Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Inspired by Alice in Wonderland for CPC

Welcome back, blog readers!  Today I have the pleasure of sharing Child's Play Challenges' mid-month challenge with you!  This time around, we invite you to create a layout inspired by the classic Disney film Alice in Wonderland.

Supplies: cardstock from Wausau Paper; fussy-cut butterfly & key patterned papers from Kaisercraft; spray mist, mini alphas, & all other patterned paper from October Afternoon; heart punch from All Night Media; round alphabet stickers from Bella Blvd; acid-free notebook paper from Cachet; stamp from My Mind's Eye; paint from Ranger; vintage playing card from Olla Podrida etsy; clock face, key charms, & resin rose from Natalie May etsy; rhinestones from Dee's Place; border punch from EK Success; household twine; pen from Foray.

My sample layout, which you see in the photo above, incorporates a lot of imagery from the film.  I used a playing card, a clock, keys, hearts...

...and even a [resin] rose painted red!

My page is called "Cards & Cupcakes," and it will go in my Spring Break album.  My family visited northern Minnesota during spring break, and you know, in Minnesota, the spring can be a lot like winter, with cold temps and lots of snowfall.  Here is what my journaling has to say about that: "Being snowed in at the hotel was no problem.  We brought our homemade cupcakes and a pack of cards to the lobby and had fun."

If you saw my last blog post, then you saw how I created DIY stencils for this page.  I took a bunch of little paper scraps, punched heart shapes in them, and temporarily taped them to my background page.

Ready to stencil the background!

Usign pearlescent Stickles paint, I stenciled the hearts onto the background.  I immediately removed the stencils and let the Stickles dry, then I spritzed parts of the background with peach spary ink in a shade slightly darker than the cardstock.  The slick surface of the Stickles resists the spray ink, helping the hearts stand out even more.  This was a fun way to get some use out of little paper scraps and add excitement to an otherwise plain cardstock background.

After stenciling & adding mixed media: hearts galore and a unique background!

If you are interested in creating your own Alice-inspired layout, please share it with us at Child's Play Challenges.  This challenge, as well as our Jack in the Box challenge, are open until the end of the month.  You can link your entries via the linky tool in the sidebar of the CPC blog.  Happy scrapping!


Carol L said...

What a fun layout! I love all the background work going on, especially the hearts!
I'm glad you won the Unity stamps! Each Friday they have Friends with Flair - where 2 winners are chosen - one who participates by creating a card, and one who comments on a participants card! It's random, and I'm so glad you won! All you need to do is contact them with the link I posted earlier and you'll get some fun stamps in the mail :) Have fun - I can't wait to see what you create :)

Tracey Sabella said...

Such a wonderful family layout. Love the repeated hearts!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Caz said...

Oh lovely! I love the colours! Also great idea for the homemade stencils!

Patricia Roebuck said...

So creative with the stencils! Love all the details you put into this!