Thursday, August 19, 2010

Alice Challenge continues

I managed to complete another couple of pages for the Alice in Wonderland Challenge being run by the PaperArts Yahoo Group ( 

The Mad Hatter

Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum

I had a blast making these pages up.  The Mad Hatter has an old baby wipe as the background that I used to clean up my nieces paints as she kept mixing all the colours up, it looks really cool in the flesh 'cause I covered it in Yellow Glimmer Mists, so it's all sparkly.

The tweedles background is different types of torn paper, covered in a wash of Gold Red Oxide.  I then added some packaging fabric and dried it with the heat gun 'cause I was impatient and melted some of that fabric, which gave it a really cool texture.  I used Memories Mists, glimmer mists & starburst stains for more colour, shimmer & drips . The tree has an encyclopaedia description of Tweedle Dee & Dum ... how perfect.

Until next time, keep well and keep creating ....

`Tweedledum and Tweedledee, Agreed to have a battle; For Tweedledum said Tweedledee, Had spoiled his nice new rattle. Just then flew down a monstrous crow, As black as a tar-barrel; Which frightened both the heroes so, They quite forgot their quarrel.'

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Selft Portrait and Alice

The theme for this month's ATC swap with the girls back in Helensvale Queensland was "Self Portrait".  This theme was my suggestion as I really wanted to get a pic of everyone back home ... or so I hope anyway.  I'm still incredibly time poor with working full-time and haven't quite got a routine established to fit more creative time in my days yet, so my Self Portrait ATC is quite simple ... and I also wanted to use up some of the thousands of sheets of scrapbooking paper I have in my stash.

Here's the 4th instalment of the Alice in Wonderland Challenge through the PaperArts Yahoo Group ( and it's Alice herself ...

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.
~Frederick Douglass, 1817-1895, American Abolotionist~