Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Curiouser and Curiouser

Hello everyone, you can probably guess what's coming from the title. I hope you have better weather than me as it's a rather grey, rainy and miserable day here - looks like the Spring was last week!
I have a piece of altered artwork to share with you that came about because the frame I've used fell down when I was actually looking for something else and when I saw it, I thought it looked about the right size for the Alice stamp I've been playing with and happily it's a perfect fit!

The frame was a different colour originally and I painted it with buff, pink and white acrylic paints. I stamped on the checkered design from the Wonderland stamp set by Polka Doodles with black Stazon ink and then sponged on a little of the white to distress it a little.
I stamped Alice twice and coloured just the background on one and Alice on the other. I used Promarkers in various shades to colour with and added shadows for definition with Warm Grey 3. I cut the Alice image out and rounded out the figure with a large embossing ball tool. I attached her to the background with foam tape, layering 2 pieces at the top to add to the illusion. I added a bottle to the frame to finish.

I'm entering my frame in this week's challenge over at Try It On Tuesday with a theme of Alter It - Revamp A Frame which happily popped up at just the right moment.

Thanks for looking and also hello and thank you to my new followers - it's lovely to see you.
Fliss xx 


craftattack said...

Lovely work, Fliss, that frame looks great, too! Funny, that saying with curiouser and curiouser has been spooking around in my head all week! Have a good day, hugs, Valerie

Susan Allan said...

If I were Alice I should be happy to stay in your lovely frame and not be trying to escape like she seems to be doing.
I must say the Alice stamp is one I have not seen it !!!!!!!!!!!!
Damp here too!!!
Sue xxx

Miria said...

OMG, Fliss these new stamps are really inspiring you! Your creation is stunning, I love it! Hugs, Miria

Claire Phillips said...

Thats fabulous Fliss and how perfect is that frame - brilliant! Cheers Claire x

Netty said...

Hi Fliss, great frame and smashing picture. Annette x

Maggie said...

Gorgeous frame and subject I love Alice and this is great just how I remember her in the book getting too big for the room she was in! Great stamp!

Angela Weimer said...

Your frame is fab! Love the artwork in the middle. Thanks for joining us at Try it on Tuesday and have a wonderful day. Angela

Meggymay said...

Hi Fliss, its a gorgeous altered frame. Your Alice is great as well. Thankyou for joining us at TioT's this week

Carol said...

Fliss this is a very cool creation. How very clever. Just gorgeous. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous altered fram Fliss and how fortuitous it fell just as you needed it - in fact I'd call that spooky.
The weeks seem to be speeding past at the moment with not enough time to do everything.
Take care.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Neil said...

Lovely frame. very clever to use the little bottle on the frame. Thanks for joining in the Try it on Tuesday challenge

Von said...

I saw those on C&C and was very tempted love your frame :)
Von x

georgina said...

I LOVE these stamps Fliss, got them at Harrogate Show when Nicky was demonstrating and played with them straight away, i love the way you have used her in your frame, luv Georginax

Ildiko said...

This is an awsome frame,thanks playing along with TioT this week