Sunday, August 19, 2012

Week 3-Chapter 18: Now You See Him...Now You Don't!

`Do you play croquet with the Queen to-day?'

`I should like it very much,' said Alice, `but I haven't been invited yet.

`You'll see me there,' said the Cat, and vanished.

Alice was not much surprised at this, she was getting so used to queer things happening. While she was looking at the place where it had been, it suddenly appeared again.

-- Chapter 6, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Just like the Cheshire Cat, we would like you to make a card where things appear and disappear! It could be as simple as a tag in a pocket or something more interactive and fun, for example a wiper card, a slider box or a slider card or even a double slider card, a telescoping card, a T-slide card, a swing (flip-flop) card, or a View Master card. These tutorials from Splitcoaststampers are for inspiration; your project does not need to be a card and the hidden element does not need to be a cat. Enter by August 24 , and the winner will receive three digi stamps from our sponsor!
Our sponsor this month is Dilly Beans, featuring the whimsical art of Megan Suarez, famous for her charming big-eyed girls! You can see the digi stamps and collage sheets on her blog, Dilly Beans Stamps. There is also a Dilly Beans design team challenge blog and an Etsy shop with Megan's artwork to inspire you. Dilly Beans offers four Alice-related digi stamps: Alice in Wonderland, the Queen of Hearts, the Cheshire Cat and some whimsical mushrooms; the design team will be featuring the first three.  
Here is my take of Now you see him...Now you don't....
Alice is adorable with those great BIG eyes!

This is a pretty big card! I really loved the image and wanted to have fun coloring....So Alice is just about 8". I used colored pencils,chalk pencils,soft pastel to make this mixed media piece. I had the most fun coloring it.
I cut her out and placed her on the background piece of paper. I had to cut off some of the details of her dress and hair, so I decided to draw them on and used a micron marker. No hair loss!

Here is a close up of her face.
She is so SWEET!
Let's see who is going to slide out?
It is that silly Cheshire Cat!
Here is is close up!
I hope you enjoyed my take on Now you see him...Now you don't! I had a lot of fun with him!
Check the entries from our challenge participants for more fun examples to inspire you!

So join us for some interactive fun by entering your project by Friday, August 24 on the Altered Alice blog.

Note: That is if you made it this far into reading....I posted a giveaway this week and if you would like to be entered, you leaving a comment here and there will get you 2 entries. But I am also gonna ask that you become a follower of my blog also. I am out of town till late Wednesday and will name the winner on Thursday. Thanks and good luck!


Angel said...

alice is pretty!! and the Cheshire Cat popping out is so cute!

Robin Madak said...

So stinkin' cute! Love it!!!

Erin said...

You're so crafty! Love how he peeks out and smiles at you.