Saturday, September 24, 2011

Alice in Wonderland ATCs

So these are new to me.  I've seen ATCs but I've never made any.  I love the look but collaging isn't really something that comes naturally to me (I was a yearbook editor in college and I beat it into my staff that we WEREN'T doing collage pages- EVERY photo needed to be on a grid and captioned.  Now you know why I scrap like I do and seem to be allergic to tilting photos.)  Also, I don't know what you do with the cards once you've made them.  I know people trade and collect them but do you trade something that someone gave you?  If not, WHAT do you do with it?  I would think they just start to really accumulate and I'm trying desperately NOT to accumulate more. 

All of that said, Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge right now is to create ATCs and I thought if not now, when?

  • White Rabbit: LOVE this image and I've also been wanting to do something steampunkish so again, here was my chance.  I added pearlescent shimmer paint to his fur.
  • Mad Hatter: I've always associated him with the price on his hat (In this style, 10/6) so I went with numbers and prices, and the word "DIVA" because it just seems to fit his personality.  The hat (not the label) has the pearlescent shimmer paint.
  • Cheshire Cat: Definitely my fav character in Alice and not just because I'm a cat person.  I added a lot of shimmer to the card that only shows if you tilt it the right way.  The shimmer paint is on his stripes and the background was sprayed with a Pearl-ex mist- green/gold.  The elements are travel related since he's always popping in and out and floating where ever his whims take him.  I also put an odd little doll in because Chessie is odd and maybe a bit creepy taken the wrong way.  Her dress is also shimmery.

  • Stamps: AiW characters (Lost Coast Designs), Doll (Kraftin' Kimmie), DIVA (Stamping Bella), Letters on WR's ATC (Studio G)
  • Paper: Manilla folders (Staples), Halloween in Wonderland (Graphic45), Green (SU)
  • Inks/Colorants: Very Vanilla (SU), Walnut Stain (Ranger), Pearl Shimmer Paint (Tsukineko), Copics, Green "Stickles" (Studio G), Mist (Green Pearl-Ex)
  • Misc: Postage Stickers (Sticko), Gears (Tim Holtz, Watch parts), Numbered flower (October Afternoon), Watch accent (Graphic45), Glitter (Martha Stewart), Adhesive strips (I glittered- Close to My Heart), Crown stencil (Tim Holtz), Black acrylic paint

  • Simon Says Stamp and Show: ATCs
  • Stamp, Scrap & Doodle Saturday: Favorite color/s:  I really like blue and tend to work with it a lot- almost too much (Boy is 4- enough said).  However, with fall and Halloween coming, I'm loving green and purple, particularly when added to Halloween projects. 
  • Sweet Stampin' Challenge: Anything Goes
  • Scrapbooker's Paradise Ponderings: #34: Quote from favorite book.  The only catch is I'm not sure that I got it right.  I THOUGHT the rabbit said, "Oh my ears and whiskers!" (I've been known to mutter that when I'm running late) but when I went back to the book tonight after I finished, I found, "Oh my fur and whiskers!"  Gotta do a little more research into that one!!
  • Sarah Hurley Challenge Blog: #50: Vintage


  1. Just love your AIW themed ATC's !!

  2. These are amazing!!! Thanks for joining us over at Sarah Hurley this week.

  3. Very clever and classy. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

  4. these are lovely ATCs love the colours and they way everything is so crisp and clear....i thought i would use my ATCs to help me remember various paint and inking techniques,as well as different ideas about layering and flowers...that way they will be useful as well as just pretty!!

  5. These are gorgeous Jen! Love all the extra glitter :)

  6. These are just great. I love all the little extras you use.

  7. These are all just fabulous...Alice in Wonderland is always wonderful. I love all your colours and little details! Thank you for sharing for with Simon Says Stamp & Show!

  8. These are fab ATC's. Not something I've ever tried myself but these look as if you've been doing them for years! I especially love the rabbit. Thanks so much for playing along with Sweet Stampin x

  9. These are awesome! Thanks for Playing in Paradise with us!

  10. These are really unusual and not something I've seen before, but they are beautiful and love the theme! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin and we hope to see you again soon, hugs Zoe x

  11. wow these are amazing, goodluck at sarah hurley challenges.

    hugs Clare x

  12. Gorjuss atcs with fab details!
    Lovely Vintage creation!
    Thanks for joining in the fun at Sarah Hurley Challenges
    Hugs Melly xx