10 February 2013

Alice in wonderland

Hi everyone, I hope you've had a good weekend. Nothing but rain here today so I've managed to make a tag at the last minute for Simon Says Stamp and Show where the challenge is 'ever after' and also for Stamping Sensations who have a 'fur and feather' challenge this week.


With the challenge at Simon Says Stamp and Show being about fairy tales I decided to use a Mabel Lucy Attwell 'Alice in Wonderland' image from a collage sheet by Nicecrane Designs. the image has a hare so is good for Stamping Sentations fur theme.

I used the image to do a gel medium image transfer and then I matted it onto distress inked card. The background is distress inks, Tim's wrinkle free and flick techniques and I've used a stamp from the Urban Chic set for the background together with a Kasierkraft stamp over the Tim Holtz diamond die cut piece at the bottom. Everything is edged with Gathered Twigs Distress ink, the tag is cut from Ranger card using the Tim Holtz tag and bookplates die and I've also added some painted seam binding, white acrylic paint and some Stampendous aged gold embossing powder here and there. I used some letters from TH plastic letters, can't remember the name of them to spell out Alice and a couple of chit chat stickers for 'in wonderland'.

Enjoy your evening,

33 comments:

Lina McDermott said...

Hi Chris, This is absolutely gorgeous. I love it.
Lina x

Paper Profusion said...

Hi Chris, it's deluged all day here too! I really love your tag - that's a wonderful image and I love how you have treated it and the wonderful scene you have created. Have a lovely week. Nicola x

Ria Gall said...

What a really pretty tag, lovely
Ria xxxxx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Gorgeous, I love how the picture beautifully blends with the background. Love the touches of gold embossing and the lettering. The image of Alice and the hare is fantastic. Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. Tracy x

rachel said...

this is just fabulous - love it xx

Juls said...

ooooh gorgeous!! Love the melted lettering, too cool! Hugs Juls

butterfly said...

It's absolutely gorgeous, Chris! Love the antique-y gilding, and the image is just fabulous, but my favourite bit is that amazing background - just yummy!
Alison x

Anita Houston said...

I've never seen Alice like this nor a background like this...AMAZING!!! The golds, the blends, the layers, all amazing! Love this Chris! Thanks for showing us your magic at Simon Says Stamp & Show this week!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Chris, you did capture the magic of Alice in wonderland so well. I love the vintage look, love the bright and rich colors, I read that you used the image to do a gel medium image transfer... is this with the gelli pad??? sorry I am curious about this... Wonderful work as always! Hugs.

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous tag! Love the background and the colors you put together so beautifully. The image is adorable and love the gold embossed edges and letters! Glad you joined us at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week!

Karita said...

WOW! Great looking tag Chris! I love the rusty look and the image is so cute :)

Hugs, Karita

inkypinkycraft said...

A really gorgeous image and beautiful make trace x.

Curly Kent said...

This is gorgeous,to me it has a vintage look- I love it.
Shirley

Redanne said...

Hi Chris, your background is mesmerising, it is gorgeous! Love the way you used the diamond piece (thanks for the great idea) and the embossing here and there is just fabulous. Love, love, love it - a lot! Hugs, Anne xx

PS, snow again here...

Frea said...

Hiw pretty is this, love it Chris! Hugs Frea

Boxofcolours said...

As always Chris - amazing work!
Hugs
Jane

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A gorgeous tag, love the Alice theme.

Christina C. said...

Absolutely PHENOMENAL....your tag is a work of art! Looooove the colors!

Sandy said...

Oh my goodness sakes alive --- I just turned on my computer - sitting here enjoying my coffee and a very rainy day and what to my wondering eyes should appear? Your blog popped up first and Chris this tag is really a charmer. I wish my husband would send me away to an art boarding school preferably in England. A year's stay would be nice. Love your tag sweet pea!
Sandy

Lau W said...

Oh superb tag, very nice work !
xx

Fleur said...

Absolutely stunning Chris.
HUGZ Fleur xXx

pinky said...

Stunning design for a tag Chris, its just gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this mohth.
Pinky

Dotty Jo said...

Wow Chris, this looks amazing - great work, Jo x

Francesca said...

Lovely creation
Thanks for joining us at Stamping sensations
Francesca xx

Carole Pillon said...

Like usual : incredible !!!! You are so creative Chris !

Candy C said...

Chris...I love your tag! I love the colors you've used and that background is really cool! I also love your Alice stamped and colorized images. They are very unique. I love how you've colored them because they work so perfectly with the colors of your background. The "ALICE" in wonderland at the bottom looks really cool, too. Love the "ALICE"...it looks so cool underneath the gold frame. As always, love your work! Thanks for sharing it with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

cathylynn said...

This is breath-taking beautiful! The colors are pure delight! I would love to see how you made this tag. Sounds like you did a very interesting technique. The results are tremendous! Love it all!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Ruth said...

This is "wonderful". Thanks for joining the challenge at Stamping Sensations, Ruth :)

butterfly said...

So happy to see this make top 3 at SSS - I love it!! Congratulations, Chris!
Alison x

Maura said...

Beautiful! Love the old fashioned image. Congrats on your win at SSS!

Sasha said...

Your tag is gorgeous, Chris. Very nostalgic looking...and beautifully created. It reminds me of one of the story books I had when I was a little girl.....in days of yore! Lol xx

Sally H said...

A fabulous tag, Chris. great image and gorgeous colour and distressing. Thanks so much for joining us at Stamping sensations this month and good luck!

Nicecrane Designs said...

Wowwww Chrissss, love the lettering and the frame,,,,,,and all over the back you used under my sweeti Alice pict,,,,,very well done my friend.,