Saturday, September 25, 2010

Oh, Alice!CHAPTER 32: Journey to the Center of the Earth...or Down the Rabbit Hole!

Alice in Wonderland
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Down, down, down. Would the fall never come to an end!
"I wonder how many miles I've fallen by this time?' she said aloud. `I must be getting somewhere near the centre of the earth. Let me see: that would be four thousand miles down, I think--'"
(for, you see, Alice had learnt several things of this sort in her lessons in the schoolroom, and though this was not a very good opportunity for showing off her knowledge, as there was no one to listen to her, still it was good practice to say it over)
"yes, that's about the right distance--but then I wonder what Latitude or Longitude I've got to?' (Alice had no idea what Latitude was, or Longitude either, but thought they were nice grand words to say.)...
Hello from DOWN the RABBIT HOLE today, everyone! Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to create a card with a WINDOW or a HOLE in it!

My Card:

I started by typing the text of the above paragraph in a spiral and printing it out on my black and white laser onto color laser printer paper. I sponged it with Distress Ink in various shades of brown to give it a feeling of depth, then I cut it out.  I cut the hole in my green card base smaller, so it left room to cut a grassy fringe all the way around the hole and ruffle it up to bend it back away from the hole. (I tell you what, that Martha Stewart fringe scissors has just moved to the top of my wishlist!!!) I sponged the "grass" and the edges with darker green ink.  I pasted my spiral text inside the card, matched up with the aperature in the front of the card. I printed Alice and colored her with Copics, then I covered the whole back with glue stick and pasted it to a piece of white card. This made it stiff enough to cut out and pop up on thick dimensional foam around the outer edge of the hole.  I adhered some ribbon to the two opposite corners and added a bow and it was done!

Alice in Wonderland
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I am very happy with how it turned out, especially the sponging of the text to give the illusion of depth in the rabbit hole!  I hope you like it too! It has a lot more dimension in real life, I wish you could see it!

I have entered this card in the following challenge:
Check out the rabbit holes the rest of the Oh, Alice! design team have fallen into!
There is no time limit with this challenge, so we hope you will take the opportunity to jump down the rabbit hole with us and enter your new creation on Oh, Alice!

Please leave me a comment, it really makes my day when you do! Blogging is pretty lonely without comments and I appreciate each and every one. :)

Stamps: digi Alice
Paper: Stampin' Up! Old Olive card; HP - color laser printer paper; Georgia Pacific - white card.
Ink: Ranger Distress Ink - Peeled Paint (green), Walnut Stain (dk. brown), Vintage Photo (med. brown); Copic - alcohol-based Sketch markers.
Miscellaneous: Ribbon.
Tools: Bow-Easy; Ranger Inksentials - Foam Blending Tool.

I love Stampin' Up! card stock and their fabulous color palette! If you need any, please consider buying from my little sister, Janet! Check her blog for the latest specials: And She's Still Stamping.  Thanks for looking!


  1. Hi Lynne, hope you are keeping well. You are so so clever on the computer with the things you achieve and this card is no exception. I loe how you have achieved the depth in your hole, amazing. I would never have thought of this, very clever. Amazing work as always, and thank you so much for your kind comments Lynne. Tracy Evans x x

  2. WOWZA! Love your techniques on this one! FANTASTIC!

  3. Lynne, your card looks amazing! I love how you created the center. Your coloring is gorgeous as always!
    Have a great weekend!
    Hugs and smiles

  4. I agree with hole!! To make you jealous......I saw the original hand written Alice in the British Library in London nice to see.

  5. Wow! I am stunned! This is so brilliantly well made! I love the spiral text and the sponging - perfect! This is now my new fave of all :)
    Very inspring!
    hugs, margie

  6. Very creative! I love how it looks like Alice if falling into the hole. Fabulous shading. Perfect for the title!

  7. WOW! Lynne you are so artistic and creative. This is fantastic
    love tasha xx

  8. Gorgeous creation, I love how you typed the background in the spiral and distressed it-beautiful.

  9. Wow how awesome! Thanks for joining us at 'Mad for Markers'.
    Sue x

  10. Very Clever Creation Lynne, love your typed background and great distressing.
    Thank you for joining us in our Copic Colouring a Digi Image Challenge over at Mad for Markers, hope you will join us next time, have a great weekend, take careX:)

  11. The shading is unreal. She really looks like she is falling down that hole.

  12. WOW Lynne! I LOVE how Alice is falling down the rabbit hole...Looks FANTASTIC! You are such a clever chickie! Thanks so much as well for joining us over at Mad For Markers!

  13. FANTABULOUS!!! & you know what I'd love to see you blog on??? - your creative space!! what does YOUR nitch look like?? how do you keep things organized?? what kind of organizational tools do you use (like I think I saw someone using something similar to a turnstyle for their stamps) I know whatever your space is, it'll be AWESOME!! & creative!!

  14. okay...I 'HEART' this card!!! You are so uber creative! Oh and I love the wire fence it's on- smashing!

  15. OK.. I thought I commented here but I must have just done it in my head! OOPS! Sorry Lynne! I absolutely ADORE this card! So clever and looks amazing!!
    PS. Thanks for entering our Mad for Markers challenge too!!

  16. This is fabulous. Love the images and your colouring of Alice is fab. Great work. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mad for Markers.


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