Friday, January 1, 2016

Exciting News & the January Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!

I am very pleased to announce that I am now part of the design team for the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge Blog! If you haven't checked out this blog, now is the time to start. Every month they host a fun and interesting challenge following a variety of themes. There is always plenty of inspiration to be found there from the design team and participants! For January, the theme is Time Flies.


I immediately pictured a project with the white rabbit from Alice in Wonderland and his troubles with being on time. I made a little mixed media piece using Eileen Hull's Needle Book die, stamps, stencils, other diecuts, scanned ephemera and a whole load of DecoArt Media products. (I think the kitchen sink is in there too.) Hold on to your seats for a whole bunch of photos…

There goes that rabbit!

I cut the cover out of scoreboard and brushed it with gesso. I left the coverage uneven because I wanted the subsequent paint layers to look variegated. I stamped the rabbit with archival ink over the gesso.

Back cover
After stenciling on the back I glued the white flowers in place on the front and back of the cover. I also brushed them with gesso before applying paint. I like the mottled effect you get.


The text and illustrations I scanned from a vintage copy of Alice in Wonderland. I printed out pages of text to cut up and sized the illustrations to fit the inner pages. After gluing the text strips in place I gave everything a coat of gloss varnish to seal it. Then I used a Pumice Stone (color) Distress Marker to make drop shadows and smudged them with my finger to blend them out a bit.



Thanks for stopping by! Please go and check out the new challenge and all the inspiration from my teammates and our guest designer Cheryl Boglioli. She is providing an awesome prize pack for this challenge! Join in and you could be the lucky winner! =)






Happy New Year and get crackin' because…
TIME FLIES!



38 comments:

  1. Your little book is absolutely DARLING! I am an Alice fan as well as little books...too cute! Congrats on being a DT member. While I have checked out this blog several times I have never participated. It's a goal of mine in 2016:) I look forward to seeing more of your work!!!

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  2. A wonderful first project Lisa and such a great idea for the theme! Congratulations on joining Mixed Media!

    Happy New Year! Anne x

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  3. Congratulations on your DT spot!
    I love your project - it's brilliant. I'm an Alice fan too, and I love how you used the images.

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  4. Congrats Lisa for joining the design team. love your project - beautiful as usual.

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  5. this is so cool! I love AiW and what you've done with it here!

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  6. What a fun and creative little book!

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  7. Wow what a wonderful project you created. I can see you really took the time to include the details. Great job.

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  8. Love your little book and congrats for being on the team!

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  9. Fantastic idea and beautifully made x

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  10. Wow! I love Alice in Wonderland. It is a great progect!

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  11. Congratulations, Lisa! I adore your miniature AIW book and all the perfect details of mixed media and the theme. This couldn't be better. I already can't wait to see what you create for next month.
    hugs,
    Lisa x

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  12. I loved the book, this rabbit with a watch is timeless!

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  13. Wow, great first project! I love Alice too.

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  14. Such a fun project Lisa! What a fun little mini!

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  15. Woow I love Alice in Wonderland awesome project .lov it!!!

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  16. WOww i love your Alice in Wonderland!! great

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  17. WOww i love your Alice in Wonderland!! great

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  18. WOW, lurveeee it. The vintage images of Alice in Wonderland are fabulous :)

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  19. Gosh this is brilliant so much time and effort you've put into it is clear to see with amazing finished results. Hello from mmmc

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  20. Wow what a project, so different.x

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  21. great little booklet, love the alice in wonderland images.

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  22. Congratulations on your new DT gig at Mixed Media Monthly! They were so smart to snatch you up! This is a fun fulled first project! I love the theme; it fits me to a tee!

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  23. Your attention to detail is awe-inspiring.

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  24. Wonderful miniature booklet with so much great and fine details. Great little work :)!
    Regards from Senna

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  25. Congratulations on your DT spot! This is amazing.

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  26. Lisa, this is gorgeous!. Alice is one of my favourite stories and coincidentally I made one on the same theme!

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  27. Congrats! This is just a wow on every page! Love the Alice in Wonderland theme and how beautiful every page is!

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  28. Your little Alice book is fabulous, I love Alice and I love books, so you couldn't have gone wrong for me. Congrats on joining the team.

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  29. This is such a cool project! I love it! Congrats on your new adventure.

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  30. So cute Lisa and so much detail in here!

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