A journal page inspired by a song

Yay! One of my New Year’s resolutions is trying to make more journal pages and here’s the first one of 2014!


The musically challenged blog wanted us to create something inspired by an Alice in Wonderland themed song. This journal page is based on a song called ‘Red Queen’ by the band ‘Funker Vogt’. I love this song, as both the lyrics (read them here) and music are beautiful. If you have become curious, feel free to listen :

As I’ve used lots of Stampotique stamps, I’d also like to enter this page in Stampotique Designers Challenge 129 ‘Anything goes’.

Stamps/images used

  • Stampotique: Gooseneck, Relaxin (poor fellow, I cut his legs), Angel (poor thing, I cut her wings), Halloween cube (skull)
  • Cherry Pie: card suits and Alice in Wonderland text swirls
  • Stampinback: Playing cards
  • Stampers Anonymous: various texture stamps
  • Deviantscrap Finecrafted Designs’AliceInZettiland’: floor image

Curiouser and curiouser

Here’s a bright and sunny card I made for a couple of challenges:

The Altered Alice challenge wants to see a lovely garden and/or bright flowers. I used my Tim Holtz tattered florals die. The shape of the leaf was stamped with a scrap I cut out of the waste of a sheet of rubber. I doodled the details of the leaves.

The Stampotique Designers Challenge wants us to combine two or more stamps. I put Moth Fab’s head on the shoulders of a Dilly Beans image of Alice .

Simon Says Stamp and Show celebrates Stamptember and chose ‘Read all about it’ as this week’s theme. Lewis Carroll’s story of Alice makes great literature, of course. Moreover, I added several pieces of textbook papers and incorporated a Cherry Pie text swirl in the background to tie with the theme.

I hope you like it!

All ways are my way

How I love this sentiment! It’s just perfect for this month’s challenge over at The Altered Alice: Any Way You Go Will Get You Somewhere!

For this ATC, I combined sponging, masking, stamping and collage. The signpost was doodled, cut out and glued down.

Stamps and collage images used

  • Zetti Alice and mushrooms images: FinecraftedDesigns (DeviantScrap)
  • Plants: Katzelkraft
  • Checkered floor: Stamp Francisco
  • Sentiment: Scrolls Work

Running late

Just like the White Rabbit I’m running late! This is my ATC for the Sunday Stamper’s “Time” challenge:

I used a Tim Holtz mask and sponged the background with Vintage Photo, Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress inks. The white rabbit and the clock stamps are by Cherry Pie, the Roman numbers background is by Fusion Art Stamps.

Queen of hearts gothic arch

The former challenge “Oh Alice” has moved to “The Altered Alice” and has been turned into a monthly challenge. To me that’s rather good news, for it means I’ll be able to participate more often! Chapter 1 focuses on transformations and/or dress forms. I finally managed to create a gothic arch that I’ve been wanting to create for months. It’s actually a spinner card (I found this Dutch tutorial very helpful) in the shape of a gothic arch:

Losing one’s head’s quite a drastic form of change/transformation, don’t you think?

The sun was masked and background sponged. The tree (Lavinia) and the cat (Cherry Pie) were coloured using distress inks and an aqua pen.  The queen of hearts (Oxford Impressions) and Alice (a somewhat altered Stampotique stamp) were stamped on black paper, bleached and painted  with Perfect Pearls.

I still have a couple of Inkurable Stampers 2010 gothic arches that I want to finish and so this is my interpretation of the theme “crowns“.

I also would like to enter this interactive arch to:

Halloween in Wonderland

I’ve had my Alice in Wonderland stamps for ages, but I’ve never got around to using them to this day. I got them out because I discovered a curious little challenge blog where nothing is as it seems. It focuses on Alice in Wonderland and this week’s theme turned out to be one of my favourites: halloween! So I made this ATC:

I stamped the images, masked them, sponged the background and coloured  Alice with aqua pencils.

Stamps used

  • Alice, Ghostie, Moon: Cherry Pie
  • Castle: Lavinia Stamps
  • Bats: Stampers Anonymous