Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Alice Rocks!

We took our kids to go see the new Alice in Wonderland movie last weekend. Wow, did I get a ton of inspiration from the scenery/sets in that movie!!! I wanted to get my notebook out and start jotting down ideas but it was supposed to be a family day so I tried to control myself! I'll have to see the movie again WITH my notebook! While all those Alice inspired ideas were floating around in my head, I found THIS Alice challenge blog. I used this week's sketch to get me started on this card.

Here's how I made this card:

  • SKY - Masked off ground with sticky notes and brayered Baja Breeze from top down (you can always sponge where I have brayered if you are not comfortable with the brayer). Then brayered Not Quite Navy from the sticky note up into the Baja Breeze. Next brayered a bit of Night of Navy from the sticky notes up. Remove the sticky notes and turn them around so they cover up the sky.

  • GROUND - I put a post it note in the center of the sky and sketched in the little path. I cut that out and left the center portion of the path in place as a mask. I brayered Always artichoke from the outsides in on each side. Next I brayered Night of Navy from the outsides in but left some of the green showing. Removed the mask on the path.

  • PATH - I used the outside pieces of the path to mask off the ground. I sponged Going Grey all over the path. I sponged just a bit of Basic Grey from the edges inward.

  • MAKING IT FIT THE SKETCH - Before I go and cut this piece up, wanna see what it looks like at this point? Thought so. Here ya go:

Yes, I know there is a big blotch right in the middle. Don't worry about it! I'll be covering it up with the images later. So the next thing I did was cut that center circle out with my Nestie and inserted the grey curvy Nestie Frame.


  • IMAGES - All colored with Copics, cut out, and adhered into place.

Stamps: The Greeting Farm Wonderland (digi)
Paper: GP 110, Basic Grey, Whisper White
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, Night of Navy, Always Artichoke, Basic Grey, Going Grey
Accessories: Nesties, Copics

Enjoy!

Michelle B.

9 comments:

Sammi said...

Wow Michelle! This looks great! What a wonderful scene you've created and it's so vibrant!!
Thanks for joining us at Oh, alice this week! Hope you join in again next week!
Sammi
xx

Peggy said...

Fabulous creation! Love your take on the sketch! I was like you when I saw the movie. All that inspiration!! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Michele this is AWESOME.....The perfect scene for Alice I am always amazed by your talent sweetie!!

Pam Varnell said...

This is so pretty Michelle. LOVE those cute TGF images and the way you have them colored. Beautiful!!!

Erin said...

Very cool, love your path they are on. Thanks for playing along with us at Oh, Alice.

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, amazing! I just love that road!!

Chrissy D said...

FABULOUS!!! Thanks for sharing how you created this! I love the background and the cute images!

Carolyn said...

Wow, amazing background image. Thanks for sharing how you did it. I'm going to try my hands at some.
Hugs xx
Carolyn

Melisa Waldorf said...

Wow!!! fun images. And with the realease of the new Alice in Wonderland movie, I bet images like this will take off!