Friday, September 10, 2010

CHAPTER 30: Hey there, Nice Stems...

Just as Alice said this, she noticed that one of the trees had a door leading right into it. `That's very curious!' she thought. `But everything's curious today. I think I may as well go in at once.' And in she went.

Once more she found herself in the long hall, and close to the little glass table. `Now, I'll manage better this time,' she said to herself, and began by taking the little golden key, and unlocking the door that led into the garden.

Then she went to work nibbling at the mushroom (she had kept a piece of it in her pocked) till she was about a foot high: then she walked down the little passage: and THEN--she found herself at last in the beautiful garden, among the bright flower-beds and the cool fountains..."
Hello out there! It's a lovely day here in Wonderland and we are celebrating the summer with a nature theme today! Well, TREES and FLOWERS to be more exact! We scored a GREAT sketch sponsored by PAGEMAPS today that is just perfect for today's theme:

Just take a look at how much fun I had with this amazing sketch:

I made this paper using alcohol inks on glossy paper. I drew on Cheshire's smile and eyes...thanks to my posse for the idea!

I made these textural pieces using modeling paste, various distress inks, and homemade glimmermist. I stamped Tim Holtz' rabbit in cocoa memento, embossed with copper powder and colored with copics and distress inks.

I reinforced the time theme using Tim Holtz' clockface mask with walnut distress ink. I put two Graphic 45 images of the Red Queen under acrylic frames and hung them on twill ribbon.

I hope you enjoy this project. It's an 8x10 page in my art journal, and I completed this page online with input from several of my friends through Ustream. We really had a great time configuring this page together.

There's no time limit for you to play along this week, but be sure to link your project on the Oh Alice! blog so we can come share some love!

Ta for now! ~ky


  1. Ky, this is an absolutely amazing, jaw dropping creation! I am in awe of your talent girl!!

  2. This is truly WONDERful! When I saw the sketch I was also inspired to use Cheshire in the tree but my interpretation is pretty boring and staid compared to this artistic beauty! LOVE all the diff techniques used, and the combed modeling adds such energy and texture! The clock mask used with the rabbit is a brilliant touch. Is it a general art journal, or are you creating one specifically with an Alice theme? Either way, this is amazing and I am so glad you shared it with us!

  3. Oh I love the cat in the tree... great idea!

  4. What a stunning project! I love the loose artsy feel to it. That Cheshire cat looks as if he has melted into a pile of crayon shavings! I love it!

  5. it was so much fun watching you make this page :D thanks so much for sharing it with us, it turned out beautiful

  6. WOW! This is really interpretive and fabulously creative! LOVE the cheshire grin, and I really like the faint border of the clock around the tree too. The swirly texture of the layered paper is wonderful too-this is really a phenomenal take on the sketch, Ky!

  7. Wow, very cool Ky. You really put a lot of work into this. Love the modeling paste, such great texture. I want to reach out and touch it.

  8. What a cool page! Love the texture and how you still kept an Alice theme! xxD

  9. Ky, I would like to showcase this card on my new virtual Alice in Wonderland art gallery, The Altered Alice! Is that OK with you? Say yes! Pretty please! Check it out, and if the spirit moves you, grab a blog badge. Of course you'll qualify for the nifty "featured artist" version of the blog badge if you say YES! :-) Lynne


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