this card I felt as soon as I added the yellow/gold, I went over the red &green + one rule. In my world white is not a color, however to me the kraft paper was a color. Over thought? Maybe....
Now here is the second one.....you choose the one you like.


Red and Green + yellow gold....background paper is Graphic 45....colored with colored pencils and watercolor pencils.

So get your Santa hat on, turn on your favorite holiday music and get crafty for your chance to win your choice of 2 digital images! Remember, you have all week to play this challenge! Link your project to the Oh Alice! Challenge blog by midnight, Friday, December 17th to be entered in the drawing. Happy creating!!


 Please link to the exact post, not your overall blog/site address. Flickr, Ning and other locations are acceptable so long as they are open to the public. Winner selection based on a random draw.

6 comments:

Erin said...

I love how it came out. We almost have the same layout. I didn't know what to do with the sign, so I put my rabbit over it. We are having a blizzard today back in MN. Miss You.

Peggy said...

I like them both! Kraft is a neutral so I don't think you crossed the line! Awesome work!

Tasha said...

Donna these are both fantastic love them
love tasha xx

Emma said...

These are both fantastic cards Donna! Love the DP you have used on the 2nd one! Just Gorgeous!

Creepy Glowbugg said...

Both cards are fabulous! I do like the contrast of the second one better I guess. Fun images to play with huh?

Emma said...

Hey Donna, I just wanted to let you know that I have a blog award for you over on my blog!