Monday, March 8, 2010

Alice, cover art for the paper bag album

In the last paragraph of the story, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland,  the older sister pictures Alice as a grown woman, gathering children about her, making their eyes bright with many a strange tale, perhaps even with the dream of Wonderland of long ago. Those last words became my album title.  This cover art work is only the beginning of many posts you'll be seeing here throughout the month of March.

Cover Art
My interpretation:  Alice muses about her childhood adventure as she sits under the tree, her cat Dinah beside her.  She leans her back against the Mad Hatter's teacup as she rests on the two volumes of Lewis Carroll's tales (the books my dh bought for me, which I photographed and printed on canvas paper), nestled in summer grass and flowers (crocheted lace covered with flower trim).
(Rings with ribbons and other embellies will be added after the inside pages are completed.)
Scroll down to see another photo taken in different lighting showing more realistic coloring of the distress inks on the edges of the paper bag album as well as a 3-D view.

Denise's Storybook Challenge for March at Pages in TimeI chose to make a mini-album out of the paper bag album that came in Karen's Pages in Time February kit.  I'll have to get the entire album made by the end of the month.  Today I'm showing the album cover which I'm entering in the...

Alice Color Challenge (OAC3) Painting the Roses Red at the Alice in Wonderland Challenge blogspot (direct link is teacup in my right sidebar). The three colors are red, blue and purple (inspired by the O.P.I. Polish collection, Wonderland) as seen in the photo to the right in my sidebar.

Brag Monday at the Graphic Fairy. I used two images:  tea cup (which I flipped) and knitting lady. (How perfect, she even has a cat to portray Dinah!)

Other Products:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink by Ranger: Fired Brick, Tea Dye
Color Box Chalk: Creamy Brown, Warm Violet, Lilac
ZIG black calligraphy pen
Stampin' Up Dimensionals (foam adhesive for teacup)
Therm O Web (1/8" thick foam adhesive for lady)
Memory Box gossamer happenstance patterned paper


Erin said...

Your card is so cool, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

JeanFB said...

Okay, first of all - the cover for this album is absolutely stunning! The colors, the imagery, the quote - all wonderful. Secondly.... what a FANTASTIC idea to do an album full of challenges!! What a beautiful keepsake work of art you will have, showing your moods, your creativity, your growth - seriously, I need to do this myself! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!!

Christine said...

Wow, I love this! I can't wait to see what else you come up with! My sister's name is Alice and she love's everything AIW. I just joined (and sent off today) an Alice tag swap to give her for her birthday!


Lynn Stevens said...

Its got such great texture! cool book cover!

ScrappySuzanne said...

Even though the story is not a favourite of mine. I love the images / characters. Your cover is brillant and I too cannot wait to see the rest of the album.

Diane.W. said...

Beautiful,luv all the detail :o)x

Kristy Young said...

This is so beautiful!
Thanks so much for joining us at Oh Alice Challenges.
Kristy x

Hels Sheridan said...

Fab art hun, the Sunday Stamper on my blog has the theme Alice this week..and there is blog candy up for grabs too ;o))

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sweet Sweet Alice, luv your work. I think Alice is taking us all on a ride to fun and maybe the rabbit hole! hugz, Gerrie

Lori said...

I can't believe the stuff you are creating, it's all so AWESOME! (not that it wasn't before, lol) But you're really cranking it out! This is stunning, btw.

The Nostalgic Scrapper said...

i am soo in love with this... im such a fan of the book, movie, cartoon... and what you did is just beautiful...

Karen- The Graphics Fairy said...

This is wonderful!! So clever and creative! I love how she's sitting on the giant books, it all works so perfectly together!! Thank you so much for linking this one up for "Brag Monday".

A Cards Delight said...

This is a great idea!! And, what wonderful memories you will have to look back on. Just beautiful!

margie c said...

Beautiful! I love them! So perfect :)

Thank you for joining us at Oh, Alice!
hugs, margie

Tinker and JingeBear's Mom said...

Oh my goodness - this is divine! I adore mixed media and your cover is a gorgeous representation. I'm over the moon! Thanks so very much for playing along with the Oh Alice! challenge!

Maggi said...

wow!!!! Awesome Helene, just awesome, so well thought out.

Sammi said...

Oh how gorgeous! Thanks for jumping down the rabbit hole with us at Oh Alice!

Pryn said...

That album cover is just GORGEOUS!!!! Such work and it!!!

Tasha said...

Oh this is such a super card
Thank you for joining us at Oh Alice!
love tasha xx

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