Sunday, March 13, 2011

The Altered Alice: Chapter 2 Challenge Week 2 - Hall of Doors

"There was not a moment to be lost: away went Alice like the wind, and was just in time to hear it say, as it turned a corner, `Oh my ears and whiskers, how late it's getting!' She was close behind it when she turned the corner, but the Rabbit was no longer to be seen: she found herself in a long, low hall, which was lit up by a row of lamps hanging from the roof.

There were doors all round the hall, but they were all locked; and when Alice had been all the way down one side and up the other, trying every door, she walked sadly down the middle, wondering how she was ever to get out again."

-- Chapter 1, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

Knock, Knock!
Don't you just adore my little door?  It is from our generous February Sponsor Stampotique.
It is called Welcome Door and you can find it here.

I started with my door and looked for a box just the right size.  I had an old supply of unused Cosmo Cricket cigar boxes that were perfect.  I traced the door and cut the shape out of the chipboard cigar box.  Then I painted the sides and edges with acrylic paint.  The wood floor is from some bowling lane paper I had in my stash.  The "wallpaper" is K & Company.
That brings us to the frames.  The metal frames are from K & Company.  The little Alice pictures inside were from a post card kit I had used on a project about a year ago.  I cut the pictures to fit the frames and them filled them in with glossy accent to make glass.
Peek - a - Boo
It's Alice in her crazy world on the other side of the door.
I painted the inside black for drama.  The paper on the back wall is hand made by me last summer.  It is a leaf print made with dyes with a little pearl added in.  Then a few stickles swirls and dots and some psychedelic glitter mushrooms for sparkle.  Alice is popped up on piggy tales springs (wish you could still get them).

The challenge this month is to use a door or doors, and preferably for the door or doors to open and close so we can see what lays beyond! While it is not required that your project include Alice in Wonderland, we do encourage it. If your project does feature Wonderland you will get two chances in the prize drawing instead of one!

I am thrilled to announce that The Octopode Factory, the slightly mad brainchild of 17 year old artist Lily Chilvers, is our March sponsor! We are celebrating because Lily has moved into the world of rubber! That's right - RUBBER STAMPS! The Octopode Factory will have both digital stamps AND rubber stamps on some of her most popular images, which includes most of her AMAZING Alice in Wonderland artwork!. Read about the new range of Octopode Factory rubber stamps and how to order.

Lily started with her quirky digital images, and she has gifted the design team members with some of her wonderful Wonderland digital sets. Most of the digital images we will be using are those that are now available in rubber, One lucky winner will win a $30 gift certificate for digital images from The Octopode Factory's Etsy store! Enter at The Altered Alice by Friday, March 25 at 8 p.m. Eastern time (GMT -5:00) and a winner will be announced on Sunday, March 27. Show us your DOORS!


Tasha said...

Erin this is awesome, i love all the wall hangings, thats such a fab idea
love tasha xx

Tasha said...

Erin this is awesome, i love all the wall hangings, thats such a fab idea
love tasha xx

Ann Leek said...

That just freackin' rocks!

CuddlyBunny said...

I'm with the previous poster, Ann: This freakin' rocks!

Your overall design is gorgeous, and the picture frames are an incredible addition! Then, on to the inside, a gorgeous crazy Alice and wonderful blue bonanza!


Meme/Donna said...

Erin this is FABULOUS! I love the wallpaper and the pictures. LOVE IT! The blue is outstanding!

I know I've been gone off in my own little world. I will try to come by more often. (pouting)

Lola Azul said...

Erin, I've liked your work, specially the little frames, are lovely!!.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful pieces.