Saturday, September 4, 2010

Oh Alice: CHAPTER 29: What makes you SHINE?

`Why, what are YOUR shoes done with?' said the Gryphon. `I mean, what makes them so shiny?'

Alice looked down at them, and considered a little before she gave her answer. `They're done with blacking, I believe.'

`Boots and shoes under the sea,' the Gryphon went on in a deep voice, `are done with a whiting. Now you know.'

`And what are they made of?' Alice asked in a tone of great curiosity.

`Soles and eels, of course,' the Gryphon replied rather impatiently: `any shrimp could have told you that.'

`If I'd been the whiting,' said Alice, whose thoughts were still running on the song, `I'd have said to the porpoise, "Keep back, please: we don't want YOU with us!"'

`They were obliged to have him with them,' the Mock Turtle said: `no wise fish would go anywhere without a porpoise.'

`Wouldn't it really?' said Alice in a tone of great surprise.

Hello everyone!  Oh Alice is back for our first challenge of September with some EXCITING news!

But first, congrats to SHELBY!  You are the winner of last week's Paper Pretties challenge and win the prize pack! Please email Jessica with your details and we will contact Paper Pretties about your win! Thanks to all who played!

Today we are still sad about the departure of some of our friends from our Twisted little table, but we are THRILLED to welcome some new members!

A glistening welcome to CREEPY GLOWBUGG GLORIA and ANDREA MURDOCK! We also are THRILLED to be bringing back EMMA EADS as our faithful "Dormouse"-she'll be around to scope out your creations and leave you some love! Last but not least, welcome to Kellie Winnell as our September Guest Tea Party Member! LOTS going on today! We are thrilled to have these ladies with us and know they will really SHINE!
Speaking of shine...and SPARKLE....we welcome SPARKLE CREATIONS as our sponsor this week! Sparkle is offering a wonderful prize-a $20 credit to the Sparkle Creations store to one random winner this week, IN ADDITION to a coupon code for ALL WHO ENTER this week's contest! How generous is THAT? ON your HONOR, just enter 10OHALICE after you link your card to enjoy a 10% discount.

I wanted to add lots of sparkle and shine to this cute little guy.  After coloring him I covered the board and the glass in his goggles with crystal lacquer and Stickles on the star.  I also used some sparkle linen to give it a little more flash.  The sketch I used is from Truly Scrumptious Challenge #40.  The fun sand is from Mudd Puddles and super fun to play with, just push the shells in and they stick.
Stamp:  Sparkle Creations Surfing Oliver, sentiment A Muse
Copic:  B24, B26, B28, BG000, C5, C7, C9, E11, E13, R24, R27, R29, YG21, YG23, YG25, Y02, Y06, Y08, R00, RV32
DP:  Fancy Pants Rusted Sun
CS:  SU Brilliant Blue, Real Red, Yoyo Yellow
Nesties:  Long Classic Rect LG & Scalloped LG
Sparkle Ribbon:  SEI peridot
TH Distress Ink:  Spiced Marmalade
Stickles:  Xmas Red
Sand:  Mudd Puddles Tropical Beach
small shells
Crystal Lacquer
Embossing Folder:  Tiny Bubbles

Remember , you have until FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 10th at 8pm CST to enter this contest! Winner will be posted on Saturday 9/11's post and good luck to all who enter!

Have fun and GET SHIMMERY, SPARKLY and FABULOUS in Wonderland this week!


Tasha said...

LOVE THIS! The glaze on the board looks awesome! I love the sand and the gorgeous colour combo
love tasha xx

Lynne Phelps said...

Love that shiny board and that sand is FAB!!! I can't believe how real it looks and what great texture, so COOL for this cool little dude!

Scrapacat said...

I LOVE the bright cheery colors you used. How smart are you going with crystal lacquer for your sparkle - outstanding! I need some of the sand, too. That kicks it!

margie c said...

Oh, how cute! Love the shiny board and sparkle! but most of all the sand with the shells - so awesome!
hugs, margie

Peggy said...

How awesome is that beach that you made! Super cute card and the DP is perfect!

the whimsical butterfly said...

I'm with everyone else-the glaze on the board is genius! LOVE this, Erin!

Sara Henton said...

EEK!! This is just ABFAB!! Love how you used mud puddles & made the board shiney too. You just rocked this out

Sammi said...

oh wow1 LOVE how you "waxed" the board! AWESOME!! This looks GREAT Erin! Sammi

Emma said...

WOW Erin, this is just AWESOME, I love the glossy board and all the bright colors you have used! Oh and that sand is just genuis, Love it!

Mandy said...

Stunning card...Lovely bright colours...and I love the glaze and sand...Thank you for joining us at Truly Scrumptious...
Mandy xx

Marjo said...

Love all the bright colors. Awesome DT card!

Hugs, Marjo