Saturday, March 6, 2010

CHAPTER 3: Painting the Roses Red

CHAPTER 3: Painting the Roses Red

"Would you tell me please," said Alice a little timidly, "Why are you painting those roses?"

Five and Seven said nothing, but looked at Two. Two began in a low voice, "Why the fact is, you see, Miss, this here ought to have been a Red rose tree, and we put a white one in by mistake"...

Welcome back! We're painting the Roses RED...and blue...and purple....and hey, we're painting our NAILS too! Check out this AWESOMELY ALICE inspiration picture featuring this SUPER cool new O.P.I. Polish collection, "Wonderland".

Isn't this a wicked inspiration? We can't wait! Here's my project:

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Yes - this is another page in my Art Journal! I loved working on this one! I'm so excited - the movie is here, and I'm going to get to see it soon. Yippie! I used a lot of custom mixed perfect pearl and distress reinker colors for the background, distress and regular stickles for the texture on the Red Queen's dress and roses, and smooch for soft metallic shimmer. It's a little hard to see, but the Queen is popped up with dimensional adhesive that really gives her a 'natural' appearance.

Before we get started, the Oh,Alice! Blog has a SPECIAL Tea Party Guest joining us for the month of March! Please welcome ERIN LEVEILLE as our March Tea Party Guest! Erin BLEW US AWAY with this card she submitted for the 1st Oh, Alice challenge and we are thrilled to have her at our Mad Tea party this month :) WELCOME ERIN!

What's more? We have a FABULOUS sponsor for this challenge-KRAFTIN' KIMMIE STAMPS! It just so happens that Kim is releasing some AWESOME Tea Party images this month and was gracious enough to donate a PRIZE pack including some of the new rubber stamp collection featuring these awesome new images! The DT is THRILLED To have been able to work with them, too!

You can play along with us! Just create a project based on the inspiration piece. Include the colors red, purple and blue in your project and link it up to the Oh Alice! blog by uploading your card or creation to Mr. Linky and by using keyword OAC3 (remember, use the letter O, not the number!) if you upload to a public forum such as SCS :)

You will have until FRIDAY, MARCH 12th, 2010 to enter this challenge and the winner will be chosen via and announced during our next challenge on Saturday, March 13th! Good luck and have an AWESOMELY ALICE kind of week!
Ta for now! ~ky


  1. Hi Ky! this is a wonderful piece of Artwork!
    I LOVE it!!

  2. Hi Ky, Wonderful piece of artwork, love the vibrant colours, take careX:)

  3. Ooooh! This is fantastic! I love these journals!! I really like the collage feel of this and your coloring is great. Hugs!

  4. Darn it-I just left you a comment and it erased! I LOVE this-your art journal page is gorgeous and I really love all the elements here-the textures, effects-and how they all tie into the inspiration piece. This is SO beautiful my sweet friend!

  5. Wow! What a stunning page! Love all the details! Great job :)

    hugs, margie

  6. The color and glitz are great on this, but my fave element is the b&w tea pot! Go figure, I know, but with all the color, it just pops!

  7. I did it!!! I played this week!!! Mine isn't nearly as awesome as yours (which is to DIE for!!!) Gotta love Kraftin' Kimmie's stamps. I love all the sparkle and shimmer on your page. Picked up some new mini misters today so I can play around with perfect pearls. Gorgeous!! (yes, I'm drooling. I'd better go find a mop...)


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