Mad Hatter

Our lovely Chris is hosting this week’s challenge at Fab’n Funky – and she has chosen the theme – No Patterned Papers – which means no designer or downloaded papers – so you can have fun making your own with stencils, inks etc.

 We have a fabulous sponsor for this challenge –

Stitchy Bear’s Digi Outlet

StitchyBear's Digi Outlet 

 Who are giving the winner 3 images of their choice – up to $10 in value

You can see all the fantastic inspiration from my team mates on the Fab’n Funky blog – which we hope will inspire you to join in our challenge.  This challenge will last for 3 weeks – so please post your entries by 8pm on August 11th.

 The Design Team were given their choice of images to play with and I chose                      Mad Hatter.

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 I made my background paper by covering a piece of card with glycerine and rubbing           Distress Ink in Fired Brick over it, swirling it in places to give a random effect.  I have seen this technique on Create and Craft and the glycerine makes the DI go on more smoothly.  I coloured the image with Promarkers and Copics – glittered the water from the bottle, and added dots of liquid pearls to the mushroom.  I cut the image out a second time and fussy cut the playing card shapes – which I extended and coloured – and put onto pieces of card embossed with a dots folder and then cut with an X-cut die.  The ribbons are from my stash.

 I would like to enter my card into these challenges –

Southern Girls Challenge – Get Messy with Ink and Paint (I used Distress Ink on the backing paper)     http://southerngirlschallenge.blogspot.fr/2015/07/get-messy-with-ink-paint.html

Art by Miran Challenge – Anything Goes      http://artbymiranchallenge.blogspot.fr/2015/07/challenge-36-anything-goes.html

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Hand Coloured Image                    http://disdigidesignschallenge.blogspot.fr/2015/07/hand-colored-image-challenge.html

Crafting from the Heart Challenge – Anything Goes                  http://craftingfromtheheartchallengeblog.blogspot.fr/2015/07/challenge-69.html

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Build It Up                 http://papertakeweekly.blogspot.fr/2015/07/build-it-up.html

11 thoughts on “Mad Hatter

  1. Love the postage stamp cards! Very clever and cool idea. Brilliant stamp and awesome card design. Just took the kiddies to a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party during our Winter Break. 150 years since Lewis Carroll wrote Alice in Wonderland! This card so reminds me of our happy day out. Hugs, Wends x

  2. Fantastic card Alison! Brilliant image and design, beautifully coloured! Love the way you made your background paper, will definitely be trying this technique!
    Chris
    x

  3. Just popped back for another look! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls, great to have you play along this time!
    Chris
    x

  4. Wowee this is great! I love the coloured image and the stamps along the border are a fantastic touch! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenge 🙂

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