"Mr. Tenniel is the only artist, who has drawn for me, who has resolutely refused to use a model, and declared he no more needed one than I should need a multiplication table to work a mathematical problem! I venture to think that he was mistaken and that for want of a model, he drew several pictures of "Alice" entirely out of proportion - head decidedly too large and feet decidedly too small."
-- From a letter by Lewis Carroll (pseudonym of Charles Lutwidge Dodgson)
Our April sponsor is Aritistic Outpost, makers of fabulous rubber art stamp sets including the Wonderland Collage set that will be featured by our design team. The Artistic Outpost design team will be playing along as well! One lucky winner will receive a $14 gift certificate to the Artistic Outpost store.
The Artistic Outpost's full line of vintage inspired art stamps are sold in unmounted themed collections. All the unmounted sets are $14, so the winner will be able to select the set of their choice. They also offer several collections pre-cut and mounted on cling foam. Be sure to visit their blog for frequent udates, ideas, and inspiration from Artistic Outpost and their talented design team. I have used their stamps and the fine-line detail they are able to achieve in their rubber art stamps is truly outstanding!
These gorgeous Wonderland Collage images feature the original Tenniel illustrations, so I thought this quote that shows how much Lewis Carroll cared about the appearance of Alice in the book illustrations is a fitting start to this month's challenge!
My White Rabbit Card
The next layer down is Crushed Olive Core'dinations card stock. I embossed it with my all time favorite Cuttlebug Clockworks embossing folder, then sanded down to reveal the bright yellow core and trimmed out around the gear pattern. The card base, SU Bashful Blue, was embossed with another Cuttlebug 5x7 Oriental Weave embossing folder from the Asian collection. I sponged it with Faded Jeans Distress Ink to highlight the embossing.
A blue satin double looped bow finished it off. I used the Bow Easy to make the bow, then I colored the edges of the bow with a darker blue Copic marker - love that look, it makes it look like very expensive ribbon! Plus it makes the ribbon perfectly match my card!
My Alice Card
You all know how much I LOVE coloring and this Alice image was a pure joy! The fine line detail Artistic Outpost achieves in their red rubber stamps is truly amazing. The floral border is gorgeous! The set comes with two companion stamps that fit into the open area below the kneeling Alice - one says "If the crown fits..." and the other says "Alice in Wonderland." However my favorite Stamp-A-Ma-Jig stamp positioner has gone missing, so instead I wrote "Alice" in the space using a Copic Multiliner!
The ATC-sized collage image was trimmed out and mounted on a Label Thirteen Nestability cut out of pale yellow, only this time I sponged it with Wild Honey Distress Ink.
The Bashful Blue layer was cut out with a Tim Holtz On the Edge Scrollworks die, then embossed with a 5x7 Typeset folder. The raised areas were brushed with a VersaMark Dazzle Pad,. I love the way this darkens the embossing just a little bit and adds shimmer to the raised areas! The edges were sponged with Faded Jeans Distress Ink using the ink blending tool. This layer was mounted on a pale yellow card base with the edges sponged with Wild Honey Distress Ink.
The finishing touch was another double looped bow, in yellow edged with darker Copic marker. I love ribbon, especially since finding Fast Grab Tacky Glue. I can adhere any type of ribbon with this glue and it will not soak through the ribbon - you never see the glue and it holds even the most slippery satin ribbon!
Remember to link YOUR blue and yellow projects on the The Altered Alice CHAPTER 3 Week 1 post; I can't wait to see your creations! Remember the winner will receive a gift certificate from Artistic Outpost! You have until Friday, April 22nd to enter your project and the winner will be announced on the last Sunday of the month.
I hope you have enjoyed my blue and yellow Artistic Outpost creations! Please leave me a comment before you go, it really makes my day when I hear from you!