Monday, April 9, 2018

Simon Says: Mythology/Inspired By A Story














Hi all and welcome to another week on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge

Mythology/Inspired By A Story

Please don't forget to mention on your post which myth, story or fable inspired you!

As always Simon Says Stamp will be giving away a $50 gift voucher to one randomly selected winner to shop at the fabulous Simon Says Stamp Store

Please pop by to see what Paula and the DT have made! Awesome creations! 

I was also inspired by Lewis Carroll's Alice In Wonderland and made a card with Alice falling, not exactly through a rabbit hole but near enough, and landing in the March Hare's mad tea party. 

Thanks for all of your guesses on instagram and FB, they did make me smile and you were all very close this week! I almost gave the game away! ;-) 


I used a Visual image Ahead Of Our Time Stamp Set , as soon as I saw it the door and the people images just reminded me of Alice, so I just had to go with that story.

I used a combination of Paper Artsy Rocky Road and Slime Infusions for the background. When that was dry I white heat embossed the 'time travel' clock. I love how this makes it look like Alice is swirling as she is falling! 

Sorry I didn't take any step by step photos, this was my 2nd background as the first one turned to mud. The trick is to tape the edges of the paper to prevent them from curling then spritz lightly with water before sprinkling the powder, then spritz again until you are happy with the 'look' then dry with a heat tool. You can repeat this step with other colours etc. 


I heat embossed the door on a separate piece of card and coloured with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. When It was dry I removed the doorway with a craft knife, I positioned it over the background paper and drew the doorway with a pencil to create an aperture to the 'outside' 

I used Faded Jeans and Broken China Oxide Inks for the sky and then stamped the birds, from the set, and heat embossed them on a separate piece of cardstock. 

And here is Alice landing right in the middle of the March Hare's mad tea party! I wrapped a little twine around his head as apparently this was a sign of madness in Victorian times and this is how he was depicted in the early illustrations in the books.  I used a Tea and Coffee Set and shrink plastic to make the little cup of tea. 

I distressed the edges and the added some washi tape to finish. 


I used  another piece of watercolor paper to mop up the excess infusions to use for the inside.

I used a Visible Image sentiment for the inside, this is currently out of stock. 




Thanks for looking! 

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Visible Image Ahesd Of Our Time Stamp Set
Visible Image Ahesd Of Our Time Stamp Set
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Paper Artsy Rocky Road Infusions
Paper Artsy Rocky Road Infusions
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Ranger Watercolor Paper
Ranger Watercolor Paper
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Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
Simon Says Stamp #120 White Card stock
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Sizzix Big Shot Plus
Sizzix Big Shot Plus
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Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
Fiskars Reinforced Paper Trimmer
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Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
Best Creation Big Squares 3D Adhesive
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Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Broken China Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Versafine Onyx Black
Versafine Onyx Black
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Tim Holtz Springtime Side Kick Side Order
Tim Holtz Springtime Side Kick Side Order
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Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
Tim Holtz Paper Distresser
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Paper Artsy Slime Infusions
Paper Artsy Slime Infusions
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Ranger Craft Mat
Ranger Craft Mat
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Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
Simon Says Stamp White Pigment Ink Pad
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Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
Ranger Heat It Craft Tool
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Simon's White Embossing Powder
Simon's White Embossing Powder
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Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
Simon Says Stamp Craft Tacky Glue
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Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
Elizabeth Craft Designs Tweezers (my all time faves)
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Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
Tim Holtz Walnut Stain Distress Ink
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Fiskars Heavy Duty Craft Knife
Fiskars Heavy Duty Craft Knife
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Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
Tim Holtz Faded Jeans Distress Oxide Ink Pad
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Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea Clear Stamp Set
Simon Says Stamp Coffee and Tea Clear Stamp Set
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Claritystamp Shrink Plastic, Mixed
Claritystamp Shrink Plastic, Mixed
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Hope you all have a great week :-)
Happy Crafting
Luv Lols x x x

15 comments:

Macarena said...

This is absolutely amazing, Lols! I am amazed of your card, the scene and all the details. There is a half of the book reflected on your card! I looooooove the stamp set you used and squized to maximum. The clock is fabulous and the door is so misterious. Love Alice falling into the cup! What an imagination! Hugs, Marzena

Zoey Emanuela Scarpelli said...

When I saw this project in our "preview" I was SO impressed by how your background turned out that I coulnd't wait to read about it on your blog post!!!
To say this is amazing is not even enough!! I am at loss of words, this might be really my favorite project of your so far!
Beautifully detailed and you recreated the story wonderfully.
Well done Lols, just wow!
xZoey

Wendy L said...

Super card, thanks for joining us at MAWTT, xxxx

Jane Royston said...

What a fantastic card! You have really captured the story in your work. Thank you for joining us at Creative Artiste this month, Jane (DT) :) x http://creativeartistemixedmedia.blogspot.co.uk/

Redanne said...

This is wonderful Lols, I love the wonderful background you created, Alice falling through the hole is so cleverly done and the coloured strip at the bottom is a great idea too. I love this! Hugs, Anne xx

Poppyfield Card Crafts said...

Another great design Lols. The textures are fantastic

Thank you for joining us with our challenge at MAWTT

Happy crafting....

June/DT

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is such a great project! I love how you gave it such an amazing feeling of movement! I felt like you perfectly and beautifully captured the sensation of Alice falling into another world. Fabulous work yet again and the inside is stunning, too!

Stephanie Leykauf said...

Such a cool card! Love how you created this scene! :)

*mwah*
Steph
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Maura Hibbitts said...

This turned out so cool, Lols! I love that you shared you had to do it twice to get it the way you wanted. Fun mix of images with Alice falling through the door, and the clock and rabbit with cup - perfect images to bring Alice in Wonderland to mind! Awesome card! xx Maura

Anna-Karin said...

What a fantastic idea Lols! And such fun! I love how she falls through the door into Wonderland. The background is gorgeous too.

Emma Williams said...

This is such a fun card, Lols! The background is gorgeous and I love how Alice is falling through the door, tumbling into Wonderland...what a fabulous idea! xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Love this fantastic card, Lols. The images and the background you created are awesome! :)

Kath Stewart said...

love your Alice In Wonderland take on the challenge Lols, gorgeous background and love Alice tumbling through into Wonderland and that adorable March Hare, hugs kath xxx

Sandra said...

Such a fabulous take on Alice in Wonderland, Lols! The background really is stunning and love the rabbit with the teacup! Hugs, Sandra

Barbara Schiassi said...

What a wonderful scene you created! Love the open door , great idea! FAbulous background too!