Saturday, May 8, 2010

CHAPTER 12: Curiosity is Key...

"Suddenly Alice came upon a little three-legged table, all made of solid glass; there was nothing on it except a tiny golden key, and Alice's first thought was that it might belong to one of the doors of the hall; but, alas! either the locks were too large, or the key was too small, but at any rate it would not open any of them. However, on the second time round, she came upon a low curtain she had not noticed before, and behind it was a little door about fifteen inches high: she tried the little golden key in the lock, and to her great delight it fitted!"

Hello again! Welcome back to our Oh, Alice challenge! This week your curiosity is KEY to this week's challenge.

Rather, the Key IS the challenge! Yep! Let's see how YOU open the door to your creativity this week using a KEY as your inspiration. You can use embellishments, DP, stamps, whatever KEY elements you have to play is fine with us!

Ok. Despite my age, I am still a little school girl head over heels in love with my darling. He's away right now, as some of you know, so this is a card for him:

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Do you like it? I think it's gorgeous! The image is Ching-Chou Kuik's Purple Comfort, and I used 7 Gypsy's 90% complete ATC card with it. I distressed the ATC with Ranger Ink's distress inks and added some images from Gina K's Timeless Treasures, added a Tim Holtz word key, then put it all together over Basic Grey patterned paper, and Gina K Pure Luxury Turquoise Sea papers.

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These are two of our rescued babies. The black one is my namesake - Scrap - a cat! and the other is Dyna (dynamite) the bitty kitty Maine coon! They simply hover over me, letting me know that they know someone is missing and it disturbs them. They love their daddy almost as much as I do.

We hope you get a chance to play along. Despite life's stressors, art must persist. So - give yourself a few minutes this week with your creative muse. Afterall - she's a Mother too! Happy Mother's Day weekend everyone!

There's no time limit to play this week, however, entries are always appreciated by everyone here at Oh, Alice and we'd love to stop by your blogs to see your beautiful creations. Your participation is KEY to all of this and to show you just how much we thank you, we have a fantastic prize next week along with a fun few announcements too!

Have a Curious week, everyone!

Ta for now, ~ky


  1. Your coloring is so beautiful. I love the ribbon, it gives the card so much texture. I'm sure hubby will love it.

  2. Wow!! This is fabulous! Gorgeous coloring Ky!

  3. What a stunning card, Ky! Hubs is going to love it! Gorgeous coloring and ribbon too! Very inspiring :)

    hugs, margie

  4. Oh my this is fabulous! I LOVE that stamp and you've colored it to perfection! Gorgeous card!!

  5. This is GORGEOUS, KY! WOW! Good luck w/ your travels honey, I'm thinking of you!

  6. Beautiful coloring on that awesome Sweet Pea image! Love all the elements you used. Fab creation!

  7. This is fabulous Ky! I love the colors you chose for this and the layout is fabulous!

  8. This is just beautiful Ky! I love that key, its such a cool touch and your coloring is fabulous on the stamp!


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Welcome to the Bunny Nest! I host rescued animals in a small in-home setting. Currently, I host 3 bunnies and 2 kitties. These animals will be socialized and housed for the entirety of their lives in my home. They inspire my crafts, and I use any proceeds to pay for their needs. Thanks for visiting!