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.


 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)

Art by Miran Challenge – Anything Goes

Di’s Digi Designs Challenge – Hand Coloured Image          

Crafting from the Heart Challenge – Anything Goes        

Papertake Weekly Challenge – Build It Up       

11 thoughts on “Mad Hatter

  1. Gorgeous card Alison, fabulous image and design, love how you have created your background paper.
    Wendy xx

  2. 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

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

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

  5. 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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