Saturday, September 18, 2010

Oh, Alice! CHAPTER 31: Fighting for the CROWN

`Why the Lion and the Unicorn, of course,' said the King. `Fighting for the crown?' `Yes, to be sure,' said the King: `and the best of the joke is, that it's my crown all the while! Let's run and see them.' And they trotted off, Alice repeating to herself, as she ran, the words of the old song: -- `The Lion and the Unicorn were fighting for the crown: The Lion beat the Unicorn all round the town. Some gave them white bread, some gave them brown; Some gave them plum-cake and drummed them out of town.'
Hey everyone! Oh, Alice! has a wonderful challenge today and the prize at stake is from the Mad Hatter herself! Jessica will be giving away an {Ippity} prize pack of stamps plus a nice array of 6x6 designer papers to ONE lucky winner this week who is "Crowned" by!

Speaking of crowns, THAT's this week's challenge, brought to you by our very own Twisted Sis Sammi: Use CROWNS and/or MYTHICAL Creatures on your card or creation today!

My Card: Alice, a Gryphon, and the Mock Turtle...

When I thought about mythical creatures and Alice, the Gryphon immediately came to mind. A gryphon has the head, shoulders, wings, and front legs of a bird of prey and the hindquarters of a lion! The other creature, the Mock Turtle, exists only in the world of Alice in Wonderland. Turtle meat was expensive, so in the author's time Mock Turtle Soup was popular, which was made with veal rather than turtle meat. Therefore Carroll's Mock Turtle has the body and flippers of a turtle but the head, feet and tail of a calf! I added a crown to Alice's head for today's challenge.

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i printed the combined image onto color laser printer paper and coloired it wth Copic markers, highlighting the crown with a gold glitter pen. I rounded the corners, then I mounted it to black card and rounded those corners also. The background papers are two sides of the same sheet, with edges roughed with a distressing tool up and sponged with Distress Ink. All layers were adhered with foam mounting tape, then a wonderful pearl flourish was applied.

Can you say blog candy winner? Oh, yeah, that's me! I won a bunch of lovely items from Kim Hughes, a Zva design team member! Thanks Zva and THANKS Kim!  I had never used these flourishes before and it was so easy to apply. Thanks even more to Kim, the Basement Stamper, for telling me she saw my name as the winner of the blog candy!!!

I have entered this card in the following challenges:
 Here's some mystic madness brought to you by our Twisted team:
That's some ROYAL work, huh? Be sure to upload your card or creation at Oh, Alice! by Friday, September 24th to be eligible to WIN the {Ippity} prize pack! Have a very regal day in WONDERLAND!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think! I love hearing from you!

Stamps: Free Alice image from Lenny's Alice in Wonderland site, Free crown image.
Paper: Value Pack - ivory card and envelope; Stampin' Up! - black card stock; K&Co. - patterned paper, front and back of same sheet.
Ink: Copic - Sketch markers, gold AtYou Spica pen; Ranger Distress Ink - Broken China.
Miscellaneous: Zva Creative - PE-02CB-136 two pearl flourishes.
Tools: We R Memory Keepers - Corner Chomper; Stampin' Up! - distressing tool; Ranger Inksentials - Ink Blending Tool and foam squares.


  1. Oh wow - what gorgeous colours Lynne. Love that scene
    Lisa ;)

  2. I love how you find all of your Alice inspirations! Beautiful coloring and card!
    hugs, margie

  3. I'm amazed at how many images you find for the Alice pieces. I love the mystical creatures especially the turtle LOL. Your colouring is so professional, I love the colour combination and the pearl swirls are gorgeous. Have a good day, Tracy Evans x

  4. Fabulous Lynne and congrats on your blog candy win!

  5. AMAZING card! Love your interpretation on this one!

  6. Wo this is magical Lynne, the colours are beautiful and i love the fun image. Fabulous card.
    love tasha xx

  7. I just love how you use these gorgeous Alice images Lynne! You always make them look fantastic! Love the colors!

  8. This is just stunning Lynne. I love the colors you chose and that image is perfect! My son's name is Gryphon, so I am always drawn to those images.

  9. Beautiful card! Love the images you picked. Thanks for joining the copic challenge

  10. OMG wow so wonderful and gorgeous card.
    Fabulous stamps and design. Awesome.

  11. lovely design and colours and fab image, thanks for joining us at SCSC101: Anything goes, Good luck, Hugs Bridget x. SCSC DT

  12. Very cute and colourful birthday card! Thanks for joining us at SDC # 15.

  13. So creative, love the story behind the picture-so interesting to find out all these details. The crystals look fab on this card and the coloring is always so detailed and gorgeous! Glad you could play with us over at Stampotique Designer's Challenge!

  14. Hi Lynne
    wow a fabulous card,luv all the bling, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

  15. Fab card

    Thanks for joining us on SCSC :)

    Hugs Jane x

  16. You do gorgeous work! I loved reading the history of the mock turtle, very interesting.

  17. Such a colourful creation. Thanks so much for joining us for The Stamp Man's Distress Challenge :)

  18. An absolutely fabulous card - thanks for joining in with Daring Cardmakers.

    Lynda xxx

  19. WOW Lynne, your colourwork is stunning, great card, thanks for joining us at tpc. Joey.x

  20. Excellent card! The figures look like Maurice Sendak's, Where the wild things are!
    Anyway, I love your coloring and shading! Thanks for joining in on the Copic Creatins Challenge! Good luck!

  21. wow, every detail is done to perfection! congrats on your blog candy win! I am a huge crystal or pearl swirl fan myself and you did a great job using one on your card xoxo

  22. Fabulous card. Thank you for joining in the ABC challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  23. Great work coloring this fun image! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!
    Jodi =)

  24. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the SCSC!
    Helen x

  25. Gorgeous card, wonderful colours. Thanks for joining us at ABC this time.
    Donna x


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