Oh Alice! It's Wonderful!!

It's finally here, the first challenge over at the awesome Oh, Alice! Challenge Blog; and what a brilliant challenge it is, we were given this amazing inspiration piece....

Isn't that the coolest make-up set you've seen!!

For my inspiration i focused on the mushrooms, and the pretty purple and green eyeshadows.  I knew i wanted to create a scene on my card, but i wanted it to be a little different, so i search through my paper stash and came across this lovely candy striped paper from Doodlebug.  

First of all i create my card blank, using a lovely piece of purple pearlescent cardstock to make an A5 card; I then trimmed the doodlebug paper slightly smaller than my card for the main background.  Taking a piece of white card and a scrap of the stripy paper, i cut the paper to give the impression of a small hill, and stuck this to the bottom of the white paper.  I then stamped the circles in the sky (Bo Bunny - Urban Acrylic Stamps), to represent the cheshire cats' eyes and nose.  I stamped a selection of mushrooms onto white paper (from TGF - Wonderland Set) and one of the gorgeous Miss Anya's (from TGF - Miss Anya Dressy).

I then set about colouring my background, and my stamped images.  I used Prismacolour Artstix for this project, as they let you get lots of colour onto your paper, without require alot of pressure; i blended them with odourless spirits and a paper stump.  Once i'd coloured and trimmed all my pieces, i played around with the layout until i was happy with the overall composition.  I then raided my stash of paper flowers and pearls, and created a little flower garden at the bottom of my card.  To finish it all off i stamped the 'Wonderful' sentiment (TGF - Wonderland Set).

I'm really pleased with this card, and very happy to have finally got it finished; I started work on it at the weekend, and had hoped to finish it yesterday, but i wasn't well so had to spend the day in bed.  As i couldn't finish my Alice card yesterday, i decided to read the book instead, i'm ashamed to say i don't think i'd ever read it all before; very glad i've remedied that situtation, going to read Through the Looking Glass next :)

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Tasha said…
WOW awesome card - i love the beautiful colours and that you have used Miss Anys as Alice! super cute card
Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
love tasha xx
Catherine said…
Ack! I totally love those hug cat eyes looking in on poor Alice! Great colors on this, too! Glad you could join us!
Joan said…
Wow, a very Alice type card.
Sammi said…
WOW!!! This is a stunning card! I love the scene and the vibrant colours!! Those mushrooms look amazing and That is a perfect image for Alice!! :D
Thanks for joining in the first Oh, Alice challenge :D
Kristy Young said…
Wow this is such a cute Alice card!! So much colour. Thanks so much for joining us at Oh Alice Challenges.
Kristy x
WickedPixie said…
Aaagh! Suzi, I love this!! Love the fab colors and those mushroom and those eyes in the background! This is SO fun! :-)Traci
Pam Varnell said…
Oh Suzy this is fabulous. Love the gorgeous colors and your take on the inspiration piece is awesome. Gorgeous!!!
Stephanie J said…
Awesome! Love how you coloured the 'shrooms & love how you've got the cat peeking over!