And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.
I have not seen thy sunny face,
Nor heard thy silver laughter;
No thought of me shall find a place
In thy young life's hereafter -
Enough that now thou wilt not fail
To listen to my fairy-tale.
Taken from "Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow:
preface to "Through the Looking Glass"
Hello everyone! We are celebrating the wonder of childhood today at Oh, Alice! and are thrilled to announce this week's sponsor, Paper Pretties Stamps! Are you all familiar with Paper Pretties? If you're new to them, check out their darling images! If it's been a while, Paper Pretties is PROUD to announce that they're under NEW ownership and is pleased to offer you faster, cheaper shipping, WAY more reliable service, and lots of new items in the store. We are thrilled to congratulate Heather Lee-Reppen on her new endeavor and are honored to have her sponsorship this week! Paper Pretties is offering a Prize package of rubber stamps this week to ONE lucky winner!
This week's theme is simply to make a card with a LITTLE GIRL theme. :) Alice is such a whimsical free spirit and we LOVE that about her! Channel your inner girlie this week with this great (and free-to-be-you!) challenge!
I was inspired to go Victorian, as Alice was a Victorian girl! I love this image of Alice tempting her little black kitten with a ball of yarn! I know other members of the design team will be more whimsical in their offerings, but I love this picture of Alice curled up in her chair. I was a great reader as a child and this big chair brings back many happy memories of curling up with a good book! The other thing I love about this image is that there is nothing more playful than a kitten!
I did some cleanup on this image from Through the Looking Glass to erase the background, then printed with my black and white laser printer on color laser printer paper. I then colored with Copic markers (love love love my Copics) and glue-sticked it to a piece of white cardstock, so it would be stiff enough to cut out and pop up on dimensional foam. I cut a Lattice Pendant from the same white cardstock. I cut, scored, and folded my card base and ran it through the Cuttlebug with only the front panel inside an embossing folder, then edged the front with a gold leafing pen. I ran ribbon through the lattice, adhered it to the card front, and then swiped the exposed embossed areas with a Versamark Dazzle pad to highlight the raised areas. I tied a bit of jute string around the ribbon about half an inch down from the top to pinch it in. I made a double looped bow and adhered it with glue to the pinched ribbon. The chair was adhered with pop-dots and I colored some bling to match and stuck it on the pendant on either side.
Here's your weekly inspiration from our Twisted Tea Party:
- Jessica (our MAD HATTER)
- Lynne (me!)
- Plus Stepanie, our August Guest Designer
Enjoy being young at heart and we'll see you soon back in WONDERLAND! Please leave a comment, I really love hearing from you!
Stamps: Digital image from Lenny's Alice in Wonderland website.
Paper: Stampin' Up! - Mellow Moss card stock; Georgia Pacific - white card stock; HP - color laser printer paper.
Ink: Copic - Sketch markers; Versamark - Frost Dazzle pad; Krylon - Pale Gold Leafing Pen.
Miscellaneous: Ribbon; Paper Studios - clear self-adhesive flatback rhinestones.
Tools: Spellbinders - Lattice Pendant die; Cuttlebug - Victorian embossing folder, machine; Fast Grab Tacky Glue (for ribbon); ATG - gun and tape.