Saturday, October 23, 2010

Oh, Alice CHAPTER 36: CHESS - CHESSBOARD - CHESSMEN

"They don't keep this room so tidy as the other,' Alice thought to herself, as she noticed several of the chessmen down in the hearth among the cinders: but in another moment, with a little `Oh!' of surprise, she was down on her hands and knees watching them. The chessmen were walking about, two and two!

`Here are the Red King and the Red Queen,' Alice said (in a whisper, for fear of frightening them), `and there are the White King and the White Queen sitting on the edge of the shovel -- and here are two castles walking arm in arm..."

--Ch. 1: Through the Looking Glass

The challenge this week at Oh, Alice is again the brainchild of DT member Lynne-to use some aspect of the game of chess! You might want to use a checkerboard pattern, or feature a King, Queen, Knight or Castle (Rook), or some other aspect of the game we haven't thought of - we just need to be able to clearly see CHESS in your creation!

We are THRILLED to announce that there's a prize this week, too! Thanks to our generous sponsor, PAPER MANIAC, this week, they are giving away a set of Artistic Outpost Alice in Wonderland mini-stamps AND a sheet of E.A.D. Designs Stickerz! How awesome is that?

Make sure you check out Oh, Alice for some inspiration from the DT, or you can check them out from the direct links on my sidebar.

I kept it simple this week.  The designer paper is Jackpot from Stampin Up.  I used Quickutz Chess Pieces die and Nesties Classic Squares Lg & Sm.

Checkmate! Have YOU met your match? You have until FRIDAY, October 29th to enter your creation and throw your hat (or should I say, crown?) in the ring for this awesome PAPER MANIAC prize this week! We'll announce the winner her in Wonderland during our next challenge!

See you soon!

5 comments:

Sammi said...

Great card Erin! LOVE it! Those chess pieces look great!!
Sammi
xx

the whimsical butterfly said...

Fabulous take on the Chess challenge-this was a hard one for me! VERY cool how you did it inside and out and that DP is perfect-great find from SU!

Emma said...

I have to admit that I kept it nice and simple this time round as well, It's a really nice look! Your chess peices are the perfect touch. A great card Erin!

Lynne Phelps said...

Love the bold graphic styles and colors, with your die cut silhouettes! The front reminds my of a slot machine - spin it again, you might get a jackpot! Seriously, great card and I love it inside and out!

meme said...

Erin love the silhouttes of the chess pieces. Simple as you say, but really nice to look at. Great job!