Saturday, March 17, 2012

Week 3- Chapter 13 Challenge: The Best Butter!

"The Hatter was the first to break the silence. `What day of the month is it?' he said, turning to Alice: he had taken his watch out of his pocket, and was looking at it uneasily, shaking it every now and then, and holding it to his ear.Alice considered a little, and then said `The fourth.'`Two days wrong!' sighed the Hatter. `I told you butter wouldn't suit the works!' he added looking angrily at the March Hare.`It was the BEST butter,' the March Hare meekly replied.`Yes, but some crumbs must have got in as well,' the Hatter grumbled: `you shouldn't have put it in with the bread-knife.'The March Hare took the watch and looked at it gloomily: then he dipped it into his cup of tea, and looked at it again: but he could think of nothing better to say than his first remark, `It was the BEST butter, you know.'" --Chapter 7; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

For the month of March, how could we resist a challenge honoring the March Hare? We are challenging you to use "the best butter," as in butter yellow!

Our sponsor, Red Eowyn, is offering a one sheet of Alice in Wonderland stamps to the randomly selected winner of this month's challenge! The March Hare is the owner and illustrator's favorite Alice character, so of course we had to do her challenge in March. Red Eowyn has beautifully cleaned up the original Tenniel illustrations to make truly clear images that are a delight to stamp. The unmounted sheets include a variety of fun Alice sentiments, so be sure to check them out. In addition to Alice stamps, Red Eowyn also has wonderfully realistic animal stamps and some amazing dragons in the Fantasy category! Free U.S. shipping is included.You have until Friday, March 23 to show us your best butter! Entries that feature Wonderland will be given two chances at the random drawing instead of one. Multiple entries are allowed but each must be on a separate post.

I made a tag for this challenge.
I wanted the March Hare to stand out, so I used Distress Ink -scattered straw-for my best butter. I used -wild honey-Distressed Ink for blending.
I stamped the March Hare in black and colored with colored pencils. I then stamped some random swirls and tea cup with gesso. After this was dry, I went over it with a White Signo pen. I embossed, then added the words from a Alice's Adventures in Wonderland book. I added a little shading on and around the words. Added a bow with a button and that's my tag.

I love the "made just for you" stamp from Red Eowyn. So sweet and CUTE!

Head over to the Altered Alice blog and check out this weeks DT inspiration!

Thanks for stopping by.


DonnaMundinger said...

Sooo cute, Donna! I was wondering how you did those pretty swirls and the teacup. Fabulous! xxD

Erin said...

I've never stamped with gesso, have to try. I love the look the embossing gave it.

trisha too said...

VERY cute, and so bright and buttery!