Sunday, 26 February 2012

A Bit Of Alice

Good morning folks, hope you're all having a great weekend so far. Mine has been quite crafty as we have a new challenge for you today over at Fashionable Stamping Challenges and this fortnight the theme is Make It For A Child.
This one was a bit tricky for me as most of the children in the family are now grown and I don't have much stuff that isn't digital. Then I remembered my Alice stamps and this is the result!

Lots of pics here as my wall hanging is around 30cm square in size and as you can see it's quite bright!

Ingredients used:
Stamps - Polka Doodles Wonderland rubber stamp set
               The Artistic Stamper  steampunk butterfly and snail
               Anita's distressed stripe stamp
Inks - Distress Inks in Shabby Shutters, Tumbled Glass, Stormy Sky, Worn Lipstick and Ripe Persimmon.
          VersaColor Lilac
          Memento Tuxedo Black
Papers from Polka Doodles Wonderland CD
Fuchsia  Pink Acrylic Paint
Matte Clear Embossing Powder
Embossing Folders - Cuttlebug polka dots and textile , Papermania floral and triboss squares
Die Cutting Sets -  Papermania hearts, squares and flowers, Nestabilities circles and scalloped circles

I used the black and white option papers from the CD and coloured them with Distress inks and the lilac. I then embossed the squares for texture.
I stamped the images and coloured with Promarkers then cut them out and assembled them using selected die cut shapes, also cut from black and white papers then inked and embossed.
I made embellishments by stamping white card with the checks and stripes stamps and black ink and die cut flower shapes from this. The butterflies were stamped on striped paper and the cute snail on white and then cut out.
The frame is painted with the pink paint and embossed in places with the checks stamp and clear matte powder for added texture.

The Design Team have again excelled themselves with an amazing array of very different projects so do pop over for a stroll down the catwalk, you will be so inspired!

A few challenges I found for my wall hanging:
2 Sisters - Anything Goes
Dies To Die For - Anything Goes (with a die cut)
Our Creative Corner - Over The Edge
Crafty Ann's - Bold and Bright

Have a great day and thanks for looking.
Hugs, Fliss xx


Ephemera said...

Amazing wall hanging with loads of detail, funky as well as being girly. Have a great Sunday. XX

Claire said...

Wow Fliss, this is stunning. I love the stamps you've used and the colours are gorgeous
Claire xx

Tui Nathan said...

A super fun card ... love all your cut outs and images .... great colours too!
Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fliss, that's perfect for a child. Your Alice images are wonderful. Fantastic layout.

Meggymay said...

Wonderful hanging, it will look fabulous in any childs room.
Yvonne x

craftattack said...

A beautiful wall hanging which will surely delight any kid! Valerie

brenda said...

What really super images Fliss and such a bright and cheerful creation.

B x

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Fliss, this really tickles the imagination...every square a story in itself. I have been sitting here looking at this for ages ~ I think it is incredible! I love your colours and your imagination. Definitely Made for a Child.
Dot x

Mrs.B said...

Hi Fliss, this is fabulous, love all the bright colours and fabulous images. Love the snail!
Any child would love to have this in their room.
Avril xx

Ann Whitfield said...

This is absolutely amazing Fliss - and perfect for our bold & bright challenge at Crafty Ann's. Thank you for joining us this time, I hope we'll see you for the next challenge too.
Ann x

CraftyLoops said...

This is absolutely fantastic. Never mind being for a child, I'd quite happily have this in my room, lol. Lee x

Anonymous said...

Stunning wall hanging and such fun.Any child would be wishing to have this adorn their bedroom wall.
The detail and colouring is incredible.

Terry said...

Fun and Fabulous wall hanging, Fliss! What a great way to tell a story, while decorating a room at the same time! I was having a hard time with this as I also have older grandkids and I totally forgot about my Alice stamps and Huck Fin!!! Have a great Sunday!

Brenda Brown said...

Glorious hanging Fliss, just perfect for any little girl's bedroom. Love the way you have used the Alice stamps and put it altogether.
hugs {brenda} xox

rudlis said...

Beautiful project Fliss. Wonderful card, coloring, papers.
I just love everything about it!
Thanks so much for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner this week.

lainey said...

funny how we struggle to do childrens cards!! you've mastered well Fliss :) lainey x

Sally H said...

A fabulous creation Fliss! I love it!

Cazro said...

Wonderful work Fliss, a treasure for any child. hugs Caz

Ellie said...

LOVE your wall hanging!
xxx Ellie xxx

Claire Phillips said...

What a wonderful project Fliss - it's amazing and I know lots of kids that would love it - spot on! Cheers Claire x

Carol said...

Lovely card Fliss. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ann's this time. Carol DT x

SHARY said...

I've had my eye on these stamps for a while. Just waiting for Nikky to put more on the website. You did a fab job of using them.x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Sensational wall hanging! The colors are wonderful and you did an amazing job with the images. Lots of coloring - must have taken forever. I love the way distressed the edges of the frame too. So glad you joined in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.