Saturday 17 April 2010

Curiouser And Curiouser! Cried Alice

I've been playing with paint and having a whale of a time! Why does playing with paint make me so ridiculously happy? LOL!

Well here is the result of a recent playing with paint session - an Alice in Wonderland inspired altered book page that has been rattling around in my head for a couple of months or so now.

I thought that I would enter it into the Sir Stampalot April Challenge which is all about 'Fantasy' and get this - you can win a Cricut Personal Electronic Cutter! Oh Boy Oh Boy! Yes you heard me right - quick, you have until Midday 29th April to get you entries in!

The details (skip to the pictures if you aren't interested LOL!):

For my altered Alice page I've used a range of techniques and materials. The background is painted in acrylics on an old book page and layered up on painted calico. I've used salt to give that broken-up speckled look and then a Tim Holtz mask to give the negative image shadow.

I really should have taken pictures of each stage as I was going along, but I didn't think it would ever get to my blog, LOL!

I've used Viva Decor glitter gel to add some dimension. Then stamped Paper Artsy and Tuesday Technique stamps on the background for the clock and clock parts.

Alice is from the internet and I've lightly coloured her with pencils - I wanted a tinted look rather than coloured look.

The Cheshire Cat was hand drawn using the recent Tim Burton film for inspiration. The key is a Stamps Away stamp on paper and then glazed onto the page with tinted Mod Podge (my new best friend!).

Of course I had to use fabric, lace, buttons and stitching LOL! Coloured, where needed, with acrylic paint. You might also have noticed some {Ippity} Stamps as well - the Mushrooms :)

This was such fun to do! It might take a bit longer than you average card - even at the rate I make cards! Which is very slowly!

Well thanks for looking
Hope you are all having a lovely weekend

Stamps - {Ippity}; Paper Artsy; Tuesday Technique; Stamps Away; Studio G Alpha
Colouring - Pencils; Acrylic paints
Inks - VersaColor; Archival black
Other - Buttons; Lace; Computer; Printer; Calico; Sewing Machine; Tim Holtz Mask; Mod Podge; Viva Decor; Glossy Accents; PrismaColor Illustration Markers


  1. Gorgeous Kim-absolutely love it! The fabric touches are goreous as well-you should enter it in Cute card thursday too:)

  2. Very clever take on the challenge and your card looks amazing! Love the cheshire cat!! :)

  3. What an awesome altered page! Love all the different textures.

  4. Wow Kim thats really quite stunning, love the the image and the papers and details youve put into are amazing. Well done with love and hugs Shirleyxxxx

  5. WOW! Kim, this card is amazing--more than a's a real work of art!

    Love the paint, the layers, the texture...and your hand-drawn Cheshire Cat???? AMAZING! Looks just like the one in the movie!

    Beautifully done--I'm so impressed!

    Hope you're having a wonderful weekend!

  6. So gorgeous - wouldnt have thought of salt to acrylic paint? it has created a gorgeous background

  7. This is TOTALLY AWESOME Kim!!!!

  8. Great page Kim! Love the fabric details xx

  9. Wow Kim this is absolutely stunning, love all the beautiful detail, the soft edges and embellishments all comes together beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Sir Stampalot this month.

  10. Is this for me ???
    Ok Joke.

    So brilliant Alice creation. I´m a big fan from Alice. Your collage is stunning. Love it.

  11. Amazing Kim, I've been toying with using some textiles in my work and seeing this fantastic creation has crystallised the idea. Love it!
    x Michelle

  12. OMG Kim I am nearly lost for words the amount of detail and techniques you have used on this awesome creation is amazing I really am in awe of your creativity wow, I loved the close up pictures thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sir Stampalot
    Lorraine x

  13. Wow Kim, what a gorgeous card, love it!

  14. Hi Kim

    This is an awesome piece of artwork, so macial and captures our theme completely.

    Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampalot adn good lock with the draw.

    B x

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  16. OMG! Absolutely gorgeous! Love it!!!

  17. what a fabulous artwork Kim!!!!
    love just all about it! you are so creative!
    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  18. Oh wow, Kim, this is so cool and awesome. Love this beautiful artwork :o)

  19. Wonderful creation! I love the fabric elements and the colour. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Sir Stampalot and good luck!

  20. wow this is gorgeous!! so artsy and creative!! Love the images you have put together, stunning make! Hugs Juls

  21. Wow Kim, this is awesome, I love it! The Cheshire cat is brilliant.
    Thank you for entering into the Sir Stampalot challenge this month.
    Clare x

  22. Wow this is fantastic and so creative and beautiful Kim. You are so clever and talented
    love tasha xx

  23. Fab entry, Thanks for joining the first Sir Stampalot challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

  24. I love this card. You don't use purple a lot, do you? Beautiful though...

  25. Welcome to GSC Club I joined just over 1 wk ago and it's fab!

    I love yr page very crafty and lots going on (in a good way ;0)

    Love Dawn xx

  26. Welcome to GSC. I'm all about Alice, still making some items. Love your AIW art!

  27. This is positively delightful!! It captures all of the fantasy and whimsy of the Alice stories. The techniques you've used turned out so very beautifully - thanks for sharing your process for those of us (like me!) who are fairly new to mixed media. And I just LOVE your Cheshire cat face - perfection. Welcome to Gingersnap Creations, too! I look forward to seeing more of your fab artwork!

  28. This is so awesome. I love all the little details and the colour combination fits so perfectly.

  29. What a wonderful piece!!

  30. This is just awesome, what a wonderful imagination you have...

    Fantastic piece of art!!!

  31. great card, welcome to GSC!

  32. So glad you got this from your head down on the paper! LOL, Awesome work!


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