Saturday, March 13, 2010

Chapter 4: Picturing Wonderland

CHAPTER 4: Picturing Wonderland

"Thus grew the tale of Wonderland:
Thus slowly, one by one,
Its quaint events were hammered out
And now the tale is done,
And home we steer, a merry crew,
Beneath the setting sun.

Alice! a childish story take,
And with gentle hand lay it were
Childhood's dreams are twined.
In Memory's mystic band,
Like pilgrim's wither'd wreath of flowers
Pluck'd in a far-off land..."

We have another sketch Challenge today, this time brought to us by our very own Pam Varnell! Pam created this sketch JUST for the Oh, Alice! DT blog and it just reminds me of Wonderland itself!

Here's the sketch:

I spent some time working up a beautiful and unique project for you...only to have it shatter at the last minute. Sigh... So, I made you something else, which I think is just as special! I hope you enjoy it:

{click to enlarge}

I took an old guilded frame I had, and removed the boring old photo. I created a new background from Gina K pure luxury pumpkin spice paper, embossed with a cuttlebug folder, then I coated it with a mixture of gesso, apricot reinker and antique brown alcohol ink. Before it could dry completely, I took a damp cloth and removed much of the gesso mixture. I love the antique feel it gave!

I used a rose and a single petal flower both cut from Grungepaper and covered with old print, inked up with Ranger's distress inks. I put an old metal button on the single petal flower, and wired both flowers through the base paper.

I used an old print of the white rabbit, distressed the background and shaded his coat and fur with antique white and dark green. I put him under a piece of memory glass, edged with metal tape, and topped with an Ideology corner. With the basepaper ready and elements in place, I gently guided the piece into the frame.

Now it's your turn! We'd LOVE for you to plunge Down the Rabbit hole with us again this week! All you have to do is upload your creation and link it using Mr. Linky on the Oh Alice! blog. The keyword this week for public galleries is OAC4 (using the letter O not the number).

There's no time limit for this week's sketch, so take your time here in Wonderland and ENJOY! See you next Saturday, everyone!

Ta for now! ~ky


  1. Oh no!! I am so sorry about your first project shattering. I hate when things like that happen. Well this one is just absolutely amazing. Love your take on the sketch. Gorgeous frame. Love it!!!

  2. What a fabulous project ypou have created!
    Kristy xx

  3. Oh
    Myyyyyyy ...
    This framed goodness is wonderful! Love your grunge flower, and your vision of Wonderland!
    Thanks for having visited my blog last night!


  4. What a great little project. I like all the distressing techniques that you used and this is definitely a great picture to look at. Love how you did the flowers.

  5. This is STUNNING! Love that flower.
    Much Love

  6. Wow, this must have taken some time. Love all the cool techniques you used. Great job! I'd love the see the project that shattered.

  7. oh no!! Can't believe it shattered - poor you!!
    However.. this project is a stunner girl1 LOVE it!

  8. What a fabulous tribute to the Rabbit!! Love this!

  9. Ky this is stunning! So vintage and so awesome
    love tasha xx

  10. Wow, Ky, this is truly a work of art! You are incredibly creative! Must be those bunny muses of yours. Hee.

  11. This is amazing, Ky!!!!! Love how you were more literal and made soemthing other than a card. That flower is gorgeous and I love the metal elements. Stunning!

  12. This is really cool! I love that you made a framed image. That is just awesome!!

  13. Wow, this is amazing, Ky! You really did an outstanding job with this frame :)

    hugs, margie

  14. Lovely project!! My fav thing is Heat Embossing... just love doing it!!! Have a FAB Friday and enjoy your weekend xx


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