Saturday, February 20, 2010

Oh, Alice! Going Down the Rabbit Hole...

CHAPTER ONE: DOWN THE RABBIT HOLE: THE BEGINNING...

"The White Rabbit put on his spectacles. "Where shall I begin, please your Majesty?" he asked. "Begin at the beginning," the King said gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop."
ALICE GETS GLAM: INSPIRATION CHALLENGE

In anticipation of the upcoming Tim Burton remake, let's GET GLAM with Alice! Jessica recently scored this UBER fab makeup palette by Urban Decay and fell in love with the awesome colors, the NAMES of the eyeshadows (all after Alice, of course ;) and the pop-up mushroom mirror!

For my card I use an image from the original designs for the book and you can pick up those images at Lenny's Alice in Wonderland Site. Since the kit focused on the mushroom, Alice, and mushrooms, I decided to use the above catepillar image. You may have noticed that I colored only the focal points that were in the kit. I also tried to use some of the colors that were similar. I must say this kit is absolutely gorgeous in real life. Yes I do have one, but no I do not know how to use it.

We wanna see how YOU get Glam using this amazing little piece as your inspiration! Show us your style, put on the glitz, and GET GLAM!

And WHAT would our first Challenge be without a PRIZE?! Now, normally we'll be (hopefully) sponsored on the 1st Sat. of each month, but for today's FIRST Fall Down the Rabbit Hole, we thought we'd give away a little something! ONE LUCKY WINNER will be chosen at Random to WIN a stamp single of their choice from THE GREETING FARM (in stock items only). So, GOOD LUCK and here's how to play:

You have until FRIDAY, February 26, 2010 at 10pm CST to upload your card or project using the above inspiration photo as your muse! Upload to your blog or public gallery (please use keyword OAC1) and LINK your name below using Mr. Linky! We can't WAIT to see your creations and THANK YOU for your support of this CURIOUS new venture! For full details Please visit the Oh, Alice Challenge Blog. Now go see what the rest of the Twisted 13 and the Mad Hatter has for you eyes to feast on. The DT list is in my left side-bar. Have a great weekend!

21 comments:

Scrappy Witch said...

Oh Mary! This is so WONDERFUL! I have that stamp and have never used it... you have inspired me! I love your coloring it's perfect!

Betty

Sammi said...

This is stunning Mary.... I love the way you only coloured parts of it! Very effective!! And Great colours!!
Love the layout too!!
How fun!
xxx

Kristy Young said...

This is sooo gorgeous!! Love your colouring.
Kristy xo

MiamiKel said...

Oh my goodness, Mary - this is breathtaking! Such vivid, rich colors and terrific image - a truly whimsical, fantastical card to bring such life to the film/book ~ great, great job! Can't wait to see more! xoxox

Tasha said...

Mary this is beautiful! Your colouring of the image is fabulous and i love the image - its one of my favourite scenes!
love tasha xx

Peggy said...

Gorgeous spotlighting Mary! Love your card!

margie c said...

So pretty! I have this stamp too, but have not played with it yet ;)
I love the coloring that you did!

Enjoy your weekend!
hugs, margie

Lisa Hjulberg said...

Mary Mary Mary, I was knocked over when I saw your card! It's PURE FABULOUSNESS!!! I love that you focused the image by coloring only portions of it, and I'm wild about your color choices. A++++++ all the way!!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Jen Shults said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Brilliant to use the original artwork from the website. And you used it wonderfully. I love the flowers and your coloring is amazing! Lovely card!!

Erin said...

Great graphic effect with the black & white/color. Love it.

Basement Stamper said...

Wow! Wonderful colors you use don this card!! Love it!

Donna said...

Mary...You colouring is just stunning!! And I love the fact you used an original illustration...It makes it just perfect!! Beautiful work!! Xx

Michelle said...

stunning! I love the image and the layout. I'm definitely going to go check out some of those images....

Heather said...

Mary!!! This is the first time I have been online all day today ... but have been dying to see what this was all about!
I LOVE your card. The image is perfect!!! I love how you added gorgeous pops of color to hilight certain parts of the image. Fantastic!!! I am off to see the rest of the cards and the blog itself! So so much fun@

the whimsical butterfly said...

Holy amazing gorgeous amazingness! (HA! Yes, I said amazing twice, LOL!) Seriously this is CRAZY COOL! LOVE the orig image-I actually have my eye on a necklace I found on Etsy w/ this same image. Mary your card is unbelieveable-WOW! I LOVE IT!!!

Catherine said...

What a great image and love the spotlight coloring. The layout is very fun - definitely gives the topsy-turvy, falling down the rabbit hold vibe, especially with the placement of the flowers. Great colors!!!

Pam Varnell said...

What an amazing imagination you have girlfriend. I love your take on the inspiration piece Mary. Love how you colored just the focal pieces. This is truly amazing!!!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Jessie said...

Stunning card!

Leah the Orange said...

ooohhh, Mary this is GORGEOUS! i love how you've kept the majority of the image black and white and highlighted your focal points... the image is fabulous, and your card is just beautiful! i love it!

i'm off to check them out!

kadie said...

Yay, I've been working my way through my blog reel and I made it to Mary's blog!! Woohoo!! Love the new do by the way!! You're adorable...even though you are trying to stare me down with that look! :)
Okay, now on to this STUNNING card!! Omgosh!! I am just blown away by all the beautiful creations on the Oh, Alice blog and yours is no exception! This is outstanding! I adore the layout and the colors and of course the image--straight outta the story!! Brilliant! I can't wait to see what you all do next week!

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