Sunday, 7 March 2010

Sunday Stampers - Week 94 - White Rabbit *PLUS* Candy Giveaway

Morning Stampers...thanks to all who joined in with the scary clowns theme last week...I have overcome my fear of them...and that is down to you all making such lovely art :O) This week I have a double kinda theme...because the new Alice in Wonderland film has just been released in the UK (hurrah!) and because I have had this blinking song in my head for the past month or so, the theme is either Rabbits OR Alice In Wonderland...or .. both! To join in with the theme, just make a piece of art incorporating the theme and some stamping, leave me a comment saying where you are showing it and then I can come and visit you. ALSO, this week sees an exciting new release of some divine Mabel Lucie Attwell "Alice" themed stamps from The Artistic Stamper. These will be hopefully ready at the end of the week but are available to pre-order if you click HERE.



'Cos I am a lucky lass, I have been allowed to play with the new images already...and ... they are gorgeous! I started out with the intention of making a bit of an altered stylee page...which then led to me typing the lyric for White Rabbit by Jefferson Airplane, which then led to me making a Bind it All book. There are loads of pages...'cos I wanted to have all the verses and all the new images in it.




The base of the book and the pages are made up using off cuts of mountboard which I scruffed up around the edges and then used several different Distress Inks to colour the base and the cardstock the images are on.




The colouring of the images was done using a waterbrush and Distress Inks, which I swooshed onto a craft sheet and then picked up the colours...making the brush a bit drier to make the colours deeper for shading.




Check out the ickle bottle on the Drink Me page...this was a little glass vial which I added a couple of drops of Hazelnut Alcohol Ink and a couple of drops to Blending Solution to...hey...poison! Or, whatever it was that Alice drank to make her grow bigger and bigger...or was it smaller and smaller...I can't remember!!!!



The colours used primarily for the backgrounds are the new Distress Inks...the above one, you will probably recognise as Wild Honey and Rusty Hinge...oh, they are my fave colours, I reckon I will be needing the re-inkers soon LOL



The page below is actually quite tall and thin (oh how I wish I could say that about me!!) because this is Alice when she is bigger....and on the other side...




... is the larger version of the White Rabbit...how cool, the same stamp but one is bigger than the other...you will see a white rabbit on the front cover...he is the mini sized fella. I added a little watch face which still had hands attached...and stuck some mini beadychain on to make a pocket watch for the rabbit...who was running late all the time...




The colours used for the backgrounds on these next two pages are Antique Linen and Victorian Velvet...another fab combo together...




I am not so sure about putting a mouse in a teapot...imagine the taste of the tea!!!




The "candy" referred to in the title of the post is actually two of these new Alice images along with some Kling On to mount them on to. One of the stamps is the White Rabbit (large) and the other is the image above...the Mad Hatter and his perculiar taste in tea :O)



To be in with a chance of winning the candy all you need to do is this; click to follow my blog (if you aren't already) and link on your blog back to this post...then leave me a comment letting me know you have done this. AND...even better, join in with the theme this week...go on, you know you have a wascally wabbit somewhere in your collection...or you may even be a lucky stamper and have some Alice stamps already...whatever you use, as long as it is stamped and it is within the theme, leave me a comment and you will be entered into the hat. The winner will be chosen at random and announced on next weeks post.



The challenge is open until 23:00 Saturday 13th March '10, so you have all week to play. If you leave me a comment and link to this post AND join in by making some art, your name will be entered twice into the draw, which means you will have double the chance of winning :O)



Thanks for looking...have a brilliant week and remember to leave me a comment so I know that you are in for the candy :O))

Hels x

52 comments:

Andrea said...

I am the first to post and this is just an adorable book and the work you have put into it, love the new stamps Hels and great art xx

julie m said...

holy cowabunga! do you ever sleep. fantastic book. does it need a home?
i must read alice again. seems the old brain only remembers the highlights, but not many details.

Elaine A said...

Hels -

This is just fantastic! I love this book and your idea of using the words from Jefferson Airplane! You've done a truly impressive piece of art. I LOVE IT!

Elaine Allen

Dan said...

Great challenge! My entry can be seen here :)

The Inky Minx said...

