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Sunday, November 13, 2011

We're All Mad !!




Here is a little 4.5 x 4.5 inch plate which I have made as my entry into 'The Altered Alice' challenge which is Falling Leaves and their true colours.







I have used a digi-image of the Cheshire Cat from The Octopode Factory printed and coloured with Marvey Le Plume alcohol brush markers as the central image.  The leaves (Crafty Individuals) are stamped in vintage sepia Versafine ink and coloured with a waterbrush and Distress inks in spiced marmalade, barn door and crushed olive.  All images have been trimmed out.  The words were printed on the computer on copier paper, coloured and cut out. 







The background is a piece of printed card sploshed with Distress staines in the same colours and taken back with a little picket fence Distress Stain.  I have used a skeleton leaf stamp (Lavinia) to stamp randomly ink spiced marmalade Distress Ink over the background.  All embellishments were then stuck in place as shown. 






The background was matted on some worded paper and some brown card after edging with vintage photo Distress Ink.  Finishing touches were to apply some green Souffle pen around the leaves and use a black fineliner to accent the shadow under the cat and around the words.

I have used a folding cardboard stand to display made from recycled card and cut out using a sizzix die.

Sid xx

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27 comments:

  1. This is fabulous, I love the colours in the background and the image is perfect. A wonderful creation. Thanks so much for joining in The Altered Alice challenge, great to see you. Tracy x x

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  2. fab Sid. great background and wonderfully bonkers Octopode image!

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  3. Love the leaves with their border - fab piece

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  4. I just love that cat!..a fab piece of art work.

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  5. WOW, Sid! I love it! What a fab background you've created for Lily's quirky Cheshire. Thanks so much for joining our Altered Alice challenge. xxD

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  6. Brilliant Sid!Love your Cheshire entry for our Autumnal Altered Alice.....I particularly like the doodling round the words:)

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  7. Fab mad cat Sid. Love the colours on the leaves. Lot of work gone into this creation. Mrs A.

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  8. What a gorgeous background this is. The colours are beautiful.I love it

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  9. Ha, ha - excellent! Love the colours x

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  10. Welcome to Wonderland, we are so pleased that you have joined in the mad world of The Altered Alice! I just LOVE your project! Of course starting off with Octopode is always a good move but what really sends me is the way you have layered all the patterns and colors, it's perfect! Also love the text mat, the perfect way to frame this great project!

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  11. hi there Sid .love your latest challenge project .
    Very interesting detailing .Love the text background and the funny sentiment .Love Autumn tones , my favourite .
    Shirley-Anne

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  12. Love it, Sid. The green souffle pen adds just the right pop. WONDERFUL!!!

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  13. Fab piece, love the slightly manic leafy background with the definitely manic cat!

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  14. Great piece, wonderful background.

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  15. WOW Sid, your card looks amazing! I like the cat and the leaves are wonderful!

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  16. That cat is definitely mad looking:)
    Fab piece Sid and love those colours
    Lynn (rusticus)

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  17. I really like this-that cat's fabulous!

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  18. Brilliant, love the colour scheme & fab stamp :)

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  19. Wow Sid - not what I expected at all - so very original and I LOVE it. You have put so much work into it - and thanks for the close ups - it's great to see such detail

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  20. Love the cat!! He is so cool! The background is fabulous.

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  21. Ha ha! It makes you smile. Great background colours.
    Greetings, Yvon

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  22. great card..yeah its good to be mad..we are all mad in our house too!

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  23. Love design and colorful textured background. Funny art work:-)
    Hugs Anja

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  24. I love this! The cheshire cat is my favorite character from wonderland. I love how you have colored him and that leafy background is wicked cool :) The green souffle...perfect finishing touch! So glad you entered this at the Altered Alice!!

    Amy*

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  25. Such a fantastic square, great background. Love the cat.

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