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Saturday, 1 May 2010

Alice in Wonderland

Cynthia has set us all a fab challenge over at Rainbow Lady's Challenge Blog this week, the theme is Alice in Wonderland. When I first thought about the theme, I didn't think I had any stash that would fit the bill, then I remembered I had saved some tiny perfume bottles which would be perfect for a 'Drink me' project. I googled 'Drink me' and found a fab site with loads of free original illustrations here. I decided to make a shadow box for my bedroom wall so I used a blue and sepia colour scheme. This morning's sunshine has vanished and its a very grey day here now so I've struggled to get a pic but here is the result:

I coloured both sides of the canvas with pale blue acrylic paint and then added some shimmer with Bucanneer Bay Blue Moonshadow Mist and a couple of starburst stains. While that was drying I made a frame to cover the staples around the canvas with some hammered card, coloured it with the same spray and then stamped with some SeeD's stamps before distressing with brown ink. I used beeswax to  make a collage inside the frame, layering up the main image,some cups, bottles and looking glasses (which I'd stamped on tissue paper), blue glitter and some toadstools. I then added some silver microbeads and stars. The little bottle is filled with water and blue ink, I addeded some wax to run down the neck and attached it with silicone glue.
I'm also entering my little shadow box in to the following challenges:
One stop craft challenge: anything but a card
Digital Tuesday: also anything but a card
Raise the Bar: My Retreat
Thanks for looking, I hope you are enjoying the bank holiday weekend

Claire xx


  1. This is fabulous Claire,thank you for the link to the images, I wasn't going to bother with this challenge as I had nothing to go on but I just might have a go

  2. Wow what a fantastic creation this is I love it. You are one clever lady. Thanks for sharing your Alice this week Love Cynthia x

  3. Claire, I really loved your fabulous Alice shadow !!!
    Thanks for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge this week! :)
    Hugs Itzuvit xx

  4. Wow - what an amazing project. Brilliant design and so much work in it. Fabulous.
    Beryl xx

  5. Oh wow Claire what a stunner you are soooo inspirational

  6. WOW WOW Claire, a fantastic project. It must have taken ages to make. Thanks for the link, like Doreen I haven't anything for this challenge, but now I am off for a look.
    Christine x

  7. This is beautiful. How clever are you!

    Janet xx

  8. very creative!! and thanks for the tip of the website with free images!! very much appreciated! Hugs Juls

  9. Oh my Claire this is superb what a wonderful creation the colours the Alice in Wonderland theme it is fabulous thank you for sharing this beauty with us at Digital Tuesday this week.
    Lorraine x

  10. WOW this is fantastic! What a beautiful work of art!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!

  11. Claire, such ingenuity! This is beautiful for the Alice entry. Great job.

  12. Very cool project. Thanks for playing at Raise the Bar this week.

  13. Hi Claire, I love your card, especially Alice (I think she's bring out the child in all of us)in Wonderland..You are so creative :)Lynn

  14. This looks amazing Claire, and bang on trend!

    Thanks for joining in at One Stop Craft Challenge.



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