Super duper wonderland.. i mean wonderful..yes wonderful.. book lol.. Here is my offering {hay i managed to enter another SS challenge woo hoo}
think you should give me a pre sneek of challenges to come so i can join in more ;P
big squiggies x

Jennie said...

Stunning use of the stamps and words, and I am busy doing the images to load onto the website :)check back in a while ...I am late, late lol
xx

Cherry said...

OOOh and aaaaaah Hels. This is one curiosity that is captivating! Love the images and your creativity with them. Stunning. Thanks for sharing. Hugs Cherry XXX

Daniele said...

wow this must have taken ages such a big project to do a book... by the way its gorgeous have a great week hugs x

scrappyjacky said...

Wow...this book s wonderful.

Sandy said...

OMG OMG OMG Alice in your work. This is absotely stunning, unique and amazing. Love them. Brilliant book hun.

craftimamma said...

This is a fabulous book Hels and such a lot of work. Believe it or not I don't have one single 'Wascally Wabbit' among my hundreds of stamps!

Wanted to say congratulations on being picked as one of this weeks 3 favourites over on the Stampotique Challenge Blog. I loved your entry!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Chris said...

This is a fab book, Hels. What a great way to showcase the stamps.

Shazza said...

wow this is just fab Hels, I love all the new images and those scrummy new Distress Inks need to be ordered by me v soon methinks. I must go dig out a rabbit stamp
x

Kim Piggott said...

OMG!!!!
Hels this is so utterly stunning!
What an amazing book you have created!
Brilliant work!
hugs
kim x

Helen said...

Totally amazing book!! I don't have any Alice images, but I do have some "wascally wabbits" and you can see them here
http://stampingbyh.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-stampers-week-94.html

Great giveaway, and some great pics loaded already! Some of your followers must be insomniacs...

JAN said...

wow i really love how your project took on a life of its own..and really evolved from a piece into a whole book and i love theway you utulized a song too..what a fantastic idea
I am now a follower and have added the candy to my blog sidebar..thanks for the chance..i am relativly new to stamping and am slowly beginning to aquire a few stamps..i have some i have ordered coming soon i hope..thanks for the inspiration..

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, these are fantastic. Hels, thanks for your comments, you are an inspiration to me. Thanks. Ann xx

Linda Elbourne said...

Lovely book ... I have a white rabbit ... I shall return :0)

thekathrynwheel said...

Heyyy, thanks for your comments on my blog - can't wait to see your art journal :-)
Lovely, lovely Alice project here -very stylish (as is all your work!)
Kate x

Juls said...

wow!!! This is just AMAZING!!!!! Hugs Juls

whyducks said...

Wonderful work Hels

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

This is wonderful hun :) the Victorian Velvet is one of the colours I'm defintitely after - can't afford 'em all :( When I first saw this I thought oh no I'll have to hunt 'tinternet for a rabiit piccy but remembered I do have a cute little rabbit so will settle for making a kid's card:)
Anne xx

Andrea said...

I have done my entry now Hels and its on my blog xx

Linda Elbourne said...

My entry is here :0)"

Claireabelle said...

Just brilliant Hels!! I know you've already visited but for anyone else who fancies a gander, you can see my entry Here

Janeyc49 said...

Wow Hels - your book is amazing. The new colours are fabulous and your take on Alice is 'out of this world'. You are one very talented lady.xx

Joy said...

Wow! Hels this is totally gorgeous, wonderful images words and colours xx

joanne wardle said...

loving the new images, I think tall Alice is my favourite! great work with the book. must have taken some time

craftytrog said...

What a wonderful book! Love it! xx

Ann said...

Oh Hels what a beautifully composed gorgeous book!! I love every adorable page of it, you're super talented!! Hugs, Ann xx

Lori said...

Love the book Hels! Lots of love in that project! Here's my entry:
http://ibeenthinkinboutinkin.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-stamper-challenge.html
If anyone cares to bestow upon me knowledge of how to enter links in comments, I'm all ears. Get it, rabbit, ears, lol. Thanks Hels!

Sue said...

Great theme and lovely examples!! There is something about those Lucy Mabel images, they have a whimsical feel about them.
Here is my entry
http://sroddis.blogspot.com/2010/03/jabberwocky-and-white-rabbit.html

craftytrog said...

