Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oh, Alice! CHAPTER 29: What makes YOU Shine....or SPARKLE?...

"`Why, what are YOUR shoes done with?' said the Gryphon. `I mean, what makes them so shiny?'
Alice looked down at them, and considered a little before she gave her answer. `They're done with blacking, I believe.'
`Boots and shoes under the sea,' the Gryphon went on in a deep voice, `are done with a whiting. Now you know.'
`And what are they made of?' Alice asked in a tone of great curiosity. `Soles and eels, of course,' the Gryphon replied rather impatiently: `any shrimp could have told you that.'
`If I'd been the whiting,' said Alice, whose thoughts were still running on the song, `I'd have said to the porpoise, "Keep back, please: we don't want YOU with us!"'
`They were obliged to have him with them,' the Mock Turtle said: `no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.'
`Wouldn't it really?' said Alice in a tone of great surprise."
Blacking was shoe polish, and whiting is a fish, if that helps you make sense of our shiny story! Our first challenge of September starts with some exciting news! Today we are still sad about the departure of some of our friends (dear Kim and Kristie) from our Twisted little table, but we are thrilled to welcome some new members! A glistening welcome to Andi Murdock and "Creepy Glowbugg" Gloria! We also are thrilled to be bringing back Emma Eads as our faithful "Dormouse" and welcome to Kellie Winnell as our September Guest Tea Party Member. We know they are going to shine, so be sure to visit Oh, Alice! to see all their creations, plus see who won last week's challenge....

Speaking of shine...and sparkle....we welcome SPARKLE CREATIONS as our sponsor this week! Sparkle is offering a wonderful prize-a $20 credit to the Sparkle Creations store to one random winner this week, IN ADDITION to a coupon code for ALL WHO ENTER this week's contest! How generous is that? On your HONOR, just enter 10OHALICE after you link your card here to enjoy a 10% discount until September 13th.

My Vintage Fairy Tale White Queen Card:
Unfortunately I missed the deadline to request one of the charming Sparkle images from our generous sponsor. I have had this image from an online coloring book site for a while and I thought she would make a great White Queen, so I decided this was the right challenge to use her!

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I stamped this wonderful flourished banner, then used a Multiliner to write "The White Queen" in the center. I used a glue pen to add some icey blue glitter to the W and Q. I shaded it with blue and gray Copic markers then carefully trimmed it out.

I printed the image with my black and white laser printer onto color laser printer paper, then colored her with Copic markers. I used a ball point glue pen to pinpoint where I wanted to adhere the silver glitter on her crown. Then I did the same to adhere icey blue glitter to her necklace and the bodice of her dress. Liquid Pearls was added last to the trim at the top and bottom of her bodice. The final touch was a silver paint pen to rim the edge of the panel. I wanted to pop it up, so I adhered the whole thing to a piece of white card.

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On my pale blue background panel, I used Versamark clear ink to stamp a large flourish and heat emboss it with clear detail powder. It was too subtle, so rather than start over I ran the panel through the Cuttlebug with an embossing folder. I highlighted the embossing with a Versamark Dazzle pad, brushing it directly onto the raised areas for some lovely shimmer. I edged this panel with the silver paint pen, then I wrapped some silver ribbon around it - uh oh, too garish!!! I put a white ribbon on top so just an edge showed; much better! I tied a bit of twine around to pinch the ribbons where I wanted to place a bow. I made a tripple looped bow from white organza ribbon and wrapped a bit of the silver ribbon around the center. I adhered the White Queen image and sentiment with pop dots and it was done!

I am pleased with how it turned out, especially with the banner, as I wanted it to look like an illustration from a vintage fairy tale book!

I have submitted my sparkly White Queen to the following challenges:
Be sure to visit Oh, Alice! to see more sparkly creations from our TWISTED tea party! Remember, you have until Friday, September 10th at 8pm CST to link your creation on the Oh, Alice! challenge blog. Winner will be posted on Saturday 9/11's post and good luck to all who enter! Have fun and GET SHIMMERY, SPARKLY and FABULOUS in Wonderland this week!

Please leave me a comment, I really LOVE hearing from you!

