Saturday, March 19, 2011

Hall of Doors

"There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!' She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen: she found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof.

There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again."

-- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

This month's challenge is to use a door or doors, and preferably for the door or doors to open and close so we can see what lays beyond! While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project features Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!

We are thrilled to announce that The Octopode Factory is our March sponsor! We are celebrating because Lily has moved into the world of rubber! That's right - RUBBER STAMPS! Lily started with her quirky digital images, and she has gifted the design team members with some of her wonderful Wonderland digital sets. Most of the digital images we will be using are those that are now available in rubber.

One lucky winner will win a $30 gift certificate for digital images from The Octopode Factory's Etsy store! Enter by Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) and a winner will be announced on Sunday, March 27. Show us your DOORS!

I want to personally Thank Lilly for donating these images for me to use I enjoyed each and every one of them!

And now for some inspiration from ME!

This project is brought to you because my other one.......decided to drink my 60 ounces of diet coke!
Yep, you know what they say.......don't put your projects where your drinks are!!!! Because evidently your projects get thirsty ans absorb all of the liquid you give it and MORE!

So this is what I came up with on short notice......Not so original

                                                                  BOOK OF DOORS
I started out cutting chipboard out with tim holtz tag die. Then for the top of the door I used one of his edge dies. Then of course ran his wood grain emboss envelope on every door.  I used the tag die cut for the welcome plaque also.

Mushrooms, I did some drawing to get those. Imagine that, me drawing? Then colored with colored pencils and watercolor pencils.
                                          Cheshire Cat had to be in a tree looking for Alice!
                                          He is so cute, in that oh so original Octopode way!
                                                The Queen also could not find Alice, so she
                                                    got pissed and said off with her HEAD!
                                 (Who named her the Queen of Hearts?, that's what I want to know)
Of course the White Rabbit is always running around telling everybody
We had to stop by and get some potion!
Again a little drawing was done here.
A door with in a door. Check out that mini door handle.
Who could it be?
Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum.....ho hum!
And finally Alice has been found she is in the last door.
Along with the quote that we are working from.
Last look at the cover.
The End

What did I learn from this journey? Put your POP on the other TABLE!
Because it is a late night and early morning working on a whole new project!
Hope you enjoyed my lesson!


Lynne Phelps said...

Well, if this is the same song, second verse, I have to say you are singing one heck of a tune!!!!

LOVE the embossing, especially the way you have shown off both the embossed and debossed sides of the folder! So clever and fun, wonderful concept. Love the coloring and sentiments, and all the different keyholes and locks!

The Octopode Factory said...

the colouring on this is phenomenal love the whole thing.

CuddlyBunny said...

Such a fun mini book! Love the embossed sheets that make it look like it's all made with tree bark! Fantastic

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's outstanding, love this book with all it's wonderful details.

stick said...

What a fantastic project!! That embossing folder is one of my very favorites - and the keyhole is inspired! I have to remember to "steal" this idea to make a card for DH :)