I'm back, & here's my card xxx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

I'm back ;) have done mine now and it's here Have put a link on my blog too :)
Anne xx

DonnaMundinger said...

Fabulous book and stmaps! I sooo love Alice! I'm now a follower and have a link on my sidebar. Now I'm off to do the challenge! xxD

Heather Williams said...

What a wonderful book! I haven't come across the song before but love the lyrics - makes a nice change from most of the other 'Alice' stuff that's everywhere at the moment.

Cath said...

I love these new stamps, I think I might just have to hop over and order the large Alice.

I don't have any stamps to do this challenge but I have just done a journal page about Alice, will that do? You can see it here.

Lucy Edmondson said...

I love your book, Hels, I love things with lots of different bits to look at and I love the new stamps. I have joined in (my first time!). I have used the old Distress colours, I guess you are SO OVER them!!

Lucy x
www.lucystruecolours.blogspot.com

Lorraine said...

love your stamped creations..I have had a go with a rabbit card for Spring http://loveofcollage.blogspot.com/2010/03/sunday-stamper-rabbits-and-scrollswork.html

Lynn Stevens said...

Well lookie at you Hels! Your even a book illistrator! Is there anything you can't do? Love your Alice book, we went and saw the movie opening day and it was terrific! now I just may have to post something before the deadline!

Shirley said...

I am totally inspired now. I need to clear my desk and start playing with my stamps today!
Stunning book and some great work done by others too.

Gerrie Johnnic said...

OH GF, I am luvin your book, the entire Alice thingie, and specially YOU! Your artwork is just amazing, but I need to know when do you sleep? Maybe there is sumthin' bout you that we all need to no (me talkin' Hels talk)..huh? My oh my, you are one FAB arteest! I did join in, and I see you already have me linked, how'd ya' do that? kiss kiss

DonnaMundinger said...

I'm BAAACK! With an Alice inspired rabbit cardHERE

I so love those stamps! Thanks for the chance! xxD

Lynn Stevens said...

Hi Ya Hels!!! I finally had a chance to get my White Rabbit done. You can find it here Trash top Treasure Art
now hippity hop to see all the entries!

2amscrapper said...

Leaving a note that I posted your blog candy on my sidebar.

Laura said...

Hi Hels
Just managed to find time to play!
here

Deanna Cosgrove said...

I just love, love, love this project! Don't have any Wabbit or Alice stamps---yet! So cannot participate this week. But I am loving looking at what you have done. Your work is absolutely brillant Hels! I have posted back on my blog Here is my entry here

Thanks for the chance to win.

CHARITY CRAFTER said...

Hi there x loving ur blog x thanks for sharing your blog candy x would just love to have these stamps x I have posted you on my sidebar (http://www.charitycrafter.blogspot.com) and I am a follower,

Take care and keep up the inspiring work! x Leigh x

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

I was blog hopping from Helene's blog...
I simple love this book... such a classic! Thank you for the inspirations.

Lynne Phelps said...

Hels, I know you are not a huge Alice fan, but you certainly have produced some gems! This one is fabulous, so perhaps you are a Jefferson Airplane fan instead? I can hear Grace Slick wailing in my head right now and goodness knows that could last for DAYS! The power of art!! ;-)

Anyhow, I have a new blog project called The Altered Alice that features Alice-related projects by all different artists. No prizes, but there is a nifty blog badge for featured artists!

I would very much like to feature some of your past Alice artwork, particularly this fab little book! I give the artist credit, name featured prominently, and link back to the original blog post. So pretty please, my I show off your Alice stuff?

And if you can do anything to help me get the word out about this brand spankin' new blog, I would be so grateful! Check it out!

Lynne Phelps said...

Hels, the post on this fab mini book is now LIVE on The Altered Alice! Check it out! And please blog about it to help get the word out, LOL! These Attwell stamps are so fabulous, and I had never seen them before your blog, LOL!

Lynne Phelps said...

The post about this fab mini book on The Altered Alice just went live and you can view it at http://alteredalice.blogspot.com/2010/10/white-rabbit-hels-is-playing-my-tune.html

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