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.
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 Time. I 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