Saturday, October 30, 2010

Oh, Alice! CHAPTER 37: Hallowe'en in Wonderland!

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We have a "just for fun" post today here in Wonderland that doesn't follow a book excerpt or poem...just a good ol' fashioned HALLOWEEN theme! After all, tomorrow IS Halloween and it's time to showcase some fun projects, and many of us are using the Graphic 45 special line of papers, Hallowe'en in Wonderland!

Today our VERY generous DT member Ky is offering up a set of Alice stamps by Elaine Cox! Even more of a reason to get creepy or crafty this week and show us what you can do!

My card is using a snippet of one of the Graphic 45 papers. This collection features the original Tenniel Alice in Wonderland illustrations with a twist - for instance Alice now has pointy-toed shoes, a black pinafore and a witch's hat! The paper I used had ivory and black Alice figures against the green background, so I colored Alice and the table with Copic markers, trimmed it out and then matted it on a rust paper.

I also stamped one of my new FAVORITE stamps - the distressed bingo card - onto kraft card! Isn't it great? It is in the Stampin' Up! Holiday Mini catalog, and you can order it through my sister if you like! I overstamped it with another SU stamp in orange Distress Ink and sponged it with gold.

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I made a stacked orange pumpkin by layering oval punches, so it is three layers deep and has a lot of dimension. I colored the orange paper with orange and rust markers to add the pumpkin lines and shadows, sponged it with Distress orange, drew on a fun fanged vampire face and assembled the layers with foam mounting tape. I added some leafy punches beneath and a brown stem, then curled skinny strips of olive card stock to make the curly tendrils of vine. I sponged the purple card base with black Distress Ink, then adhered the bingo card with ATG tape. Then the pumpkin and Alice panel were adhered with more foam tape; you can see all the dimension in the photo above.

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I punched embossed owls from gold and kraft card and drew in details with a black pen and colored them in. Then I drew some little bats, coloring them in and adding white gel pen dots for the eyes. The owls were adhered with more dimensional foam mounting tape. The bodies of the bats were glued down and the wings were curved up away from the base.
Be sure to stop by the blogs of my TEAm Mates:
We really hope you enjoy our projects today and that you feel like playing along! You can link your Halloween Wonderland creations on Oh, Alice! for a chance to win a set of fabulous Elaine Cox Alice stamps!

Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think about my Wonderland Halloween card! Remember that I will be giving away a digital stamp set on THIS post, there is still time to leave a comment!

Stamps: Stampin' Up! - Bingo Card, retired Print Pattern background.
Paper: Stampin' Up! - purple, rust, mustard, olive and kraft card stock.
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Ranger Distress Ink - Black Soot, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, Scattered Straw. Copic - black Multiliner, Sketch markers.
Tools: Stampin' Up! - Wide Oval, Oval punches; Ranger Inksentials blending tool; Martha Stewart Crafts - Embossed Owl Punch.
All Stampin' Up! supplies can be ordered from my sister, Janet Moredock!


  1. I´ve missed my words Lynne.
    This is outstanding.
    So wonderful halloween Alice work. This rock. Love it.

    Have a lovely weekend.

  2. Lynne,
    As always an amazing display of talent. Never before have I seen Alice dressed as a witch for Halloween. Gotta love it! Love the bingo card and that's the best layered pumpkin I've ever seen. Beautiful job.

  3. This is fantastic Lynne! I love the pumpkin and funky bingo card
    love tasha xx

  4. Hey Lynne, what a fab card......I love all the elements especially the pumpkin and the bingo all fits so nicely together.

  5. Fabulous card - love the pumpkin.. be sure to check out my daughter's Pumpkin that she made for my party ( will be posting later - its fab!)
    Hope you are well
    lisa ;)

  6. I Love it! That bingo card stamp is awesome!
    Happy Halloween!

  7. Gorgeous card! I love all your details! The little owl markers on the bingo card are my favorite!

  8. Very cool bingo card. My sister sells Stampin Up too, so I will have the check it out. I'm loving that pumpkin, I would not have guessed it was oval punches.

  9. you made that bingo card stand out! Never would I have thought about over stamping it, great thought! Love this card.

  10. This turned out FABULOUS Lynne! WOW, SU has a Bingo stamp now too? I really like the font! Beautiful G45 tag of Alice and that pumpkin finishes off the perfect Halloween card! Hope you had a fun day!


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