Saturday, December 17, 2011

CHAPTER 10: A Lewis Christmas Carroll to All!-My Turn!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from The Altered Alice! This month the design team brings you their holiday wishes, and we invite you to send your holiday greetings to The Altered Alice. You have until Friday, Dec. 23 to enter. The winner post will either be a little early or late, as the last Sunday of the month falls on Christmas day!
Our prize this month is a $40.00 gift certificate to Custom Crops, the premier online retailer for crafters of all kinds. From Accuquilt to Zva Creative, adhesives to vinyl and everything in between, Custom Crops offers a huge selection of the products you've been looking for at competitive prices with fast, friendly customer service.
To celebrate the season, we bring you The Lewis Carroll Memorial Window at Daniell Chapel in England. Notice the left panel where Lewis Carroll and Alice kneel to pay homage to the newly born Christ in this wonderful Nativity scene! Our quote this month is actually contained within the window, do you see it?


The window was designed by the stained glass artist Geoffrey Webb, a must-see for anyone that loves Wonderland. A wonderful Christmas poem by Lewis Carroll is shown in the center three bottom panels, which include characters from Wonderland - the White Rabbit, Dodo, the Caterpillar, Mad Hatter, and more!


My December challenge is my own version of the Cheshire Cat, with his BIG cheesy grin! I did a     
tri-fold Christmas card. The 1st thing I had to do was draw a Cat fitting to be the Cheshire. This is what I came up with. Hope you all like it!

My Christmas Card to all of you!

                                                                      Front of the card

                                                                   Open to the second fold
                                                                        Inside of card
                                                                                        Just some close ups


What products did I use? I used my own drawing and lettering.
Red paint was from Creative Inspirations.
(They were our sponsor in august and I was unable to be a part of the last few months, so I used it here)
I also used the Ranger's Winter release of Distress Inks Iced Spruce.
Snowflakes are from a cube stamp that I have had for a while, don't know who it is from.
Also used colored pencils for the color on the Cheshire Cat.
Oops, and some Stickles for some sparkle.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wishing you a Happy Holiday!

We look forward to seeing your holiday greetings, so send us a Christmas Card! If it features Wonderland, you will have two chances at the randomly awarded prize instead of one. Multiple entries are fine, but each must be on a separate post.

Please go to the Altered Alice blog and enter.

3 comments:

Sue said...

Hey Donna, welcome back and what a card to come back with....you clever thing you.....love all the details that make this so special:)

Rett said...

It's so nice to have you, and your clever craftiness back at the Altered Alice! It's funny, that I just looked over at Sue's comment, and she used the same adjective when describing your talent ;)Love your card, and the sparkle...perfect.

Erin said...

Wow, you drew it yourself! I'm not that brave. So cool, a Donna original. Love the cut out opening, very clever indeed. Welcome back!