Saturday, August 28, 2010

Oh, Alice Chapter 28: Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow...

CHAPTER 28: (taken from "Child of the Pure Unclouded Brow: preface to "Through the Looking Glass"

Child of the pure unclouded brow
And dreaming eyes of wonder!
Though time be fleet, and I and thou
Are half a life asunder,
Thy loving smile will surely hail
The love-gift of a fairy-tale.

I have not seen thy sunny face,
Nor heard thy silver laughter;
No thought of me shall find a place
In thy young life's hereafter -
Enough that now thou wilt not fail
To listen to my fairy-tale.

Hello everyone! We are celebrating the wonder of childhood today here at Oh, Alice and are thrilled to announce this week's sponsor, Paper Pretties Stamps! Are you all familiar with Paper Pretties? If you're new to them, check out their darling images! If it's been a while, Paper Pretties is PROUD to announce that they're under NEW ownership and is pleased to offer you faster, cheaper shipping, WAY more reliable service, and lots of new items in the store. We are thrilled to congratulate Heather Lee-Reppen on her new endeavor and are honored to have her sponsorship this week!

Paper Pretties is offering a Prize package of rubber stamps this week to ONE lucky winner!

Before we get to this week's theme, a bittersweet Goodbye is in order to our FABULOUS August Guest, Stephanie Jones as well as two of our full time twisted sisters, Kim and Kristy. We are SO sad to see you all go and THANK YOU-ALL of you for such a wonderfully twisted time! HUGS!!!!

This week's theme is simply to make a card with a LITTLE GIRL theme:) Alice is such a whimsical free spirit and we LOVE that about her! Channel your inner girlie this week with this great (and free-to-be-you!) challenge!

This week I worked with this little cutie, Sophia Ballerina.  The sketch I used is from The Pink Elephant TPE81.  I'm not totally happy with how it turned out.  The problem is the scale of the whole thing.  I should have made my image smaller because my designer paper has such a large print on it.  The image on the DP (Art Warehouse Dance) is a pink sketch of a ballerina. I used it inside my card too, so at least you can see it there.   I used Copics to color the image, loving the way the skirt came out.

Thanks again to Paper Pretties for this great prize and for letting the DT play, too! You have until FRIDAY, September 3rd at 8pm CST to play along this week for the prize! Winner will be announced next week here on the blog!

Enjoy being young at heart and we'll see you soon back in WONDERLAND!


Grandma Jan said...

Way adorable. Love the dancer, colors and energy of the card.

Big sis said...

I likey!

the whimsical butterfly said...

SO pretty Erin! I LOVE the pretty bow you tied and the addition of those pearls! Fabulous card!

Jessica G. said...

The pink and black color combo are the perfect elegant accents to this sweet image! Gorgeous ribbon, too!!

Lynne Phelps said...

Pink and black is such a classic ballet color combo! I see a glimpse of the legs and feet of the dancer on the background panel, must be lovely inside the card! Love the ribbon and those pink pearl flourishes really finish it off nicely!

Peggy said...

Very pretty card Erin! Love your coloring and the color combo you used!

Basement Stamper said...

Your bow is beautiful! I love the crystals you added in the corners.

~*Joni said...

Hey Erin! This card came out perfectly - scale and all. You can still see the pretty DP but the focus is all on the image. Wonderful job rotating the layout, it works perfectly for her! The bow is sooo pretty and dainty, I love the bling, it adds to her movement. Thank you so much for joining us at TPE this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

Sara Henton said...

Just adorable, I really like all of your pearl additions & the big bow!

Tasha said...

Its beautiful Erin. The pearls and bow are fabulous embellishments. Awesome colour work too
love tasha xx

Deconstructing Jen said...

Erin this is fantastic! I love the monochromatic look to this and the gorgeous sheer coloring on her dress. WOW. Fabulous card!

Delia Cruz said...

Great job, I love this image and your coloring. the pearls are adorable, thanks for sharing.

Sammi said...

This is soo pretty Erin! LOVE it!