Stamps: Hero Arts - background flourish;  See-D's - Once Upon a Time set (banner); Hello Kids online coloring book image.
Paper: HP - color laser printer paper; Papertrey Ink - Spring Rain card stock; Georgia Pacific - white card stock.
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versamark - clear, Frost Dazzle; Copic - alcohol Sketch markers.
Miscellaneous: Ribbon; Krylon - silver leafing pen; Paper Studios - clear self-adhesive crystals.
Tools: Cuttlebug - Victoria embossing folder; Bow-Easy.


  1. Absolutely stunning -- lots of great detail and love the beautiful silver and blue --

  2. Wowzer Lynne this is phenomenal! So so stunning! Love the sentiment banner its so cool!
    love tasha xx

  3. Thud. Drop dead gorgeous! This is the perfect image for the white queen. OMG I love your handwritten title too!! Lynne - this is a simply stunning KNOCK OUT. ~ky

  4. Thats lovely Lynnem spotted it on the Alice blog so thought I'd pop over. Looks really different and uniue, love the detailling on the dress, well done, lovely make x

  5. Thanks Lynne, I was just in the middle of a revamp changing from black to light blue and when I came to edit the text colours blogger went down so I wandered off for half an hour till it was back and I could fix it.

  6. Stunning card as usual, love the coloring of her and her beautiful beaded dress. Great job on the challenge!

  7. Wow! Gorgeous card, Lynne! Love the sparkles on her dress, love the beautiful image and of course your coloring.
    Hugs and smiles

  8. That's your writing on the banner! Get out of town. She is so sparkly fabulous.

  9. Wow, gorgeous card, Lynne! Your coloring and all of the sparkle is stunning and perfect! Amazing job :)
    hugs, margie

  10. This is just STUNNING Lynne, I love it! I love your coloring of the white Queen and her hair especially! Oh and all that sparkle is just the perfect finishing touch.

  11. Drop dead gorgeous!! Your coloring is spectacular and the sparkle is perfection!

  12. Just gorgeous darling!! You do such amazing work

  13. Amazing Lynne! I thought she was going to dance right off of my computer screen when I pulled her up!

  14. Gorgeous card!! Love your fabulous coloring and all the bling!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at ACLP!!
    Sheri-ACLP DT

  15. Ohh sparkly indeed! I love the glittery accents, they are perfectly done and well balanced. Thank you for joining us at ACLP for our Anything Goes challenge!
    ~*Joni ACLP DT

  16. she makes a gorgeous white queen!! LOVE this card Lynne! It's stunning!

  17. Lynne, I love what you've done here. The image is gorgeous. The added sparkle really highlights the fairy tale theme. Wonderful job on this.

    Gwen DTC@ACLP

  18. Awesome card! Really gorgalicious. Wonderful DT creation.

    Hugs, Marjo

  19. Simply stunning. And you are spot on, the image is amazing here.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

    Lin xx

  20. This is a gorgeous card. Love your song choice. Thanks for playing at Charisma. x

  21. ohhh LYNNE!!! that's GORGEOUS!!! so very nice!!! so cool!!! ;-)

  22. Wow! Great card, love the sparkle and the icy blues. Glad you explained the caterpillar as I admit to being stumped! Very clever! Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week x

  23. Gorgeous Card, just love everything about it!!!
    Please, tell me which banner stamp is this!?
    1 Huge Hug, Julia Sáddi - Brazil

  24. Fantastic card, there's so much detail. Great handwriting on the banner - I'm not brave enough to hand write on a card!!!
    Thank you so much for joining in with our Girly and Glitter challenge at Craft Your Days Away

    Crafty Creations by AJ

  25. REALLY gorgeous, Lynne, WOW! I love your coloring and the sparkle you added-totally captures the White Queen in all of her elegance!

  26. Simply WOW such a pretty card. I never seen a fairy vintage card until now.

    Thanks for joining the CYDA challenge

    Hugs Renate

  27. WAHOO! What an amazing creation. I'm late commenting but am SO happy I hopped over. My mom would have been thrilled so see such a lovely creation inspired by her precious monarchs. She was a Kindergarten teacher and would totally approve of the Alice connection. THANK you for sharing at the OSC.

  28. This is breathtaking. I would never have thought to use a colouring book page. Your colouring can't be beat. All that bling is wonderful.


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