Friday, April 9, 2010


Hello, all! Back again today with another card in the Alice in Wonderland theme. Today's card focuses on our young heroine and when I put this card together, my goal was to make it almost completely opposite of yesterday's card featuring the Queen of Hearts. The differences may not be entirely obvious aside from the fact that it looks different than the other card, but, believe it or not, I had a whole thought process going when I made it.

The card featuring our horrible villianess, The Red Queen, consisted of lots of layers of heavy rich papers, colors, and textures intended to identify her thirst for power and decadence. Even the lovely black ribbon down the side was stiff and contained tiny uniform tucks that made it appear very formal. The flowers did not vary in shape or size, almost like little floral soldiers performing their adornment duty. And, the Queen appears on the card alone, as if there is no other who deserves to share the spotlight with her.

Today's card, which features Alice, is purposefully lighter and softer in palette. I tried to keep the components airier and even ever so slightly placed the image of Alice against the sky background that almost makes it appear as if she is floating. She shares her paper stage with two birds demonstrating Alice's relationship with nature. There is minimal use of patterned paper and what little there is hopefully compliments the stamped image and does not compete with it or overwhelm it. Even the bit of lace across the middle is open and just a tad whimsical.

My goal with these two cards? To demonstrate the juxtaposition between good and bad, light and dark, and innocence and evil. I'm not sure if I achieved that, but I certainly had fun trying and it felt very satisfying creating with purpose. Usually I just shoot for something "purty", but this forced me to intellectually invest myself in the project. And sometimes, that's a good thing. I'll probably be back next week with something "purty". Don't want to hurt myself by "thinking" too much ;D


  1. I was going to wait until Marilyn commented, but I couldn't wait! I love this Alice card! Your coloring really makes all your cards special, no matter what colors you use! Your cards are like mini storybook delightful!

  2. Love this light and airy card, and you achived the effect of Alice floting along! Another great theme for a class! Sure wish I lived closer, so I could take some of them!

  3. I have been a follower of your blog since I found you through Bombshell Stamps and all I can say is WOW! Your work is beyond amazing! I love it all...but I'm mostly partial to your Stampotique work! OMG!!! Love it! Can you bottle some of your talent and send me some? LOL!

    BTW...there's a little something on my blog for you! ;)

  4. Hi Cheryl! So glad you came by for a visit so I could meet you and see your lovely cards! Such beautiful composition and coloring! Love those Alice cards--just perfect!

    I'll be back often to say hello--have a wonderful weekend!

  5. im TOTALLY in love with this!! WOOOOOWWWWWWWWWWWWW!! MY JAW DROPPED Cheryl!

    Simply STUNNING!


  6. Gorgeous card as usual :) and as usual, I have a question...

    What size are your cards? Do you make envelopes to fit them?

  7. I love this Alice card. It's beautiful and the colours really suit it.

  8. This is totally fabulous. I love everything about it, but especially the birds, sky, and that wonderful Alice stamp.

  9. What beautiful cards! I love the color scheme and vintage feel.


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